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Summa not cutting properly

Discussion in 'Summa' started by eahicks, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    So we have a fairly new S2 160 T. I am cutting a black vinyl grid to apply to a dry erase board.
    We do these all the time. Suddenly having this issue.. all my lines, which are correct and even thickness in the file, are coming out thicker in parts, way too thin in other parts. So it appears the vinyl is shifting somehow. I am using all 4 pinch rollers, and I have slowed the machine way down to cut it very slow and I'm watching as it cuts. I can't figure where it's going wrong. I have attempted 5 times (these are 4'x 8' btw, so imagine how much vinyl I am wasting.) NEVER had this issue, even on our old crappy Q54.

    ANY IDEAS??
     
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  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Didn't mention if it was random or repeatable(same spot every time). Blade holder or carriage may be loose. Could be an issue with the bearings in blade holder.

    Just because something is new doesn't exclude it from being broken.
     
  3. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    Make sure it is sequencing the cuts and not going back and forth
     
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  4. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Well it's hard to sequence these cuts...mostly long lines. So there is a bit of back and forth. It's cutting like the vinyl is not tracking straight from one end to the other, but Im watching it and it's not moving side to side.
     
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    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    try again
     

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    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    That is awful!!! You could print the graphics and laminate with write erase laminate
     
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  8. FrankW

    FrankW Very Active Member

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    Check if Autoload is enabled. If it is disabled, enable it. Do you use a heavy roll, but don't use the media flanges? Check if the pinch rollers are ok. Does you set the outer pinch rollers to lower pressure?
     
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