Clean Front and Rear Gantry Rails

Frequency: Monthly

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  1. Open the printer hood.
  2. Wipe down the left sides of the gantry rails with your sanitizing solution and a dry, lint-free cloth.
  3. Dry the rails with a dry, lint-free cloth.

clean-left-rails.gifClean/dry front and back left-side rails

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  1. Close the printer hood and use the touch screen to open up the Clean Roller procedure. This will move the gantry to the left side of the rails.

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  1. Open the printer hood.
  2. Wipe down the right sides of the gantry rails with your sanitizing solution and a dry, lint-free cloth.
  3. Dry the rails with a dry, lint-free cloth.

clean-rail-right.gifClean/dry front and back right-side rails

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  1. Clean powder from the grease-port covers, and remove only the right cover from both the front and back gantry bearings.
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  1. Using the included grease gun, perform the following steps:
    1. Prime your grease gun, holding the applicator tip over a trash can to purge all air from the gun and get a feel for the force needed to move grease through the tool. Priming the tool is necessary at the start or end of a tube, or if the gun has been sitting idle for an extended amount of time.
    2. Place the applicator tip firmly in the grease port you are working on.
    3. Press the lever on the grease gun until it fully bottoms out.
    4.  Put three pumps worth of grease into the front and back grease ports on the gantry.

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  1. Wipe the excess grease from around the grease ports and reinstall the dust covers. Ensure you push down on the centers of the covers to let excess air out of the grease ports.
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  1. Quickly move the gantry back and forth five to six times to spread the new grease.
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  1. Exit the Clean Roller procedure on the touch screen.