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OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL

P5000 EM

MICRO-PERCUSSION MARKING MACHINE ELECTROMAGNETIC VERSION

Ref. 92198 - P5000 EM_en_A - Last updated: 03/2008

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Table of contents
A - Introduction .................................................................................................................... 4
1. Foreward ................................................................................................................................................ 4 2. Unpacking .............................................................................................................................................. 5 Storage .............................................................................................................................................. 5 Handling the machine ....................................................................................................................... 5 Installation ......................................................................................................................................... 6 3. Identification of the marking equipment .................................................................................................. 6 4. Power ..................................................................................................................................................... 6 5. Regulation observance ........................................................................................................................... 6 Declaration of CE compliance ........................................................................................................... 6 Declaration of compliance to other directives .................................................................................. 6 Declaration of compliance to norms .................................................................................................. 7 6. Work station safety ................................................................................................................................. 8 7. Warranty conditions and operating instructions ..................................................................................... 9

B - Operating instructions for the machine ........................................................................ 10


1. Description of the machine ................................................................................................................... 10 2. Technical specifications ....................................................................................................................... 11 3. Physical characteristics ........................................................................................................................ 11 4. Dimensional drawings .......................................................................................................................... 11 Dimensional drawings of the machine: P5000EM + EM1/C ............................................................ 11 Dimensional drawings of the machine: P5000EM + EM0/C ............................................................ 12 Dimensional drawings of the table ................................................................................................. 13 5. List of accessories available upon request ........................................................................................... 14

C - Functional definitions ................................................................................................... 17


1. Circuit connections for the unit ............................................................................................................. 17 2. Inside view of the marking head .......................................................................................................... 17 3. Connections for accessories ................................................................................................................ 18

D - Installation ................................................................................................................... 19
1. Installation ............................................................................................................................................ 19 2. Connections ......................................................................................................................................... 19 Safety precautions .......................................................................................................................... 19 View of connectors .......................................................................................................................... 19 Keyboard connection ...................................................................................................................... 20 Compressed air connection ............................................................................................................ 20 Power supply connection ................................................................................................................ 20 Grounding connection .................................................................................................................... 21 3. Coordinate system ............................................................................................................................... 21 4. Holding the part to be marked .............................................................................................................. 22 5. Adjusting the height of the stylus .......................................................................................................... 22 6. Definition of operating distances of a stylus ......................................................................................... 23 7. Using the P05 program ........................................................................................................................ 23

E - Marking depth .............................................................................................................. 24


1. Factors influencing marking depth ....................................................................................................... 24 Choosing the stylus ......................................................................................................................... 24 Distance between the stylus and the part ....................................................................................... 26 Marking force .................................................................................................................................. 27 Choosing the marking speed .......................................................................................................... 27 2. Marking depth ....................................................................................................................................... 27

F - Preventive maintenance .............................................................................................. 28


1. Every week ........................................................................................................................................... 28 2. Every three months .............................................................................................................................. 28 3. Every two years .................................................................................................................................... 29

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G - General maintenance .................................................................................................. 30


1. General information .............................................................................................................................. 30 2. Detaching the point of the stylus for sharpening .................................................................................. 30 3. Changing the fuse ................................................................................................................................ 31 4. Cleaning the sensors ............................................................................................................................ 31

H - Resolution of the problems .......................................................................................... 32


1. Possible marking problems and problem resolution ............................................................................. 32 2. What to do if... ...................................................................................................................................... 33

I - Wearing and spare parts ............................................................................................... 34


1. Spare parts ........................................................................................................................................... 34 2. Consumables ...................................................................................................................................... 34

J - Noise emission of the machine .................................................................................... 35


1. Test code .............................................................................................................................................. 35 Measurement method ..................................................................................................................... 35 Definition of the microphone position .............................................................................................. 35 Test conditions ................................................................................................................................ 35 2. Noise emission information .................................................................................................................. 35

K - Appendix ...................................................................................................................... 36

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Introduction

1. Foreward
Before reading this manual, view the start-up CD ROM and try to execute the test marking suggested. Then, read through the whole manual. The P5000 EM is designed for marking applications. If used for other purposes, Pro-Pen cannot guarantee the quality of the result. Pro-Pen is not responsible for damage caused by inappropriate use of the machine. Four icons indicate important points:

Work station safety: Indicates different safety precautions to be taken during installation and operation of the machine.

Instructions for use and warranty limitations: Indicates different operating procedures which respect warranty conditions.

Operating instructions: These tips help optimize the machines performance.

What to do if... This icon refers to the last chapter which describes the actions to be carried out in the event of a problem or breakdown on the marking equipment.

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Introduction

2. Unpacking
P5000EM: Weight: 34 kg (74.957 lb) If it is necessary to unpack the machine without the aid of a mechanical lift, it is recommended to use two persons wearing safety shoes.

3 4

1 : Wedge 2 : 1 packaged keyboard + keyboard function strip 3 : Machine: P5000 EM + 1 stylus 4 : Contents of the box

- power cable - 1 CD-ROM with user manual - 1 instruction card - 1 test plate for the machine - 1 stainless steel plate for marking practice - CAN plug - 1 bridged male SubD9 connector, for the reset function - additional accessories if ordered

Storage
Keep the packing in case the machine has to be returned.

Handling the machine


Take the machine out of its package before hooking it to a mechanical lift. Unpack the machine with 2 operators. There is an M10x20 handling hole on the top of the P5000. Use a lifting ring capable of sustaining 230 DaN (517.061 lb) to comply with standard NFX35-109. Pro-Pen can provide an M10x20 ring as an option (ref. MCM08/ 3140).

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Installation
Unpack the machine with 2 operators. Put the machine on its feet. The hand crank must not cover the M10x20 hole located on the top of the column (Z axis). Screw the lifting ring firmly and completely into the column. Use the lifting ring to carry the machine to its installation location.

3. Identification of the marking equipment


The marking equipment is identified by: 1 identifcation plate on the marking head Have the model and serial number of the equipment ready to give to Pro-Pen each time you are in contact.

4. Power
power supply: 115 V / 230 V power: 360 W frequency: 50 -60 Hz

5. Regulation observance
Manufacturer, TECHNIFOR SAS - 114, quai du Rhne - 01708 MIRIBEL CEDEX - France declares:

Declaration of

compliance

CE marking on the equipment attests the observance of the following European directives: Directive 98/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998, concerning the consolidation of the laws of member states relating to the machines. Directive 2006/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 december 2006 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits. Directive 2004/108/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 december 2004 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility.

Declaration of compliance to other directives


Equipment is compliant with the following European directives: amended Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 restricting the use of some dangerous substances present in electrical and electronical equipment (RoHS). amended Directive 2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

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Introduction

Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment This symbol indicates that once this equipment has reached the end of its useful life, it must not be disposed of with non-sorted municipal waste, in accordance with European Directive 2002/96/EC. The equipment must be disposed of at an appropriate collection point for processing, sorting, and recycling of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE). The elements which compose Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) may contain substances which have harmful effects on the environment or on human health. By following these instructions, you are helping the environment, contributing to the preservation of our natural resources, and protecting human health.

Declaration of compliance to norms


The equipment is compliant with the following norms: Standard NF EN 61000-6-2 of January 2006 concerning electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-2: generic standards- Immunity for industrial environments. Standard NF EN 61000-6-4 of March 2007 concerning electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-4: generic standards- Standard on emissions for industrial environments.

The modification or transformation of this equipment, adaptation and accessory installation unrecommended by Pro-Pen modify this equipments characteristics and therefore void the compliance with the applicable EU directives. These modifications void Pro-Pens liability. In this case, the machine and equipment installer is responsible for the final work stations compliance.

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Introduction

6. Work station safety


To ensure security and productivity, read this manual before starting-up the equipment. This marking equipment is designed to function at a room temperature between 5 0C (41 0F) to 45 0C (113 0F). Do not use this marking equipment in an explosive environment. Grounding must be done according to the regulations in effect to ensure the safety of the personnel. The connection to the single phase power supply is made with a standard, 3 pin plug with grounding. It must be equipped with an adequately calibrated 30 mA differential cut-off and protection device. This marking equipment is not designed to operate in damp premises. During marking, do not place fingers or objects in the area reserved for stylus movement. Keep hands away from the marking zone. Disregard for this recommendation may result in the operator being lightly pinched by the point of the stylus. Depending on the application (tooling or heavy parts), it is recommended to wear safety shoes and work gloves. Do not remove the power supply cover: electrocution risk. In case of a long marking cycle or fast pace, the stylus temperature can reach 100 0C (212 0F). Beyond this temperature, the system is in security mode. Use a cooling system in a high temperature environment. The air exhaust from the stylus can project metal dust or chips, if necessary wear safety glasses (in the event of the stylus cooling by compressed air).

At the time of disposal, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) is recommended to dismantle the mechanical elements of the machine. Some guiding elements (pinions, bearings, bars) are dismantled while hot and may release toxic fumes.

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7. Warranty conditions and operating instructions


This equipment is designed to mark material using Pro-Pen electromagnetic styli only. Any other use, or the use of styli other than those provided by Pro-Pen is not recommended. Pro-Pen will not be held responsible for the results. The compressed air system must meet all standards (in the event of the stylus cooling by compressed air). Never lubricate any part of the stylus or carriage guide bars. Pro-Pen will not be held responsible for injuries resulting from disregard for the above operating instructions or other general safety rules applicable to the use of this equipment. Furthermore, disregard for the instructions will void the warranty. When marking or doing test marking, the stylus must always have a part under it with which to make contact. If it strikes only air, these are the risks: mechanical deterioration of moving parts void of the manufacturers guarantee For more information, please refer to the warranty details delivered with the machine.

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Operating instructions for the machine

1. Description of the machine


The P5000 EM is a digitally controlled micro-percussion marking machine. The marking head is attached to a column stand with a Z axis. The Z axis is adjusted manually using the crank handle and the ruler along the frame for positioning. This machine works by moving the stylus along the X and Y axes of a grid. The control electronics and the screen are integrated. This combination of technologies allows for rapid marking of alphanumeric characters and logos. The LCD screen is located on the front of the machine. The same keyboard used for a PC connects to the top of the marking head. As an option, a PC linked to the control board by an RS232 connection, can be used to manage marking thanks to the program developed in a Windows environment.

3 4 6

1 : Z axis crank handle 2 : Ruler 3 : Marking head 4 : LCD screen 5 : Electromagnetic stylus 6 : CAN plug

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2. Technical Specifications
marking area: 100 mm (3.937 in) x 120 mm (4.724 in) stylus EM1/C fonts available: - continuous action, dot by dot: norme 5x7 - size: from 0.5 mm (0.02 in) to 100 mm (3.937 in) mm with increments of 0.1 mm (5/1000 in) - characters: those included in the basic multilingual diagram of the Unicode standard (ISO 10646) dates, counters, batch numbers, shift codes, logos... maximum movement speed: 300 mm (11.811 in) per second

3. Physical characteristics
dimensions (L x w x h): 601 mm (23.661 in) x 327.5 mm (12.894 in) x 734 mm (28.898 in) weight: 34 kg (74.957 lb)

4. Dimensional drawings
Dimensional drawings of the machine: P5000EM + EM1/C

1 : Marking area: 100 mm (3.937 in) x 120 mm (4.724 in) 2 : CAN plug 3 : Electromagnetic stylus: EM1/C

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Dimensional drawings of the machine: P5000EM + EM0/C

4 : Marking area: 100 mm (3.937 in) x 120 mm (4.724 in) 5 : CAN plug 6 : Electromagnetic stylus: EM0/C

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Dimensional drawings of the table

1 : Column axis 2 : T-slot 3 : Anti-skid pads 4 : Marking area: 100 mm (3.937 in) x 120 mm (4.724 in)

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Operating instructions for the machine

5. List of accessories available upon request


Start cycle foot pedal
Ref. 25053

Office footswitch:
A simple touch of the pedal will launch a marking "n" times, leaving the operator with both hands free. The foot pedal is not designed to stop marking.

Ref. 25054

Industrial footswitch:
Same use as described above. This foot pedal is especially designed for industrial work environments or for high rate production. Unlike the office footswitch, a double action avoids untimely triggering.

Button box for start cycle/emergency stop


Ref. 25055

The green button is used to launch marking (same function as the foot pedal). The red button is used to stop either a single marking in progress or a series of markings before it reaches the end.

After pushing the emergency stop button, the green button cannot be used to restart marking. In this case, use the keyboard.

Plate holder
Ref. 2509

Sound-proof plate holder:


This accessory reduces the noise level during marking.

Ref. 25153

Raised plate holder:


This accessory is used to be able to mark plates without having to take down the DP3500/TAG3500 accessory.

Magnetic plate clamp


Ref. 2508

As a complement to the sound-proof plate holder, it is used to clamp parts on a steel support.

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Operating instructions for the machine


DP3500:
This accessory is used to rotate a part under the marking head in order to mark the circumference. Maximum moment of inertia of the part:

Circular marking device


Ref. 25170 LXX

without chuck: 65 kg.cm2 with chuck: 50 kg.cm2


Ref. 25180 LXX

DP4500:
This accessory is used to rotate a part under the marking head in order to mark the circumference.

Program PW05
Ref. 25158 Ref. 25159 (USB)

Developed in a Windows environment, this program combines all the capabilities and user-friendliness of a PC. An unlimited number of files can be seen on the screen. Exists with a USB or parallel protection key.

TAG 3500
Ref. 25178 LXX

This accessory is used to automatically feed identification plates to the machine.

Protective cover
Ref. 2743

This accessory is used to protect the machine from dust.

Marking zone lighting


Ref. 25154

This accessory is used to light the marking area using a high power LED lodged under the marking head.

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Operating instructions for the machine


Electromagnetic stylus: EM0/C Electromagnetic stylus: EM1/C Points for EM0/C stylus: 90 Points for EM1/C stylus: 90 1 instruction card Operating and maintenance manual Stainless steel plates in credit card format, pack of 50 Bar code reader Scanplus 1800SR [reads 10 cm (3.937 in)] 230 V power supply for bar code reader 115 V power supply for bar code reader

Other accessories
Ref. Contact us. Ref. 2427 Ref. Contact us. Ref. 2685 Ref. 92101 Ref. 92198 Ref. 2620 Ref. 25121 Ref. 25122 Ref. 25124

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Functional definitions

1. Circuit connections for the unit

1 2

1 : Keyboard connection 2 : Bus CAN 3 : CPU card 4 : LCD screen

2. Inside view of the marking head

1 : X motor 2 : Y motor

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3. Connections for accessories

3 4 5

1 : Accessory connection (start cycle/emergency stop button box or start cycle foot pedal...) or 1 bridged male SubD9 connector, for the reset function 2 : RS232 connection for communication with PC 3 : USB_B connection DEVICE (PC link) 4 : USB_A connection HOST (marking file on key) 5 : Ethernet connection 6 : Connection for circular marking device (Remove the plug from the machine.)

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Installation

1. Installation
Unpack the machine and install it at the work station. The machine must be installed in a workspace allowing the operator easy access to the adjustment handle for the Z-axis and clear visibility of the marking area where the stylus is moving. The marking area must be easily accessible. It is possible to counter-sink the table of the machine into the work table in order to prevent it tipping if too much force is applied to the vertical adjustment handle. See the table drawings for the dimension of the required rectangular cut-out.

2. Connections
Safety precautions
The different elements of the equipment must be connected with the power off. The power supply should be connected last.

View of connectors
To start up the machine, 4 connections are necessary:

1 1 3

1 : 1 bridged male SubD9 connector, for the reset function 2 : Compressed air (in the event of the stylus cooling by compressed air) 3 : Keyboard 4 : Power supply

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Keyboard connection
Connect the keyboard connector socket to the machine. There is a female connector, type DIN, on the electronics board.

Compressed air connection (in the event of the stylus cooling by compressed air)
The ideal air pressure is 4 Bar (58.015 PSI) - 6 Bar (87.023 PSI).

Foresee an air inlet pipe, 6 mm (0.236 in) diameter for the pneumatic cooling of the stylus. (instant connector)

The compressed air system must meet all standards.

Power supply connection


This machine comes equipped with an SMPS (switch mode power supply). No power supply voltage adjustment is necessary. However, if the machine doesnt start (screen off, power supply ventilator not running...): Check that the power cord is correctly plugged in to both the machine and the power supply. Check that the switch is in the "I" position (On). Check the condition of the fuse. - Unplug the power supply cord. Put the On/Off switch in the "O" (Off) position. - Remove the fuse carrier (1) located below the power filter. - If necessary, replace the fuse (2) with a new one (4 A TT) and plug the machine back in.

1 : Fuse carrier 2 : Fuse

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Grounding connection
The marking equipment must be grounded in order to provide: - a safety feature for personnel - a set electrical potential which serves as a reference - a means of protection against radiated parasites High quality grounding is necessary on-site. If this is not the case, put in place grounding specifically for the equipment.

3. Coordinate system
The coordinate system used in our machines is shown in following diagram.
1 : Axis origin 2 : X axis 3 : Y axis 4 : Z axis 5 : Column 6 : Marking zone

X axis: horizontal axis going from left to right Y axis: horizontal axis going from the column to the operator Z axis: vertical axis When a marking cycle is launched, the stylus always begins at the origin point and returns to the origin at the end of the cycle. The coordinates are given as an absolute value in relation to this point. The Z axis is the vertical position. This axis is used to manually adjust the height of the stylus for marking parts of different sizes. A vertical positioning indicator can be found on the right side of the machine.

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4. Hold the part to be marked


Situation 1 Used with Pro-Pen plate-holder (optional) To mark plates or small parts with a thickness of less than 2 mm (0.079 in), use the plate holder to position the parts and prevent them from vibrating when the stylus taps.

Situation 2 No plate-holder used To mark small or large parts, create the necessary tooling to position and clamp the parts under the machine. If the part is flexible, this tooling must provide firm support under the part to be marked. It must be held on the worktable using the three T grooves. The position of the marking zone with relation to the T grooves is indicated on the dimensional drawing of the worktable.

A poorly clamped piece can generate high sound levels, thus becoming harmful after long periods.

5. Adjusting the height of the stylus


Determining the optimum operating distance of the stylus according to the part to be marked. This distance is between 1 mm (0.039 in) and 5 mm (0.197 in). Using feeler gauges, position the point of the stylus 4 mm (0.157 in) above the part to be marked. Execute a marking. The whole marking line should be legible. Depending on the results, increase or decrease the distance between the stylus and the marking surface.

If a stylus is set too high, it doesnt mark because the point doesnt touch the plate consistently while tracing the characters. If the stylus is set too low, it doesnt mark because it cannot vibrate. The point withdraws inside the stylus and remains in permanent contact with the plate.

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6. Definition of operating distances of a stylus


Max. distance DM Maximum adjustment distance Carry out a series of markings while progressively lowering the head until a uniform marking is obtained. With the help of feeler gauges, measure the distance between the point of the stylus at rest and the marked surface. Make a note of this distance. Minimum adjustment distance Lower the head until the stylus is barely touching the part to be marked. Raise the head and set the distance from the point of the stylus to the surface to be marked at Do (optimal distance), between 0.5 mm (0.02 in) and 1 mm (0.039 in). Amplitude of a stylus Subtract the min. distance (Dm) from the max. distance (DM) to obtain the operating amplitude of the stylus. This distance corresponds to its operating range, or its capacity to absorb variations in flatness. Optimum adjustment distance Take the average of the DM and Dm. Position the stylus at this distance (Do).

Min. distance Dm

Amplitude A

Reference distance Do

The max. distance (DM) and min. distance (Dm) may vary slightly from one stylus to another (production tolerances for stylus components, pressure and compressed air flow through the system). To mark curved parts using the maximum amplitude (A), set the stylus at the minimum distance (Dm) above the highest point of the part.

7. Using the P05 program


Refer to the user manual for the P05 program.

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Marking depth

1. Factors influencing marking depth


The principle factors are: choosing the stylus distance between the stylus and the part marking force choosing the marking speed

To avoid creating stress on fragile parts, choose the following marking parameters: stylus EM0/C is the preferable choice choose a point with the largest possible radius select marking force 25% for the marking file For very fragile parts, validate marking with mechanical resistance tests.

Choosing the stylus


2 electromagnetic styli of different powers are available: EM0/C - EM1/C. The force varies according to the diameter of the tip of the point. The points come sharpened to a radius of 0.2 mm (0.008 in). Depending on the need, points can be sharpened to different radii ranging from 0.1 mm (0.004 in) to 0.5 mm (0.02 in). A EM1/C stylus with a point radius sharpened to 0.2 mm (0.008 in) comes standard with the machine. This point is suitable for most common marking needs. A EM0/C stylus is available upon request.

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Marking depth

Stylus EM1/C

1 : X Carriage 2 : Cooling kit for cooled version 3 : Protection tube 4 : Sensor option of the motorized Z-axis 5 : Coil 6 : Stylus nose 7 : Point 8 : Stylus fixture screw 9 : Electrical cable output 10 : Compressed air supply (in the event of the stylus cooling by compressed air)

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Marking depth

Stylus EM0/C

1 : X Carriage 2 : Cooling kit for cooled version 3 : Protection tube 4 : Sensor option of the motorized Z-axis 5 : Coil 6 : Stylus nose 7 : Point 8 : Stylus fixture screw 9 : Electrical cable output 10 : Compressed air supply (in the event of the stylus cooling by compressed air)

Distance between the stylus and the part


The optimum distance (Do) of the stylus in relation to the surface to be marked decreases as the marking force decreases. Using a stylus which is positioned too low, or which is too powerful in relation to the hardness of the material, will result in distorted characters. If the stylus is set too high, the marking will be lighter but there will be portions of the characters marked which will be missing. In this case, choose a less powerful stylus. The max. distance (DM) and min. distance (Dm) may vary slightly from one stylus to another (production tolerances for stylus components, pressure and compressed air flow through the system). To mark curved parts using the maximum amplitude (A), set the stylus at the minimum distance (Dm) above the highest point of the part.

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Marking depth

Marking force
The width and depth of the marked line varies with the defined value. The higher the force, the deeper the mark. This value is expressed as a percent.

Choosing the marking speed


There are 10 speeds: The choice of speeds influences the marking quality.
Marking speed 1 to 3 4 to 7 8 to 10 Result Very high quality High quality Average quality Speed Slow Fast Very fast Marking cycle Long Standard Short

2. Marking depth
A metallographic test is performed to measure marking depth. This process is used to dissuade attempts to falsify the marking.

P1 = depth of marking P2 = depth of penetration P3 = depth of warping

1 : Solid material 2 : Thin sheet metal 3 : Embossing

Different definitions concerning marking depth

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Preventive maintenance

The maintenance operations listed here are intended as a guideline, and should be implemented upon reception of the material. In a highly polluted environment, these operations may need to be performed more frequently. Unplug the power supply plug before beginning any cleaning or maintenance operation.

This maintenance list was established based on a marking frequency of: 520 000 cycles per year (7 800 000 characters per year) 15 characters 3 mm (0.118 in) high per cycle 8 continuous working hours on steel strength 50 DaN/mm2 (72518.869 lb/in2)

1. Every week
Clean the guide bars inside the marking head with a dry cloth (no solvent, oil, or grease). To have access to the point, manually unscrew the stylus nose. Remove the point. Check the condition of the stylus, then clean it thoroughly. Clean the point with a dry cloth.
1

1 : X carriage guide bars 2 : Y carriage guide bars 3 : Stylus nose

2. Every three months


Have the stylus serviced by Pro-Pen. Check the belt tension.

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3. Every two years


Have the marking head serviced by Pro-Pen. This operation includes: complete dismantling of the machine cleaning of the mechanical elements standard replacement of X and Y carriages replacement of the guide bars and belts verification of the condition of X and Y motors and belts reassembly and adjustment of mechanical elements debugging of the head in an enclosure marking tests

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General maintenance

1. General information
Maintenance consists of regular monitoring of marking quality. Intensive use of the equipment can impact the guiding systems of the carriage or the stylus point, and may result in distortion of the characters. Contact your distributor to schedule an appointment for servicing. This "tune-up" does not take a long time. Check the compressed air system regularly. Based on the level of soiling, establish a schedule for cleaning or replacement. Never lubricate any part of the stylus or carriage guide bars. Never lubricate any elements of the stylus. Never use pliers to tighten the stylus. Never lubricate any element of the marking head.

Unplug the power supply plug before beginning any cleaning or maintenance operation.

2. Detaching the point of the stylus for sharpening


The tip of the point is made from a grade of carbide suitable for creating impacts. The point should be rounded in order to hold up well on hard material. To have access to the point, manually unscrew the stylus nose.

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3. Changing the fuse


Disassemble the power filter located on the side of the machine. Use a screwdriver to change the fuse. Remove the fuse from its housing and replace it with the new one. Choosing the fuse
Delay fuse 4 A TT Nominal voltage 250 V AC Frequency 50 - 60 Hz

1 : Fuse carrier 2 : Filter

4. Cleaning the sensors


The machine is equipped with 2 optoelectronic fork sensors which detect the end of travel in X and Y and indicate the presence of the 2 carriages at the origin. Certain exterior elements (chips, shavings...) can get stuck between the sensors and disrupt their functioning: the setting of the origin will not be accurate. To remove these foreign objects, use an air blower to direct a blast of air between the sensors.

1 2

1 : Y Sensor 2 : X Sensor

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Resolution of the problems

1. Possible marking problems and problem resolution


Situation 1 Description The stylus is not vibrating sufficiently and the part is not marked. The point of the stylus doesnt mark the part. Intermittent characters Diagnosis The stylus is too close to the surface to be marked. The stylus is too far from the surface to be marked. The point of the stylus was oiled or lubricated. Action Raise the marking head, then try marking again. Lower the marking head, then try marking again. Dismantle the stylus. Remove the point. Clean the point with a dry cloth. Reassemble the stylus. Use feeler gauges to reposition the part so that it is level. Use feeler gauges to reposition the part so that it is level.

2 3

Only the upper, or lower, part of the characters are marked. Only the left, or right, part of the characters is marked.

The part doesnt have a constant thickness in the Y direction. The part doesnt have a constant thickness in the X direction.

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Resolution of the problems


Things to check Is the power supply switched on? Is the cable properly connected? Is the On/Off switch in the On position? Is the fuse on the back of the machine in good condition? The sensors are dirty. The machines mechanics are obstructed. Action

2. What to do if...
Situation 1 Description The screen on the front of the machine is blank.

See: Power supply connection See: Changing the fuse

One of the carriages, X or Y, does not return to the origin when the start marking command is given.

Clean the sensor by directing a blast of air inside the fork with an air gun. Turn off the machine and move both carriages until the stylus is in the middle of its travel. Try to execute another marking. Press Esc and answer "no" to the questions from the program until youre back to the main menu. Connect the Sub-D9 bridged connector or the accessory. Connect the CAN plug.

Lost in the program?

Refer to the manual.

Marking doesnt start. / No access to the "Marking" menu Irregular marking

The bridged male Sub-D9 connector or on one of the accessories is not connected. The CAN plug is not connected.

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Wearing and spare parts

Please give the item codes with your order to speed processing.

1. Spare parts
These parts may present a risk for breakdown under normal operating conditions of the machine. Mechanical parts are excluded since in theory they are not considered a potential cause for breakdown.

Reference 92067 2757 (USA), 2755 (UK) 2742 3157 90020 4020 90012

Description LCD screen Keyboard and functions strip Head casing with decals Column casing with decals Z axis crank handle Aluminum work table Rubber pads (4)

2. Consumables
Reference 2685 2688 4225 Description Points for EM1/C stylus Repair kit stylus EM1/C (seal + spring + washer) Fuse 4 A TT

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Noise emission of the machine

1. Test code
Measurement method
The measurements were taken according to the regulations of standard NF EN ISO 11201:1996. Measurement equipment used: 01dB - Stell intergrated sonometer,SIP 95 S, # 20394 Cal 01 calibrator, # 40141 Material used for marking: type P5000 EM machine mounted on a column stand The unit is placed on a wood workbench in a workshop where the background noise level is negligible compared with the noise emitted by the machine. The work station, situated more than 2 m (6.562 ft) from any separator, is designed for a standing operator. The marking is carried out using a EM1/C stylus on a steel plate with dimensions of 110 mm (4.331 in) x 100 mm (3.937 in) x 3 mm (0.118 in) clamped to a base support. A new plate is used for each test.

Definition of the microphone position


The microphone is positioned 1 m (3.281 ft) in front of the machine and 1.6 m (5.249 ft) from the floor.

Test conditions
marking speed: 100% stroke force: 50% marking of 3 lines of 18 characters 5 mm (0.197 in) high steel plate with dimensions 110 mm (4.331 in) x 100 mm (3.937 in) x 3 mm (0.118 in)

2. Noise emission information


The values given below represent the noise emitted by the machine during marking. When the machine is in use, the values mentioned are independent from the total noise level to which the operator is exposed, since the actual noise level will vary depending on the operators environment. Average level: LAeq = 76 dB(A) (LAeq = "equivalent" average sound level measured using the A-weighting) Peak level: Lpc < 108 dB(C) (Lpc = peak acoustic pressure level) When marking resonant parts (metallic, hollow, thin), wear hearing protection for sound levels LAeq > 85 dB(A) or Lpc > 137 dB(C).

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Appendix

To contact the Pro-Pen Group

www.pro-pen.com

FRANCE PRO-PEN 114, quai du Rh ne 01708 MIRIBEL Cedex Tel.: 33 (0)4 78 55 85 63 Fax: 33 (0)4 78 55 85 66 E-mail: dvfr@pro-pen.com

U.S.A. Technifor Inc. 9800-J Southern Pine Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28273 Tel.: (1) 704 525 5230 Fax: (1) 704 525 5240 E-mail: usa-sales@pro-pen.com

SPAIN PRO-PEN C/ Sant Iscle, 29 bajos B 08031 BARCELONA Tel.: (34) 93 407 07 51 Fax: (34) 93 407 17 26 E-mail: spain@pro-pen.com MALAYSIA GravoTech Sdn Bhd No. 29, Jalan Puteri 5/10 Bandar Puteri 47100 PUCHONG, SELANGOR Tel.: (60) 3 80 685512 & 80 683512 Fax: (60) 3 80 612513 E-mail: sales@gravograph.com.my CHINA GravoTech Engraving Equipment Co. Ltd N. 3388 Humin Road, Minhang District SHANGHAI 201108 Tel.: (86) 21 / 51 59 18 28 Fax: (86) 21 / 51 59 18 22 E-mail: sales-cn@cn.gravotech.com

BRAZIL PRO-PEN Av. Dr. Luis Arrobas Martins, 98 04781-000 - SAO PAULO SP Tel.: (55) 11 5541 74 93 Fax: (55) 11 5541 74 93 E-mail: brasil@pro-pen.com JAPAN Technifor KK 1-25 Takahata-Cho NISHINOMIYA-SHI, HYOGO 663-8202 Tel.: (81) 798 63 7325 Fax: (81) 798 63 6280 E-mail: sales-jp@pro-pen.com AUSTRALIA Technifor Gravograph Unit 3, 7-11 South Street RYDALMERE N.S.W. 2116 Tel.: (61) 29 684 2400 Fax: (61) 29 684 2500 E-mail: sales@gravograph.com.au

SWEDEN GravoTech Nordrad AB Vretenborgsv gen, 28 SE-126 30 H GERSTEN Tel.: (46) 8 658 15 60 Fax: (46) 8 658 15 64

POLAND GravoTech Sp zoo Ul. Gen. Grota Roweckiego 168 PL 52-214 WROCLAW Tel.: (48) 71 796 04 01 Fax: (48) 71 796 04 02 E-mail: infopl@pro-pen.com

TURKEY GravoTech Turkey Alanaldi Caddesi, Bahcelerearasi Sokak Tarhan Plaza No. 31/1 34752 Kadikoy Istanbul Tel: (90) 216 576 53 50 Fax: (90) 216 576 53 40

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ENGLAND Technifor Ltd Unit 3 Trojan Business Centre Tachbrook Park Estate LEAMINGTON SPA CV34V 6RH Warwickshire Tel.: (44) 19 26 88 44 11 Fax: (44) 19 26 88 31 05 E-mail: sales-uk@pro-pen.com

GERMANY PRO-PEN Markierungsger te Mauserstra e 13 D-71640 LUDWIGSBURG Service Tel.-Nr: (49) 71 41 29 80 98-18 Tel.: (49) 71 41 29 80 98-14 Fax: (49) 71 41 29 80 98-20 E-mail: germany@pro-pen.com

ITALY PRO-PEN Via Rivera, 138 10040 ALMESE (TO) Tel.: (39) 011 935 27 14 Fax: (39) 011 934 59 42 E-mail: info@technifor.it

SWITZERLAND Technifor Gravograph Champ Olivier 2 Ch 3280 MORAT Tel.: (41) 26 678 7200 Fax: (41) 26 678 7222 E-mail: sales@gravograph.com.ch SINGAPORE Gravograph Singapore Pte Ltd No6, New Industrial Road #07-03/04 Hoe Huat Industrial Buildind 536199 SINGAPORE Tel.: (65) 6289 4011 Fax: (65) 6289 4211 E-mail: sales@gravograph.com.sg INDIA Gravotech Engineering PVT Ltd Gat n 2323/1 - Reality Warehouse Nagar Road - Haveli Taluka - Wagholi PUNE 412 207 Tel.: (91) 20 / 329 18 577 / 21 482 Fax: (91) 20 / 660 324 25 E-mail: gravotech@vsnl.net

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