Locate the printer in a convenient location meeting the requirements specified in this document. The printer is designed for indoor use only. To ensure optimum performance, it is important that the printer must be installed in a clean, dry, air-conditioned room. Avoid placing the printer in any environment with airborne contaminants, including cigarette smoke, fumes, and mechanical particulates that can adversely affect the long term functioning of this equipment.
A number of the ProJet™ MJP 5500X System's internal electronic components as well as the part material, are sensitive both to ambient temperature and, to some extent, humidity. In addition, the build process itself can be temperature-sensitive within certain limits. The operating temperature range should be between 18-28°C (64-82°F); optimally approximately 21-24°C (70-75°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 or equivalent to keep temperature requirements. Ensure that any air conditioning ducting does not vent directly onto the machine.
Humidity should be maintained at less than 50% non-condensing.
The printer is equipped with its own internal light build chamber, and back lit operating panel control with display. Normal area lighting is necessary for operation and service of this system. Florescent light is the best lighting for the system.
Vibration and Shock
The printer consists of many precision mechanical and sensing systems that are sensitive to vibration during the build process. To maximize the quality and accuracy of the build, it is required that the unit not be near heavy machinery or any source causing high vibration or shock (i.e. exterior walls near train tracks or airports).
NOTE: The printer MUST be placed on a vibration free concrete floor. Do not install on any other floor covering such as vinyl, tile, carpeting, etc.. Doing so WILL affect machine performance.
Elevation up to 2000 meters ( 6561 feet).