fully raise padded rolls before you shut off the
power, allow the ironer to cool, and try to remove
jammed linen or service the ironer. Always avoid
contact with heated parts.
Never reach over, under, or behind the safety
finger guard or into any area near the heated roll
or moving parts without first shutting off the
ironer at the power source. If you break this rule,
you are taking the chance of getting caught in the
rolls or ribbons and possibly incurring serious
injury from the ironers heat or pressure. This rule
should be followed whether you are working at
the front, side, or rear of the ironer.
Check the operation of the safety finger guard
at the beginning of every shift. Touching the
safety finger guard should activate a switch that
will stop the ironer. If this safety feature is not
working properly, shut off the ironer at the power
source and notify your laundry supervisor.
Do not try to operate the ironer until the safety
finger guard is repaired and working properly.
Always make sure that all other safety guards and
end panels are in place before operating the ironer.
ALWAYS make sure that all ribbons and
tapes are in place and working properly. They are
designed to hold linen so it is properly ironed and
to prevent jamming. Never relace or adjust
tapes, ribbons, or padding while ironer is running.
Keeping the ironer well waxed also helps to
prevent jams. DO NOT iron anything except
flatwork because damage to the ironer or injury
can result. The ironer is designed for processing
flatwork only. DO NOT stand, sit, or kneel on
any shelf at the front or rear of the ironer. These
are not designed to support a persons weight.
PROTECT yourself and your fellow workers
by making sure that everyone follows these simple
rules. Read and follow all safety labels. Learn
which parts are hot and how the ironer works
including how to shut it off in an emergency. Do
not get close to heated or moving parts or wear
loose clothing or jewelry when near the ironer.
If you see people breaking these rules, help them
prevent serious injury to themselves or others by
reminding them to follow the rules and shut the
ironer off first. When in doubt contact the
engineering department. Do not try to make
mechanical repairs on this equipment. Only
qualified personnel should service this equipment.
OPERATION OF THE FLATWORK
Before you start and operate the flatwork
ironer, make sure you fully understand the use
of each control and the equipment safety
precautions. The compression roll should be
disengaged (top position) and flatwork ready to
be fed into the machine. Follow these steps:
1. Start ironer by pressing the green button.
2. Set to the lowest speed by adjusting the
speed control handle. NOTE: NEVER change the
speed of the ironer when the ironer is on or you
may damage the variable speed mechanism.
3. Open the steam supply valve slowly. Open
the valve one-half a turn at first and gradually
allow steam to enter the cylinder. Continue to
open the valve slowly until opened all the way.
The steam pressure for the ironer should be about
100 psi. It normally takes about 30 minutes to
fully heat the cylinder.
4. Engage the compression roll and wax the
ironer (see waxing the ironer).
5. Start feeding the flatwork. You may
increase speed to meet your particular need.
During normal operation there are two locations
in which the ironer maybe stopped, the red finger
safety guard and red emergency stop button.
6. To stop the ironer at the end of your work,
close the steam supply, raise the compression roll,
and allow the machine to run without steam for
20 to 30 minutes. This procedure allows all
components to properly cool before the power is
shut off. This cool-down procedure also prevents
damage to return ribbons and protects the
compression roll padding from being flattened.
FEEDING THE FLATWORK IRONER
The flatwork ironer was designed to finish all
cotton or blended flatwork such as tablecloths,
napkins, towels, and linen. It is not designed to
process nylon or rubberized fabrics. Do not try
to process these items as it may result in fire or
damage to ribbons or cylinder surface. When
leaving the ironer for more than 5 minutes, always
raise the compression roll.
To help ease feeding, you should shake a
quantity of work out and lay it over the edge of
the laundry basket or on a table within easy reach.
Check on the amount of dampness in the
pieces before feeding. The piece should come out
of the ironer dry, and to accomplish this, some
adjustment of the extracting time may be
necessary. If the pieces are not extracted long
enough they will come out of the ironer still damp;
and if extracted too long they will come out with
a rough, dry appearance. Do not let flatwork sit
around in the laundry baskets after it is removed