Sterling AF-XXX Manuel D’Utilisation

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SF Series Additive Feeders 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part No.: 882.00274.00 
Bulletin No.:  BF2-605.1 
Effective Date: 5/2/08 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Page 1 SF Series Additive Feeders Part No.: 882.00274.00 Bulletin No.: BF2-605.1 Effective Date: 5/2/08 Write Down Your Serial Numbers Here...
  • Page 2Shipping Information Unpacking and Inspection You should inspect your additive feeder for possible shipping damage. Thoroughly check the equipment for...
  • Page 3Table of Contents CHAPTER 1: SAFETY................................................................V 1-1 How to Use This Manual ............................................................................................. v Safety Symbols Used in this Manual...
  • Page 4 Resetting the Unit to Un-Programmed State .......................................................25 JP1 (Program Enable Jumper) ............................................................................25 Programming Step by Step Guide.......................................................................25 Injection Mode...
  • Page 5Chapter 1: Safety 1-1 How to Use This Manual Use this manual as a guide and reference for installing, operating,...
  • Page 6 1-2 Warnings and Precautions Our equipment is designed to provide safe and reliable operation when installed and operated within...
  • Page 7 1-3 Responsibility These machines are constructed for maximum operator safety when used under standard operating conditions and when recommended...
  • Page 8 Operator Responsibility The operator’s responsibility does not end with efficient production. The operator usually has the most daily contact...
  • Page 9 • Clean the feeder and surrounding area DAILY, and inspect the machine for loose, missing or broken parts. •...
  • Page 10 When you have completed the repair or maintenance procedure, check your work and remove your tools, rigging, and handling...
  • Page 11: Mechanical FeaturesChapter 2: Functional Description 2-1 Models Covered in This Manual This manual provides operation, installation, and maintenance instructions for 1...
  • Page 12: Options Motor Assembly • Quick release swing-away motor mount speeds auger/motor changes and cleanout • Permanently lubricated • Replaceable motor...
  • Page 13: Safety Devices and Interlocks Extruder Following Feature • This feature allows the additive feeder to automatically increase or decrease the material feed rate...
  • Page 14 Safety Circuit Standards Safety circuits used in industrial systems protect the operator and maintenance personnel from dangerous energy. They...
  • Page 15: Rigging and Placing the Additive FeederChapter 3: Installation 3-1 Uncrating the Equipment Additive feeders are shipped mounted on a skid, and enclosed in a cardboard...
  • Page 16: Electrical Connections 3-3 Electrical Connections When making electrical connections to your additive feeder, ensure that you take into consideration and make...
  • Page 17: Determining the Desired Feed Rate 3-4 Setup Procedures This section provides the procedures necessary for configuring your additive feeder. Configuration of your additive feeder...
  • Page 18Figure 1: Conversion Chart Multiply By To obtain Ounces per Second 225 Pounds per Hour Grams 0.035 Ounces Ounces 0.0625...
  • Page 19: Calibration Procedure Calibration Procedure This procedure allows the operator to precisely adjust additive feed rates. Caution! Never put hands or tools...
  • Page 20 Examples: This example shows how to extrapolate a desired feed rate of 3 lbs./hr., based on the feed rates...
  • Page 21: Shutting Down the Additive Feeder 3-5 Initial Start-up Pre-Startup Checks ; Are all the electrical connections correct, secure and to code? ; Is the...
  • Page 22: Timer/Counter Control Operation (Injection Molding Applications)Chapter 4: Operation 4-1 Start-up 1. Turn the power switch ON. 2. Set the desired feed rate on the RPM...
  • Page 23: Timer/Elapsed Timer Control (Extrusion & Blow Molding Applications) Procedure 1. Time the duration of feeder operation during a typical Injection molding machine shot cycle. 2. Set the...
  • Page 24: Field Control Programming 4-3 Injection Molding Applications Discussed in this portion of the manual are the finer points of the additive feeder...
  • Page 25: Programming Step by Step Guide editing purposes. Pressing the Up or Down button will increase or decrease the selected parameter number on the display....
  • Page 26 7. Install the enclosure cover. 8. Remove any lockout/tagout devices in use as per procedures in place at your...
  • Page 27: Injection Mode Application Notes feeder. If you do not have these drawings contact service to have them forwarded to you. Injection Mode Application...
  • Page 28: Control Relay Connection 4-4 Extrusion Applications Discussed in this portion of the manual are the finer points of the additive feeder operation,...
  • Page 29: Extruder Tracking Installation and Setup Extruder Tracking Installation and Setup The additive feeder control is supplied with standard factory defaults. Control programming is required...
  • Page 30: Field Control Programming Field Control Programming Although the drive’s user interface is very versatile, it is also simple to setup and operate....
  • Page 31: Programming Step by Step Guide Resetting the Unit to Un-Programmed State The factory-default settings can be easily restored using either of two methods. Both...
  • Page 32: Extruder Tracking Control Application Notes 14. Use the Up and Down Arrow buttons to go to the next parameter to be modified. Repeat as...
  • Page 33 Example 1: An extruder rotating at 30 RPM and providing 8 pulses per revolution generates 240 pulses per minute...
  • Page 34: Defining Program ParametersChapter 5: Program Parameter Descriptions 5-1 Defining Program Parameters Parameter 0 – Exit to Running Mode When parameter 0 is...
  • Page 35 Mode 2: Non-linear, Accelerating Rate In non-linear mode, pressing and holding the Up or Down buttons will cause the...
  • Page 36 Parameter 19 – Power-up Value When Power-up Mode is set to 2, this parameter will designate the default display...
  • Page 37 Parameter 31 – Signal Input 1 (S1) Reference RPM This is the reference RPM at which the Display Reference...
  • Page 38 Parameter 36 – Signal Input 2 (S2) Setpoint When the S2 configuration, parameter 35, is set to one of...
  • Page 39: Preventative Maintenance ScheduleChapter 6: Maintenance 6-1 Preventative Maintenance Schedule The checklist below contains a list of items which should be inspected and/or...
  • Page 40: Material Cleanout/Changeover 6-2 Preventative Maintenance This section describes maintenance procedures which will increase the longevity and efficiency of your additive feeder....
  • Page 41: Auger Assembly Changeover 6-3 Corrective Maintenance This section provides you with the information necessary to correct or repair any issues which might...
  • Page 42: Motor Brush Replacement Motor Brush Replacement The two (2) motor brushes should be replaced when they are worn down to less than...
  • Page 43: IntroductionChapter 7: Troubleshooting 7-1 Introduction The utmost in safety precautions should be observed at all times when working on or...
  • Page 44Problem Possible cause Corrective action Remove jumper and wire the Field contact jumper (J1) has not terminals to the processing...
  • Page 45 AC line supplying power has Review routing of power wires too much noise. in machine to minimize electrical noise....
  • Page 46: Annex B InformationChapter 8: Appendix 8-1 Technical Specifications Annex B Information The following design information is provided for your reference: 1. No...
  • Page 47: Drawings and Diagrams 8-2 Drawings and Diagrams Figure 3: Additive Feeder Specifications and Overall Dimensions MOUNTING FLANGE CONTROLS ADDITIVE FEEDER ADDITIVE FEEDER...
  • Page 48Figure 4: Typical Additive Feeder Controllers SET POINT SET POINT POWER MOTOR ON MOTOR ON POWER MOTOR OFF ON MOTOR...
  • Page 49: Spare Parts List 8-3 Spare Parts List Figure 5: Exploded Assembly Drawing Figure 6: Parts List Detail # Part number Part/assembly description...
  • Page 50 Detail # Part number Part/assembly description 19 W00052550 Knob, Knurled 20 A0069218 Stop Nut, 5/16-18 21 A0069549 Flat Washer, 3/8"...
  • Page 51Figure 7: One Component Control Enclosure Parts Identification ADDITIVE FEEDER 20 19 OR 41 11 6 5 SET POINT 18...
  • Page 52: Additive Feeder Safety Tags 8-4 Returned Material Policy Credit Returns Prior to the return of any material authorization must be given by the...
  • Page 53: Additive Feeder Identification (Serial Number) Tag 8-6 Additive Feeder Identification (Serial Number) Tag (Located on back of Additive Feeder) COMPANY LOGO Additive Feeder Serial #...
  • Page 54: Contract Department 8-7 Technical Assistance Parts Department Call toll-free 7am–5pm CST [800] 423-3183 or call [262] 641-8610, Fax [262] 641-8653 The...
  • Page 55 Worksheet for Charting Feed Rates Material ________________________________ Auger size _______________________________ Feed rate unit of measure _________________ Trial #1 rpm...