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Instruction Manual
296-12-17 939
Betriebsanleitung engl. 05.97


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  • Page 1 1053 1183 Instruction Manual 296-12-17 939 Betriebsanleitung engl. 05.97...
  • Page 2 This Instruction Manual is valid for all models and subclasses listed in the chapter " Specifications ". The reprinting, copying or translation of PFAFF Instruction Manuals, whether in whole or in part, is only permitted with our previous authorization and with written reference to the source.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Danger ........................1 - 4 Proper use ....................2 - 1 Specifications ..................3 - 1 PFAFF 1053, PFAFF 1183 ..................3 - 1 Models and subclasses....................3 - 2 Disposal of the machine ................4 - 1 Transport, packaging and storage .............. 5 - 1 Transport to the customer ..................
  • Page 4: Contents

    Adjusting the stitch length ..................9 - 5 Care and maintenance ................10 - 1 Cleaning the machine ....................10 - 1 Filling the oil reservoir (PFAFF 1183 only) ..............10 - 2 Adjustment ................... 11 - 1 Notes on adjusting ....................11 - 1 Tools, gauges and other accessories for adjusting ..........
  • Page 5 Contents Contents ................Chapter - Page Adjusting the thread wiper -909/04 ............11 - 28 .07.01 Thread wiper movement ..................11 - 28 .07.02 Thread wiper position ....................11 - 29 Adjusting the automatic presser foot lift -910/06 ......... 11 - 30 Adjusting the backtacking mechanism -911/37 ...........
  • Page 6: Safety

    Safety Safety Directives This machine is constructed in accordance with the European regulations contained in the conformity and manufacturer’s declarations. In addition to this Instruction Manual, also observe all generally accepted, statutory and other regulations and legal requirements and all valid environmental protection regulations! The regionally valid regulations of the social insurance society for occupational accidents or other supervisory organizations are to be strictly adhered to! General notes on safety...
  • Page 7: Safety Symbols

    It is the obligation of the user to ensure that none of the safety mechanisms are removed or deactivated. It is the obligation of the user to ensure that only authorized persons operate and work on the machine. Further information can be obtained from your PFAFF agent. 1 - 2...
  • Page 8: Operating And Specialist Personnel

    Safety Operating and specialist personnel Operating personnel .05.01 Operating personnel are persons responsible for the equipping, operating and cleaning of the machine as well as for taking care of problems arising in the sewing area. The operating personnel is required to observe the following points and must: always observe the Notes on Safety in the Instruction Manual! never use any working methods which could adversely affect the safety of the machine! not wear loose-fitting clothing or jewelery such as chains or rings!
  • Page 9: Danger

    Safety Danger A working area of 1 meter is to be kept free both in front of and behind the machine while it is in operation so that it is always easily accessible. Never reach into the sewing area while sewing! Danger of injury by the needle! Never leave objects on the table while adjusting the machine settings! Objects can become trapped or be slung away! Danger of injury! Fig.
  • Page 10: Proper Use

    Proper use Proper use The PFAFF 1053 is an oil-free, single needle plain seamer with bottom feed. The PFAFF 1183 is a high-speed, single needle plain seamer with bottom feed. These machines are used in the textile industry for sewing lockstitch seams.
  • Page 11: Specifications

    Operating voltage:..............190 - 240 V 50/60 Hz, 1 phase Max. output: ......................400 VA Fuse protection: ................1 x 16 A, delayed action Working noise level - PFAFF 1053: Emission at workplace at n = 3200 spm: ............... 76 dB(A) (Noise measurement in accordance with DIN 45 635-48-A-1) Working noise level - PFAFF 1183: Emission at workplace at n = 4400 spm: ...............
  • Page 12: Models And Subclasses

    Specifications Models and subclasses Subclass 8/31: ................ for processing fine materials Subclass 8/33: ..............for processing medium materials Subclass 944/01: ..........for processing leather and similar materials Work aids: Subclass -900/22 ................thread trimmer (220 V) Subclass -900/24 ................thread trimmer (24 V) Subclass -909/04 .....................
  • Page 13: Disposal Of The Machine

    Disposal of machine Disposal of machine The proper disposal of the machine is the responsibility of the customer. The materials used in the machines are steel, aluminium, brass and various plastics. The electrical equipment consists of plastics and copper. The machine is to be disposed of in accordance with the locally valid environmental protection regulations.
  • Page 14: Transport, Packaging And Storage

    Transport, packaging and storage Transport, packaging and storage Transport to the customer’s premises Within Germany, machines with a table are delivered without packaging. Machines without a table (sewing head only) and machines which are to be exported are packaged. Transport within the customer’s premises The manufacturer bears no liability for transport within the customer’s premises or to the individual locations of use.
  • Page 15: Explanation Of The Symbols

    Explanation of the symbols Explanation of the symbols In the following section of this Instruction Manual, certain tasks or important pieces of information are accentuated by symbols. The symbols used have the following meanings: Note, information Cleaning, care Lubrication, greasing Servicing, repairing, adjustment, maintenance (only to be carried out by specialist personnel) 6 - 1...
  • Page 16: Controls

    Controls Controls On/Off switch Turn the machine on/off by pressing the On/Off switch 1. LED 2 is for monitoring the machine controller. Switch 1 on: LED ON controller operative LED blinking malfunction Switch 1 off: LED blinking controller will remain live for approx.
  • Page 17: Pedal

    Controls Pedal Machine stop Raise presser foot (for machines with -910/06) Trim thread (for machines with -900/22 or -900/24) Fig. 7 - 03 Lever for lifting the presser foot The presser foot is raised by turning lever 1. Fig. 7 - 04 7 - 2...
  • Page 18: Feed Regulator Disk

    Controls Feed regulator disk The stitch length can be set by simultaneously applying pressure to disk 1 and turning it to the desired setting. Fig. 7 - 05 Reverse feed lever For reverse sewing press lever 1. Fig. 7 - 06 7 - 3...
  • Page 19: Knee Lever

    Controls Knee lever By pressing the knee lever 1 in the direction of the arrow, the presser foot is raised. Fig. 7 - 07 Switch for thread wiper -909/04 By moving switch 1, the thread wiper can be switched on or off. Position l : aggregate is on Position 0 : aggregate is off Fig.
  • Page 20: Mounting And Commissioning The Machine

    Mounting and commissioning the machine Mounting and commissioning the machine The machine must only be mounted and commissioned by qualified personnel! All relevant safety regulations are to be observed! If the machine is delivered without a table, be sure that the frame and the table top which you intend to use can hold the weight of the machine and the motor.
  • Page 21: Adjusting The V-Belt Tension

    Mounting and commissioning the machine Adjusting the V-belt tension .01.02 This step is eliminated for integrated sewing motors. Loosen nuts 1. Tighten the V-belt with belt take-up hanger 2. 2 cm Tighten nuts 1. A quick motor is shown in Fig.
  • Page 22: Mounting The Lower V-Belt Guard

    Mounting and commissioning the machine Mounting the lower V-belt guard .01.04 This step is eliminated for integrated sewing motors. Align belt-guard 1 in such a way that both the motor pulley and the V-belt run freely. Tighten screws 2. A quick motor is shown in Fig.
  • Page 23: Commissioning The Machine

    Mounting and commissioning the machine Commissioning the machine Check the machine, especially the electrical leads, for any damage. Clean the machine thoroughly (see chapter 10 Care and maintenance). Have specialists ensure that the machine’s motor can be operated with the available electricity supply and that it is connected properly.
  • Page 24: Preparation

    Preparation Preparation All regulations and instructions in this Instruction Manual are to be observed! Special attention is to be paid to the safety regulations! All preparation work is only to be carried out by appropriately trained personnel. Before all preparation work, the machine is to be separated from the electricity supply by removing the plug from the mains or switching off the On/Off switch! Inserting the needle...
  • Page 25: Winding The Bobbin Thread/ Adjusting The Thread Tension

    Preparation Winding the bobbin thread, adjusting the thread tension Fig. 9 - 02 Place an empty bobbin 1 onto bobbin shaft 2. Thread the bobbin in accordance with Fig. 9-02 and wind it anti-clockwise around bobbin 1 a few times. Switch on the bobbin winder while at the same time pressing bobbin winder spindle 2 and lever 3.
  • Page 26: Removing/Inserting The Bobbin Case

    Preparation Removing/Inserting the bobbin case Turn the machine off! Danger of injury if machine suddenly starts running! Removing the bobbin case: Tilt back the machine. Raise latch 1 and remove bobbin case 2. Inserting the bobbin case: Press bobbin case 2 until you feel it snap into the bobbin case base.
  • Page 27: Threading The Needle Thread / Adjusting The Needle Thread Tension

    Preparation Threading the needle thread / Adjusting the needle thread tension Fig. 9 - 05 Turn the machine off! Thread the machine as shown in Fig. 9-05. Adjust the needle thread tension by turning disk 1. 9 - 4...
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Stitch Length

    Preparation Adjusting the stitch length Apply pressure to disk 1 and turn until the desired stitch length on the indicator scale is aligned with the mark 2. Fig. 9 - 06 9 - 5...
  • Page 29: Care And Maintenance

    Care and maintenance Clean ..............daily, more often if in continuous operation Check oil level ............annually , only for the PFAFF 1183 These maintenance intervals are calculated for the average running time of a single shift operation. If the machine is operated more than this, shorter intervals are recommended.
  • Page 30: Filling The Oil Reservoir (Pfaff 1183 Only)

    Care and maintenance Filling the oil reservoir (PFAFF 1183 only) The PFAFF 1053 is completely maintenance-free and runs without oil. The oil reservoir must always have oil in it. Whenever it is necessary to refill the reservoir, tilt back the machine and let it rest on the sewing head support.
  • Page 31: Adjustment

    Adjustment Adjustment For the PFAFF 1053 and the PFAFF 1183, an adjustable clamp must not be fastened onto the needle bar! Otherwise, the special coating on the needle bar could be damaged. Notes on adjusting All adjustments in these adjustment instructions are based on a completely installed machine and must only be carried out by appropriately trained specialists.
  • Page 32: Checking And Adjusting Aids

    Adjustment Checking and adjusting aids With the help of the adjustment pin 1 (Part No. 13-033 346-05) and the adjustment gauge 3 (Part No. 61-111 639-70), the required positions for the adjustment can be set. Fig. 11 - 01 Setting the needle bar position 1.8 mm above BDC (needle rise position): Turn handwheel until the needle bar is approx.
  • Page 33: Adjusting The Basic Machine

    Adjustment Adjusting the basic machine Basic position of the machine drive (for 220 V built-in motors only) .05.01 Requirement When the needle bar position is 0.6 mm above the BDC, the marks on the machine housing 1 and toothed belt wheel 4 must be flush with each other. Fig.
  • Page 34: Preadjusting The Needle Height

    Adjustment Preadjusting the needle height .05.02 Requirement When the needle bar is positioned 1.8 mm above BDC, the mark on the needle bar 1 must be flush with the bottom edge of the needle bar frame 3. Fig. 11 - 03 Using the adjustment pin, position the needle bar 1.8 mm above BDC.
  • Page 35: Neutralizing The Feed Dog Movement

    Adjustment Neutralizing the feed dog movement 05.03 Requirement At a stitch length setting of "0", cranks 1 and 3 must be flush with each other, and the feed dog must not carry out any driving motion when the handwheel is turned. Fig.
  • Page 36: Feed Lifting Motion

    Adjustment 11.05.04 Feed lifting motion Requirement At stitch length setting "0" and needle bar position TDC, 1. the feed dog must be at its upper reversal point 2. the control cam 3 must be resting against the feed lifting eccentric 1 and 3.
  • Page 37: Feed Dog Height

    Adjustment Feed dog height 05.05 Requirement At stitch length setting "0" and needle bar position TDC, the feed dog 7 must, 1. viewed from the side and in the direction of feed, be positioned at the center of the needle plate cutout, as well as 2.
  • Page 38: Feed Dog Motion

    Adjustment Feed dog motion 05.06 Requirement At needle bar position 0.6 mm below TDC, when the stitch length setting is at its largest, the feed dog must not carry out any movement when the reverse-feed control 3 is operated. Fig. 11 - 07 Set stitch length to the largest setting.
  • Page 39: Needle In Needle Hole Center

    Adjustment Needle in needle hole center 05.07 Requirement The needle must penetrate the needle hole exactly in the middle. Fig. 11 - 08 Position the needle directly over the needle hole. Loosen screws 1, 2 and 3. Move the needle bar frame 4 according to the requirement. Tighten screw 2 and turn screw 3 slightly.
  • Page 40: Hook Shaft Bearing And Backlash

    Adjustment Hook shaft bearing and backlash .05.08 Requirement 1. The front edge of the hook shaft 6 must be at a distance of 14.5 mm to the needle center. At the same time, the slot in the hook shaft bearing 1 (see arrow) must be par- allel to the bedplate and pointing opposite to the direction of sewing.
  • Page 41: Hook Lubrication (For Pfaff 1183 Only)

    Adjustment Hook lubrication (for PFAFF 1183 only) .05.09 Requirement 1. The centrifugal disk 1 must be positioned 1.5 mm in front of the oil ring 3. 2. When the machine is running at full speed, after approx. 10 seconds a mark should be made by a fine stripe of oil on the strip of paper placed over the needle plate cutout.
  • Page 42: Needle Rise, Hook-To-Needle Clearance, Needle Height And Bobbin Case Position Finger

    Adjustment Needle rise, hook-to-needle clearance, needle height and bobbin case position finger 05.10 Requirement With the needle at 1.8 mm after BDC, 1. the hook point 6 must point to the middle of the needle and be at a distance of 0.05 mm - 0.1 mm to the clearance cut of the needle, and 2.
  • Page 43: Thread Tension Release (Machines Without -900

    Adjustment Thread tension release (machines without -900/...) 05.11 Requirement With hand lever 1 raised, the distance between the tension discs 4 must be at least 0.5 mm. 0.5 mm Fig. 11 - 12 Raise hand lever Move thread tension 2 (screw 3) according to the requirement. 11 - 13...
  • Page 44: Thread Check Spring And Slack Thread Regulator

    Adjustment Thread check spring and slack thread regulator .05.12 Requirement 1. The motion of the thread check spring must be completed when the needle point enters the material (spring stroke approx. 7 mm). 2. When the thread loop is at its largest when going around the hook, the thread check spring must have moved by approx.
  • Page 45: Position Of Knee Lever

    Adjustment Position of knee lever 05.13 Requirement 1. When the knee lever is in its resting position, the axle 5 must be parallel to the bedplate. 2. When the presser foot is resting on the needle plate, the presser bar lifting lever 6 must be touching the circlip 8 lightly and be at a distance of approx.
  • Page 46: Knee Lever Stop

    Adjustment Knee lever stop .05.14 Requirement When the knee lever is fully actuated, 1. the presser foot must be raised approx. 9 mm (or approx. 13 mm for a large needle bar stroke) above the needle plate, and 2. lever 3 must swing down automatically. Fig.
  • Page 47: Bobbin Winder

    Adjustment Spuler 05.15 Requirement 1. With the bobbin winder on, the drive wheel 1 must engage reliably. 2. With the bobbin winder off, the friction wheel 5 must not be driven by the drive wheel 1. 3. The bobbin winder must turn off automatically when the thread level is approx. 1 mm from the edge of the bobbin.
  • Page 48: Limiting The Stitch Length

    Adjustment Limiting the stitch length 05.16 The maximum stitch length which can be selected can be limited mechanically. Fig. 11 - 17 For the subclass -8/31, the maximum stitch length which can be selected must not be above 4.5 mm! Set the desired maximum stitch length with regulator disk 1.
  • Page 49: Presser Foot Pressure

    Adjustment Presser foot pressure 05.17 Requirement The material must be fed reliably. In the process, pressure marks on the material must not be made. Fig. 11 - 18 Turn screw 1 in accordance with the requirement. 11 - 19...
  • Page 50: Modifying The Needle Bar Stroke

    Adjustment Modifying the needle bar stroke .05.18 The needle bar stroke is preset in the factory according to requirement. The needle bar stroke can be modified later if specific operating conditions make it necessary to do so. Fig. 11 - 19 After the needle bar stroke has been modified, make sure to readjust the needle height! Via the hand wheel, turn crank 1 until the screws 2 can be accessed from the side...
  • Page 51: Adjusting The Thread Trimmers -900/22 And -900/24

    Adjustment Adjusting the thread trimmers -900/22 and -900/24 Magnet setting .06.01 Requirement 1. The distance between the bottom edge of the plunger and the top edge of the washer 5 must be 96 mm. 2. When the thread trimmer is in resting position (magnet retracted), the roller lever 6 must rest against bolt 7 and be at a distance of approx.
  • Page 52: Lateral Alignment Of The Thread Catcher

    Adjustment Lateral alignment of the thread catcher 06.02 Requirement 1. The tip of the thread catcher 5 must point exactly to the center of the needle. 2. The thread catcher 5 must be horizontal. It must not graze anything when it is operating.
  • Page 53: Knife Position

    Adjustment Knife position 06.03 Requirement 1. There must be a distance of 4 mm between the cutting edge of the knife and the needle. 2. The right edge of the knife 1 must not extend beyond the right edge of the thread catcher (see arrow).
  • Page 54: Front Point Of Reversal Of The Thread Catcher

    Adjustment Front point of reversal of the thread catcher 06.04 Requirement When the thread catcher 5 is at its front point of reversal, the rear edge of the thread catcher cutout must be positioned 1 mm before the bobbin case position finger 6. Fig.
  • Page 55: Manual Trimming Check

    Adjustment Manual trimming check .06.05 Requirement Two threads must be cut perfectly both left and right in the cutout of thread catcher 1. Fig. 11 - 24 Move thread catcher 1 by hand to its front point of reversal. Double the thread and insert into catcher cutout. Carry out trimming operation manually.
  • Page 56: Thread Tension Release

    Adjustment Thread tension release .06.06 Requirement When the release olive 3 is resting on the highest point of the cam 4, the distance between the tension disks 7 must be at least 0.5 mm. 0.5 mm Fig. 11 - 25 Press the roller of the roller level 1 over the magnet into the lowest point of the control cam 2.
  • Page 57: Readjusting The Control Cam

    Adjustment Readjusting the control cam .06.07 Requirement When the take-up lever is at TDC, the roller lever 1 must be brought from the highest point of the control cam 2 and moved against bolt 4 (basic position). Fig. 11 - 26 Switch on machine and sew a few stitches.
  • Page 58: Adjusting The Thread Wiper -909/04

    Adjustment Adjusting the thread wiper -909/04 Thread wiper movement 07.01 Requirement 1. The thread wiper 5 must not strike against anything when it is moving. 2. When the take-up lever is at TDC, the thread wiper 5 is to move under the needle point and clear it by approx.
  • Page 59: Thread Wiper Position

    Adjustment Thread wiper position 07.02 Requirement Seen from the direction of sewing 1. The point of the thread wiper 5 must be approx. 1 - 1.5 mm to the right of the needle, 2. The thread wiper 5 must be approx. 2 mm in front of the needle in its foremost position.
  • Page 60: Adjusting The Automatic Presser Foot Lift -910/06

    Adjustment Adjusting the automatic presser foot lift -910/06 Requirement When the automatic presser foot lift is operated, the clearance between the presser foot and the needle plate must be 9 mm for a small needle bar stroke and 13 mm for a large needle bar stroke.
  • Page 61: Adjusting The Backtacking Mechanism -911/37

    Adjustment Adjusting the backtacking mechanism -911/37 Requirement With the largest stitch length selected, 1. when pressure is applied to plunger 3, there must be a distance of approx. 2 mm between it and lever 1. 2. when the backtacking mechanism is operating, lever 1 must be pressed down fully. Fig.
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