Safety

CAUTION: IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS – READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING THE FINISHING STATION.

Introduction

You must be properly trained and have read this manual before operating the 3D Culinary Finishing Station. Also, anyone assisting you must be properly trained. After you are trained, always follow the safety guidelines and procedures in this section before operating the Finishing Station.

Customer Safety Program

Before using the Finishing Station, customers must have a safety program in place. The safety program should do the following:

  • Label and point out hazardous equipment, materials, and procedures.
  • Explain what to do in an emergency situation.
  • Provide information about the hazards of equipment and materials in the form of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). The SDSs are provided with all materials supplied by your service provider.

The information in this chapter supplements the customer’s existing safety program. It points out safety considerations that specifically concern the Finishing Station.

Levels of User

WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PERFORM ANY PROCEDURES DESCRIBED IN THIS MANUAL UNLESS YOU HAVE READ THROUGH THE ENTIRE MANUAL FIRST.

 

There are two levels of users of the Finishing Station, based on the amount and type of training the user has received. The two levels of users are described below.

Operator

Operators are trained to use the system and perform all the necessary tasks to de-powder a part and perform basic preventative maintenance on the machine as outlined in this manual.

Certified Service Personnel

Certified service personnel are those who have completed the manufacturer's service training package and are certified to perform service tasks. Certification may occur at various levels, and certified service personnel should only perform tasks they are authorized and certified to complete.

Safety Design Features in the Finishing Station

The following design features are provided to reduce potentially hazardous operating conditions:

WARNING: If any of the following safety features fails, your actions may be all that will prevent potentially hazardous operating conditions.

WARNING: IF THE FINISHING STATION IS USED IN A MANNER NOT SPECIFIED IN THIS MANUAL, THE PROTECTION PROVIDED BY THE EQUIPMENT MAY BE IMPAIRED.

  • The machine is designed with a viewing window so that the operator may observe while he/she de-powders parts, thus guarding against hazards inside the machine during the finishing process.
  • The machine uses a desiccant filter system to dry the compressed air.
  • All moving parts are located behind limited-access cabinets to protect the user from mechanical hazards.

Safety Symbols and Definitions

Some or all of the following safety symbols may appear in this guide and/or in other printer documentation.

CAUTION: Indicates the possibility of loss of data or damage to equipment.

WARNING: Indicates the possibility of injury or death to personnel.

CUTTING HAZARD: Indicates the possibility OF CUTTING INJURY DUE TO SHARP SURFACES.

ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD: High voltage electricity is accessible in the vicinity of this sign or behind the access panel. High voltage can cause severe burns or death, as well as fires. Access panels are for service only and should be opened only by certified service personnel or trained maintenance personnel.

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Electrostatic discharge HAZARD: machine components or materials bearing this label are sensitive to electrostatic discharge. Damage to the material, component, or person is possible.

HARMFUL IRRITANT WARNING: Indicates that skin or eye irritation could result while exposed to a chemical composition

EYE PROTECTION: Indicates the need for eye protection.

WEAR GLOVES: Wear the appropriate gloves when required. For example, when touching surfaces that may contain or have been exposed to hazardous materials, wear FOOD-SAFE gloves. Heat gloves are necessary when touching surfaces that may be hot to ensure burns don’t occur.

HOT SURFACE HAZARD: A hot surface is accessible in the vicinity of this sign or behind the access panel. Avoid contact. Hot surfaces can cause burn injury or fire. Allow surface to cool before touching. Access panels are for service only and should be opened only by certified service personnel or trained maintenance personnel.

WARNING: Flammable material. Take care to avoid causing a fire by igniting flammable material.

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WARNING: EXPLOSIVE material. Take care when in the vicinity of or handling explosive materials.

   NOTE: A note signifies important information but not information of critical content.

 

Alarms and Warnings

The Finishing Station does not produce error messages or alarms.

Safety Guidelines

General

Follow these safety guidelines when operating the machine:

  • Do not use any material without first reviewing the Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

  • Dress power cable behind machine to prevent tripping.

  • Do not attempt to access, service, or adjust machine components or perform procedures without reviewing the documentation for user accessible-maintenance procedures, unless specifically trained to do so.

  • Only certified service personnel, who have completed the manufacturer's service training, may perform service tasks on the machine and its accessories.

  • Do not ignore warning signs posted during Finishing Station service operations.

  • Do not attempt to operate the machine with any covers removed. AC power is present in multiple locations within the unit.

  • Do not attempt to alter any part of the machine.

  • Use caution when cleaning. Read and understand the cleaning and maintenance sections of this guide before cleaning or sanitizing the machine. Always clean up any culinary powder spills promptly.

  • Do not introduce any materials other than 3D Culinary Powder, or the approved sanitization solutions, inside the machine.