OPERATOR'S MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Section I. SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Special tools and equipment are not required for operator maintenance of the ABC-M1 crimping outfit.
Section II. LUBRICATION
with a clean cloth, and apply automotive and artillery
grease (GAA) with a lubricating gun.
There are two lubrication points on the ABC-M1
crimping outfit. One is located on the top of the rocker
b. To lubricate the cam, wipe the cam and mating
shaft (3, fig. 1); the other is the lower-die handle cam.
edge of the lower die with a clean cloth. Apply a light
film of general-purpose grease (FSN 9150-057-8976 or
a. To lubricate the rocker shaft, wipe the fitting
equal) to both surfaces.
Section III. OPERATOR'S PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICES
length of the stroke so that the dies meet, hydraulic fluid
is low and more fluid must be added. To bring fluid in
The operator is responsible for keeping the ABC-M1
the hydraulic reservoir to the proper level open the
crimping outfit clean, ready for use, and in proper
hinged top oiler (11, fig. 1) and add hydraulic fluid until
working order. Deficiencies must be corrected or
the fluid shows in the bottom of the oiler.
reported to organizational maintenance personnel.
Table 1 lists preventive maintenance checks and
(2) Observe the reading on the pressure gage
when pump handle is operated to ensure that a dial
22. Before-Operation Services
reading of approximately 1200 psi is obtained and that
pressure is automatically released at this point.
a. Wipe tile crimping dies with a clean, dry cloth to
remove dust, grit, and oil. Be sure to remove foreign
23. During-Operation Services
matter from all machined crevices on the working
a. Keep the dies free of all foreign matter.
b. If the pump action has a cushioning effect when
b. Inspect the upper and lower dies for damage to
handle is pumped, bleed air from the hydraulic chamber.
(1) Pump the handle to build approximately
c. Wipe entire outfit with a cloth to remove dust
60 psi pressure in the chamber.
(2) Loosen the pipe plug (5, fig. 16) in the
d. Check hydraulic action of the press.
cylinder-head opening marked "I". Loosen the plug just
enough to release the trapped air and permit fluid to
(1) With the lower die closed, operate the
pump handle. If the press ram does not travel full