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BES-916
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
AC
BES-1216
AC
Please read this manual before using the machine.
Please keep this manual within easy reach for quick reference.
ELECTRONIC EMBROIDERY MACHINE

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  • Page 1

    BES-916 INSTRUCTION MANUAL BES-1216 Please read this manual before using the machine. Please keep this manual within easy reach for quick reference. ELECTRONIC EMBROIDERY MACHINE...

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    Precautions • Unauthorized commercial or industrial use of trademarks or copyrighted materials (such as paintings, drawings, photos, logos, etc.) owned by other companies or persons is illegal. The use of such materials without the permission of their owners may result in criminal or civil liability. •...

  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    ....This symbol ( ) indicates something that you must do. The picture inside the circle indicates the nature of the thing that must be done. (For example, the symbol at left means "you must make the ground connection".) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 4: Notes On Safety

    When securing the cords, do not bend the cords excessively or fasten them too hard with staples, otherwise there is the danger that fire or electric shocks could occur. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 5: Maintenance And Inspection

    Any problems in machine operation which re- • When carrying out inspection, adjustment sult from unauthorized modifications to the ma- and maintenance chine will not be covered by the warranty. • When replacing consumable parts such as the rotary hook and knife. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 6: Warning Labels

    Never touch or push the thread Never touch or push the take up during operation as it needle bar during operation may result in injuries machine. as it may result in injuries or damage to the sewing ma- chine. Direction of operation BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    BES-1216AC Finger guard BES-916AC Belt cover Guard cover Finger guard BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 8: Before Starting Operation

    Use a commercially available using it to protect it from dust and cleaning disk to clean the head of damage. the floppy disk drive periodically. Do not remove the disk out of the drive during the access lamp is lit. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 9: Protecting Data In Floppy Disks

    To do so, slide the write-protect notch to open the slot as shown below. Slide the notch in this direction to prevent data loss or overwriting. Slide the notch in this direction to write data. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 10: Procedure Of Reading This Manual

    Explanation of models This manual explains two models: - BES-916AC (9 needles) - BES-1216AC (12 needles) Explanation for individual model is provided by identifying the model name. Check the model before using the machine. The display is BES-916AC. Configuration of this manual...

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    List of Error Messages Provides information on error codes and action to be taken. Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Provides troubleshooting for the machine. Connection and Installation of Optional Equipment Describes connections between the machine/computer and optional equipment available. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 12: Screen Composition

    Screen Composition Initial Screen Starting Sewing Selection of Embroidery data Operation ( page 60) page 49) Canceling of Sewing STOP Thread trimming Setting of Needle Bars page 80) Hoop Retract Area Check Editing of Embroidery data page 65) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    Setting of thread breakage sensor ( page 82) Setting of Machine ( page 85) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 14: Table Of Contents, Chapter 1 Preparation Of Embroidery Machine

    Start Embroidering .................... 46 Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering What Can the Machine Do? ..............48 Selection of Data ..................49 Registration of Embroidery Data from Floppy Disk ........... 49 Reading from Memory ..................52 BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    Embroidery Hoop ....................85 Speed Range ....................86 Speed of Each Speed Range ................87 Setting of Mending .................... 88 Thread Trimming Length ................... 88 Thread Withdrawal Feed Length ............... 89 Inching ....................... 90 Sewing Area ...................... 91 BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 16: Table Of Contents

    4-2 Automatic Hoop Movement in Area ............119 5. Jog Switches ..................120 5-1 Hoop Movement to Start Position ............. 120 5-2 Inching Mode during Embroidering (Forcible Hoop Movement) ....121 6. Detection of Home Position ............... 122 BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 17: Table Of Contents

    5. Thread Wiper Adjustment ..............137 6. Adjusting the Belt Tension ..............138 Chapter 9 Error code list Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Mechanical Section ................. 144 Electrical Section ..................146 Connection and Installation of Optional Equipment Attaching Bobbin Winder ............... 152 BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 19: Chapter 1 Preparation Of Embroidery Machine

    Chapter 1 Preparation of Embroidery Machine...

  • Page 20: Specifications

    Power supply Single phase 120 V, 200 V, 220 V, 240 V, 500 VA Weight 195 kg Dimensions 1050 (W) x 1016 (L) x 1484 (H) mm Embroidery hoops in different sizes, Bobbin winder, Options Parts for boring BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 21: Names Of Machine Components

    Control box BES-1216AC Thread Pulley (A) guide bar Thread guide A, B Thread tension dial 12-bar cotton stand Thread take-up Operation panel Inner thread guide Embroidery hoop Floppy disk drive Carriage Table Power switch Guard bar Control box BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 22: Installation, Transportation Of Machine, Installation Of Machine

    2. If the table is not stable, loosen nuts w and turn leveling seats q for adjustment. When relocating the machine, raise leveling seats q. The machine can then be moved with casters e. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 23: Installation Of Operation Panel, Mounting Of Guard Bar

    Operation panel panel position for ease of use, and tighten thumb bolt q. 3-4 Mounting of Guard Bar Attach guard bar q to the machine. Fix it with bolts and washers from the lower side of the frame. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 24: Mounting Of Cotton Stand

    2. Mount the thread guide assembly e on the thread guide support bars w using the two screws r. 3. For safety reason, attach vinyl tubes to the end of the thread guide assembly e. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 25: Lubrication To Needle Bar Case

    (See the left figure.) Note) • Use the Brother's specified embroidery ma- chine oil (Nisseki Embroidery Lube No. 10 or the equivalent). • Supplying an excessive amount of oil will cause dripping onto the material. BES-916AC BES-1216AC BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 26: Preparation For Embroidering, Upper Threading

    4. Pass the thread through each hole of upper thread guide(middle) r and thread guide(upper) t. 5. After passing the thread through the hole of thread guide(upper) t, insert the thread into the right side of the inner thread guide and pass it through the hole of the thread take-up. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 27

    7. Pass the thread through the hole of the needle bar thread guide i and pass it through the needle eye. Do not pass it through the presser foot. Pass it to needle bar thread guide at the front of lower thread guide u. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 28: Replacement Of Bobbin

    2. Slide the thread under the tension spring t through the notch r. 3. Pull out the thread from the hole of the tension spring t. 4. Pull out the thread by about 50 mm. Pull out by about 50 mm BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 29: Replacing And Selecting Needle

    DB x K5 Shirt #11, • In general, use DBxK5 #11 ~ #18 according Towel #12, #13 to the material thickness. For knitted materials, use DBxK23 #11 because its rounded point prevents the knit thread from breaking. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 30: Connection To Power Source, Preparation Of Machine For Operation

    (This figure shows model BES-916AC.) located at the end of the previous operation. Check that there is no obstacle above the hoop which will interfere with needles or presser feet. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 31

    The X and Y carriages move automatically so as to bring the hoop center to the home position or to the position where it was located at the end of the previous operation. 6. The main menu appears. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    When the needle bar and the needle bar vertical piece are separated, the needle bar is raised to the top by the spring. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    2. Hold down , and turn on the power switch. DE L 3. Press When is pressed, only the embroidery data is cleared. Therefore, other setting data is saved. D E L 4. Memory has been cleared. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 34: Attachment Of Embroidery Hoop And Frame

    Figure B, fit the right metal part to the screw. Tighten two screws r securely. 4. If the material over the square frame is not set properly, stitches may be skipped, threads may be broken, or the material may shrink during embroidering. Make an adjustment using screw y. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    4. Remove screw o in Figure A. Position frame arms i R and L for the tubular round frame according to the mounting pitch of the tubular round frame, and attach the arms. Note) Attach the frame arms R and L symmetrically. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    Note) When attaching the sash frame, check that the side with felt affixed to the back faces the front. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    290 o to both vertical sides securely. Also attach two clips 220 !0 to both horizontal sides securely. With a sash frame, the allowable embroidery area is 300 mm (vertical) x 450 mm (horizontal). 300mm 450mm BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 38: Adjustment Of Thread Tension

    1/3 of the upper stitch width. Lower thread Lower stitch width Adjustment of tension spring 6~8mm 0.07~0.12N 1. The tension spring should be adjusted to 6~8 mm in height and 0.07~0.12 N in force. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    0.5 mm. If not, the slip prevention spring of the bobbin case does not work. Adjust the spring in height or replace it with a new one. (Refer to “Replacing Bob- bin” on page 26.) To tighten To loosen BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    Chapter 1 Preparation of Embroidery Machine BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 41: Chapter 2 Embroidering Procedures

    Chapter 2 Embroidering Procedures After installation of machine start embroider- ing. This chapter explains about the opera- tion panel on the machine as well as pre- cautions for the actual embroidering process.

  • Page 42: Functions Of Operation Panel, Operation Panel

    Cancels errors during embroidering. Suspends embroidering. Selects sewing data. ( "Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering" page 47) Specifies a sequence of colors (sequence of needle changes) in sewing data. "Setting of Needle Bars" page 80) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    I N S G H I J K L M N O D E L P Q R S T U V W X Y Z E N D SPACE Used for selecting data and setting functions. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    Moves the needle bar. The needle moves by the diameter every time this switch is pressed. Change to the screen for selecting sewing data. Operation panel Contrast volume Adjusts the screen contrast. SBUS interface connector Not used (Do not connects anything.) RS-232C interface connector Connect personal computer with BE-100 installed, etc. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 45: Shut-off Switch Unit, Stop Switch Unit

    Stop switch Stop switch Press this switch to stop embroidering. When the switch is pressed, "Release stop SW to operate!" appears. Pressing the switch locks it while it is held down. To unlock the switch, turn it clockwise. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 46: Flowchart Of Preparation For Embroidering

    Retrieve the embroidery data ( page 46). "Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering" ( page 47) Edit the retrieved embroidery data. "Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data" ( page 65) Press on the operation panel. Press on the operation panel. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 47: Turn On The Machine Power

    A number of colors registered in data is displayed. A kind of hoop is displayed. Operational icons are basically displayed; however, some icons, such as , may not be on the screen. S T O P Feed timing according to the cloth thickness is displayed. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 48: Retrieve The Embroidery Data, Start Embroidering

    Required embroidery data is selected and read. Press key. Required embroidery data is selected and read. Selected embroidery data is read. Start Embroidering Press to check the embroidering area. Press to start embroidering. Sewing is started and the next screen is displayed. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 49: Chapter 3 Selection Of Data And Embroidering

    Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering This Chapter describes how to select em- broidery data in order to start embroidering.

  • Page 50: What Can The Machine Do

    Step forward (back) by every 100 stitches Step forward (back) until a next color change Step forward (back) to the embroidering start point of a next pattern Step forward (back) by a specified number of stitches ( Page 62) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 51: Selection Of Data, Registration Of Embroidery Data From Floppy Disk

    Data with a name of [xxxx.DST] Barudan Data with a name of [xxxx.DSB] Zanks (DSK) Data with a name of [xxxx.DSZ] Data received from BE-100 Data with a name of [xxxx.STH] (These icons are displayed in the lower right of the screen.) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 52

    When the access lamp if ON, never press the eject switch. Otherwise, embroidery data in the floppy disk may be destroyed. Eject switch Access lamp Registration of Sewing Data into Machine Memory Load a floppy disk with sewing data. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 53

    . The selected data is automatically registered in the memory and the machine enters a standby status. If registration is done without loading a floppy disk, the following screen is displayed after the step 4 is finished. Load a floppy disk for data registration. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 54: Reading From Memory

    When a free space is specified in the memory, a screen for reading data from the floppy disk is displayed. Refer to "Registration of Sewing Data into Machine Memory" (steps 5 and afterward on Page 51). The initial screen is displayed. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 55: Registration Of Embroidery Data From Be-100

    Select the data registration screen by pressing the Select an area for data registration by pressing ten keys or , and then press the key. Press the When a floppy disk is set When no floppy disk is set BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 56: Deletion Of Embroidery Data From Machine Memory

    Embroidery data can be deleted from the machine memory. Press A list of registered data is displayed. Select a screen by pressing Currently displayed screen No. of screens to be selected Select embroidery data to delete by pressing ten keys or BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 57

    When deleting embroidery data in the machine memory entirely: When deleting embroidery data registered in the machine memory entirely, turn ON the power to the machine while pressing . (Refer to “Clearing internal D E L memory” on page 31.) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 58: Modification Of Embroidery Data Name

    Embroidery data saved in the memory is displayed. A list of embroidery data is displayed. Select a screen by pressing Currently displayed screen No. of screens to be selected Select embroidery data to modify the name by pressing ten keys or Press BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 59

    "T" is input. Press three times. D E F "E" is input. Press five times. P Q R S "S" is input. 10. Press twice. T U V "T" is input. 11. Press once. SPACE "0" is input. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    15. After inputting a data name, press A data name is modified by the above procedures. When modifying only one character: [FLNWER] can be modified to [FLOWER] in the following procedures. 6. Press Press twice and display "N" reversely. Press "N" is deleted. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

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    Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering Press four times. M N O "O" is input. 10. Press A data name is modified by the above procedures. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 62: Sewing Operation, Before Starting Sewing, Starting Sewing Operation

    Indicates a sequence of color changes. No. of current stitches Indicates a name of data currently used for sewing. Indicates the number of data currently used for sewing. Currently selected speed range The range can be modified by pressing BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 63: Feedhold And Cancellation Of Sewing

    Press while sewing is interrupted. When repetition of patterns is set, a pattern which is currently being sewn is canceled. When canceling all patterns, press once again. A message for confirmation is displayed. When canceling sewing, press BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 64: Step Forward And Step-back, Step Forward/step-back Mode, Setting Amount Or Timing Of Step Forward/step-back

    When the number of stitches is specified, the needle steps forward (back) to an input position: Press the five times. Input the number of stitches to move by pressing ten keys. Press the The needle steps forward (back) as specified. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 65: For Step Forward (back), Resuming Sewing

    Chapter 3 Selection of Data and Embroidering The embroidery head advances (retracts) by a specified number of stitches. For Step Forward (Back) Press Stitches steps forward (back) by a specified amount. Resuming Sewing Press Sewing is started. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 66: Writing The Embroidering Data

    Highlight the edit value validating or invalidating icon with designate validating or invalidating of the edit value. Set the formatted floppy disk. Press the button. E N D The selected embroidering data is stored on the floppy disk. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 67: Chapter 4 Editing Of Embroidering Data

    Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data Pressing on the operation panel after reading embroidering data displays the em- broidering data editing screen. Simple op- eration by using embroidering data is avail- able on this screen.

  • Page 68

    Vertical direction from upper left to lower right Horizontal direction from lower left to upper right Vertical direction from lower right to upper left 0 stitch deletion ( Page 74) Thread trimming feed number ( Page 75) Swing width correction ( Page 75) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 69: Rotation

    By using ten keys Angle can be specified in increments of one degree. Read sewing data. Press Press to select an angle or use ten keys to specify an angle. Press E N D The initial screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 70: Enlargement And Reduction

    • Enlargement/reduction at different ratios in the X and Y directions Read sewing data. Press Enlargement/reduction at the same ratio in the X/Y directions Press are reversed in black. Input enlargement/reduction ratio by pressing ten keys. Press The initial screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 71

    Input enlargement/reduction ratio in the X direction by pressing ten keys. Press is reversed in black. Input enlargement/reduction ratio in the Y direction by pressing ten keys. Press The initial screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 72: Mirror

    The pattern is reversed in the up/down direction on the basis of the embroidering start point. Zero point-symmetric mirror pattern The pattern is reversed on the basis of the embroidering start point. Sewing data is read. Press BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 73

    The initial screen is displayed again. Up/Down Mirror Pattern Keep pressing until is displayed. Press The initial screen is displayed again. Zero Point-Symmetric Mirror Pattern Keep pressing until is displayed. Press E N D The initial screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 74: Repetition

    By setting a distance between the centers of each pattern Read sewing data. Press twice. Input the number of repetitions in the vertical and horizontal directions, by pressing ten keys. The vertical and horizontal directions are changed over by pressing BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 75

    For setting a distance between the outer hoops of each pattern For setting a distance between the centers of each pattern Select the direction of repetitions by pressing Press The initial screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 76: Other Editing

    This function is previously set to 0(no swing width correction)upon shipment. Read sewing data. Press three times. 0 Stitch Deletion Select this function by pressing Press after setting is finished. E N D Press when setting continuously. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 77

    Correction values within -5 ~ 20 can be input. However, excessively large values may result in distortion of a pattern. Select this function by pressing Select a correction amount in the X direction by pressing Reverse by pressing Input a correction amount in the Y direction by pressing BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 78

    Chapter 4 Editing of Embroidering Data Press after setting is finished. Press when setting continuously. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 79: Chapter 5 Setting

    Chapter 5 Setting This Chapter describes how to set a sewing speed, correct trouble including thread break- age and others related to machine motions.

  • Page 80

    Feed rate adjustment ( Page 96) Data transfer speed ( Page 96) Display language ( Page 97) Alarm sound ( Page 98) Motive speed ( page 99) Small-pitch deletion ( Page 100) XY Feed Power ( Page 101) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 81: Setting Of Lock Stitch, Setting Of Speed Limit In A Small Pitch, Hoop Movement

    Page 108) Hoop Retract Point Hoop retract point ( Page 92) Automatic hoop retract ON/OFF ( Page 93) Hoop Movement Registration of embroidering start point ( Page 92) Movement to registered sewing start point ( Page 93) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 82: Setting Of Needle Bars

    Chapter 5 Setting Setting of Needle Bars Needle bars allocated in the sequence of sewing can be modified. This setting is explained on the basis of the BES-1216AC screen. Either feedhold or hoop retract can be inserted. Press Select a sewing sequence to modify by pressing The current embroidering sequence is selected while embroidering is interrupted.

  • Page 83

    Insertion of Hoop Retract Press to highlight the position right next to the position to insert the hoop retract and press Press the button. E N D The changed setting is stored and the previous screen is displayed. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 84: Thread Breakage Sensor, Setting Of Sensor Validity/invalidity, Thread Breakage Sensitivity

    The number of needle bars changes in the sequence of : ALL (all needle bars) ... 9 or 12 (max.) Select by pressing Input sensitivity of the thread breakage sensor. Press Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 85: Automatic Step-back

    When stepping back by a sensitivity amount of the thread breakage sensor When stepping back by preset number of stitches Press E N D Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 86: Setting Of Lower Thread Counter/stitch Counter

    D E L Press three times. Input the number of counts of the lower thread counter by pressing ten keys. Number of stitches Press Modified setting is saved and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 87: Setting Of Machine, Embroidery Hoop

    Semi-wide cap frame Wide cap frame Baseball cap frame Press Select by pressing Press Select a type of a hoop by pressing Currently selected hoop Press Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 88: Speed Range

    When modifying the speed range for all needle bars Input a required speed range by pressing ten keys. After modification is finished, press E N D Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 89: Speed Of Each Speed Range

    Upper limit of speed to be set in each range Maximum speed Lowest speed Input a required speed by pressing ten keys. After modification is finished, press E N D Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 90: Setting Of Mending, Thread Trimming Length

    This setting is explained on the basis of the BES-916AC screen. Thread trimming length can be set within the range of 1 ~ 6. This function is previously set to 4 upon shipments. Press BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 91: Thread Withdrawal Feed Length

    Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again. Thread Withdrawal Feed Length Thread withdrawal length can be set before thread trimming. The input range is 0 ~ 100mm. This function is previously set to 15mm upon shipments. Press Select by pressing BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 92: Inching

    This function is previously set to selected upon shipments. Press Select by pressing Press Set whether to select the inching mode by pressing Press E N D Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 93: Sewing Area

    Indicates a currently set embroidery area Press Pressing set a maximum area designated for a currently set hoop. Specify coordinates of the lower right of the sewing area. Move the hoop by pressing Press Pressing restores a status before modification of setting. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 94: Registration Of Sewing Start Position, Hoop Retract Point

    Modified setting is saved and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again. The hoop returns to the initial point. Cancellation of Setting Press once again. Modified setting is canceled and the initial screen or halt screen is displayed again. The hoop returns to the initial point. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 95: Hoop Automatic Retract, Movement To Registered Sewing Start Point

    This operation should be done before starting sewing. Hold down and press S T O P The hoop moves and the zero point is detected. Then the hoop moves to a registered start point. The initial screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 96: Setting Of Environment, Return To Start Point, Speed Range

    When the start point return is invalid Press E N D Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again. Speed Range For setting whether to reflect modified machine speed to all needle bars. Press twice. Select by pressing Press BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 97: Checking The Embroidery Area

    Checking by octagon tracing Press twice. Select with Press Press to select Press to change the settings. Checking with the rectangle Checking with the octagon Press The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 98: Feed Rate Adjustment, Setting Of Rs-232c Communication Speed

    Speed for transferring embroidery data between the operation panel and a personal computer with BE-100 installed. The transmission speed can be selected within the range of 9600, 19200, 38400 and 115200. (unit : bps) Press twice. Select by pressing Press BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 99: Display Language

    Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again. Display Language A language to display on the screen can be set. The following languages can be selected. Display Contents Japanese English Españl Spanish French Press twice. Select by pressing Press Select [Language] by pressing BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 100: Alarm Sound

    A sound is generated twice. A sound is generated five times. Press twice. Select by pressing Press Select [Beep] by pressing Select a kind of sound by pressing Press Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 101: Motive Speed

    Press twice. Select with Press Select "Motive Speed" with Select the type of the startup speed of the main shaft with Press the button. The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 102: Small-pitch Deletion

    Select the maximum stitch to be deleted with Press The new setting is saved and calculation is performed. The previous screen is displayed. For example, if 0.3 mm is set, stiches shorter than 0.3 mm are deleted. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 103: Xy Feed Power Increase

    This setting is not valid to the frame feed during embroidering. Press twice. Select with Press Select "XY power" with Select the XY feed power with Press E N D The new setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 104: Boring

    • Data shift valid/invalid invalid Validation/Invalidation of Boring Mode Press twice. Select by pressing Press Select by pressing Validate or invalidate the boring mode by pressing When the boring mode is valid When the boring mode is invalid BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 105: Lock Stitch

    Modified setting is saved and the previous screen is displayed again. Lock Stitch Lock stitch can be set at the sewing start and end positions and sewing start position after trimming thread. Setting lock stitch at the sewing start position Press twice. Select with BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 106

    Validating the lock stitch Invalidating the lock stitch Press the button. The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed. Setting the lock stitch on the sewing send position Press twice. Select with Press Select with BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 107

    Press Select with Press to validate or invalidate the lock stitch. Validating the lock stitch Invalidating the lock stitch Press the button. E N D The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 108: Speed Limit In A Short Pitch

    Designate the speed to be limited with Press the button. E N D The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed. Invalidating speed limit in a short pitch Press the button after the setting screen is displayed. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 109: Feed Timing

    Either thick or thin cloth can be selected. Thin cloth is set as the standard thickness. Press three times. Select with Press Select the thickness with Press the button. E N D The changed settings are stored and the previous screen is displayed. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 110: Automatic Input Setting

    Choose whether or not to reflect the initial edit data also in sewing operations according to other data. The initial edit data is reflected. The initial edit data is not reflected. Press three times. Select with Press BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 111

    For reading data from a floppy disk, insert the floppy disk into the operation panel. For reading data from a computer, establish connection with it. 10. Press E N D 11. Select the desired sewing data item with , and press "AUTO" or "EM5" appears. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 112

    In the automatic mode, the next data is read and the machine is brought to a state of standby. In the semi-automatic mode, the next sewing data is selected. Select the desired data with and press 14. To discontinue sewing by automatic input, follow steps 1 to 4 and select . Press E N D BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 113: Display Of Information, Pattern Information

    Coordinates of embroidering start point Coordinates of embroidering end point Number of stitches Number of colors Name of data Press three times. Select by pressing Press Check information about patterns. Press E S C The previous screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 114: Features Of Machine

    Maximum moving range of cap hoop Number of heads Number of needle bars per head Press three times. Select by pressing Press Check information about the machine. Press E S C The previous screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 115: Information About Versions

    The version is displayed by numerical figures (1 ~ 255). Panel CPU ROM version Upper axis CPU ROM version Interface CPU ROM version Feed wave form table version Main CPU ROM version Press E S C The previous screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 116

    Chapter 5 Setting BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 117: Chapter 6 Operation Of Machine

    Chapter 6 Operation of Machine...

  • Page 118: Operating Procedures, Power Source, Preparation For Embroidering

    ), determine a position to start embroidering. Note) An error message is displayed on the LCD if a pattern comes out of the hoop. • Pressing starts embroidering. • After embroidering is finished, the machine is placed in the stand-by state. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 119: Machine Stop, Stopping The Machine With The Stop Switch Unit

    Press the power switch to turn on the power again. Power switch Emergency stop switch BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 120: Hoop Feed Position

    • The hoop can also be moved to the feed position automatically after embroidering is finished. Refer to "Hoop Automatic Retract" on Page 93 for details. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 121: Area Check, External Tracing, Automatic Hoop Movement In Area

    Embroidering area If the pattern is not held in the embroidering area as shown below, the hoop cannot move into the area. Enlarge the embroidering area on the operation panel. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 122: Jog Switches, Hoop Movement To Start Position

    Chapter 6 Operation of Machine 5. Jog Switches 5-1 Hoop Movement to Start Position The hoop can be moved before starting embroidering and the start position can be set arbitrarily. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 123: Inching Mode During Embroidering (forcible Hoop Movement)

    • If the hoop and material are deviated from each other during embroidering, correct it by using the jog switches. 3. Pressing the "END" switch resets the inching mode. 4. Press the "START" switch restarts embroidering. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 124: Detection Of Home Position

    After the home position is detected, the hoop returns to the initial position. Press while pressing with the machine stopped. STOP SPACE Initial screen Temporary stop screen The hoop moves and the home position is detected. The initial screen is displayed again. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 125

    Chapter 7 Maintenance...

  • Page 126: Cleaning, Cleaning And Lubrication Of Rotary Hook

    • If thread breakage or rotary hook noise occurs during embroidering, lubricate the race of the rotary hook. Note) • Use the dropper provided to supply oil. Use BROTHER's embroidery machine oil (equivalent to Nisseki Sewing Lub No. 10). • Supply a proper amount of oil. Any excess may stain fabrics, etc. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 127: Cleaning Of Needle Plate

    1-2 Cleaning of Needle Plate Broken threads left around the movable or fixed knives or the thread holding plate may result in thread trimming failure or parts damage. Clean them once a month. Remove broken threads from this section. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 128: Oiling, Head

    To extend the machine's service life, supply oil to the following places at regular intervals. The models BES-916AC and BES-1216AC adopt centralized wick lubrication (including rotary hooks). Before daily operation, supply oil as needed while checking the oil level through the oil window.

  • Page 129

    • The machine front tank may run dry in one or two hours. Since the tank contains an Machine rear tank oil storage device, it lubricates the machine gradually even if the tank is empty. Machine front tank BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 130

    Before starting operation of the machine, move the needle case fully to the right and the left, and use a cloth to wipe greasy dirt off the needle bar guide rail and the pressure foot shaft (indicated by the arrows in the figure) from the rear of the needle bar case. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 131: Chapter 8 Adjustment

    Chapter 8 Adjustment...

  • Page 132: Adjusting Needle Bar Height

    • Adjustment 1. Adjusting Needle Bar Height 180° Oil cap 10.8mm Tighten the bolt u so that the clearance can be even. Do not hit this section. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 133

    Socket head bolt for top dead center stopper u while pressing down the needle bar clamp so that it faces the front. Note) Make sure that the top dead center stopper does not hit the needle bar guide rail i at this time. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 134

    Chapter 8 Adjustment When using the bottom dead center gauge 180° Oil cap Cutting section 10.8mm Cutting section Tighten the bolt o so that the clearance can be even. Do not hit this section. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 135

    Socket head bolt for top dead center stopper o while pressing down the needle bar clamp so that it faces the front. Note) Make sure that the top dead center stopper u does not hit the needle bar guide rail !0 at this time. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 136: Adjustment Of Timing Between Needle And Rotary Hook

    Note) If the clearance between the needle and the rotary hook is not within 0.2 to 0.4 mm, repeat step 3 and adjust both clearances at needle bar No. 1 and No. 9 (No. 12 for BES-1216AC) to the range of 0.2 to 0.4 mm respectively.

  • Page 137: Adjustment Of Presser Foot Height

    Note) When the presser feet have been adjusted in height, check that each needle lowers to the center of the presser foot hole. 4. Turn on the power switch and lower presser foot q with the lever. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 138: Adjustment Of Thread Trimmer

    10 mm. 10mm 2. Advance movable knife t from fixed knife e by 1.2 mm. Adjust thread trimmer connecting rod y so as to keep the same condition even after thread trimming. 1.2mm BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 139: Thread Wiper Adjustment

    2. If there is a difference in motion between needle bars No. 1 and No. 9 (No. 12 for BES-1216AC), loosen four screws r and make an adjustment by moving thread presser base t in the direction of the arrow.

  • Page 140: Adjusting The Belt Tension

    Bring a push-pull into contact with belt q. Adjust the deflection of the belt to 8 mm when a 9.8 N pressure is applied. Loosen nut w and adjust nut e for proper deflection. The machine operating direction is counterclockwise when seen from the machine pulley end. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 141: Chapter 9 Error Code List

    Chapter 9 Error code list...

  • Page 142

    Reset the embroidering area on the panel or move the hoop to the sewable position. E-25 Area over Hoop overhang(+X, -X) E-26 Area over Hoop overhang(-X, +Y) E-27 Area over Hoop overhang(+X, -X, +Y) E-28 Area over Hoop overhang(-Y) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 143

    Turn the power off and on once. If the same error occurs E-CD ERROR CD Speed command can not be received. again, the main PCB is faulty. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 144

    ERROR F8 PRE code error E-F9 ERROR F9 No applicable command E-FA ERROR FA Interface receive data sum check error E-FB ERROR FB Send time up error E-FF ERROR FF No status is returned from main shaft CPU. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 145: Chapter 10 Troubleshooting

    Chapter 10 Troubleshooting If there is any indication of trouble with the machine, check and correct as described in the table. If the trouble cannot be corrected, turn off the power and contact your distribu- tor for corrective actions.

  • Page 146: Mechanical Section

    Not embroidered properly • Is the material edge caught in the machine? (Are embroidery hoop and other related parts operating correctly?) • Is the material stretched properly? • Is thread tension proper? Does the lower thread come out smoothly? BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 147

    • Is the presser foot lifted at a retract position when the power is turned on? Lower the presser foot using the lever. Stitches cannot be made. • Is the needle attached properly? • Is the timing of the needle and rotary hook correct? BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 148: Electrical Section

    If not, refer to the block diagram showing the cable connections and check to see if the connections from the brake solenoid to the power PCB and from connector P27 of the power PCB to connector P1 of the main PCB are proper. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 149

    (The standard value is 0.) • Check connection from the thread breakage sensor PCB to the head PCB if the number does not blink. • Replace the thread breakage sensor PCB with a new one. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 150

    P22 of the main PCB in the control box is proper. • Check fuse F3 on the power supply PCB. If it is blown, replace it with a new one. If it becomes blown again, the 24v system circuit is faulty. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 151

    If it is faulty, replace the solenoid with a new one. In this case, the main PCB may also be faulty. Also replace the main PCB with a new one if it does not operate properly even after replacing the solenoid. • Replace the main PCB with a new one. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 152

    If it is faulty, replace the solenoid with a new one. In this case, the main PCB may also be faulty. Also replace the mainPCB with a new one if it does not operate properly even after replacing the solenoid. • Replace the main PCB with a new one. BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 153: Connection And Installation Of Optional Equipment

    Connection and Installation of Optional Equipment...

  • Page 154: Attaching Bobbin Winder

    3. Attach bobbin winder guide bracket u to the cotton stand i with screws. 4. Attach bobbin winder assembly ! 0 equipped with bobbin winder plate o using two screws, washers, and nuts. Fit the connector !2 on the bobbin winder side to nylon connector !1 . BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 155

    • If circuit protector o is activated, the bobbin winder motor does not rotate. Wait for a while until the motor cools and press the circuit protector. (If the motor is still hot, the pressed circuit protector will come out.) BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 156

    Connection and Installation of Optional Equipment BES-916AC • BES-1216AC...

  • Page 157

    INSTRUCTION MANUAL BROTHER INDUSTRIES,LTD. NAGOYA,JAPAN Printed in Japan 155-916, C16 S93916-002 2000, 03, H(1)

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