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Brother KE-430D Instruction Manual

Electronic direct drive lockstitch bar tacker / button sewer.
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KE-430D
ELECTRONIC DIRECT DRIVE LOCKSTITCH
BE-438D
ELECTRONIC DIRECT DRIVE LOCKSTITCH
BAR TACKER
BUTTON SEWER

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  • Page 1 KE-430D ELECTRONIC DIRECT DRIVE LOCKSTITCH BAR TACKER BE-438D ELECTRONIC DIRECT DRIVE LOCKSTITCH BUTTON SEWER...
  • Page 2 KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    Thank you very much for buying a BROTHER sewing machine. Before using your new machine, please read the safety instructions 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 4 Furthermore, do not excessively bend the cords or secure them too firmly Contact your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician with staples, otherwise there is the danger that fire or for any electrical work that may need to be done.
  • Page 5: 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 electrical system.
  • Page 6 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. Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    5-3. Setting the X-scale and Y-scale......33 5-4. Setting the sewing speed........33 3. INSTALLATION ........5-5. Checking the sewing pattern (KE-430D) ..34 3-1. Table processing diagram ......11 5-6. Checking the sewing pattern (BE-438D) ..35 3-2. Installing the control box......... 12 5-7.
  • Page 8: Names Of Major Parts

    (3) CF slot (11) Eye guard (4) Operation panel (12) Thread take-up cover (5) Foot switch (13) Back cover (6) Work clamp (KE-430D) (14) Frame side cover (7) Button clamp (BE-438D) (15) Tension release solenoid cover (8) Pulley (9) Cotton stand is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
  • Page 9: Specifications

    Single-phase 100V / 220V, 3-phase 200V / 220V / 380V / 400V 400VA Power source *1 Use the optional button clamp B (S03634-101) for diameters of 20 mm or greater. *2 The recommended CF cards are commercially-available ones from SanDisk or HAGIWARA SYS-COM. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 10: Program List (ke-430d)

    2. SPECIFICATIONS 2-2. Program list (KE-430D) The programs shown below have been preset into the sewing machine and can be selected according to specifications. (Any program is available as long as the sewing pattern is within the work clamp and feed plate in size.) Use the work clamp and feed plate that match the respective sewing pattern selected.
  • Page 11 * The sewing start and sewing end are in the middle of the pattern. Straight bar tacking Vertical zigzag stitching Tacking size (mm) Sewing Tacking size (mm) No. of No. of Sewing pattern pattern stitches Length Width stitches Length Width KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 12 2. SPECIFICATIONS Vertical bar tacking Vertical straight bar tacking Tacking size (mm) Tacking size (mm) No. of No. of Sewing pattern Sewing pattern stitches Length Width stitches Length Width KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 13 No. of No. of Sewing pattern Sewing pattern stitches stitches Length Width Length Width Crossed stitching Crossed tacking Tacking size (mm) Tacking size (mm) Sewing No. of No. of Sewing pattern pattern stitches stitches Length Width Length Width KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 14 Width If you want to sew a pattern other than standard patterns, you can create your original pattern using the PS-3000. Consult with your local Brother sales Office for details. Note when creating additional data (program nos. 200 - 999) When sewing data with a small number of stitches (15 stitches or less) is sewn repeatedly (short cycle operation), the upper shaft motor may overheat and the “E150”...
  • Page 15: Program List (be-438d)

    No. of crossover button holes pattern threads stitches stitches 5-5-5 7-7-7 5-5-5 7-7-7 10-10 12-12 *1 Check that the button hole diameter is 2 mm or greater before using the programs. *2 Do not use the button lifter spring. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 16 *4 When sewing of one side is completed, the thread will be trimmed without the button clamp rising, and then the other side will be sewn. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 17 Note when creating additional data (program nos. 200 - 999) When sewing data with a small number of stitches (15 stitches or less) is sewn repeatedly (short cycle operation), the upper shaft motor may overheat and the “E150” error code may be generated. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 18: Installation

    Furthermore, do not excessively bend the cable or secure it too firmly Contact your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician staples, otherwise there is the danger that fire or for any electrical work that may need to be done.
  • Page 19: Installing The Control Box

    3-3. Installing the oil pan (1) Oil pan (2) Bolts [3 pcs] (3) Plain washers [3 pcs] (4) Spring washers [3 pcs] (5) Nuts [3 pcs] (6) Rubber caps [2 pcs] (7) Rubber cushion [2 pcs] (8) Oiler 4405Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 20: Installing The Machine Head

    (8) Nuts [4 pcs] (9) Head spring (10) Head rest Note: • Check that the machine head switch is turned on as shown in Figure 1. • Tap the head rest (10) securely into the table hole. Figure 4407Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 21: Installing The Operation Panel

    (3) Staples [3 pcs] 4408Q 3-6. Installing the treadle unit (1) Treadle unit (2) Bolts [3 pcs] (3) Plain washers [3 pcs] (4) Spring washers [3 pcs] (5) Nuts [3 pcs] * Use a commercially-available foot switch and connecting rod. 4409Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 22: Installing The Cotton Stand

    3-9. Installing the eye guard CAUTION Attach all safety devices before using the sewing machine. If the machine is used without these devices attached, injury may result. (1) Eye guard assembly (2) Screws [2 pcs] (3) Plain washers [2 pcs] 4411Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 23: Connecting The Cords

    Y pulse motor encoder [5-pin] Blue P3 (Y-ENC) Work clamp encoder [5-pin] Black P4 (P-ENC) Foot switch [10-pin] P5 (FOOT) Operation panel [8-pin] P6 (PANEL) Machine head switch [3-pin] P8 (HEAD-SW) Thread clamp sensor [6-pin] P12 (TPK-SEN) (4), (5) 4413Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 24 Note: Close the cord presser plate (2) securely so that no foreign objects, insects or small animals can get inside the control box. 6. Check that the cords do not get pulled, and then gently return the machine head to its original position. 4415Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 25: Connecting The Ground Wire

    * The recommended tightening torque for the ground screws is 1.0±0.1 N m. Note: Make sure that the ground connections are secure in order to ensure safety. (5) Tighten the control box cover with the eight screws. Check that the cords are not clamped by the cover at this time. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 26: Installing The

    3. INSTALLATION 3-12. Installing the back cover (1) Back cover (2) Screws [4 pcs] Note: Be careful not to clamp the cords when installing the back cover (1). 4417Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 27: Lubrication

    Use only the lubricating oil <NIPPON OIL CORPORATION Sewing Lube 10N; VG10> specified by Brother. * If this type of lubricating oil is difficult to obtain, the recommended oil to use is <Exxon Mobil Essotex SM10; VG10>.
  • Page 28: Connecting The Power Cord

    <Single-phase as P.C. boards may occur. specifications> Do not use extension cords. They may cause problems with correct operation of the sewing machine. <Three-phase specifications> Green/yellow wire (Ground wire) 4114M KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 29: Starting Up

    After this, the program number will flash in the program No. display (4). 4422Q 2. Depress the foot switch (6) to the 2nd step. The feed mechanism will move to the home position and the work clamp / button clamp will rise. 2nd step 4423Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 30: Preparation Before Sewing

    * When using threading mode for threading, the tension discs (1) will open so that the thread can be threaded more easily. (Refer to following page.) [When using the liquid cooling tank] [Two holes] Synthetic thread Spun rayon yarn [One hole] Approx. 40mm 4425Q 4426Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 31 • When 5 minutes have passed, the buzzer will sound and the tension discs will close. Ending threading mode Press the THREAD/CLAMP key. • The work clamp/button clamp will return to where it was before threading mode was started. THREAD/CLAMP indicator switches off KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 32: Winding The Lower Thread

    Loosen the set screw (7) and move the bobbin wider tension assembly (8) up and down to adjust. * For case A, move the bobbin winder tension assembly (8) down, and for case B, move it upward. Case Case 4471Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 33: Installing The Bobbin Case

    Adjust the thread tension to the weakest possible tension by turning the thread tension nut (1) until the bobbin case will not drop by its own weight while the thread end coming out of the bobbin case is held. weaker stronger 2536Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 34: Upper Thread Tension

    0.1 - 0.4 Needle DP x 5 #14 DP x 5 #9 DP x 17NY #19 DP x 17NY #12 [Guide to maximum sewing speed for KE-430D] Max. sewing speed (rpm) Standard hook Large hook 8 layers of denim 3,200...
  • Page 35: Thread Nipper Device

    Furthermore, if using thick thread that is #30 or higher or if the thread trailing length is too long, an error [E691] may occur. In any of these cases, use scissors to cut the thread without pulling it up too hard. 4475Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 36 4487Q 5. With the KE-430D, the lower thread may poke out from the underside of the material on the 2nd stitch for some types of material and thread. If this happens, it is recommended that you use sewing patterns that are designed for use with the thread nipper device.
  • Page 37: Inserting The Button (be-438d)

    If you would like the button to be raised up more after it is sewn, install the accessory spring. 1. Install the spring support (1) with the bolt (2). 2. Install the spring (3) with the washer (4) and the screw (5). 2661Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 38: Using The Operation Panel (basic Operations)

    (6) THREAD/CLAMP key Used to start threading mode or work clamp height setting mode. (7) THREAD/CLAMP indicator Illuminates when the THREAD/CLAMP key (6) has been pressed. (8) TENSION/WIND key Used to wind the lower thread. (9) TENSION/WIND indicator Spare KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 39 (22) Function keys [F1, F2, F3, F4] Used to select user programs and to set and select cycle programs. (23) R/W key Used to read data from and write data to external media. is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 40: Setting The Program Number

    1. Press the SELECT key (1) until the SPEED indicator (2) illuminates. • The setting value (rpm) will display in the menu display (3). 2. Press the key (4) to set the sewing speed. (Sewing speed setting values KE-430D: 400 - 3200, BE-438D: 400 - 2700) 4438Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 41: Checking The Sewing Pattern (ke-430d)

    5. USING THE OPERATION PANEL (BASIC OPERATIONS) 5-5. Checking the sewing pattern (KE-430D) Use test feed mode to check the needle movement with only the feed mechanism operating. Check that the needle hole does not come out from the frame of the work clamp.
  • Page 42: Checking The Sewing Pattern (be-438d)

    TEST indicator lights Ending test feed mode Press the TEST key. Depress the foot switch to the 1st step. The work clamp will rise and the preparation for sewing will be completed. 1st step 4441Q TEST indicator switches off KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 43: Adjusting The Work Clamp / Button Clamp Lift Amount

    • " 2" will appear in the PROGRAM No. display and the work clamp/button clamp will rise to the setting value that appears in the menu display. (Work clamp height setting values KE-430D: 10 - 17, BE-438D: 6 - 13)
  • Page 44: Using The Operation Panel

    Production counter setting mode Refer to “6-5. Using the production counter”. 4491Q When the SPEED indicator lights Production counter temporary display function Refer to “6-5. Using the production counter”. 4492Q User program setting mode Refer to “6-6. Using user programs”. 4493Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 45: Setting Memory Switches

    • To return the settings for all memory switches to the default settings, keep pressing the RESET key for two or more seconds until the buzzer makes a long beep. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 46: List Of Memory Switches

    BE-438D 2,000 *2 Off for KE-430D and ON for BE-438D. *3 The mm display may differ slightly from the actual sewing size. *4 May not operate if the settings for the memory switch nos. 151 and 152 have been changed, or at some sewing speeds.
  • Page 47: Using The Lower Thread Counter

    However, this value will not be memorized as the initial value. If a lower thread counter value is set, the lower thread counter will operate even if the lower thread counter is not being displayed. 4463Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 48: Using The Production Counter

    (2). Press the TEST key (6) or the SELECT key (1) to switch the menu back to the normal menu display. * Sewing can continue as normal while the temporary display is active. 4468Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 49: Using User Programs

    Y-scale that you would like to record. Y-SCALE indicator flashes Next, set the sewing speed. Press the SELECT key. 4474Q Press the key to set the sewing speed that you would like to record. SPEED indicator flashes KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 50 This completes the recording of a user program. • The user program number will flash in the PROGRAM No. display, and the sewing machine will switch to home position detection standby. TEST indicator switches off 4479Q Menu indicators light KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 51 Press and hold the RESET key for 2 seconds or more. • The buzzer will sound and the all user programs will be cleared. Note: If any cycle programs have been memorized, all of the memorized cycle programs will also be cleared. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 52: Using Cycle Programs

    2. Press the SELECT key until the desired step is reached. <For cycle programs C-5 to C-9> 1. Press the key to change the cycle program number. 2. Select the desired cycle program number again, and then press the SELECT key until the desired step is reached. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 53 If cycle program sewing mode is active (when memory switch no. 401 is “ON”) but no cycle programs have been recorded, the user programs will be sewn in numeric order. “C-0” will appear in the PROGRAM No. display at this time. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 54 Press and hold the RESET key for 2 seconds or more. • The buzzer will sound and the all cycle programs will be cleared. Note: If you clear all user programs after any cycle programs have been recorded, all recorded cycle programs will also be cleared. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 55: Direct Selection

    CF card and copied into the sewing machine's internal memory. 4498Q While reading End reading. • The program No. display will change from " P" to the selected program number. is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 56: Sewing

    2nd step, the material will be held and sewing will start. 7. Once sewing is completed and the thread has been trimmed, the work clamp (2) / button clamp (3) will rise. 4116M KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 57: Maintenance

    (2) and the shuttle hook (3). 4462Q 3. Clean all the dust and thread ends from around the driver (4), the top of the rotary hook thread guide and the shuttle race. 4482Q KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 58: Cleaning The Control Box Air Inlet Ports

    0128Q 8-5. Checking the needle Always check that the tip of the needle is not broken and also the needle is not bent before starting sewing. 4484Q 8-6. Lubrication Carry out the lubrication referring to “3-13. Lubrication”. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 59: Applying Grease (work Clamp: Ke-430d)

    8. MAINTENANCE 8-7. Applying grease (Work clamp: KE-430D) Periodically apply grease to the sliding parts of the work Viewed from directly above clamp (1) and the work clamp arm (2). Note: After replacing the work clamp (1), be sure to apply grease before using it.
  • Page 60 8. MAINTENANCE <Applying grease> Use Brother-specified “Grease unit (SA8837-001)”. 1. Using the tube 4087M 2. Applying grease Follow the procedure below to apply grease to the places indicated by arrows on the following page. 4502Q Grease Insert the tip of the tube (1) into the...
  • Page 61: Grease Application Locations

    "0000". Press and hold the RESET key (3) for 2 seconds or more. (This completes the reset procedure.) When you press the TEST key (4), the displays will 4536Q return to their normal displays. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 62: Table Of Error Codes

    Turn off the power, and then check the sewing machine motor. E150 (When sewing data with a small number of stitches (15 stitches or less) is sewn repeatedly (short cycle operation), the upper shaft motor may overheat and the “E150” error code may be generated.) KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 63 Use a different CF card. Error occurred while writing to CF card. E425 Use the specified type of CF card. R/W key has not been pressed. E426 Press the R/W key to load the data. (Continued on next page) KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 64 Check that connector P18 on the main P.C. board is properly connected. If an error code that is not listed above appears or if carrying out the specified remedy does not solve the problem, contact the place of purchase. KE-430D, BE-438D...
  • Page 66: Instruction Manual

    INSTRUCTION MANUAL http://www.brother.com/ KE-430D, BE-438D SA3390-501 2007.12. B (1)

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