232p Set Form Roller Unit Carriage Wear??

Hi Everyone!


I’m in the middle of aligning the Set Form Rollers on this old 232p.

Struggling somewhat….

But since I noticed something, I like to get some answers before going on:

  • 1, 2, 3 are the roller unit carriage on the press.
  • A, B1, and B2 are rollers from the Upper Ink Unit.

Can you see the dent from what appears to be a wear on “1”?
The same “wear pattern” appears on the opposite side as well.

No apparent wears on “2” on either side.


If it they are wears, I suppose I could:

  • fashion a collar to go over the pipes on the unit
  • fill the gap with something or
  • make the part from scratch???


“1” and “2” are where the Set Form Roller Unit sits when the press is running:

Roller Carriage Wear 3 Roller Carriage Wear 2

Roller Carriage Wear 1

Arrows indicating a possible wear.

Roller Carriage Wear 4A closeup.


It seems that in order for “A” on the Upper Ink Unit to meet the right hand side set form roller (or for B2 to turn as a result of A making a good contact with the set form roller) the set form roller unit needs to move towards the left of the press. But I like to get some of your thoughts on the “wear” before going on since the roller height for the Set Form Roller that meets B1 can’t be determined relative to the Set Form Roller Unit.

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Am I making any sense???






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Paul Moxon, Moderator
10 years ago

Ok. I’m prepared to be wrong. I haven’t had the opportunity to thoroughly examine that assembly on a 232.

Paul Moxon, Moderator
10 years ago

You are making sense. I’ve seen a couple of 232s (including this one several years ago).

The wear you’re describing is typical for this style of inking assembly (especially the more common 219). The wear on the roller frame rail (1) could be filled in. You will also find that the underside of the the hollow tie rods (3) are worn flat.

I was told by a machinist that these rods are no long available as stock items, but since they are pinned to the roller frame ends you can disassemble and rotate 180 degrees.

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