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WHY WHY WHY Royal Soverign

Discussion in 'Laminators' started by SlightlyChilled, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. SlightlyChilled

    SlightlyChilled Very Active Member

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    What can make this happen. I think maybe the vinyl going off track??

    I was doing 80" long and right at the end I would get a fold.Same distance from the end sometimes to the left some times to the right.. I tried moving the presser lever to the next notch back on from lam to what ever one less is and backed off the tention wheel on the lam. I was able to get much longer BUT I still got is to buch up. Would one mind taking some pics of there set ups. That way I might have little better idea. I know they all have there own little tics but some info is better them none.
     

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    I had that problem with my RS, it was the rollers applying uneven pressure. Adjusted them and improved it some, but never was 100%. Worked for about 3 years perfectly then that started happening. It was good for short runs of 10 feet or less, but anything longer was a nightmare. Finally just broke down and bought a Seal.
     
  3. OADesign

    OADesign Active Member

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    RS sells a product call a "Push-Pull Scale". Not sure if anyone else makes or carries it. Its cheap. Its basically a Fishing scale with an L bracket and a piece of thin metal hooked on to it. It allows you to adjust the pressure across the rollers evenly. By evenly I mean a known pressure across the rollers at the left center and right of the machine. It was a bit of a pain as the instructions are a bit sparse but once you understand the concept it gets easier. I was facing the same issue. I could never get more the 7-8 feet with out folds. After adjusting, I can get 20-30ft. And maybe more but I don't see the point in trying. Call up RS tech support and ask about it.
     
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    petesign Very Active Member

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    loosen the feed roller on the front. We keep the material SLACK as it goes through and it eliminates the tunneling.
     
  5. SlightlyChilled

    SlightlyChilled Very Active Member

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    Good info thanks for the help
     
  6. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Another thing is to keep the print and laminate as close to the same width as possible.
     
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    anotherdog Very Active Member

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    its clear from the photo your pressure is off. Looks like it may be light...
    if the buckle is V shaped you are light, of its D shaped you are too heavy.

    I had the same issue, had someone service it and watched what they did. Now I have 6 year old RS that runs as good as the day it was installed.
     
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