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How to Replace a Transformer on a Royal Sovereign Laminator?
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In this segment, we’re going to show how to take a transformer out of a Royal Sovereign Laminator. What you’re going to need is several Phillips screwdrivers, some wire ties and a pair of snippers. What we need to do is remove the wire ties to the cables that hold the transformer in place. Remove these so we can get to our wires. Disconnect the wire from the circuit board. Now, with our screwdriver, you need to remove the four screws that hold the transformer in place. Pull out the transformer. We have one more connector. Squeeze the connector, and now we have the transformer out. Now that we’ve removed the transformer, we’re going to take our new transformer and put it in the laminator. Position the holes so you can put the screws back in. Take our screws and our washers, put them in position. Now we need to put our connectors back into the circuit board, make sure that they latch in and are tight. And, finally, we need some wire ties to make everything nice and neat. And now we’re ready to reassemble the laminator.
< Over the years, a number of customers have asked me whether they can use twin loop wire with their plastic comb binding machine. These customers often don’t want to have to buy a brand new machine but like the look and feel of twin loop wire binding. However, the answer to their question isn’t as simple as it seems. You see, they actually do make twin loop wire that is designed to work with the plastic comb binding hole pattern. With that said, if you want to use these wires you are going to need a way to close the wires. What is Spiral-O Wire? Let me explain a little bit more…There is a product that we carry called Spiral-O Wire. This wire has 19 loops and is designed to work with the hole pattern from a plastic comb binding machine. Spiral-O Wire is sometimes called Wire Combs or Ibico Wire and was originally designed for use with some of the older Ibico binding machines. A number of the older Ibico plastic comb binding machines also included a twin loop wire closer on the front of them to allow users to use both plastic combs and wire. This 19 loop wire was designed for this purpose. What Equipment is Needed? As the Ibico brand has been phased out by GBC and all of the older Ibico plastic binding machines have been replaced with new models, they no longer have the twin loop wire closer on the front of them. This presents a problem in trying to use these spiral-o wires since you can’t use the wires without a way to close them. One of the only options left is to purchase a Twin Loop wire closer. However, since twin loop wire closers are not incredibly cheap this option usually only appeals to users who have larger electric plastic comb binding machines. Otherwise, it is often advisable to simply buy a low end 3:1 pitch twin loop wire binding machine (the supplies are cheaper). This being said, if you have one of the older Ibico binding machines that has a wire closer included you are in luck. The Spiral-O binding supplies that we carry will work perfectly with your machine and you will be able to use both plastic combs and wire depending on your needs. These Spiral-O binding supplies are available in Black, Silver, White, Blue and Red and in sizes up to 1″ in diameter. If you aren’t sure what type of wire binding supplies that you need to work with your machine simply give us a call. Our trained sales representatives will be glad to help you find the correct supplies for use with your machine.(Read More)