This section will go through the basic sub-components of the H-Series Machine and detail their purpose and how you can identify them. Not all machines will have the same configurations.
The emergency stop once pressed will stop the operation by cutting the 24V power (the controller will continue to be powered by 5V supply). If this happens during a print, it will automatically pause the print and run an E-Stop routine, which turns off all spindles. Releasing the E-Stop will allow you to unpause the print from the Job Status screen. This should restart the spindles and/or extruder heaters, and resume the job from the previous position.
The turret travels along the Z-axis while rotating around the "U" axis. It contains a unique load out of 5 tools for your additive and subtractive operations. Note: the "V" axis controls the turret locking mechanism. The U and V axes will never need to be moved during daily operations as the machine automatically controls them as necessary. The tool positions count from the probe and proceed counter-clockwise around the toolhead.
- 3-Axis Probe
- This is the main tool for calibrating tool lengths, checking the level of the bed, and locating stock for subtractive milling operations
- Fused Deposition Material (FDM) Extruder
- This is your main tool for all additive manufacturing (3D printing) operations. The red wire going to the heat break is the heater cartridge and the white wire is the thermistor. Warning: The toolhead will exceed 100ºC during printing operations so be careful around it when operating the machine.
- This is your main tool for all subtractive manufacturing operations. The spindle has two possible mounting positions (long reach and standard). The collet accepts 1/8" shank tools.
- Spindle in the long reach position
- Spindle in the standard position
Tooling Plate (Or Print Bed)
The work surface, which is either the Tooling Plate (Dovetail Bed) or Print Bed, moves along the X and Y axes. Directions shown below represent the relative movement of the tool, not the direction of the work surface.
Here is a picture of the additive bed.
The right-side cabinet opens up to reveal the DUET control boards and power supplies. There will be very few instances where you will need to access the control boards.
The two connectors shown above are for the A and C rotary axes. (A on the left, C on the right)
On the left-side of the H-Series machine is the filament cabinet or rack depending on what configuration you have. This is where you will find the filament heater and the drive assist systems.
The very back of the machine houses the spindle drive and compressed air controls.