Lockdown precautions for Stahlfolder equipment

Steps to be followed

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Heidelberg Stahlfolder Ti 52
Heidelberg Stahlfolder Ti 52

Recently, Heidelberg released news detailing the precautions that must be taken during the lockdown period for Heidelberg Stahlfolder equipment.

General Maintenance

▪ Switch-off the machine from the main power-supply and disconnect all relevant supply

▪ Check input voltage levels with the support of electrical professional before powering on the machine

▪ Safeguard the machine from dust, rats/rodents with protective covering

▪ Install traditional/glue mouse traps at the production Room

▪ Remove all flammable, fume-generating solvents in surrounding equipment and store with caution

▪ Dispose all waste produced by machine

Maintenance tips for Stahlfolder equipment

Feeder Station

• Clean the feeding unit completely with pressurized air

• Ensure the folding rollers are cleaned from ink, for better cleaning use surgical spirit or else use roller wash

• Use spray WD 40 or any other rust preventive spray on all metal parts such as, table guides, side frames & polished metal parts)

• Clean the feeding unit completely with pressurized air

• Ensure the folding rollers are cleaned from ink, for better cleaning use surgical spirit or else use roller wash

• Ensure proper gap is maintained between buckle rollers considering the long idle period. Make sure alteast one paper kept in between Fiesta stops (for roller pressure adjustment)

• Remove the perforation or slitter blades from the machine and keep it safely

• Lubricate buckle rollers manually with grease

• Use spray WD 40 or any other rust preventive spray on all metal parts

Buckle Unit (BUH station)

• Clean the feeding unit completely with pressurized air

• Ensure the folding rollers are cleaned from ink, for better cleaning use surgical spirit or else use roller wash

• Ensure proper gap is maintained between buckle rollers considering the long idle period. Make sure alteast one paper kept in between Fiesta stops (for roller pressure adjustment)

• Remove the perforation or slitter blades from the machine and keep it safely

• Lubricate buckle rollers manually with grease

• Use spray WD 40 or any other rust preventive spray on all metal parts

Knife station (KUH Unit)

• Clean the knife unit completely with pressurized air

• Ensure the folding rollers are cleaned from ink, for better cleaning use surgical spirit or else use roller wash

• Ensure proper gap is maintained between folding rollers, considering the long idle period. Make sure alteast one paper kept in between Fiesta stops (for roller pressure adjustment)

• Lubricate the grease nipple

• Use spray WD 40 or any other rust preventive spray on all metal parts

Delivery unit

• Clean the delivery unit completely with pressurized air without any paper or paper pulp

• Lubricate the grease point and oil application areas on sliding parts

• Use spray WD 40 or any other rust preventive spray on all metal parts

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