TIPS TO ENSURE LONGEVITY OF YOUR M108S.
Have a Single Mobius-trained operator
You’ve heard the phrase too many cooks in the kitchen… well that fits for operating the Mobius Trimmer as well! Problems can arise because there is a lack of training and direction in the trim room, and very often, multiple people are operating the Mobius at any one time. This can cause issues and inspections to be missed. We have two key points here that will help.
- Only 1 person in the trim room should be responsible for operating the Mobius. No other person on the team should be touching the machine.
- The Mobius operator needs to be fully trained, by us. 90% of the time that something goes wrong in the trim room, it’s because the person operating the machine has not been properly trained. We strongly recommend that your Mobius lead completes our full-day certification course. Cost of this program is $675, but is offered for free to our partners. To learn more and register, visit our page on the Mobius Designated Lead Certification Course.
Take storage seriously
All Mobius components need to be stored properly, and that’s especially important for the Helical Blades, Bedknives, and Spacer Bars. Often, we’ve arrived for on-site training only to find helical blades piled up on top of bedknives. Or a tumbler in a bin with spacer bars thrown on top of it. None of the components from the Mobius should ever be stacked on top of each other, and they should never be leaned against a wall. The Mobius Trimmer is a precision piece of equipment. That means that it has very tight tolerances for proper operation. If a blade gets bent or damaged in some way, it could cause equipment failures, which is why proper storage is so important. We recommend rolling racks to move and store the components.
Hydrating the tumbler
The rings of Mobius Tension Tumbler are made with polyamide 6 plastic, providing structural integrity to the tumbler during operation and the right amount of flexibility for installation and removal. Like most plastics, polyamide 6 actually “breathes.” In other words, if it has enough moisture in it, it is flexible. However, if it is kept in an overly dry environment for too long, it can become brittle, and easily broken. Your tumbler is manufactured to thrive in most environments, but if you happen to find your tumbler rings shrinking, or losing their flexibility, we recommend storing the tumbler overnight in a sealed bag with a cap of water to bring it back to life.
Previously, we had asked our Mobius users to store their tumblers this way whenever they were not in use so that the rings would stay hydrated, but we have found that this is unnecessary in most trim environments. The tumbler only requires this step if the rings have become noticeably brittle and less flexible.
Example of tumbler model number (located on end cap).
6 Point Blade Inspection
Part of how we can achieve such a close, precision cut with the Mobius Trimmer is by reducing the gap between the blades and the flower as much as possible. That means the space between the tumbler and the blades is also very, very close. If the blades are not seated properly in the machine due to damage or improper installation, they can stick up too close to the tumbler, causing a cable to be cut. We recommend a 6 point blade inspection to be done each time the lid is closed. It takes a matter of seconds, but can be the difference between a successful trim session or damaged equipment. Please reference this poster for instructions on how to do a 6 point inspection.
Checking the Trim Tote
Nobody wants a tumbler failure, especially when you are running product through your machine. That’s why we’ve created a tumbler inspection poster to help guide you through this process and prevent failure. You can view and download the poster here.