Universal III-Rag stuck in gear

5421-1While cleaning our new Uni III, one of my students managed to get a rag caught in the drive cylinder gear. They wisely cut the motor off and unplugged the machine, but our attempts to The chain is very tight; I cannot find any wiggle room to get the rag out. I’m now trying to cut it out bit by bit, but thought I would post here to see if anyone has a better plan.

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Eric Holub
8 years ago

There is a removable link in that chain, if you are lucky enough for it to be accessible when the chain stops. After the burn-off, it might be a good idea to remove the chain, clean and relubricate it. (Oil thinned with kerosene, spray chain lube, whatever.)
Also, there will be a way to ease the chain tension (there’s an idler or something that can be eased off, right?) just enough that you could back the jam out by pulling the chain against normal travel direction.

Paul Moxon, Moderator
8 years ago

It’s more likely on models with an open well for a rubber ductor roller next to the ink drum. You could have a cover fabricated similar to the one one your SP15.

Paul Moxon, Moderator
8 years ago

One printer I know told me that she cut away the excess, then burned the rag. Just make sure that you have a fire extinguisher at the ready.

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