Rapid Conductor Maintenance

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The following preventative maintenance procedures are an easy way to keep the Rapid Conductor running smoothly. Additional preventative maintenance can be found in the Rapid Conductor user manual. If you need one, please contact us to request a copy of the Rapid Conductor user manual.

The recommended frequencies are based on typical usage. Please evaluate your usage conditions and manufacturing environment and adjust as necessary.

Clean filters

How often should the filters be cleaned?

Weekly

There are two filters in the electrical enclosure on the back of the machine. There are two additional filters on 1524 and 2040 models. One on the lower right-hand side and one on the top of the machine.

1. Carefully remove filter cover.
2. Inspect the filter for cleanliness.
3. Clean the filter or replace as necessary.
4. Reinstall filter and cover.

Enclosure Filter

Additional Filter

Inspect Belts

How often should the belts be inspected?

Monthly

1. Open the right-hand access door.

Caution! The welder may be hot.

2. Inspect heated platen belt, upper press platen belt, and lower press platen belt.

Inspect entire length of each belt. Check for broken or cracking teeth. Check for any fraying of steel banding inside of belt. Check belt tension.

Tip: To better view the press platen belts, use a mirror or a camera.

3. If any belt shows signs of wear, replace the belt as soon as possible.

Contact Extol service to schedule a belt replacement.

Heated Platen Belt

Upper Platen Belt

Lower Platen Belt

Lubricate Ball Screws

How often should the ball screws be lubricated?

Monthly

1. Open front guard doors.
2. Fully extend upper platen.

Make sure the upper platen and tooling do not collide with any other tooling.

3. Spray the length of the upper ball screw with lubricant.

Lubricate with E-900 or E-900L ball screw lubricant. For clean room applications, lubricate with Rheolube 733F.

4. Retract upper platen.
5. Repeat process to lubricate lower ball screw.

Repeat steps 2 through 4 using the lower platen.

Upper Ball Screw

Lower Ball Screw

Lubricate Heat Platen Bearings

How often should the heat platen linear bearings be lubricated?

Every 3 months or 15,000 cycles

1. Open the both side access panels.

Caution! The welder may be hot.

2. Apply grease to all bearing blocks.

Lubricate with lithium-based (JIS #2) grease. For clean room applications, lubricate with THK AFE-CA or AFF Grease.

For easier application, use a pistol grease gun with extension tip.

Pistol Grease Gun with Extension Tip

Heated Platen Bearings

Bearing Block

Lubricate Press Platen Bearings

How often should the press platen linear bearings be lubricated?

Every 6 months or 30,000 cycles

1. Open front guard doors.
2. Apply grease to two upper and two lower outer bearing blocks.

Lubricate with lithium-based (JIS #2) grease. For clean room applications, lubricate with THK AFE-CA or AFF Grease.

For easier application, use a pistol grease gun with extension tip.

Outer Bearing Block

3. Fully extend upper platen.

Make sure the upper platen and tooling does not collide with any other tooling.

4. Apply grease to two upper platen inner bearing blocks.

Upper Inner Bearings

5. Retract upper platen.
6. Repeat process to apply grease to lower platen inner bearing blocks.

Repeat steps 3 through 5 using the lower platen.

Lower Inner Bearings