Watson-Marlow PF6 User Manual

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INSTRUCTION HANDBOOK

PF6

PF6

(example; exact model may vary)

This instruction handbook is for the daily users of the equipment.

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Table of Contents

 

 

1

Introduction..............................................................................................................................

 

4

1.1

The peristaltic principle............................................................................................................

 

4

1.2

Abbreviations in this manual....................................................................................................

 

4

1.3

Symbols on the machine .........................................................................................................

 

4

1.4

Caution and employee safety ..................................................................................................

 

5

1.5

Essential training before daily use ...........................................................................................

 

5

1.6

References..............................................................................................................................

 

5

2

General information .................................................................................................................

 

5

2.1

Unpacking and inspection........................................................................................................

 

5

2.2

Technical specifications...........................................................................................................

 

6

3

Installation ...............................................................................................................................

 

8

3.1

Dismantling and disposal.........................................................................................................

 

8

4

Daily Use.................................................................................................................................

 

9

4.1

Starting-up and running ...........................................................................................................

 

9

4.2

Placing the product container ..................................................................................................

 

9

4.3

Choosing tubes, y-connectors and filling nozzles...................................................................

10

4.4

Assembly of tubes and Y-connectors.....................................................................................

 

11

4.5

Mounting of silicone tubes .....................................................................................................

 

11

4.6

Dispensing.............................................................................................................................

 

12

4.6.1

Prime tubes ...........................................................................................................................

 

12

4.6.2

Problems with drips ...............................................................................................................

 

12

4.6.3

Problems with hard feed........................................................................................................

 

12

4.7

Starting the PF6.....................................................................................................................

 

13

4.7.1

Setting of runtime parameters................................................................................................

 

13

4.7.2

Parameters............................................................................................................................

 

13

4.7.3

Programs...............................................................................................................................

 

13

4.7.4

General information on the setting of parameters of the PF6.................................................

13

4.7.5

Used as a filler.......................................................................................................................

 

14

4.8

Stop filling..............................................................................................................................

 

15

4.9

Used as a pump ....................................................................................................................

 

15

4.10

Used with a bottle handling system........................................................................................

 

15

5

Calibration .............................................................................................................................

 

16

5.1

Initial volume calibration ........................................................................................................

 

16

5.2

Re-calibration ........................................................................................................................

 

16

6

Description of PF6 functions / parameters .............................................................................

17

6.1

List of functions......................................................................................................................

 

17

Function 1 - Volume...........................................................................................................................

 

18

Function 2 - Tube diameter ................................................................................................................

 

18

Function 3 - Velocity ..........................................................................................................................

 

18

Function 4 - Acceleration/deceleration ...............................................................................................

 

18

Function 5 - Reversing (back suction) ................................................................................................

 

19

Function 6 – Batch size......................................................................................................................

 

19

Function 7 – Delay.............................................................................................................................

 

19

Function 8 – Fillings (completed fills) .................................................................................................

 

19

Function 9 – Specific gravity ..............................................................................................................

 

19

Function 10 – Fills pr. Minute (Output rate) ........................................................................................

 

19

Function 15 – Input mode ..................................................................................................................

 

20

Function 20 – Operator ......................................................................................................................

 

20

Function 21 – Batch no. .....................................................................................................................

 

20

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Function 24 – Print status ..................................................................................................................

20

Function 29 – Print param. (print parameters)....................................................................................

20

Function 31 – Save program..............................................................................................................

20

Function 32 – Load program ..............................................................................................................

21

Function 33 – Delete program............................................................................................................

21

Function 34 – Print program...............................................................................................................

21

Function 46 – Language ....................................................................................................................

21

Function 47 – Printer set-up...............................................................................................................

22

Function 72 – Volume format .............................................................................................................

22

Function 80 – Reset memory .............................................................................................................

23

7

Print-outs...............................................................................................................................

23

7.1

Print current parameters ........................................................................................................

23

7.2

Print current status ................................................................................................................

23

7.3

Print programs.......................................................................................................................

23

8

Cleaning ................................................................................................................................

24

8.1

Cleaning Frequency ..............................................................................................................

24

8.2

Preparations for cleaning.......................................................................................................

24

8.3

Cleaning Guidance ................................................................................................................

24

8.4

Detergents or cleaning agents...............................................................................................

24

9

Maintenance & service ..........................................................................................................

25

9.1

Daily maintenance .................................................................................................................

25

9.2

Service ..................................................................................................................................

25

9.3

Methods and frequency of inspections for safety functions ....................................................

25

9.3.1

Mechanical adjustments ........................................................................................................

25

10

Interface and change of voltage.............................................................................................

28

10.1

PF6 interface; External GO....................................................................................................

28

10.2

PF6 interface; RS-232 ...........................................................................................................

28

10.3

Change of voltage .................................................................................................................

29

11

Declaration of conformity .......................................................................................................

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1 Introduction

1.1 The peristaltic principle

PF6 operates with a peristaltic dispenser head (tube pump), where the liquid only comes into contact with the flexible tube, the tube connections and the filling nozzle. The tubes are usually made of silicone, but other materials can also be used.

The dispenser head is designed in such a way that sterilized tubes can be mounted in the head without affecting the sterility.

The dispenser head is self-priming, and the dispenser head itself can stand to be run dry (not recommended for the sake of the tubes).

The dispenser head on PF6 works with two parallel tubes which are squeezed by rollers mounted on ball bearings. The rollers in are offset in order to eliminate pulsation.

1.2 Abbreviations in this manual

e.g.

As example

Fig.

Figure

Hz

Hertz

mA

milli Ampere

msec

milli seconds

PF6

Peristaltic Dispenser

VAC

Volt Alternating Current

VDC

Volts Direct Current

1.3 Symbols on the machine

Warning against touching

Warning against high voltage

 

 

 

 

Fig. 1 – Symbols

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1.4 Caution and employee safety

This manual should be read before using the PF6. It is strongly advised that

-Unauthorised / non-trained personnel should not open the cover of the electrical parts

-The machine is placed in such a way that it is not exposed to high humidity, high temperatures or other abnormal operating environment.

-The machine should be used for dosing and filling of liquid fluids, only.

A peristaltic dispenser head is not suitable for viscous products; see section 4.3

1.5 Essential training before daily use

Read the section with Daily Use, thoroughly before using the machine. Protective equipment and protective devices are installed:

The machine will not run unless the safety cover (Tube Bridge) is placed correctly.

Always respect the symbols on the machine.

Cleaning must be performed as described in section 8.

1.6 References

N/A

2 General information

2.1 Unpacking and inspection

Please check that all ordered items have been received and that no items are damaged during transport. In case of any defects or omissions, please contact W-M Flexicon or your supplier immediately.

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2.2 Technical specifications

Dimensions:

Length:

344 mm

Width:

314 mm

Height:

175 mm (incl. Feet)

Fig. 2 – Dimensions

Buttons:

online

Lights when communicating with keypad.

power

Lights when the machine is on.

prime

Pushbutton for tube priming

Fig. 3 - Buttons on PF6

Display:

The display of the PF6 consists of 2 lines, each of 24 characters. The display is lit from the back.

The blinking cursor of the display shows where a character will originate, if a key is activated.

FUNCTION NO. : __

F 1: VOLUME (ml) :

Fig. 4 – PF6 display

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Keypad:

The PF6 comes with a membrane-type keypad.

The keypad is sealed and flat and can be cleaned with alcohol and other detergents.

 

 

 

7

8

9

C

 

Y

N

 

 

 

 

 

4

5

6

.

calib.

disp.

pump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

0

ENT

 

GO

STOP

 

7

8

9

C

 

C

 

 

Y

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

5

6

.

 

 

Delete Character

YES key for

NO key for

Scroll the

 

 

 

 

“C” : Cancel

to the left of the

YES/NO

 

YES/NO

status line

 

 

 

 

questions on

questions on

1

2

3

0

 

 

 

cursor

one line up

 

 

 

display

 

display

Numerical keys 0 to 9

 

 

 

calib.

disp.

 

pump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activates

 

 

Activates

Scroll the

 

 

 

 

Decimal point

 

Activates filling

continuous

status line

 

 

 

 

 

calibration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pumping

one line down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENT

 

 

GO

STOP

Enter / pressed after entering of values

Start Button

Stop Button

typed on the keyboard.

 

 

Fig. 5 – PF6 Keypad

Other:

Weight:

11 kg

PF6 Power consumption:

max 150 Watt

Mains:

110/230 VAC earthed, 50/60 Hz

Ingress protection:

IP31

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3 Installation

PF6 must be placed on a stable bedplate, and all electrical connections are on its rear.

1

2 3

Fig. 6 - Connections

The cable with plug (1) is connected to an earthed switch.

The External GO (2) plug is for the connection of a foot switch or for an external starting signal.

The RS-232 (3) plug is for printer connection.

3.1 Dismantling and disposal

Prior to dismantling, it must be observed that all services are disconnected, and fixing to other equipment is removed.

WM-Flexicon machines may not be disposed using normal refuse collection. The machines must be collected and disposed separately as they contain electrical components such as batteries, electrolyte capacitors, liquid crystal displays and printed circuit boards. Further information is available on www.wmflexicon.dk.

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4 Daily Use

4.1 Starting-up and running

Installation section must be carried out before this chapter can be performed.

4.2 Placing the product container

In order to get an optimal filling; i.e. best accuracy, long periods between each calibration and the best capacity, the product container should be placed at the same level as pump head or preferably above the pump head level. The length between container, pump head and filling nozzle must be as short as possible.

Placing the container higher than pump head level provides positive product support and may reduce the calibration interval. It is also recommended to place the container as close as possible to the pump on suction side.

Suction side

 

 

 

Pressure side

 

 

 

 

Preferred Placement

of container

Pump Head

Flexicon

Normal Placement

of container

Fig. 7 - placing the product container

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