Alliance Laundry Systems CI 1650-325, CI 2050-325 User Manual

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The heating elements are switched off but the relay stays on (contacts of the relay are burnt together).


The relays have to be replaced to prevent overheating of the ironer and damage to linen and ironer.



Machine function, adjustment and troubleshooting

Description of machine functions

General description of machine function

The ironer is intended to iron and dry sheets and towels. This happens by means of a heated roller, across which the sheet is transported. The roller heats the sheet, which evaporates the residual moisture in the sheet. After that, the sheet leaves the machine where a plate collects the sheet.

The sheet can now be taken away.

Feeding sheets and towels

The sheets have to be laid on the feeding belts in a level way. The sheet is taken into the machine because of the running belts.

If the sheet does not cover the entire width of the feeding belts, you have to feed the sheet at the right or left side alternately. This improves the effective function of the machine and prevents the ironing roller from locally becoming too hot.

If a sheet that is too thick or creased, is fed, the plate above the feeding belts will be pressed in. This will stop the machine in order to prevent the machine from being jammed. The sheet has to be laid properly before you can start the machine with the start button. If this is not possible, you let the machine run backwards so that the sheet comes out of the machine. This can be done by means of the control or with the optional handle.


A sheet being too long in the machine can burn. Firmly deal with this matter and remove the sheet in time.



Operating the foot pedal (option)

The machine is equipped with a foot pedal (see picture below). This foot pedal is located in the middle of the machine between the two side frames underneath the outlet plate.

The foot pedal is used for feeding sheets in an easy way.

By pressing down the foot pedal when the machine is running, the machine will stop during 30 seconds. In this way, you can easily and properly lay down the sheet on the feeding belts.

After releasing the foot pedal, the machine will start to run again.



Setting the temperature

The ironing temperature of the machine can be set on the control panel. Standard, this can vary between 130 and 175°C and is adjustable per degree. The range of the temperature setting can be changed in the technical menu of the machine. This is shown on the left window of the control panel (see 7 on the picture below).


At the first start up of the ironer, set the ironing temperature to max. 160°C. When start ironing, increase the temperature to the desired level.

The temperature can be changed as follows:

Press the “–“key (5) to enter the temperature window (7). With the “+” (4) and“–“(5) key, you can set the temperature. Press the ↓ key (6) to leave the menu.


Always watch the temperature setting when different sorts of textile are being processed. The temperature may not be too high, otherwise the textile could catch fire.


If you have set a new temperature that is lower than the actual ironing roller temperature of the machine, you have to take into account that it may take some time before the ironing roller has cooled down to the lower (set) temperature.



Setting the speed

The speed of the ironing roller is shown on the right display (8) of the control panel.

The speed of the ironing roller can be set on the control panel. This can vary between 1.4 m/min and

6 m/min and is adjustable per 0.1 m/min. The range of the speed setting can be changed in the technical menu of the machine.

The speed can be changed as follows:

Press the “+“ key (4) to enter the speed window (8). With the “+” (4) and “–“(5) key, you can set the speed.

Press the ↓ key (6) to leave the menu.

The speed has to be set in combination with the temperature. The speed is set correctly if the sheet leaves the machine dry and the heating device is able to remain the wanted temperature.

Take into account that it takes some time for the heating control to create a stable working point of the machine.



Manual drive

The machine can be driven by means of the optional manual drive with manpower. This can be useful after a voltage drop. If, during the voltage drop, a sheet is in the machine, it could catch fire. If you use the manual drive in this case, it is possible to let the sheet come out of the machine.

If the manual drive has to be used, you need the handle, which can be found at the front machine beam underneath the collecting plate (see 1 on the picture below).

This handle can be coupled to the motor of the machine by turning the lid (3) to the left so that a hole becomes visible. Put the handle in this hole and turn the handle in such a way that it meshes in the bush, which is behind the lid.

The handle is now in position 2. You can now drive the machine by turning the handle either forward or backward.

The machine can be started with the emergency unlocking button and the start button (if it’s live again) by closing the lid (3) (turn to the right).

Put the handle back in its original position (1), so you can always find it when you need it.



Adjustments of the machine

Guiding ironing belts

The ironing belts are guided by plates on a beam, which is placed between the ironing belts.

On the outlet side, a beam, which has a fixed position, guides these ironing belts (see 1 on the picture below).

There is also a beam on the back side of the machine (see 2 on the picture below).

If the guiding of the ironing belts is not adjusted correctly, it will effect the life of the ironing belts in a negative way. If the ironing belts have been dismounted/replaced, you have to recheck the guiding of the ironing belts. Beam 2 can be reached if you remove the plating on the rear side of the machine.



Tightening the drive chain

A chain drives the machine. In the course of time, this chain will extend. It is important that the chain’s tension is checked every month. You can check the chain’s tension by moving the left part of the chain, at half-height,to the left and the right.

The total motion of freedom of the chain may horizontally not be more than 30mm. If it is more than 30mm, you have to tighten the chain. This can be done by slackening the four bolts B (see B on the picture below) a few turns. By doing so, the motor becomes loose and it will move downwards.

If the motor is not moving downwards by itself, you can do this by hand. After that, screw the four bolts B again. Check the chain tension once again. Repeat the procedure, if necessary.

Never tighten the chain too much.


Only do this when the machine has been stopped, cooled down and the main switch has been locked in position "0".



Tightening the ironing belts

The ironing belts ensure the contact of the sheet with the ironing roller. These ironing belts will extend and will become thinner in course of time. Therefore, it is important to tighten the ironing belts in time, in order to remain the ironing effectivity of the machine.

The ironing belts are tensioned by means of springs. There is a spring on each side of the machine (see S on the picture below).

A bolt with a nut is fastened to this spring. The position of the nut on the bolt determines the spring force of the tensioner. The further you screw the nut on the bolt, the tauter the spring is pulled. It is important that the spring remains tensioned permanently. This means that the nut may not come loose from the clamping plate while the machine is running. Check the spring tension each month and adjust if necessary.



1) Tightening the feeding belts

The feeding belts transport the sheet into the machine. The feeding belts are driven by the feeding roller. If the contact of the feeding belts with this feeding roller is unsatisfactory, the belts will slip, which results in a poor sheet transport. In this case, it is necessary to tighten the feeding belts.


Only do this when the machine has been stopped, cooled down and the main switch has been locked in position "0".

In order to tighten the feeding belts, you first have to unscrew a number of bolts.

First loosen the bolt B1 one turn (1x on the left side and 1x on the right side of the machine) (see B1 on the following page). Then loosen the bolts B2 one turn (2x on the left side and 2x on the right side of the machine) (see B2 on the following page). Attention: the back bolts B2 are situated underneath the hand protection plate. These bolts can be reached by means of a wrench.

Now the feeding bed is loose, you have to tighten the back part of the feeding bridge. Do this by tightening the hexagon socket screws, using a socket head wrench with wrench width 6 (see T on the following page), until the belts are tightened sufficiently.

These screws (see H_S on the following page) are each situated behind a cover plate and they are accessible through a hole at the front of the stainless steel cover plate above the feeding roller, at the left and right of the machine.


The cover plates do not have to be removed in order to be able to tighten the feeding belts.

After the belts have been tightened, you first have to tighten bolts B2, then bolts B1.