Proper machine maintenance and care come with the territory when you’re in the metalworking business. Using metalworking machines often can lead to stress on the moving parts, causing them to need replacing.
Also, frequent use can lead to buildup inside various pieces of equipment such as hoses or nozzles.
In this article, our experts here at Dake are going to explain the process of cleaning out the eductor nozzle on the 5 Series Press.
Step One: Removing Parts
The first thing you need to do when you begin the process of disassembling the 5 Series Press to clean out the eductor nozzle is to get the 7/8ths tube line out of the way.
Start by loosening the upper bolt with a large wrench, and then completely remove the bolt at the bottom of the tube line. You will notice a lot of fluid coming out of the tube line once you begin the loosen it. Be sure to put something underneath to catch this liquid to avoid messy spills.
Once the tube line is released, you can re-tighten the top bolt to prevent the entire tube from falling off the machine.
Next, you need to remove the bushing that is located near the 7/8ths fitting that held the tube line in place. You can use the same wrench to take this piece off. This will take several turns before it comes off completely.
Then, you need to work on getting the eductor nozzle and body out of the 5 Series Press machine. You can do this by turning the machine on and slowly feather in your pump. This will push both the eductor nozzle and body out the other side of the machine where you removed the tube line.
Be sure that you have a clean towel laid out to place these two pieces on once they are removed from the machine. Also, remember that more fluid will be coming out of the machine, so leave your collector bucket in place.
Step Two: Cleaning the Eductor Nozzle
Once the eductor nozzle is remover, you can begin the process of cleaning it out. There is a very small hole located at the tip of the nozzle.
Do not use any tool larger than 1/32-inch to clean this hole out with. A 1/32-inch drill bit will work just fine for this task.
Slowly insert this tiny bit into the nozzle hole and run it in and out. Next, use an air compressor to blow some air through the back end of the nozzle and the tip as well.
To ensure that the eductor nozzle is cleaned out completely, you can hold it up to the light. If you seem any clogs, run that 1/32-inch drill bit through the hole again.
Step Three: Reassemble the 5 Series Press
Now that the nozzle is thoroughly cleaned out, you can reassemble the 5 Series Press metalwork gin machine by following the aforementioned steps in a reversed order.
Replace the eductor body back into its designated spot. Follow it with the eductor nozzle, ad screw the bushing back into place. Make sure that it is properly tightened before reattaching the tube line.
Once the machine is reassembled, you can continue working on your metalworking project using the 4 Series Press.
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The Elec-draulic I Presses
In this article, we covered information about how to clean out the eductor nozzle of the 5 series Press. This is an electric-hydraulic press that is somewhat of a hybrid.
These can range in capacities from 25- to 200-tons. The smaller 5 Series Presses are more portable than the larger ones, but they all serve a great purpose in the shop of the right metalworking artist.
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