- •SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
- •1 Safety indications and their meanings
- •2 Notes on safety
- •3 Warning labels
- •1. NAME OF EACH PARTS
- •2. SPECIFICATIONS
- •3. PREPARATION
- •3-1. Before setting up
- •3-2. Positioning
- •3-3. Tilting the sewing machine head
- •3-4. Connecting the ground wire
- •3-6. Installing the foot switch
- •3-7. Installing the spool stand
- •3-8. Installing the programmer (option)
- •3-9. Adjusting the air pressure
- •4. LUBRICATION
- •4-1. Lubrication points
- •5. CORRECT USE
- •5-1. Selecting the needle and thread
- •5-2. Installing the needle and running the sewing machine
- •5-3. Threading the upper thread
- •5-4. Winding the lower thread
- •5-5. Replacing the bobbin case and threading the thread
- •5-6. Sewing conditions and thread tension
- •5-6-1. Sewing conditions
- •5-6-2. Lower thread tension
- •5-6-3. Upper thread tension
- •5-6-4. Thread take-up spring height
- •5-6-5. Thread take-up spring tension
- •5-6-6. Pretension tension
- •6. USING THE OPERATION PANEL
- •6-1. Explanation of panel
- •6-2. Using the floppy disk
- •6-3. Using the program R/W (Read/Write) switch
- •6-4. Using the TEST switch (Checking the sewing pattern)
- •6-5. Using the emergency stop switch
- •6-6. Adjusting the sewing SPEED control
- •6-7. Changing the X-SCALE and Y-SCALE settings
- •6-8. Using the bobbin thread counter
- •6-9. Using production counter
- •6-10.Using single split mode
- •6-11. Shifting a stitch pattern
- •7. SEWING
- •7-1. Before starting sewing....
- •7-2. Sewing operation
- •8. MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
- •8-1. Cleaning the shuttle hook
- •8-2. Lubrication
- •8-3. Draining the oil
- •8-4. Cleaning the control box air inlet port
- •8-5. Cleaning the eye guard
- •8-6. Checking the needle
- •9. STANDARD ADJUSTMENTS
- •9-1. Adjusting the needle bar height
- •9-2. Adjusting the needle bar lift amount
- •9-3. Adjusting the needle clearance
- •9-4. Adjusting the driver needle guard
- •9-5. Adjusting the shuttle race thread guide
- •9-6. Adjusting the movable knife
- •9-7. Presser foot adjustment
- •9-8. Changing the presser foot lift
- •9-9. Adjusting the wiper
- •9-10. Adjusting the needle up stop position
- •9-11. Checking the input sensor and DIP switch input
- •9-12. Checking the input voltage
- •9-13. Clearing all memory settings
- •10. DIP SWITCH
- •10-1. Panel DIP switch functions
- •10-2. DIP switches inside the control box
- •12. ERROR CODES
- •13. GAUGE PARTS LIST ACCORDING TO SUBCLASSES
- •14. NOTES ON THE PROCESSING AND PRODUCTION OF PLATE BLANKS
- •15. TROUBLESHOOTING
- •16. OPTION
Please read this manual before making using the machine.
Please keep this manual within easy reach for quick reference.
PROGRAMMABLE ELECTRONIC PATTERN SEWER
Thank you very much for buying a BROTHER sewing machine. Before using your new machine, please read the safety instructions below and the explanations given in the instruction manual.
With industrial sewing machines, it is normal to carry out work while positioned directly in front of moving parts such as the needle and thread
1 Safety indications and their meanings
This instruction manual and the indications and symbols that are used on the machine itself are provided in order to ensure safe operation of this machine and to prevent accidents and injury to yourself or other people. The meanings of these indications and symbols are given below.
D A N G E R The instructions which follow this term indicate situations where failure to follow the instructions will almost certainly result in death or severe injury.
The instructions which follow this term indicate situations where failure to follow the CAUTION instructions could cause injury when using the machine or physical damage to
equipment and surroundings.
........................................This symbol ( ) indicates something that you should be careful of. The picture inside the triangle indicates the nature of the caution that must be taken.
(For example, the symbol at left means “beware of injury”.)
........................................This symbol (
) indicates something that you must not do.
........................................This symbol (
) indicates something that you must do. The picture
inside the circle indicates the nature of the thing that must be done.
(For example, the symbol at left means “you must make the ground connection”.)
2 Notes on safety
Wait at least 5 minutes after turning off the power switch and disconnecting the power cord from the wall outlet before opening the face plate of the control box. Touching areas where high voltages are present can result in severe injury.
Use the sewing machine in an area which is free from sources of strong electrical noise such as
Sources of strong electrical noise may cause problems with correct operation.
Any fluctuations in the power supply voltage should be within 10% of the rated voltage for the machine.
Voltage fluctuations which are greater than this may cause problems with correct operation.
The power supply capacity should be greater than the requirements for the sewing machine’s electrical consumption.
Insufficient power supply capacity may cause problems with correct operation.
The pneumatic delivery capability should be greater than the requirements for the sewing machine's total air consumption.
Insufficient pneumatic delivery capability may cause problems with correct operation.
The ambient temperature should be within the
range of 5 to 35during use.
Temperatures which are lower or higher than this may cause problems with correct operation.
The relative humidity should be within the range of 45% to 85% during use, and no dew formation should occur in any devices.
Excessively dry or humid environments and dew formation may cause problems with correct operation.
Avoid exposure to direct sunlight during use. Exposure to direct sunlight may cause problems with correct operation.
In the event of an electrical storm, turn off the power and disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet.
Lightning may cause problems with correct operation.
Machine installation should only be carried out by a qualified technician.
Contact your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician for any electrical work that may need to be done.
The sewing machine weighs more than 200 kg. The installation should be carried out by two or more people.
Do not connect the power cord until installation is complete, otherwise the machine may operate if the foot switch is depressed by mistake, which could result in injury.
Hold the machine head with both hands by two or more people when tilting it back or returning it to its original position.
Furthermore, after tilting back the machine head, do not push the face plate side or the pulley side from above, as this could cause the machine head to topple over, which may result in personal injury or damage to the machine.
Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground connection is not secure, you run a high risk of receiving a serious electric shock, and problems with correct operation may also occur.
Install the belt cover and the frame side cover to the machine head and motor.
If using a work table which has casters, the casters should be secured in such a way so that they cannot move.
Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves when handling the lubricating oil and grease, so that they do not get into your eyes or onto your skin, otherwise inflammation can result.
Furthermore, do not drink the oil or eat the grease under any circumstances, as they can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
Keep the oil out of the reach of children.
This sewing machine should only be used by
If using a work table which has casters, the
operators who have received the necessary
casters should be secured in such a way so that
training in safe use beforehand.
they cannot move.
The sewing machine should not be used for any
Attach all safety devices before using the sewing
applications other than sewing.
machine. If the machine is used without these
Be sure to wear protective goggles when using the
devices attached, injury may result.
Do not touch any of the moving parts or press any
If goggles are not worn, there is the danger that if
objects against the machine while sewing, as this
a needle breaks, parts of the broken needle may
may result in personal injury or damage to the
enter your eyes and injury may result.
Set the needle to the needle up stop position
If an error occurs in machine operation, or if abnormal
before turning off the power.
noises or smells are noticed, immediately turn off the
If this is not done, the wiper may strike the needle,
power switch. Then contact your nearest Brother
which might cause the needle to break.
dealer or a qualified technician.
Turn off the power switch at the following times,
If the machine develops a problem, contact your
otherwise the machine may operate if the foot
nearest Brother dealer or a qualified technician.
switch is depressed by mistake, which could result
• When replacing bobbin
• When not using the machine and when leaving
the machine unattended
Turn off the power switch before carrying out
Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves
cleaning, otherwise the machine may operate if
when handling the lubricating oil and grease, so
the foot switch is depressed by mistake, which
that they do not get into your eyes or onto your
could result in injury.
skin, otherwise inflammation can result.
Furthermore, do not drink the oil or eat the grease
under any circumstances, as they can cause
vomiting and diarrhoea.
Keep the oil out of the reach of children.
Maintenance and inspection
Maintenance and inspection of the sewing
If the power switch and air need to be left on when
machine should only be carried out by a qualified
carrying out some adjustment, be extremely
careful to observe all safety precautions.
Ask your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician to
Hold the machine head with both hands by two or
carry out any maintenance and inspection of the
more people when tilting it back or returning it to its
Turn off the power switch and disconnect the
Furthermore, after tilting back the machine head,
power cord from the wall outlet at the following
do not push the face plate side or the pulley side
times, otherwise the machine may operate if the
from above, as this could cause the machine head
foot switch is depressed by mistake, which could
to topple over, which may result in personal injury
result in injury.
or damage to the machine.
• When carrying out inspection, adjustment and
Use only the proper replacement parts as
specified by Brother.
• When replacing consumable parts such as the
If any safety devices have been removed, be
Disconnect the air hoses from the air supply and
absolutely sure to
positions and check that they operate correctly
wait for the needle on the pressure gauge to drop
before using the machine.
to “0” before carrying out inspection, adjustment
and repair of any parts which use the pneumatic
Any problems in machine operation which result
from unauthorized modifications to the machine
will not be covered by the warranty.
3 Warning labels
The following warning labels appear on the sewing machine.
Please follow the instructions on the labels at all times when using the machine. If the labels have been removed or are difficult to read, please contact your nearest Brother dealer.
Belt cover , etc.
3Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground connection is not secure, you run a high risk of receiving a serious electric shock, and problems with correct operation may also occur.