Operating Environment

Place the printer in a convenient location meeting the requirements specified in this document. As with most machinery, the printer should be installed in a clean, dry, air-conditioned room. Avoid placing the printer in any environment with airborne contaminant, including cigarette smoke, fumes, and mechanical particulates that can adversely affect the long term functioning of this equipment.

 

NOTE: Each ProJet Professional Printing System undergoes an operational test at the factory, and is shipped with a limited, residual amount of part and support materials already in its internal reservoir.

 

Air Conditioning

A number of the ProJet Professional Printing System’s internal electronic components as well as the part materials are sensitive both to ambient temperature and, to some extent, humidity. In addition, the printing process itself can be temperature-sensitive within certain limits.
ProJet® 3600 HD: Room or environmental ambient operating temperature should be maintained within a range of 18°C to 28°C (64°F to 82°F); optimally approximately 23°C (73°F).
ProJet™ 3600 CPX: Room or environmental ambient operating temperature should be maintained within a range of 20°C to 28°C (68°F to 82°F); optimally approximately 25°C (77°F).
The facility air conditioning system where the printer is operating should be capable of dissipating 1.0 kW (3412 Btu or 0.28 ton U.S. refrigeration) of heat. Ensure that any air conditioning ducts do not vent directly onto the printer.

 

CAUTION: Do not install the printer in the same area as equipment that produces heavy electrical power, heavy vibration, or airborne contaminants that may adversely affect the printer’s performance.

 

Humidity

Humidity should be maintained at less than 50% non-condensing.

Lighting

The printer is equipped with its own internal light build chamber, and back light operating panel controls with display, external lighting may not be required to operate the modeler. If lighting is required, use an external light source to view the build progression.

 

Vibration and Shock

The printer consists of many precision mechanical and sensing systems that are sensitive to vibration during printing. To maximize the quality and accuracy of the print, do not locate the unit near heavy machinery or any source causing high vibration or shock (i.e. exterior walls near train tracks or airports).