Form rollers rack and gears

Vandercook SP15, lowering gear side of rear form roller

The gear side of the rear roller on our SP15 will not lower enough to hit a roller-setting gauge. It does have a range of motion, just will not descend low enough to contact the gauge on the gear side. The roller measures about 1/8″ less than 2 1/2″ in diameter. The tip diameter of …

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Looking for advice. Part 1: Uni III(ab) form roller tilted

I have recently begun to produce work on my Uni III after a long hiatus, and have run into a couple of vexing issues. Firstly, I realized that the rear form roller was laying down ink only on the side opposite from operator. The roller will not adjust low enough on the operator side (the …

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Universal III form roller gear issue (again!)

I’ve had this issue before and I can’t remember how I fixed it.  When I started printing today, there is this noise that is coming from (I believe) from the rear form roller gear not being in the correct position on the core.  You can hear it just as the cylinder leaves the feed board.  …

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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. …

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