When installing your new cleaning station, you will need to carefully position the cleaning station in the machine so that the priming surface is appropriately spaced from an extrusion nozzle in the priming location. It is important to get this location correct. If the cleaning station is installed too far back, it won't be able to appropriately prime and clean the extrusion nozzles. If it's installed too far forward, the cleaning station can physically interfere with tool changes causing damage to the machine.
Step 1 - Before reaching into possible pinch points on the machine, be sure to engage the emergency stop switch on the front of the machine. This will remove power from the stepper motors and heaters on the machine reducing the opportunity for possible injury.
Step 2 - To access the mounting/adjustment screws for the cleaning station, you will need to remove the spindle umbilical support arm cover located on the right side of the machine head. When removing the support arm, take care to remove only the outer four screws as indicated in the picture below.
Step 3 - With the support arm removed, you can access the cleaning station position adjustment screws. After loosening (but not removing) these two screws, you will be able to slide the cleaning station along the slots in the cleaning station mounting bracket. To begin, move the cleaning station as far rearward as the mounting screws will allow and re-tighten the mounting screws.
Step 4 - Ensure that all body parts, articles of clothing, and loose components are clear of the machine and disengage the emergency stop on the front of the machine by twisting it clockwise.
Step 5 - Access the Diabase Web Control interface of your machine and navigate to Control > Offsets. Review the Tool Offsets section and make note of the nozzle whose z offset has the greatest magnitude.
Step 6 - Near the top of the page, activate the nozzle identified in step 5 by clicking on its name in the Tools section.
Step 7 - Download the attached CSPositionCheck.g macro file. Upload it to your machine by accessing the your Diabase Web Control interface and navigating to Files > Macros. There you can click "Upload Macro File(s)" and select the downloaded CSPositionCheck.g macro file.
Step 8 - In the Files > Macros panel of your Diabase Web Control interface, click on CSPositionCheck.g and select "Yes" when you are asked if you want to run it.
Step 9 - When prompted by a pop-up message in the Diabase Web Control interface or the pendant display, engage the emergency stop by pressing the red emergency stop button on the front of the machine.
Step 10 - Use a feeler gauge, shim, or appropriately sized piece of stock to measure the gap between the nozzle and the priming surface. If the gap is less than 0.75mm or greater than 1.5mm, the position of the cleaning station should be adjusted. We recommend that the cleaning station be positioned for a 1mm gap between the nozzle and the priming surface when the cleaning station is extended to this priming location.
Step 11 - To adjust the cleaning station position, loosen the mounting screws, move the cleaning station to the appropriate position, and re-tighten the mounting screws as in Step 3.
Step 12 - Re-attach the spindle umbilical support arm cover by reversing the process undertaken in Step 2.
Step 13 - Ensure that all body parts, articles of clothing, and loose components are clear of the machine and disengage the emergency stop on the front of the machine by twisting it clockwise.
Step 14 - Follow the remaining prompts on the popup windows in the Diabase Web Control interface or the pendant display.
Congratulations! The position of your new cleaning station has now been appropriately calibrated.