Congratulations on your purchase of a Lancer Heat Seal Machine. Lancer machines
have been designed to provide you with a maximum return on your machine investment.
Your new machine has been designed and manutactured by Lancer Graphic Systems
and incorporates many state of the an features.
Your machine can be used with most heat applied products. as all the variables being
time. pressure and heat are fully adjustable.
In the next few pages you will see the operating and troubleshooting guides to assist
you in achieving maximum performance from your machine.
TIMER SETTING ADJUSTMENT
~I+++- TIMER START BUTTON
~~~~iJEi~~~~~TIMER OPERATION LIGHT
POWER "ON" LIGHT
MAIN POWER SWITCH ----++++.&-~
POWER "ON" LIGHT-__~~~~~i r~~~~~TIMEROPERATION LIGHT
MAIN POWER SWITCH TIMER START BUTTON
TEMPERATURE LIGHT --
TEMPERATURE CONTROL --HtI-+ TIMER SETTING ADJUSTMH
~----CAP HOLD DOWN
Actual machines may vary slightly from drawings.
( LT1500 & LT1620
POWER" ON II lJGHT
MAIN POWER SWITCH
I~@~I~- CONTROL TIMER
LT450 PRESSURE CONTROL KNOB
POWER "ON" LIGHT
MAJN POWER SWITCH ---+IH--....r-
CONTROL TIMER ,
TEMPERATURE CONTROL-< I
, CAP HOLD DOWN
• Actnal machint's JDlly vary
slightly from drawinp.
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MODEL & SIN LOCATION PLATE
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MAIN CONTROL o
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Mini Breaker: 5ALT450 I
Main power cord
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OPERATING THE LT1500 AND LT450
Refer to illustrations on previous page for location of items discussed below.
1. Hle LT1500 and LT450 are both designed to o ce rate Oil s ranoarc 110 or i20 voir current (Check
icentiucauon plate on your machine for proper \loit/arr.uerage)
Tne rnacrune must De connected to a grounded electrical outlet. Wh~n using machine wit~ an
extension cord, use only 3 conductor, 14 gauge and do not exceed 25 feet
2. Switch on "Main Power". The indicator lamp will show that power is on.
3. Adjust heat control knob to desired temperature. It will take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to
reach a normal operating temperature (350° F/ 175:JC).
The temperature lamp will go off when operating temperature is reached.
4. The time cycle is electronically controlled. Simply set the timer to desired time and depress timer
button. When the timing cycle is complete an electronic tone will be heard. There is no need to
reset the time after each usage, simply press the button. The timer light will illuminate when timer
5. The pressure can be controlled by the pressure controlled knob. Pressure isdecreased by turning
the knob clockwise and increased by turning the knob counter clockwise.
Your machine has been pre-set at the factory to close to approximately 3D - 40 lbs. handle
pressure. which is the recommended level for most transfer applications.
CAUTION: Excessive pressure may cause structural damage which can void the machine
6. For the LT1500 - align the garment on the lower platen and position transfer or die cuts. If
garment IS creased, bring down the upper platen for a secone ortwo to iron out the wrinkles then
position transfer or die cuts.
For the LT450 - secure the cap down using the bottom holddown then position transferor crest.
7. Bring down the heated (upper) platen and clamp down into position. Start the timer by simply
pressing the timer button. At the sound of the electronic tone release the handle and slowly move
it to its uppermost position. Do not release handle until it IS in uppermost position. Too rapid
opening of the machine can cause a vacuum which may damage the transferred image.
NOTE: It is highly recommended to cover your printing area on the L T1500 (before applying
heat) with a piece of transfer paper or a reuseable teflon sheet This will protect the upper
platen from soilage 4
This troubleshooting section lists most problems that may be encountered when operating the
LT1500 or LT450. The common problems are listed in the left hand column. The probable cause
column (middle) lists the causes in the order which they are likely to happen. The right hand column
lists the repai r actions in order most likely to correct the problem.
Following this troubleshooting guide you will see a detailed exploded view of your machine with a
parts list. On the last page is a wiring diagram for your machine.
Every attempt has been made to make servicing your machine as simple as possible. If you do not
feel confident in performing the repair actions yourself contact the distributor who you purchased
the machine from or the Customer Service Department at Lancer Graphic Systems (204) 889-7422.
PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSE REPAIR ACTION
1 . Machine heats
ments scorch) or
does not reach
Thermostat setting too high (low)
Thermostat improperly calibrated
Reduce or Increase temperature
Remove thermostat knob. Insert screwdriver into
recess of thermostat post. Turning counter clock
wise will reduce temperature. Clockwise will
increase temperature. Use Temperature Strips for
determining exact temperature. If thermostat fails
to recalibrate replace
2. Machine does not
and lettering do
No heat setting on thermostat dial
and/or switch not in "On" position.
No power to plug-In receptacle
Place "Main Power" In "On position, set thermostat
dial at desired temperature
Check plug-In to determine if It IS operating
properly. If not, reset tripped circuit breaker.
Blown machine fuse If receptacle is operating properly, check fuse for
continuity and replace if necessary Make sure
power is disconnected before replacing. Use only
correct amperage fuse.
Defective Thermostat To determine If thermostat is defective, unplug
machine and remove machine back. Remove leads
from thermostat "Joir: leads together" and plug
machine in and turn power on. If machine heats up
the thermostat IS defective. Replace thermostat.
Defective casting Disconnect one casting wire at the temperature
control and check resistance of casting. If conti
nuity is not indicated, check for continuity at
element connections If there is continuity at
element connections a faulty lead IS Indicated
If there IS no continuity at element connections
then a faulty casting IS indicated. Repair faulty
lead or replace casting if necessary
3 Garment weave
Im proper p ressu re ad] ustment Adjust pressure. Exce ssive pressure may cause
structural damage. VOiding machine warranty
4 Timer light does
Defective lamp Replace timer lamp
5 Timer tone does
Defective timer Replace defective timer
PLATEN & PLATEN BOLTS
TO FRONT OF MAIN CONSOL ~
Platen adjusting: The four adjusting bolts illustrated, are for realiguing tbe bottom plateu
when the material & traDsfen dD DOt hsve the desired e\'en results.
To raise a certain comer, )"OD fint loosen the binding nut under the
base plate by turning clockwise. Then, any adjustments, up or down,
to any comer, taD be made by turning the sdjusting nut clockwise to
raise or counter clockwise to lower.
Mter all tbe adjushoents have been made and tbe desired product
result is ok, tben, bold the adjusting nut in place while tightening the
binding nut. '
EXPLODED vrsw OF LT1500
LT450, LT1500 & LT1620
The foUowing instructions are for the removal & reinstallation of the main tension springs
on your machine. Before executing the removal, be sure to shut off all power sources. Caution
should be used throughout this procedure, as the main spring is under pressure. Wear proper
protective eyewear at all times.
LT450: 1. With the direct power source off, carefully remove the back panel from the
main control coosol.
2. As per illustration one ( 1 ), remove the 3/8" shoulder bolt from the clamping
arm to the tension rocker. The ann should be free enougb not to hinder the
removal of the spring cover.
3. Remove the spring cover and the old spring wiU be visabIe.
4. As per illustration two ( 2 ), remove the 3/8" shoulder bolt from the platen arm
that connects the platen arm to the teflon hold down assembly. This will release
the pivoting linkages cODnecting them and allow the platen arm assy. to rise.
5. Let the platen arm assy. rise to its uppermost position, tbe spring pressure will
be nil. The main spring can be removed and replaced at this time.
6. To reassemble, follow the reverse order of these