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The Vanamatic Feature offers a convenient, secure, and very cost effective way of eliminating lost or stolen keys from your system. Save yourself the cost of new locks or expensive re-keys and change the combination of your locks, in the field, in seconds.
All Vanamatic locks have 8 combinations. To change from one code to another, a “Change” key for each combination is required. E.g. to swap a lock that is set to red spot to white spot, a #1 and a #2 change key are required. Normal operator keys have color coded nubs, but change keys all have a black nub and are numbered. Those numbers correspond to the colors as follows:
Red…….#1 change key
White….#2 change key
Blue……#3 change key
Yellow…#4 change key
Brown…#5 change key
Green….#6 change key
Purple….#7 change key
Grey……#8 change key
Follow these instructions in order to change a Vanamatic lock from one combination to another.
1. Make sure that the lock is in the locked position (As pictured below)
2. Take the “Change” key that corresponds to the code the lock is already set to (Most locks are set to #1 combination at time of shipping). If you are unsure of the combination that your lock is set to look at the color of the nub in the key and compare it to the table above.
3. Turn the lock 90° right (Clockwise) and remove the key. Make sure all the pins are flush with the front of the lock, if not put the key back on and rotate it slightly both ways until they are.
4. Take the “Change” key that corresponds to the combination that you require the lock to be set to (in this case #2), place it on the lock at the 90° position and turn the lock back to the locked position.
Please note that a combination can easily be changed while on a machine…
However, it is advised that the machine door be open when doing so. This is due to the fact that the lock has the potential to jam (seize up) if not changed properly (pins depressed when introducing a new key, see point 3 above).