Escomatic D2 & D4

Escomatic D2 and D4 Image The following lesson outline details the tasks needed to be a machinist on an Escomatic automatic screw machine. Some of these tasks require the trainee to explain how something works to insure they have the required understanding of the processes and are not simply memorizing procedures. All of the tasks listed will be a part of the Performance Test within each lesson. To learn more about these tests and the training process itself, see the Philosophy section.

These fifteen lessons will teach the trainee to perform a complete setup of the Escomatic D2 or D4. In addition, the trainee will learn to operate the machine and maintain the quality of the finished parts during operation.

Lesson 1: Basic Machine Components [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to locate, identify, and explain the purpose of:

  1. Stock Straightener Cam
  2. Stock Clamping Jaws and Cam
  3. Feed Rolls and Feed System
  4. D2 Counter Collet and Cam
  5. D4 Drill Drum Turret and Cams
  6. Tool Head and Stock Guide Bushing
  7. Belt, Pulley, and Motor Drives

Lesson 2: Basic Controls and Operation [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to locate, identify, and explain the purpose of:

  1. Location and Description of Operator Controls and Levers
  2. Stock Clamp Lever for Feed System
  3. Head Locking Lever for the Tool Head
  4. Camshaft Start/Stop Lever
  5. Hand Crank Wheel
  6. Procedures for Starting and Stopping the Machine
  7. Procedures for Raising and Lowering the D2 Counter Collet and D4 Drill Turret

Lesson 3: Machine Lubrication [ Top ]

After completing this lesson, the operator will be able to adjust and fill:

  1. Automatic Drip Oilers
  2. Ball Type Oilers
  3. Feed System Hydraulic Unit, Coolant Reservoir, Drill Turret Command Unit, and Main Gear Box
  4. Operate Coolant Valves
  5. Clean Coolant Filters
  6. Check Wire Cleaner Operation

Lesson 4: Coil Restocking [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to perform:

  1. Stock Dereeler Operation and Restocking
  2. Removal of Stock Remnant
  3. Manual Stock Straightening
  4. Inserting Stock Through the Machine

Lesson 5: Setting Up Pulleys and Gears [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to:

  1. Read Production Rate Charts
  2. Read Belt and Pulley Charts
  3. Change Belts and Pulleys for Tool Head Speed, Stock Straightener Rotor Speed, Drill Spindle Speed
  4. Change Belt and Pulleys and Gears for Production Rate Changes

Lesson 6: Setting Up Cams [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to locate, identify, and change:

  1. Tool Cams 1 and 2
  2. Feed Cams 1 and 2
  3. Friction Clutch Cam
  4. D2 Counter Collet Cam
  5. D4 Drill Turret Cams and Counter Collet Cam
  6. Stock Straightener, Stock Clamping Jaw, Stock Straightener Slide Cams
  7. Stock Straightener Cam Shaft Ratio

Lesson 7: Stock Straightener [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to:

  1. Select, Install, and Adjust Stock Straightener Jaws
  2. Select and Install Stock Support Bushing

Lesson 8: Stock Straightener and Stock Clamping Jaws [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to:

  1. Select, Install, and Adjust Stock Straightener Jaws
  2. Adjust Straightener Slide Travel
  3. Adjust Stock Clamping Jaws

Lesson 9: Feed System and Stock Guide Bushing [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to locate, identify, and explain:

  1. Operation of the Feed System
  2. Stock Feed Friction Clutch and Hydraulic Unit
  3. Types of Feed Rolls, Changing Feed Rolls
  4. Installing 2:1 Ratio, 1:1 Ratio Stock Feed Attachments
  5. Selecting and Installing Stock Guide Bushing

Lesson 10: Rotating Tool Head [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to locate, identify, and explain the operation of:

  1. Tool Head Components
  2. Tool Head Adjustments, Axial, Radial, Centering
  3. Description of Basic Tools Used

Lesson 11: Basic Tool Adjustments and Sharpening [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to:

  1. Mount Tool 1 and 2
  2. Center Both Tools
  3. Set Safe Distance From Stock
  4. Set Location of Tools From Stock Guide Bushing
  5. Remove, Install, Adjust, and Sharpen Tools

Lesson 12: Counter Collet Assmebly Module D2 [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to locate, identify, and explain:

  1. Basic Operation
  2. Types and Sizes of Collets
  3. Installing Collet, Collet Holder, and Collet Sleeve
  4. Adjusting Collet Centering, Position, and Pressure

Lesson 13: Producing the First Part at Setup [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to:

  1. Read Layout Sheets
  2. Sequence for Changing and Installing Equipment
  3. Set Cam Timing
  4. Check Collet Timing
  5. Final Axial and Radial Tool Adjustments

Lesson 14: Model D4 Drill Turret [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to locate, identify, and explain:

  1. Basic Operation
  2. Selecting and Installing Drills and Collets
  3. Centering Drills and Collets
  4. Selecting Index Trip Dogs
  5. Adjusting Index Timing, Drill Depth, Collet Position, and Pressure
  6. Adjusting Collet Open Close Trip Dogs

Lesson 15: Controlling the Quality of Parts [ Top ]

After completing this lesson the operator will be able to use the layout sheet and part print to adjust for:

  1. Overall Part Length
  2. Shank Length
  3. Incorrect Chamfer
  4. Axial and Radial Adjustments
  5. Cutoff Teats
  6. Short Feed