GBC: Model "95P" and "H-200"
The 95P (which was later renamed "H-200") were the first of the new breed of inexpensive pouch laminators that performed like expensive "hot roll laminators". GBC was the first to redesign the conventional laminator that used a pair of heat plates that material would pass between, to heating the rollers externally which improved the laminators performance dramatically. Thankful for this, it also was the perfect design for our applications because to fuse toner to a piece of metal, it requires heat and pressure at the same time.
The PDF file HERE was submitted by one of our users to document how to modify this unit to be able to accept thicker boards being able to be passed through without the drive gears separating causing the rollers to stop turning!
Take particular note that the chassis of this unit is electrically "HOT" all the time so NEVER MODIFY THIS UNIT WITHOUT FIRST UNPLUGGING THE UNIT FROM THE WALL!
Another user of our system submitted a follow-on modifcation that has to do with the "Release" lever and output guide plates that you might also want to take a look at.
MODIFICATION TO H-200 Laminator:
1) I had found on the original unit that if I tried to release the motor drive with the release mechanism, I still could not remove the trapped board. This turned out to be because the larger gear, now on the end of the roller, was caught and jammed by a projection on the release lever (this was no problem with the smaller gear which was originally in this position). I modified the lever according to the attached sketch, being careful not to take too much material off and weaken the lever. I used a sharp wood chisel for this change and no more problem.
2) I had also had boards en route through the rollers hit and jam on the edge of one of the output guide plates in the original machine( I wonder if this was what caused the motor problem in the first place?). These plates have a slight bend to pick up and guide thinner items between them but this was not enough for the 1/16 boards with two layers of green film. I bent the front edge of each plate further and from farther back, as shown in the sketch, which solved that problem.
June 14, 2005