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Wire tension?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by matejgt, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. matejgt

    matejgt Member

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    Hello!
    I want to know how you set the wire tension? Do you set with the feel, or always with TENSION METER? How can I set it without TENSIONMETER? Thanks
     
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  2. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    set the wire tension on.......?
     
  3. matejgt

    matejgt Member

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    I dont know what you mean, maibe have a new version of printer this options, I have SC500 and the wire tension must be set manually!!!
     
  4. Scott Reynolds

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    I googled it in 30 sec. The manual says you need an "tension meter".

    You set the wire to 9-11lb or 13-15lb if its a new wire.
     
  5. Jack Knight1979

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    When the cable is loose you'll get a back lash on the spindle during rewind. I don't have the Roland tension tool so I adjusted the cable so slightly, until the back lash was taken out of the cable. The wire should be smooth during operation. If you're getting a bit of slack on the wire (at the spindle) during carriage movement it's time to turn the screw.

    I adjust it about once a year.
     
  6. Jack Knight1979

    Jack Knight1979 Very Active Member

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    Almost forgot. If you over tighten it. You'll ruin the pulley on the left of the machine. So it's better to be slightly slack.
     
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