Ives-Way Automatic Can Sealer

Adjusting Seaming Rollers

Seaming rollers must be adjusted with wire gauge every time when a chuck is installed.

Ives-Way wire gauge

Wire gauge.

The first seaming roller assembly is on the right side of the sealer and is for curling the seam. Turn the crank until "1" appears in the indicating window.

Ives-Way indicator

Indicating window, "1".

Loosen the roller screw with the 3-inch pin and loosen the thumb screw two or three turns.

Ives-Way thumb screw

Thumb screws.

Ives-Way 3hole nut

3-hole nut.

Slide the first seaming roller assembly and 3-hole nut back until the 3-hole nut touches the thumb screw or stops against the rocker frame. The crank should be hanging straight down. Remove the 3-in pin and retighten the roller screw by hand.

Ives-Way 1st roller assembly

The 1st roller assembly.

Insert the heavy gauge wire between the chuck and the groove in the first seaming roller.

Ives-Way thick gauge

Adjusting 1st roller with a thick gauge.

Tighten the thumb screw until a drag is felt on the gauge wire as it is being pulled forward. Keep the gauge wire in place then tighten the thumb screw an additional 1/4 turn.

Lock the roller screw in place by tightening with the 3-inch pin. Check to see that the thick gauge wire cannot be pulled out easily. If it can, loosen the roller screw slightly and and tighten the thumb screw slightly. Lock the roller screw in place and re-check to see that the gauge wire cannot be pulled out easily. If it still can, repeat the above step until it cannot. To remove the gauge wire turn the crank clockwise. After the adjustment is complete and the roller screw is locked in place, tighten the thumb screw.

The second seaming roller is on the left side of the sealer and is for flattening the seam. The thin gauge wire is used to adjust this seaming roller.

Ives-Way 2nd roller assembly

The 2nd roller assembly.

Turn the crank until "2" appears in the center of the indicating window.

Ives-Way indicator

Indicating window, "2".

Loosen the roller screw with the 3-inch pin and loosen the thumb screw two or three turns. Slide the 2nd seaming roller assembly and 3-hole nut back until the 3-hole nut touches the thumb screw or stops against the rocker frame. Remove the 3-in pin and retighten the roller screw by hand. Insert the thin gauge wire between the chuck and the grove in the 2nd seaming roller. Tighten the thumb screw until a drag is felt on the thin gauge wire as it is being pulled forward. Keep the gauge wire in place then tighten the thumb screw an additional 1/4 turn.

Ives-Way thin gauge

Adjusting 2nd roller
with a thin gauge.

Lock the roller screw in place by tightening with the 3-inch pin. Check to see that the thick gauge wire cannot be pulled out easily. If it can, loosen the roller screw slightly and and tighten the thumb screw slightly. To remove the thin gauge wire turn the crank counterclockwise.

Notice that the same procedure is used for both seaming rollers, except in adjusting 1st roller turn the crank clockwise to remove the thick gauge wire.
In adjusting 2nd roller turn the crank counterclockwise to remove the thin gauge wire.

  • Ives-Way Products, Inc.
  • PO Box 70
  • Round Lake Beach, Illinois 60073
  • Phone: (847) 740-0658

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