Changes to Uncrating Process for H5 CNC Full
The uncrating process for H5 CNC Full machines has changed slightly from the process for H5 CNC Lite machines in the video below. In addition to the video contents, please familiarize yourself with the following additional steps.
H5 CNC Full - Install Z-Axis Brake
The z-axis brake has been removed for shipping and it should be reinstalled before removing the machine from the crate.
- Inspect the z-axis brake mounting location at the top of the z-axis. This is found on the top side of the machine at the rear center. A red line is marked on the z-axis motor shaft and housing to record the rotational position of the z-axis motor when the machine is shipped. If these marks are not in alignment, stop here and contact Diabase Support.
- Retrieve the z-axis brake and mounting screws from Accessory Box #1. Observe the red line marked on the z-axis brake mounting plate to indicate the appropriate orientation for installation.
- Align the red markings and place the z-axis brake onto the z-axis motor.
- Secure the z-axis brake onto the motor with the four included M3x6 socket head cap screws. Ensure that the screws are firmly tightened.
- Remove the red tape holding the z-axis brake cable to the lifting bracket and connect the z-axis brake cable to the z-axis brake.
H5 CNC Full - Replace Lifting Bracket with E-Stop Cover
After removing the rigging used to position your machine on the work surface, you will need to remove the lifting bracket and install the e-stop cover.
- Locate the e-stop cover and e-stop cover fasteners kit.
- Using a 5mm hex key, loosen and remove all four M6 screws securing the lifting bracket to the machine.
- Remove the lifting bracket and store it with the two M6x12 screws in case you need to move the machine in the future.
- Secure the two cable clamps with the two M6x8 screws from the rear of the lifting bracket.
- Retrieve two more M6x8 screws from the fasteners kit and secure the e-stop enclosure to the frame of the machine.
- Confirm that the z-axis motor wiring connector is still firmly attached to the z-axis motor.
- Place the e-stop cover over the e-stop enclosure and align the mounting holes.
- Note: The e-stop cover should rest inside the foam trim of the build enclosure.
- Using a 3mm hex key and the five M4x6 screws from the fasteners kit, loosely mount the e-stop cover to the e-stop enclosure. There are two screw locations each on the top and left sides of the e-stop cover, and one screw location on the front of the e-stop enclosure,
- Retrieve the M5x6 screw from the fasteners kit and mount the rear of the e-stop cover to the electrical cabinet with a 4mm hex key.
- After all six screws are loosely installed, tighten them to snug.
H5 CNC Full - No Counterweight Cable Spring
Beginning with serial number H5017, no counterweight cable spring is installed for shipping.
H5 CNC Full - Remove Filament Cable Ties
Each extruder in your machine is shipped preloaded with a sample of 98A filament. To prevent tangling, this filament is coiled and secured in the filament cabinet with cable ties. Remove these cable ties before powering on your machine.
H5 CNC Full - Remove Tool Changer Strips
To help you get started quickly, the 14-tool automatic tool changer comes pre-loaded with 14 tool holders. To prevent these tool holders from falling out during shipping, a red plastic strip is installed in front of the left and right tool changer racks. Remove these strips before powering on your machine and confirm that each tool holder is appropriately located within its position on the tool changer.
H5 CNC Full - Spindle Check on Startup
To reduce the opportunity for crashes, you will be asked whether there is a tool loaded in the spindle on each startup. When you power on the machine, take a moment to visually confirm whether a tool is loaded in the spindle and respond appropriately to the dialog box. If you indicate that a tool is loaded in the spindle, the machine will walk you through the manual recovery process to remove the tool before proceeding with normal operations.
H5 CNC Full - Machine Validation
After the machine is mounted to the work surface and connected to the necessary infrastructure, please be sure to complete the machine validation process. This process will walk you through a process to validate the normal operation of the machine and help confirm that nothing has shifted or been damaged during shipping. Completing this process will also provide you with a helpful accessory for future milling operations.
H5 CNC Lite - Uncrating Video