B. OPERATING PRINCIPLES
 

B C 1 START-UP PROCEDURE:

Do not operate the press, head or buck valves, Until the following first three steps are completed.

1. Open any shut off valves in the steam line.

2. Open the steam inlet valve slowly, allowing the steam to gradually enter the press.

3. When operating pressure is reached, open the press drain valve in the return line and drain the   condensate into a bucket until steam flows freely, Then close valve tightly.

4. Open any vacuum shut off valve to the press.

5. Models equipped with timers; turn on appropriate switches tor functions desired.

6. Open any air inlet valve to the press; check regulator for maximum 80 psi.

   Press equipped with "Finish-Rite" controls should be set for desired pressure.

   Turn the handle slowly counterclockwise to increase pressure.

The press is now ready for operation.

B C 2 (cont'd.)

Manual actuation is available at  any time for head steam, buck steam and vacuum by depressing the head valve lever, buck steam pedal or vacuum pedal. Releasing them will shut for the appropriate valves unless they happen to be under automatic control at the same time.

    Any of the automatic features may be shut off by turning off the appropriate switch on the timer control box. Setting instructions for the times are found on a decal inside the timer box cover.  

    See Section D for service and adjustments.

B C 3 SAFETY FEATURES:

The press and its controls while giving the finest air operated pressing are designed with operator safety in mind. Below is a brief description with which every operator should familiarize himself.

B - 3 a HIGH PRESSURE SAFETY

To put the press into high pressure the operator must operate the high pressure valve. This even though the press head has closed only the operator can apply pressure.

B - 3 b. RELEASE BAR

There is a side port in the closing cylinder. Which the piston must pass before air can travel through to the high pressure valve. This closing cylinder mounting is adjustable so that the piston cannot pass this port until the head is within 1/2" of the buck,  Thus anything 1/2" think or thicker will prevent the press from going into high pressure, See section B-28 for field adjustment.

    This large bar across the front of the press can be actuated at any time during a locked cycle by merely leaning against it with a thigh or leg. Thus the operator may immediately open the press for a "badlay", malfunction of the press or any other reason while still handing the garment

B - 3 c. SPRING LOADING

The press head is counterbalanced with springs so that the head will always open, The spring mounting is so designed that if one spring fails the remaining ones will be able to lift the head off the buck. To prevent scorching or burning.

B - 3 d . PRESSURE TESTED HEADS AND BUCKS

    All New Yorker cast and fabricated heads and bucks are hydrostatically tested for leaks and weak spots at least double the maximum working pressure to insure safe and sound pressure vessels.

B - 3 e .  FALL SAFE DESIGN

All electrucal controls are designed so that in the event of component or power supply failure the press head will open.

    The air circuit is designed so that an pressure failure will open the head.

    Each and every part on this press is designed for safety but the greatest safety design is a careful operator:

   WORK SAFELY!

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