Studio Memory Card - How to Program

Knitting Machine Tips By Judy

I am including this article because there are so many great pre-owned Studio Electronic knitting machines (SK580 with a PE-1 and EC-1) that have been sold and resold and instructions for programing the Memory Cards have since been lost in the shuffle. A machine knitter may have purchased one of these great electronic Studio machines at a bargain price but now have no idea how to program it. To that end, this article is dedicated. Good luck and Happy Knitting!!!

STUDIO PE-1 MEMORY CARD - HOW TO PROGRAM

SECTIONS

 

  1. First time use – Start of Memory Card
  2. Pattern storage on the Memory Card
  3. Pattern storage in the PE-1
  4. Knitting with the PE-1
  5. Call up of patterns from Memory Card
  6. Erase Method for patterns on Memory Card
  7. Capacity of Storage- Multiple Card Integration
  8. Multiple Color usage and integration

 

FIRST TIME USE -  START OF MEMORY CARD – FORMATTING

  1. Insert battery
  2. Plug in PE-1
  3. Turn on knitting machine
  4. Press F1
    1. Response: Format?
  5. Press =
    1. Response: Set Card
  6. Insert Memory Card into PE-1
    1. Response:  Complete OK

 

Memory Card is now ready for use in the PE1

 

TO STORE PATTERN ON MEMORY CARD

INCLUDING STORING PATTERN IN PE-1

 

  1. Plug in PE-1
  2. Turn on machine
  3. Touch machine inspection light tab (light on)
  4. Set pattern sheet in pattern slot on machine
  5. Set pattern width indicator machine to 60
  6. Press
    1. Read
    2. # of rows in the pattern F4
    3. # of stitches in the pattern F3
    4. =
    5. Response _______rs set
  7. Touch machine inspection light tab (light off)
  8. Press =
    1. Pattern reads to PE-1 – (you will see the sheet advance as it is read)
    2. Response on completion of sheet: COMPLETE OK
    3. Touch machine inspection light tab (light on)
    4. Remove pattern sheet from pattern slot on machine

 

(At this point the pattern has been transferred from the pattern sheet to PE-1 storage.)

 

  1. Press SAVE
  2. Response: SET CARD
  3. Put memory Card in slot on PE-1
  4. Press =

                                    Response: Display shows # of patterns on memory card

(at this point use your master record in your notebook to reccall this pattern. Record any pattern information you wish to know)

  1. Press =
  2. Response: OK (pattern is now stored on the memory card)

 

  1. Memory card can be removed from the PE-1 card slot and stored.

 

KNIT WITH PE-1 OR AFTER CALL UP OF PATTERNFROM MEMORY CARD

 

  1. Press: Knit =
    1. Response: Display shows the pattern
  2. Touch machine inspection light (light is on)
  3. Set point cams and N-1 cam
  4. Move carriage 4 passes (these can be done with the release tab position and purpose is to read placement of point cam for pattern width and N-1 cam for the left edge of the pattern)
  5. Touch machine inspection light tab (light off)
  6. Set cam for stitch pattern used (tuck, slip, knit in, etc.)
  7. Knit and pattern will function

(Pattern can be scrolled using the directional arrows on the PE-1)

 If an error is made in knitting:

    1. Touch machine inspection light (light on)
    2. Rip rows incorrectly knitted
    3. Scroll pattern to area needed (be sure to adjust rows on row counter-contour)
    4. Touch machine inspection light tab (light off)
    5. Continue knitting.

 

Note 1 -When pattern reads into the display area the line completed shows from the top of the display area.

Note 2 When the pattern is knitting the knitted row shows at the bottom of the display area.

 


TO CALL PATTERNS FROM THE MEMORY CARD

(Patterns already stored in memory card)

 

  1. Connect PE-1 to your knitting machine.
  2. Turn on machine (inspection light on machine should be lit)
  3. Press: LOAD
    1. Enter # of the pattern  you wish to call up
  1. Response – SET CARD
  1. Place memory card into the PE=-1 card slot and
    1. press =
  1. Response – DISPLAY SHOWS THE ROWS AND STITCHES IN THE PATTERN
  1. Record in your notes the rows and stitches you need for the pattern
    1. Press =
  1. Response – OK
  1. Memory card may be removed – the PE-1 is programmed for the requested pattern
  2. Press: KNIT  (inspection light on the machine should now be off)
  3. Display shows the pattern as you knit

 

Optional adjustment of the display ----------.

    1. If you wish the row of the display to be visible press =
    2. To return to the display of the pattern press =
  1. Response: DISPLAY OF PATTERN

 

 

TO ERASE PATTERNS SAVED ON THE MEMORY CARD

 

  1. To erase the entire card – use Option 1
  2. Use format method.
    1. Connect PE-1 to the machine
    2. Turn on the machine
  1. Display response: OK
    1. Press SAVE – F1
    2. Response: Sm
    3. Press =
    4. Response: FORMAT?
    5. Confirm that card is formatted
  1. Press: =
  2. Response: SET CARD
    1. Put the memory card into the slot.
  1. Press =
  2. Response: COMPLETED OK
  1. To erase the last pattern stored on the memory card – use Option 2
    1. Press SAVE F2
  1. Response Sx
  2. Press =
  • Response: ERASE?
  1. Press =
  2. Response; ERASE?
  3. Press =
  • Response; SET CARD
  1. To confirm that erase is complete
    1. Press =
    2. Response: COMPLETED OK
  2. To stop erase
    1. Press C
    2. Response: OK

 

 

MULTIPLE CARD USAGE ---------CAPACITY OF STORAGE

 

Preparation for operation

            Drawn designs limited by approximately 1000 rows and 200 stitches.

Attachment of PE-1 and memory card with enough storage to hold the expanded design.

 

Pattern begins on the bottom lower left corner of the first design card and travels the entire left edge before proceeding to the right edge. The right edge must also start at the bottom. The last row is the upper right and is marked as the buzzer column.

*Note – Be sure to use pattern indicator on machine as 60.

 

 

  1. Plug in  the PE-1
  2. Turn on the machine. Insert the mylar 1st sheet into machine –(inspection light lit)
  3. Set the rows and stitches for the pattern
    1. Press  READ
    2. # rows in the pattern F4
    3. # stitches in the pattern F3
    4. Response: R(# OF ROWS TO BE PROCESSES -  S(# OF STITCHES TO BE PROCESSED
    5. Press =
    6. Response:  150rs SET
    7. Press the inspection tab (inspection light off)
    8. Press: =
    9. (the Mylar will read into the PE-1 (remove Mylar when complete – inspection light touch tab on)
    10. Response: When the first card is complete it will indicate # of rows to complete the design needed.
    11. Put in the next Mylar card
  1. Press inspection light off
  2. Press: =
  • (***** repeat)
  1. (When rows and stitches in request are completed) Response: COMPLETED

 

MULTIPLE COLOR USAGE

 

Preparation for operation

One Mylar design area fo reach color. (Remember color for background.

*Note - F3 key substitutes for =

 

  1. Plug in the PE-1
  2. Turn on the machine
  3. Response: OK
  4. Press: READ
    1. # rows in pattern F4
    2. # stitches in pattern F3
    3. # colors in pattern press =
    4. Response: R(# OF ROWS) S(#OF STITCHES) J(# OF COLORS)
    5. Insert mylar into the machine for the 1st color, Press inspection light ON
    6. Press inspection light OFF
    7. Press =
    8. First color will feed, when color completed message again appears repeat #4-6 for each color
    9. (When final color is completed) Response: COMPLETED OK

 

*Notes – Same # of rows and stitches used for each design and patterns can be combined.


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