Hurricane/Storm preparedness does not end at home, we often overlook our business and respective workplace. The well-being of you and your family should be priority, but if time permits, it is important to take proactive steps in preparing for unpredictable storms and other disasters. When a storm is approaching, make sure to follow these basic suggestions.
- Document all your equipment and related assets.
- Take pictures and catalog your equipment and all relevant assets.
- Document and record your serial numbers, model numbers, log your equipment counters if applicable.
- Gather all press related documentation for future reference or for a potential claim purpose.
- Equipment manuals, Schematics, Maintenance Records.
- Equipment invoices, receipts, all relevant purchase documentation.
Protect Your Equipment
- Anchor and brace your equipment to the best of your ability.
- Relocate your ancillary equipment (Flashes, Exposure Machines, Ez-Preps, etc...) to higher ground or different location if at all possible to avoid water damage.
- Secure electronics or physically remove computers such as those on I-Images and M-Links. (back up settings and parameters if possible)
- Safely store, or relocate spare parts or critical components from your spare parts inventory. These items may be needed and critical to recommission your equipment.
Cover Your Equipment (If Possible)
Protect Your System from A Power Surge
After the Storm Check for Damage
If you have additional questions or concerns, contact the M&R Service Dept at 800-483-8765 or any of us at Roeder Industries.
The following are a few steps on preparing a I-image for a big storm where extended power outages could occur or if the machine has to be down for an extended period of time.
- On the small LCD screen on the actual I-image itself there is a menu button once you press it find the following options.
- Use the down arrow key to find maintenance then press right arrow key.
- Find the cap maintain on key and press the enter key on the center of the arrow pad.
- This will shift the head over and retract the Wiper tray so the caps will be exposed.
- Fill the caps with flushing solution then turn cap maintain off in the same menu.
- Once the head has shifted back over the station go to the printer control screen on the computer and click on manual clean which will open a side menu.
- Select cap on and the machine will wet cap the print head.
- After the head is capped flip the valves above the print head all the way up
If you have additional questions or concerns, contact the M&R Service Dept at 800-483-8765 or any of us at Roeder Industries at 407-722-8700.