Komori maintenance guide for lockdown

Points to be noted

Komori sheetfed offset press

Maintenance before or after long holidays

Maintenance Before

  1. Do not use an air gun when cleaning the main panel and circuit board. If necessary, carefully suck up the powder dust by vaccum cleaner.
  • There is a case that the powder after sprayed may stick to the relay point and cause a problem.
  1. Record the amperage of ammeter at the time of operation at low speed.
  • This record will help an operation after holidays.
  1. Discharge the air from both compressor and press after turning off the main power of the press. If possible, discharge from each drain cock.

Maintenance After

  1. Turn on the air conditioner in the plant from the day before the operation day.
  • There is a data that it takes for 24 hours to have all parts of the press at a suitable temperature.
  1. Check if the oil in the oil bath keeps the upper limit showing on the oil level gauge. If not, fill the oil.
  2. Turn on the main power of the press and operate the lubrication pump for ten minutes or more.
  • Each device will be lubricated.
  1. Send a compressed air to the press after checking the compressor showing high.
  2. Idle slowly for a while (half day if possible) and warm up the press.
  • It will be effective if other preparations can be made during this process.
  1. Check the movement of air cylinder and other while idling.
  • Turn on/off the switch several times and check a switching sound of solenoid valve.1. Komorimatic

    2. Ink form roller On/Off

    3. Cylinder On/Off

    4. Peripheral equipment

  1. Start the normal operation if there is no problem as a result of checking the amperage on the ammeter after idling for about one hour at low speed.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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