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Mimaki jv3 take up reel

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by wildside, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    I started about a 30 ft run of prints before leaving for lunch. Got it set up on the take up reel and took off. I came back to a pile of folded material onthe floor...the take up reel never spun.

    It has always worked in the past, it spins when i physically turn it, and then for a few minutes does its job, then it will stop until i physically get it to start again....

    has anyone else ever had this problem, i mean i am stumped as to why it would do this in the first place, tempted to take the cover off and see whats happening inside.....anyone.......
     
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  2. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    There is a way to tighten the take up wheel, not sure I can remember how to do it, check the manual. What a bummer. I caught mine doing that on banner material last week, but in my case the roll was getting to heavy for the motor to turn.
     
  3. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

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    Is the take-up reel on? What happens if you you reverse the direction?
     
  4. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Wildside......To tighten up the tension that white knob on the take up roller twist it towards the back of the machine, unless you need to loosen turn backwards. Otherwise you might need a new motor
     
  5. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    when i flip it the other direction it goes about a half turn and stops, then i manually roll it with my hand, and then another half turn on its own, then it stops, this was an overnight change, worked and now it doesn't.

    bought this thing a month ago...hmmm....
     
  6. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Make sure your connectors are pluged in that they didnt loosen up or someone disconnected them by acceident
     
  7. janelingling

    janelingling New Member

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    Do you want to replace or add a take up system ? China local made take up system , I have, I can offer you US$420/pc , FOB Guangzhou.:)
     
  8. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    Sorry for your troubles man. Check the tension.
    Ken
     
  9. PGilleland

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    Did you get this problem resolved?
    I have the very same problem - pretty much word for word with what you said.
    I had the take up reel and motor replaced with a new one from Mimaki about 4 days ago. On the second day, the new one started doing the same thing. The next day it worked. We have checked all the standard obvious resolutions (we believe) - it just quits at random. I think there is another problem going on, but so far no luck finding the solution.
     
  10. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

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    well, we had actually put it off and just dealt with it, all this time ...

    what i did find on this one, is the upper gear was dragging against the bearing, took the cover off, loosened two screws inside and worked perfectly fine, but still got a replacement, can't say enough about having a factory warranty!

    the replacement all seems good so far...
     
  11. jdsignco

    jdsignco New Member

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    Take Up Reel

    I had the same problem, worked one day, then it progressively got worse. I took mine apart and put some wheel bearing grease, on the gears and that straightened it out.
     
  12. ICEdesign

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    well after hearing this..im a lil scared. Just before i left work i sent 26 36x54in banners and 4 36x72in banners...i hope all is well in the morning :O
     
  13. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    I would never do that... maybe 25 ft, but not 125 ft.
     
  14. jdsignco

    jdsignco New Member

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    Just ran a full roll 150', overnight, no problems.
     
  15. ICEdesign

    ICEdesign Member

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    ya mine turned out fine..but i actually got really lucky. I didnt have enough material for the whole job but the black ink crapped out on me over night and stopped the job like halfway through with only like 15ft of material left :D
     
  16. uneedasign

    uneedasign Active Member

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    I had the same thing happen last month. It was in the clutch. No matter how tight I adjusted the clutch, it would still stop intermittently. It was just replaced under warranty. No more problems.
     
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