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Brother KE-430B Instruction Manual

Electronic lockstitch bar tacker; electronic lockstitch belt loop bar tacker; electronic lockstitch eyelet buttonhole end bar tacker; electronic lockstitch decorative pattern tacker.
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KE-430B, 431B
KE-432B, 433B
Please read this manual before using the machine.
Please keep this manual within easy reach for quick reference.
ELECTRONIC LOCKSTITCH BAR TACKER
ELECTRONIC LOCKSTITCH BELT LOOP BAR TACKER
ELECTRONIC LOCKSTITCH EYELET BUTTONHOLE END
BAR TACKER
ELECTRONIC LOCKSTITCH DECORATIVE PATTERN TACKER
INSTRUCTION MANUAL

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  • Page 1 KE-430B, 431B INSTRUCTION MANUAL KE-432B, 433B Please read this manual before using the machine. Please keep this manual within easy reach for quick reference. ELECTRONIC LOCKSTITCH BAR TACKER ELECTRONIC LOCKSTITCH BELT LOOP BAR TACKER ELECTRONIC LOCKSTITCH EYELET BUTTONHOLE END BAR TACKER...
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    Thank you very much for buying a BROTHER sewing machine. Before using your new machine, please read the safety instruc- tions below and the explanations given in the instruction manual. With industrial sewing machines, it is normal to carry out work while positioned directly in front of moving parts such as the needle and thread take-up lever, and consequently there is always a danger of injury that can be caused by these parts.
  • Page 3 Furthermore, do not excessively bend the cords or secure them too firmly with staples, Contact your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician otherwise there is the danger that fire or electric shocks for any electrical work that may need to be done.
  • Page 4: Maintenance And Inspection

    Furthermore, after tilting back the machine head, do Ask your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician to not push the face plate side or the pulley side from carry out any maintenance and inspection of the above, as this could cause the machine head to topple electrical system.
  • Page 5: Warning Labels

    The following warning labels appear on the sewing machine. Please follow the instructions on the labels at all times when using the machine. If the labels have been removed or are difficult to read, please contact your nearest Brother dealer. Hazardous voltage...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    9. MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION ..29 16.TROUBLESHOOTING ......... 62 9-1. Checking the needle ......29 9-2. Cleaning the rotary hook ...... 29 17.OPTIONAL PARTS ........66 9-3. Lubrication ..........30 9-4. Draining the oil ........31 KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 7: Name Of Each Part

    !1 E ye guard eOperation panel !2 T hread take-up cover rFoot switch !3 B elt cover tMotor !4 F rame side cover yTension release lever !5 T hread take-up solenoid cover uPulley iSpool stand oThread take-up lever KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 8: Specifications

    10,000.) Motor Three-phase 400W induction motor Machine head: 52kg, Operation panel: 0.6kg, Weights Control box: 9-19kg (depending on destination) Single-phase 220-230V Power source 3-phase 220, 380, 400, 415V Maximum electric power consumption; 600VA KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 9: Program List

    For ordinary materials 10mm 10mm 20mm 20mm 16mm 16mm For denim 16mm 24mm 24mm 24mm * The difference between -1 and -5 specifications for ordinary material is that the standard work clamp and feed plate are different. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 10 Sewing pattern stitches tacking length tacking width 10mm 0.3mm 10mm 0.3mm 20mm 0.3mm 25mm 0.3mm 25mm 0.3mm 25mm 0.3mm * Use the work clamp and feed plate for straight bar tacking when using the above programs. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 11 * Use the work clamp and feed plate for crescent bar tacking when using the above programs. If you want to sew a pattern other than standerd patterns, you can create your original pattern using the BAS- PC/300. Consult with your local Brother sales Office for details. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 12 Standard bar Program No. Sewing pattern stitches tacking length tacking width [KE-433B] This model has no standard patterns. You can use the BAS-PC/300 pattern software (sold separately) to create the pattern, or consult your nearest BROTHER dealer. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 13: Installation

    Furthermore, do not excessively bend the cable or se- Contact your Brother dealer or a qualified cure it too firmly staples, otherwise there is electrician for any electrical work that may the danger that fire or electric shocks could need to be done.
  • Page 14 3. INSTALLATION [KE-431B] Operation panel cord Control box hole Counterbore depth 23 Section a-a 0444Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 15: Installing The Control Box

    * The main P.C. board mounting plate e will be opened again during “3-12. Connecting the cords”, so provisionally tighten it with the screw q. 4. Install the power switch !0 with the two screws !1 . 5. Secure the power switch cord with the three staples !2 . KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 16: Installing The Rubber Cushions

    3-5. Installing the cushions Place the two cushions q into the holes in the work table so that the notches are aligned with the tabs in the oil pan, and secure them in place with the nails w. 0056Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 17: Installing The Switching Plate

    3. Install the hinge presser y with the two screws u. 4. Check that the head position switch is turned on as shown in Figure 1. 5. Connect the motor cord connector i to the accessory cord connector o. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 18: Installing The Head Rest

    Tap the head rest securely into the table hole. 0060Q 3-9. Installing the liquid cooling tank, optional 1. Remove the rubber plug, and then push the liquid cooling tank q. 2. Tighten it with the set screw w. 0061Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 19: Installing The Operation Panel

    Connect to the power switch. However, the White black wire is insulated to the inside of the box and is not used. Black Yellow/Green Connect to ground 0445Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 20: Connecting The Cords

    3. INSTALLATION 3-12.Connecting the cords 0065Q 0066Q 0068Q P1-B P1-A Lock the cord clamp at the top. P6 (blue) 0067Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 21 Check that the cords do not come into contact with the fan !4 and that they are not clamped by the cover at this time. NOTE: Check that the main PROM !5 is version MN-G or later. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 22: Installing The Belt Cover

    If using the optional two-pedal foot switch, change the setting of DIP switch A on the oreration panel while referring to “Setting the presser mode” on page 44. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 23: Installing The Spool Stand

    Attach all safety devices before using the sewing machine. If the machine is used without these devices attached, injury may result. Install the eye guard assy w to the face plate q with 0074Q KE-430B the two screws e. KE-432B KE-433B [KE-431B] 0075Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 24: Lubrication

    NOTE 3: If there is no more oil on the felt of the shuttle race base, problems with sewing may result, so add oil to the felt until it is slightly soaked. NOTE 4: Use only specified Brother oil (Nisseki Sewing Libe 10) for the machine oil. 4-1. Lubrication points...
  • Page 25: Operation

    The illiminated indicator changes as follows each time the switch is pressed. PROGRAM NO. indicator u →X-SCALE indicator i →Y-SCALE indicator o →SPEED indicator !0 →COUNTER indicator !1 u PROGRAM NO. indicator ..Illuminates when the SELECT switch y is pressed to shown the program number setting. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 26 !2 DISPLAY SET switches ..Used to change the menu details which are displayed in the window !4 . !3 User program switches ..Used to set and select user programs. !4 Display window ....This display window will indicate the current statu for the selected menu, error or memory switch. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 27: Operating Procedure

    PROGRAM NO. clamp. X - SCALE Y - SCALE SPEED S E L E C T COUNTER 0088Q 0089Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 28: Checking The Sewing Pattern

    DIP switches 7 and 8 to ON. When DIP switch 7 is ON ... The sewing pattern cannot be enlarged. When DIP switch 8 is ON ... The program number cannot be changed. 0095Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 29: Correct Use

    * If the tension release lever q is raised in the direction of the arrow, it will be easier to open the tension disc w and pull the thread through. 0100Q 0098Q [One hole] [Two holes] Spun rayon yarn 0101Q [When using the liquid cooling tank] Synthetic thread Approx. 40mm 0099Q 0102Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 30: Winding The Lower Thread

    * If the thread winds on as shown in A, turn the bob- bin winder thread tension stud w clokwise; if it winds on as shown in B, turn the bobbin winder thead tension stud w counterclockwise. Case B 0108Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 31: Replacing The Bobbin Case And Threading The Thread

    0.1 - 0.3 ← ← DP × 5 #14 DP × 17NY #19 DP × 5#9 Needle The sewing conditions given in the above table may need to be changed depending on the article being sewn. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 32 Furthermore, turn the thread nut w (sub-tension) to adjust the remaining length of upper thread to 35 - 40 mm, when the thread take-up lever is not used. Stronger Weaker Stronger Weaker 0113Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 33 * To reduce the thread take-up amount, move the stopper w upward. * To increase the thread take-up amount, move the stopper w downward. Become less Become greater 0117Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 34: Sewing

    When the foot switch is pressed to the 2nd step, the machine will start operating. 0120Q 4. Once sewing is completed and the thread has been trimmed, the work clamp q will rise. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 35: Maintenance And Inspection

    0123Q 3. Clean all the dust and thread ends from around the driver r, the top of the rotary hook thread guide and the shuttle race. 0124Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 36: Lubrication

    If there is no more oil on the felt of the shuttle race base, problems with sewing may result, so add oil to the felt until it is slightly soaked. NOTE4: Use only specified Brother oil (Nisseki Sewing Libe 10) for the machine oil. 1. Fill the arm-side oil tank with oil. [KE-432B]...
  • Page 37: Draining The Oil

    0127Q 9-7. Cleaning the eye guard Wipe the eye guard clean with a soft cloth. NOTE: Do not use solvents such as kerosene or thinner to clean the eye guard. 0128Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 38: Standard Adjustments

    Furthermore, after tilting back the machine head, do not push the face Ask your Brother dealer or a qualified electri- plate side or the pulley side from above, as cian to carry out any maintenance and inspec- this could cause the machine head to topple tion of the electrical system.
  • Page 39: Adjusting The Driver Needle Guard

    Install the shuttle race thread guide q by pushing it in the direction of the arrow so that the needle groove is aligned with the center of the needle plate hole. NOTE: If the shuttle race thread guide is in the wrong position, thread breakages, soiled thread or catching of the thread may occur. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 40: Adjusting The Thread Take-up Amount

    B on the needle plate when the sewing machine in the stopped position and the movable knife q is pushed to the machine pulley side so that there is no play. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 41 5. Install the fixed knife !0 at a distance of 0.5 mm from the needle hole plate !3 . 6. Place the thread trimming connecting rod u onto the connecting rod lever pin i, and then install to the needle plate y. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Work Clamp Lift Amount

    * If movement is sluggish when the work clamp r is being raised and lowered, it may not be possible to increase the work clamp r lift amount. * If the work clamp r cannot be raised or lowered, error code “E-61” or “E-63” will be displayed. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 43: Work Clamp Pressure Adjustment (ke-432b)

    Lower the work clamp, then place the adjusting ring e in the hole of the frame, remove the tip of the adjusting screw from the lever holder r, and re- move the work clamp spring t. 0156Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 44: Work Clamp Closing-distance Adjustment (ke-432b)

    Then, push the nut i all the way in the direction indicated by the arrow, and tighten it. 10-11. Work clamp interchangeability (KE-433B) The KE-430B work clamp can also be used with the KE-433B. Remove the screw q, washer w and cover support...
  • Page 45: Adjusting The Needle Up Stop Position

    2. Loosen the screw r and move the thread guide connecting plate t up or down so that the thread wiper is approximately 20 mm from the needle when it is at the standby position. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 46: Checking The Input Sensor And Dip Switch Input

    The DIP switch can be changed at this time without turning off the power so that you can check the DIP switch input. However, you should normally always turn off the power when changing DIP switch settings. 3. Press the TEST switch w again to return the display to the normal condition. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 47: Checking The Input Voltage

    This operation causes all settings stored in memory such as memory switch and user program settings to be cleared. • If the optional emergency stop switch has been installed, you should reset memory switch No. 10 to ON. • KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 48: Moving Stitch Patterns

    * If you would like to set the feed position to a desired position, carry out steps 2. to 6. above while the display window y is flashing. The stitch pattern will not be moved at this time. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 49: Using The Counters

    3. When the foot switch is depressed, the sewing ma- chine will start sewing. 4. If you press the TEST switch e or the SELECT BOBBIN.WIND S E L E C T switch q, the display will return to showing the bobbin thread counter. 0586Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 50: Changing Functions Using The Dip Switches

    — Single pedal Presser is raised by pressing the pedal. Presser is raised automatically, then it is lowered by — Two pedals pressing the pedal. Two pedals Presser is kept lifted while the pedal is pressed. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 51: Dip Switches Inside The Control Box

    When the motor operates in reverse to raise the needle, the thread take-up will stop at a position which is lower than its normal stopping position. As a result, the thread take-up will rise slightly at the sewing start, and this may result in the thread pulling out under certain coditions. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 52: Using User Programs

    12. Press the TEST switch w. This completes the recording. * The menu indicators (e to i) will all illuminate and “p1” will appear in the display to indicate that user program No.1 is currently selected. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 53 If data has been recorded in user programs P1, P2, P3 and P4 and you then clear the data in user program P2, the contents of P3 will be transferred to P2, and the contents of P4 will be transferred to P3. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 54: Changing Special Functions Using The Memory Switches

    Test feeding will be performed at the same speed as that for actual sewing. memo-0E (This is used for checking feeding operation.) After sewing is finished, the work clamp automatically opens and closes once memo-0F (practice operation). *KE-432B only. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 55 Changes the feed timing for the first stitch at the sewing start. memo-3c — — — — memo-3d — — — — memo-3E — — — — memo-3F — — — — memo-40 — — — — memo-4F NOTE:/...KE-430B, z...KE-431B, x...KE-432B, c...KE-433B KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 56: Using The Cycle Sewing Function

    This completes the setting of cycle sewing program No. 1. • * The menu indicators (r to i) will all illuminate and “c1-1” will appear in the display window !0 to indicate that the cycle sewing program No.1 is currently selected. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 57 * If you press and hold the RESET switch !2 until after the buzzer has sounded twice, all cycle sewing programs will be cleared. NOTE: If you clear a user program after any cycle sewing programs have been recorded, all recorded cycle sewing programs will also be cleared. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 58: Table Of Error Codes

    (Refer to “10-15. immediately after it was turned off. Checking the input voltage”.) Turn off the power and check the input voltage. E-91 Abnormal rise in power supply voltage. (Refer to “10-15. Checking the input voltage”.) *KE-432B only KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 59 RESET switch E-14 Thread breakage detected. to reset the error. You can then press the STEP BACK switch to repeat the sewing. REFERENCE segment LED alphabet Panel display Text display KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 60: Gauge Parts List According To Subclasses

    159613-051 159613-051 S15665-001 LA 0187Q Shuttle hook 152687-902 B 152685-903 A 152685-903 A S15663-991 LB S15662-992 LA 0188Q Large shuttle hook 152686-101 B 152682-101 A 0189Q Spring tension 107606-001 104525-001 0190Q Spring 144588-001 B 145519-001 0191Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 61 159610-301 A S15902-401 LA S15902-401 LA 0183Q Tension spring 154339-101 A 154339-101 A S16074-101 LA S16074-101 LA 0184Q Screw 154341-001 154341-001 S16492-101 LA S16492-101 LA 0185Q Spring, 159612-001 A 159612-001 A anti-spin S15667-001LA S15667-001 LA 0186Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 62 Needle DP × 5#14 DP × 5#14 107415-014 107415-014 0193Q Work clamp arm assy 431-S 431-L – S51848-001 S51851-001 Work clamp, U 431-S 431-L – 154416-101 154417-101 0194Q Feed plate S51853-001 S S51852-001 L S51084-001 0195Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 63 0190Q Spring 144588-001 B 145519-001 0191Q Thread guide, 0192Q Needle bar 152890-001 A S41222-001 B Needle assy S37928-419 107415-414 107415-409 Needle DP × 17 NY#19 DP × 5 #14 DP × 5#9 S37928-019 107415-014 107415-009 0193Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 64 0485Q S49697-001 S49698-001 S49700-001 S49696-001 30.2 Feed plate 13.4 0487Q 0488Q 0489Q 0490Q Model KE-431B KE-432B Spec. – 118249-001 154416-101 154417-101 118250-001 Work clamp, U 0491Q 0492Q 0493Q S51853-001 S51852-001 S51084-001 Feed plate 0494Q 0495Q 0496Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 65 < Gauge parts > The following are provided as optional gauge parts. Each work clamp pair and presser pair are used in combination with the feed plate directly below them. Work clamps ( ) and feed plate (For KE-430B) • 152781-001 (For denim)
  • Page 66 Feed plate plate blank φ13 14.6 0527Q 0524Q 0525Q S49978-000 156006-001 017680-512 156006-001 017680-512 Work clamp, U Bolt Without lozenge 0237Q 0238Q 0237Q 0238Q 0740Q * Separate programs must be created if using 14 or 15. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 67 φ10 φ1.6 φ2.6 φ2.2 φ2.6 φ3.4 For knitted φ2.6 For denim materials S10213-001 S30926-001 S49980-001 S30450-001 S25127-001 S34348-001 0476Q 0477Q 0743Q 0479Q 0480Q 0481Q φ2.2 φ10 φ4.7 φ2.6 φ6.5 φ2.2 φ2.2 φ4 φ3.3 For ordinary materials KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 68: Troubleshooting

    Uneven upper thread Adjust the sub- Upper thread length unthreaded. length. tension. Upper thread is too Thread take-up lever Adjust the thread short. stroke take-up lever stroke. *1 Not applicable for the KE-432B. *2 KE-432B only. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 69 Needle bar lift Adjust the needle bar amount. lift amount. Needle breaks. Needle is bent. Bent needle Replace the needle. Use the correct Needle is too thin. Needle and thread needle for the material. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 70 Adjust the lower Lower thread tension tightness. is too weak. thread tension. Adjust the tension Thread take-up Thread take-up and height of the spring tension and spring tension and thread take-up spring. height are incorrect. height KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 71 Head position switch Switching plate Adjust the position of when power is turned on does not work. position the switching plate. and foot switch is depressed. Replace the head Head position switch position switch. is broken. KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 72: Optional Parts

    Fill the tank with silicone oil (100 mm /s). 0273Q Work clamp set QC ..........The work clamp can be easily replaced by loosening the bolt and moving work clamp arm levers. 0274Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 73 Emergency stop switch ........If the emagency stop switch has been pressed during sew- ing, the machine can be stop. And, you can move the feed mechanism back in steps to the desired position and then start sewing again. 0276Q KE-430B, 431B, 432B, 433B...
  • Page 74: Instruction Manual

    INSTRUCTION MANUAL BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD. 15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8561, Japan. Phone: 81-52-824-2177 Printed in Japan 118-V30, V31 V32, V33 S91V30-202 2001.02. B (1)

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