Installation of your printer encompasses four separate steps:
- Purchase and arrival of any third party equipment or supplies
- Scheduling your installation with your reseller
- Delivery of your Printer/Finishing Station equipment
- Uncrating and installation of your Printer and Finishing Station
Your certified Field Engineer (FE) will perform all crate unpacking. Your service provider will contact you and schedule an appointment to install your system; do not open crates until the FE arrives to personally uncrate and install the system.
NOTE: The manufacturer cannot assume responsibility for contents of the crates if they are opened without FE supervision.
Scheduling Your Installation
Allow up to four hours per printer for your system installation; but discuss the expected installation duration with your service provider. Every situation is unique and installation time depends on number of units, location, and other factors.
Preparing for System Installation
In preparing your facility for printer placement, you must consider four main factors:
- Make sure that you have the necessary doorway and passageway clearance to move either the crated or uncrated components to their final destinations.
- Make sure that you have an adequate forklift and a trained forklift driver, or other lifting equipment that can move oversized system components - either crated or uncrated.
- Verify that the lifting equipment is rated for the load of the system components.
- Do not allow the system weight load to exceed your floor’s load-rating maximum.
Availability for Adequate Forklift or Lifting Equipment
You should have a forklift and a trained forklift driver available during installation. Make sure that the forklift is rated to a weight capacity that is equal to or greater than the crated weight of the 3D Culinary Studio components. If a forklift and driver are not available, you could use an adequately rated pallet jack instead. Please see the Weights and Measurements Charts for full system dimensions and weights.
A standard forklift with 38-42 in. (96.5-106.7 cm) forks will be adequate. Please see the sections Preparation for Receiving and Transporting the Printer Components for information on forklift points on the components and their packaging.
Minimum Passageway and Door Openings
Most standard doorways and halls provide adequate access for moving the printer. The crated Finishing Station is lifted on its narrow side, each passageway and doorway must be wide enough to move and turn a crate measuring 37.8 x 29.8 x 69 in (96 x 75.7 x 175.3 cm), in addition to the forklift dimensions.
Determine the pathway to where your Printer/Finishing Station will be installed from where the crated components are stored. Walk the path from the storage location to the final destination of the system, and measure any critical doorways or passageways to ensure that the equipment can be moved through the area.
If a passageway or doorway is too small for the crated Finishing Station, it may be necessary for the FE to remove it from its crate before moving it to its staging area. The minimum height of the doorway must be 62 in. (157.5 cm), which will allow the uncrated Finishing Station to roll underneath.
The Printer crate is smaller than the Finishing Station crate; therefore, it will fit through any doorway/opening through which the Finishing Station will fit. Also, both the front handle and touch screen may be removed, enabling the unit to move through a 31 in. (78.7 cm) doorway.
After your installation, the Field Engineer who installed it will have done a fresh cleaning of the binder path, and will have primed it with binder. Before usage, you will need to sanitize the printer and finishing station according to each machine's preventative maintenance instructions.