The ink drum on my SP25 has started bouncing up and down at one end as soon as any slight pressure is applied, like when I lower the form rollers or when I wipe off the ink while the drum is turning. I can’t see any visible irregularities in the chain links or any of […]MoreMore Tag
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Ink drum on the No. 4
Hi guys, you might remember that last year I posted about this problem I was having with my ink drum not getting fully inked. https://vandercookpress.info/vanderblog/2013/08/ink-drum-oscillator-rider-rollers/ I finally got around to changing the wooden bushings on the Ink drum and on the rider rollers. Very nice oilite brass bushings for the ink drum and some nylon bushings for […]MoreMore Tag
Universal 1 ink drum core “keeper” missing
In cleaning up our new Universal 1 at OCAC, we discovered a missing piece that keeps the ink drum from having side to side play. It’s this “keeper”, or collar as I’ve been calling it, that fits around the ink drum core that sticks out on the outside of the non-operator side of the frame. […]MoreMore Tag
SP-15 Ink Drum Lubrication?
My sp-15 started squealing today; I deduced the noise was coming from either the motor or the ink drum assembly – inspected the motor oil reservoir and topped it up without overfilling. Moved onto the ink drum assembly x 20613 and on removal found the ink drum shaft to be very resistant to rotation. I’ve […]MoreMore Tag