This Site provides some valuable information for users who are interested in keeping their Plotters and Plotter surroundings
As the basic law of physics explains:
ORDER TENDS TO TRANSFORM TO DISORDER-
WITHOUT APPLYING ENERGY.
This basic law of physics applies to about all systems utilizing motion.
TIPS for your Plotter Environment:
1. Cleanliness prevents excessive dust and particles getting into gears,
under drive bearings - all Zero-Mechanical-Tolerance systems.
2. Operator Awareness is the best solution for the safe and sound
operation of any equipment.
Knowing the proper function and features of the plotter, how to adjust
the settings and tooling for a certain job, understanding when
something doesn't act right or sound right (time to call and inform -
before major problems occurr - Hotline Direct (303) 748 5946).
The operator is the Interface between equipment and the
Service Engineer - the source for information.
3. Self Maintenance to the extent recommended is a very helpful way
of keeping cost down. Having a good running machine and emphasizing
a more in depth understanding of what is important on the plotter.
We do encourage this kind of - cleaning, relubrication, general check
for wear parts.
IMPORTANT: self maitenance does not replace the Service a
skilled/trained Service Technican or Engineer performs.
We do not recommend any further work than described above
(cleaning, relubrication, check for wear items).
Unskilled dissassembly of any plotter or part of can cause
serious malfunction and deterioration of the machine.
For Information where that threshold is: please call.
4. Lubrication for Gears and other Drive systems like ball bearings
Surfaces for ball bearings is vital and prevents premature wear.
MUCAD USA and all Nafta Territory Users:
Gears - LPS High
Pressure Graphite Grease
(Available at Grainger or directly through us with
smaller packaging volume)
Bearings - LPS 2 - Industrial Strength Lubricant Aerosol
(Grainger directly - is difficult to ship since labeled
flammable, in Canada - contact Acklands Grainger)
Bearings - D2M - is not available in local stores.
We sell the grease
in small 1Oz. jars for US$ 35.00.
This Grease has properties not found in other greases,
please do not apply anything else on the surfaces to not
5. Call for any questions you might have regarding your plotter.
We will find a solution for most issues and problems out there.