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Replacement Paper Folding Machine Rollers & Maintenance

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Folding Machine Silicon RollersAs is the case with just about any paper folding machine, they use a series of silicon rollers to pull and feed paper throughout the paper folding process. These rollers, with time, will begin to wear out and fail. Symptoms of failing silicon rollers include paper jams, misaligned folds and misfeeds. In this article I will cover how to replace folding machine parts and how to prevent premature wear.

To begin with, at ABC Office we have a fully staffed Service Department that can replace rollers, provide parts and assist in repair operations over the phone. You can reach our Service Department by filling out this form.

So why is it that these rollers wear out? As is the case with any piece of machinery that utilizes moving components, parts eventually wear out. While this may be the case, I have personally seen several instances of premature wear, which could easily have been prevented. There are two primary reasons I have seen for premature wear.

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– The first issue is cleaning and maintenance. As folding machines handle paper, the rollers begin to accumulate dust, ink and paper particles. This causes paper to slip on the rollers and jam. Eventually these dirty rollers need to be cleaned.

The proper way to clean a roller is to use some sort of silicon roller cleaner or rejuvenator. This helps to revitalize, clean and moisten these rollers. Some people try using a household cleaner or rubbing alcohol, which causes the rollers to dry out and crack.

Paper Jams – The second issue that causes premature wear is improper clearing of a jam. If your paper folding machine jams, you should immediately turn it off. Failure to turn it off can cause the rollers to spin on the paper, causing damage, and it can cause premature wear on the motor.

Many modern folding machines will automatically turn off in the event of a jam. One of the worst things you can do to clear out a jam is to use scissors, a knife or a screwdriver to clear a jam. This will cause nicks, scratches and tears in the silicon rollers.

So there you have it! I hope you are able to put these tips to good use. In the event that your machine is irreparably damaged, or you simply need to upgrade, you can find our entire line of paper folding machines here.

Need Help Repairing A Broken Paper Folding Machine?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Dynafold DE-102AF Paper Folding MachineSymptoms of a failing or broken paper folding machine are sometimes subtle and other times dramatic. Issues can result from worn-out rollers, severe paper jams, misaligned folding plates and much more. Don’t give up on your folding machine. You may be able to fix it.

To begin with, we have a Service Department here at ABC Office that specializes in fixing and repairing folding machines. They can often help you diagnose issues over the phone and help you get the parts you need to get the folding machine up and running.

In cases where you are unable to replace the parts yourself, our Service Department offers a couple of options. Your first option is to send the machine in to our service department for repair. Your second option is to have our Service Department find someone in your local area.

Here are a few preventative maintenance tips you may want to consider using:

Roller Cleaner Rejuvenator (found here) – This is a type of cleaner that you can use to clean off paper dust and ink from the folding machine’s rollers. It also helps moisturize them, preventing cracks that tend to occur over time. Paper dust and leftover ink are two of the biggest causes of folding issues.

Static Eliminator (found here) – Static eliminator can be used on a folding machine to help cut down on static electricity. Static electricity also causes a lot of paper jams by causing misfeeds.

Unfortunately sometimes repairs are either cost prohibitive or repairs are simply not an option. We carry a great selection of both air and friction-feed folding machines found here.

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