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Adjusting for Tag Thickness on the Model 4 and Model 6

Steps to adjust a Model 4 and Model 6 Press for tag thickness

 

It is crucial that when making a mark with your Model 4 or Model 6, the operating handle should not be pulled down past the 9 o'clock (horizontal) position. This will control the depth of mark and avoid bending the depth adjustment screw and breaking the ram.

 

 

To determine if the machine requires adjustment:

1. With the character dial on the machine, pull down on the operating handle (32-33).  If the handle can drop below the 9 o'clock (horizontal) position, you need to adjust the depth adjustment screw (39-44) clockwise until this is no longer possible. 

2. Place a tag to be marked in the Table Gauge Assembly (41-73) [or in your current tag fixture or nest] and pull down on the operating handle.

Is there a mark? Is the mark too deep or too shallow? Follow the instructions below.

These instructions are also available as an Adobe reader document. Click this link to print and download instructions on adjusting for tag thickness, as well as, adjusting the table spacing and on removing and replacing the ram on Schmidt nameplate detail presses.

Instructions: How to adjust the name plate press for tag thickness when the mark is too deep or too shallow.

  • Mark is too deep
  • Mark is too shallow

If the mark is too deep...

1. Remove the character dial from the machine. Insert the end of a 3/32" hex key into any of the holes in the capstan screw (30) and turn the capstan screw approximately four to five holes clockwise. This will move the ram upward and away from the piece to be marked.

2. Readjust the depth adjustment screw (39-44) counter clockwise so that when the operating handle is pulled down it stops slightly above the 9 o'clock (horizontal) position.

3. Replace the character dial on the ram and pull down on the operating handle to make a mark on the tag. If the mark is still too shallow, repeat steps 1 & 2. If mark is acceptable, remove the character dial and tighten the 3/32 set screw (located near the top of the ram). Replace the character dial on the ram. Your depth of character is now completed.

 

When the depth of mark is satisfactory for your application, you may experience the table skipping when you make a mark. This is common when a depth of mark adjustment is made by changing the capstan screw position.

Please follow this link for instructions on how to adjust the table spacing.

 

If the mark is too shallow...

1. Remove the character dial from the machine. Insert the end of a 3/32" hex key into any of the holes in the capstan screw (30), and turn the capstan screw four or five holes counter clock-wise. This will move the ram downward and closer to the piece to be marked.

2. Readjust the depth adjustment screw (39-44) clockwise so that when the operating handle is pulled down it stops slightly above the 9 o'clock (horizontal) position.

3. Replace the character dial on the ram and pull down on the operating handle to make a mark on the tag. If the mark is still too shallow, repeat steps 1 & 2. If mark is acceptable, remove the character dial and tighten the 3/32 set screw (located near the top of the ram). Replace the character dial on the ram. Your depth of character is now completed.

 

When the depth of mark is satisfactory for your application, you may experience the table skipping when you make a mark. This is common when a depth of mark adjustment is made by changing the capstan screw position.

Please follow this link for instructions on how to adjust the table spacing.