Guided Roller Jig
This guided roller jig is great for novice number plate makers, its adjustable guides help you align the media before the rollers join and bond it together.
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The guided roller jig is a great tool to help you novice number plate makers assemble your components. Not only does its adjustable guides help you perfectly line up the plate media. But the twin rollers also join and finally bond it all together.
Most important are the media guides, both are adjustable with a max width of 240mm. And they come with cut-out slots to hold your components steady and perfectly aligned. Next up is the butting plate, which you use to join the component ends together. Finally there’s two rubber rollers, fixed at 3mm high and ideal for all legal number plate sizes.
Using the Jig and Roller
Using this jig properly is easy, as long as you follow some simple steps. First you need to prepare the guides, so they’re the right width for the components. Then you load up and join your plate media ends. Finally you feed the components through the rollers to bond it all together.
- Start by setting up the width of the media guides. First loosen up the thumb screws on top of each guide. Next, move them into position using the marked-out widths. Then re-tighten the thumb screws to fix them into place. Finish up by lowering the butting plate, so it blocks access to the rollers.
- Now it’s time to load your components onto the guides. Place your sheet, printed face-up, between the guides and slide it along the bottom notch. Push it all the way up, so it touches the butting plate.
- Next, take a clear acrylic face and remove the adhesive cover. Now slide it through the next notch up on the guides, with the adhesive facing down. Once again, push it all the way up to the butting plate.
- With the guides holding the media perfectly aligned, push down near the butting guide so the two ends stick together. If required more your finger along the edges, until they’re joined. Then pull up the butting plate, so it allows access to the rollers.
- Now the components need bonding together using the rollers. So take hold of the roller handle in one hand. And while turning the handle with one hand, push the media into the rollers with the other. The rollers will pull it through and combine the two parts together, while removing any air from between the components.
- If you are making 3-part plates, simply repeat steps 2 to 5 with the other component. And combine it with the assembled pieces.
- Finally, remove the outer protective cover from outside of the clear acrylic face. All the adhesive will cure over the next 12 hours or so.
Guided Roller Jig Maintenance
The jig bed and alignment guides are all made from a durable plastic along with the roller sides and arm, these surfaces can be easily wiped down. Both rollers are made from a soft rubber so take care not to mark or scour their surface. Use a lint free cloth and mild detergent, wipe away any dust or dirt and allow all surfaces to completely dry before further use.
It is best to keep your guided roller jig in a clean location so number plates made on it aren’t contaminated with any dirt or grease. Which is also great advice for storing your plate components between use.
|Dimensions||480 × 280 × 160 mm|