FK Irons 1607025766 Cartridge Machine User
CLASS III SYMBOL
A Class III appliance is designed to be supplied from a separated/safety extra-low voltage (SELV) power source. The voltage from a SELV supply is low enough that under normal conditions a person can safely come into contact with it without risk of electrical shock. The extra safety features built into Class I and Class II appliances are therefore not required. For medical devices, compliance with Class III is not considered sufficient protection, and further more-stringent regulations apply to such equipment.
- Operating Voltage: 4-9.5 V DC
- Current: 3 A
- Stitch Frequency: 25 -160 Hz
- Stroke: 3.2 mm
- Connection: 3.5 mm RCA connection
- Drive: Brush DC motor & drive
- Operating Mode: Continuous operation
- Ambient Temperature: +10 to +35 °C
- Relative Humidity: 30 to 75%
- Dimensions (Ø X L): 33 x 114 mm
- Weight: Approx. 152 g
BARRIER PROTECTING YOUR MACHINE
Although the grip is autoclavable, we strongly suggest the use of barrier products to protect your
machine. For a visual demonstration of many barrier protection methods, please visit our YouTube
channel at YouTube.com/fkirons.
“This machine is not to be used by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge”
The first pen-style machine provided artists full control of parameters that unleash their creative vision. Compatible with most power supplies on the market, the Spektra Xion is a one tool solution for all your tattooing needs.
Allowing artists full control of the machine never possible before, the Spektra Xion offers an ergonomic grip design. The standard Grip tapers from 32mm to 25mm. Other grip options may be available. The Grip is crafted from a solid rod of 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum. This polished and anodized grip is safe to be sterilized under steam, in an autoclave or sprayed with cold sanitation solutions.
The Body is the core of the machine where thereciprocating and give system are housed. Constructed from a solid rod of 6061 T6 aircraft- grade aluminum, this module should be sanitized by wiping it with cold sterilization solutions only.
Caution: Avoid getting fluids into the housing
This dial, located at the tip of the body, adjusts your needle strike from hard to soft. Note that this mechanism only spins about one turn (270° or about 11 clicks) generating give travel of the driving element (see page 8 for information on sanitizing).
ADJUST THE GIVE
Remove the Grip by turning counter clockwise until it comes off completely. An “<H” and “S>” (Hard / Soft) indicates the direction of rotation to achieve a softer or harder strike. When adjusting Give, gently press inwards while turning the GiveKnob Dial. This will ensure that you are clicked into a setting and never in between “clicks”.You should always notice a slight radial play once a setting has been selected. Always ensure that you are “clicked-in” to avoid interference between GiveKnob and Hex Drive Pin.
REPLACING THE GIVEKNOB
Rremove the GiveKnob, use a plastic wedge, and carefully insert in between the GiveKnob and Body to gently pry open. DO NOT use metallic tools! To replace the GiveKnob, place it in position ensuring the hex orifice matches the Hex Drive Pin. Apply slight pressure until it clicks into place. Rotate in both directions to ensure proper functionality.
THE MOTORBOLT SYSTEM
CHANGING THE STROKEWHEEL
Remove the MotorBolt by pushing in while turning it counter clockwise and pulling out.
Use the tools enclosed in the Xion box:
- 1Insert 0.05” Allen Keyin the screw that secures StrokeWheel with MotorShaft and loosen (DO NOT REMOVE). Pull up to remove the StrokeWheel.
- 2-Locate the spare StrokeWheel located in the box and ensure that the screwis loosened enough to allow the shaft to slide into the StrokeWheel. Ensure that the StrokeWheel tops off with stop washer located around the shaft. This ensures that the stroke will not collide with internal parts of the body when re-attaching the MotorBolt.
DETACHING THE MOTORBOLT
TO detach your MotorBolt, ensure you have a firm grip on the Body and Grip. Turn the MotorBolt counter clockwise and pull out. To attach the motor, push in while ensuring the StrokeWheel is engaged with the internal element. Do not apply force until you feel your StrokeWheel has engaged with the internal element. If needed, rotate the motor slightly until the stroke finds its course. When this happens, note that the motor is almost all the way in, topping off with the O-Ring around it and the rim of the body’s opening. Before securing the MotorBolt, re-attach by pushing in with pressure and twisting the motor 1/8 of a turn to lock the MotorBolt.
This connecting terminal is compatible with most RCA cables on the market. For consistent connection and machine longevity, use of premium RCA cables is recommended.
CONNECTING YOUR MACHINE
Insert the RCA into the back of the MotorBolt and connect to a Power Supply. Most of the RCA connector jack is concealed by the MotorBolt housing.
Notice that most tattoo power supplies will take 1/4” mono jacks. However, if your unit uses 1/8” or 3.5mm jack (similar to headphone jacks), you will need to use a reduction from 1/4” female to 3.5 jack or use a cable that goes from male RCA to 3.5mm male jack. Check our website for alternate cable options.
ADJUSTING NEEDLE DEPTH
TO adjust needle depth, hold the machine body and MotorBolt while turning the Grip. A counter-clockwise turn decreases depth, while a clockwise turn increases depth (also known as needle hang). Each time you turn the grip you can feel the tactile feedback of the ratcheting mechanism. Each “click” displaces your needle 0.2mm and allows you to set your needle precisely without involuntarily turning while tattooing.
While voltage is a parameter that will vary from artist to artist, this machine has been tested to operate at a minimum voltage of around 4 Volts with a maximum voltage of 9.5 Volts. Depending on the type of needle configuration or brand you use, feel free to adjust the voltage to obtain the desired performance.
Note: Exceeding 9.5 Volts is not recommended.
Use cartridge needles with internal membrane. This will avoid accidental contamination inside your machine. Fluids such us ink, water or oil will void warranty of the device and may require replacement of internal parts.
- Xion is sold pre-lubricated from factory and does not require internal lubrication.
- Prevent any type of external elements from entering inside the machine as they will disrupt the motion of the component and contaminate lubrication.
- The grip of the machine is autoclavable. Use only steam autoclaves at temperatures no higher than 270° Fahrenheit or 132.222° Celsius. Add a hint of ointment or PTFE grease around internal opening of grip or on stabilizing friction O-rings for optimal functionality after autoclaving. Refer to page 5 for additional information.
- Machine Body and MotorBolt can be sanitized from the outside with cold sterilization products.
- Never spray the surface directly to prevent fluids from entering the machine. Always use pads or disposable paper towels to apply sterilization products.
- The mechanism relies on a return spring. DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE MACHINE.
- All the housing components (Grip, Machine Body and Motor Housing) are covered by a lifetime warranty.
- Internal parts are subject to wear and the motor itself will be covered by a 1 year warranty from the date of purchase.
- Motor warranty is void if motor shows signs of being dropped, of internal fluids entering the motor, and/or IF motor shows signs of being tampered with in any way.
The following tips will help you get the most out of your Spektra Xion and avoid potential issues:
- Always secure your machine. Dropping the machine can cause damage to the magnets, bearings and brushes of the motor.
- Use only cartridges with membranes to avoid contamination.
- Do not exceed the suggested voltage.
- Always use power supplies with at least 1Amp of current supply.
- Rinse your needle frequently to avoid pigment drying up and slowing down your cartridges. When rinsing your needle, ensure to dip only the tip of the cartridge to avoid back flow of fluids.
- Inspect your needles prior to use.
- Use only quality cables. A good connection will ensure consistent performance.
- Avoid scratching the surface of the embodiments.
- Use only FDA-approved cold sterilization solutions for disinfection.
- Do not lubricate machine unless instructed otherwise.
- Store your machine in a secure place.
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Servicing your machine
Just like any mechanical device subject to use, FK Irons strongly suggests that you service your product at least once a year to ensure that a proper diagnosis of all working parts is conducted. This ensures the optimal condition of all working parts including internal machine clean up and fresh lubrication. Routine servicing will ensure that your machine remains functioning like the very first day. Service is subject to fees.