Safety

WARNING: IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS – READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING THE PRINTER.

Introduction

You must be properly trained and have read this manual before operating the Brill 3D Culinary Printer. Also, anyone assisting you must be properly trained. Always follow the safety guidelines and procedures in this section before operating the printer.

Customer Safety Program

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

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

The information in this chapter supplements the customer’s existing safety program, and points out safety considerations that specifically concern the printer.

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, as described below, based on the amount and type of training the user has received:

Operator

Operators are trained to use the system and perform all the necessary tasks to build a part and perform basic preventative maintenance 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 Brill 3D Culinary Printer

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 PRINTER IS USED IN A MANNER NOT SPECIFIED IN THIS MANUAL, THE PROTECTION PROVIDED BY THE EQUIPMENT MAY BE IMPAIRED.

  • The printer is designed with a viewing window so that the operator may observe printing while the printer hood is closed, thus guarding against hazards inside the printer during the printing process.
  • The printer has a series of safety switches that are designed to limit or prohibit the user's access to the Build Chamber during operation, as well as access to electronics cabinets.

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 when in the form of dust clouds. Take care when in the vicinity of or handling explosive materials. REFERENCE NFPA 61 Standard For The Prevention Of Fires And Dust Explosions In Agricultural And Food Processing Facilities, 2017 Edition.

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

 

Safety Guidelines

General

Follow these safety guidelines when operating the printer:

  • Do not open the hood during printing, during maintenance routines that require the hood to be closed, or during any movement of the Gantry or Printhead Station.

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

  • Dress power and communication cables behind the printer to prevent tripping.

  • Do not attempt to access, service, or adjust printer components or perform procedures without reviewing the documentation for user accessible-maintenance routines, 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 printer service operations. If an error message appears on the printer’s touch screen, refer to the Troubleshooting section within this guide before resuming operation.

  • Do not attempt to operate the printer with any covers removed. Hazardous voltage is present in multiple locations within the unit.

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

  • Use caution when cleaning. Many parts of the unit contain static- and liquid-sensitive electronics. Read and understand the cleaning and maintenance sections of this guide before cleaning or sanitizing the printer. Always clean up any spills promptly.

  • Do not introduce any ingredients other than Brill 3D Culinary Binder, or Brill 3D Cleaning Solution, to the machine's fluid path.

  • Do not introduce any ingredients other than Brill 3D Powder, or Brill 3D Binder, to the Build and Feed Bins.

  • All tools used on the Deck, Feed Bin, Build Bin, Roller Assembly, and other metal parts of the printer must be plastic to avoid sparks and ignition possibilities.