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RS Laminator speed is off

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by backwoodsgirl, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. backwoodsgirl

    backwoodsgirl Member

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    Since you guys were so helpful with my first question here's another mystery to solve :)
    I just bought a used Royal Sovereign cold laminator. It will only start to move when I click it up to level 3 speed and even that is snail slow. My last RS laminator ran at speed 1, usually didn't have to go past 2.
    Is the machine wearing out, something need oiled or adjusted or what? It's not a problem at this point just don't want to run it like this if something isn't right.

    Already checked the tension on the laminate roll, it was tight but loosening it hasn't helped at all.
     
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  2. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    With the rollers completely open do they rotate at speed 1?
    Only the bottom roller will move when not clamped down, so you might need to get close to the action to see what's happening.
     
  3. backwoodsgirl

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    I’ll check that and let u know! Thx
     
  4. backwoodsgirl

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    Do YES the bottom roll does move at the lowest speed with the rollers opened up. Weird... so what’s that mean?
     
  5. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Does the top roller spin freely when not clamped down?
     
  6. backwoodsgirl

    backwoodsgirl Member

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    Yes, it does
     
  7. Active Sign

    Active Sign The Boss

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    Did you ever figure this out? My RS is doing the same thing. We just figured the motor is getting tired.
     
  8. SignMeUpGraphics

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    From outward appearances, the laminator behaves the same as ours.
    I'm not sure what to suggest next however. Everything seems to be operating as it should.
    We had an issue this morning where our leader board got stuck (rollers weren't open enough to let it through when following a job) so we had to lift the roller and everything was back to normal.
    I wish I had something more creative to input.
     
  9. backwoodsgirl

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    Well crap you were supposed to have a solution for me :rolleyes: maybe I'll reach out to RS and see what they say. Curious mostly, it is getting the job done at least.
     
  10. netsol

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    the motor on the laminator may need a new start/run capacitor. or the motor may be getting tight, needing lubrication.
    i have never touched a royal sovereign, we have a seal.
    i will look at a wiring diagram
     
  11. backwoodsgirl

    backwoodsgirl Member

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    I'd appreciate any help you can give. I don't know how to lubricate the motor.

     
  12. backwoodsgirl

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    I'd appreciate any help you can give. I don't know how to lubricate the motor.

     
  13. netsol

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    first, i was mistaken, RS laminators have a dc motor, not ac. no capacitor.
    they have a dc power supply.
    first, what model is it?
    we need at least a user manual,
    we start by identifying lubrication points

    additional question, when you set the speed control "too low" to move does it do anything?
    is there a hum? vibration? or just nothing?

    at that same speed setting, will it start empty? i mean with no substrate, laminate or liner in the machine?
     
  14. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    Call RS. They are super helpful and parts for their machines are very reasonable.
     
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