To the workshop, today I have received this fine old cleaning machine from Germany.
The machine is manufactured by VEB Elektromeschanik in Glashütte.
The machine is a type of AUII and is fully automated. It is about 30 cm. In diameter and 52 cm. high. Weight approx. 30 kilos.
The machine is from 1979 and the gray paint is intact everywhere. In addition to the complete holder and basket on the machine, 8 other curves included. Two of them also with holder. Although DHL and Post Norden have given it a massive transport, everything is all right and it seems like it's going to be! These machines are often sold at ebay.de. It also exists in a version that is not automatic!
Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster
I've recently picked up an old Brenray cleaning machine that I want to get back in action. It's actually working perfectly - the motor spins and the heater heats up. However, it's very dirty and the paint is peeling off. I'm going to do a full clean, paint strip and repaint. I've had a look at a few of the older posts on this, so have an idea where I'm heading (I didn't want to hijack one of them!).
My main question regards the heating plate. There is a wired heating disc sandwiched between two heating square metal plates (iron I presume) with a bolt and nuts holding the three pieces together and securing it to the floor of the machine. As I said, the plate works and heats up, but the two plates, bolt and nuts are rusted solid. I sheared the end of the bolt off while trying to get the nut holding it to the floor off. A soak in deruster/wd40, replace the bolt, clean the plates and replace is one plan (please correct me if you think this might cause problems or damage the heating plate). The other is to get a replacement Elma heating pad which, at 80mm is about the same size. My question is this - will I need to get new metal (iron?) plates to reform the sandwich, or can that new plate go in on its own?
Also, the motor is running well, but it is filthy. What is the best way to approach this - I'm utterly ignorant here, so any tips or advice will be very much appreciated! I'll post some pics as I go along if people want to follow the process!
Thanks for reading!
Another question from a newbie: I have a rotating cleaning machine with three jars. In the first jar I have Sambol Platina 1:20, in the second jar Elma reinigungskonzentrat 1:9 for rinsing and in the third jar sterilized water. Thereafter the basket goes in the heater chamber.
My issue for now is that the first jar completely foams up. The jar is 3/5 full with the solvent but becomes completely foamed up. Is this a problem with the solvent or is it not actually a problem? I got this solvent from watch-tool.de
I know Mark has one of these machines, I recently purchased one myself, and its in dire need of restoring. I have stripped it down, and wish to rewire it and replace the ageing motor speed switch with a modern alternative, so could really do with a wiring diagram if anyone has one?
You are sayin that the wheel isnt centered , then i would check that the wheel isnt made for being under tension from the side,that little piece of metal could have been Lost (piinged across the room)by the last intruder And not noticed. With great impact on the function Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Allya need is love... and perhaps a little lubrication... and maybe another 15 or so jewels.
This late '70s wonder joined my current favorite in the 404 club on my wrist this evening. As well as a good clean and some light lubrication it required a little gentle hairspring massage to flatten out a rather obviously bit of conical contortion.
Despite having more fingerprints in it when it arrived than jewels (at least three of the former and only two of the latter), its Hong Kong heart is now ticking along quite nicely.
Friction spring i think, i have bought a selection on eBay, cost next to nothing If and when you get it running I would like to know if im correct or it was something Else Another clue to the problem was your info that it runs nearby 3/4 and the next time Its something Else that indicates that the problem is in that direction If it was worn teeth the revolutionrate would be more the same and the date would stop entirely imo. Regards Allan Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
From looking at pictures I can find only one of them seem to have a different design that seem to center the disc better, from the looks of it the others don't have this. But, it would be logical since the disc isn't perfectly centered. Haven't been able to find out what this is called.