Z-Axis Lubricant Inspection

Model [X] AON-M2 [X] AON-M2 2020
Category [X] Preventive [ ] Corrective [ ] Troubleshooting

Summary

The procedure that follows explains how to do check that the Z-axis is properly lubricated.

Tools

None required.

Parts Information

None required.

Personal Protective Equipment

Qty Description Specification
1 Safety Eyewear N/A
A/R Gloves Nitrile

Preparation

  1. Home XYZ.
  2. Lower the Z-axis by 300 mm.
  3. Push the E-stop button.
  4. Wait until the build chamber, build plate, and hot ends are at room temperature.

Check Z-Axis

Allow all machine components to reach room temperature prior to proceeding further. Failure to allow components to cool down will result in thermal injury (burns) to personnel.

Z-Axis

  1. Make sure that the two lead screws (1) are not dry or tacky to the touch.
  2. If the lead screws are dry or tacky, refer to clean and lubricate the Z-axis.
  3. Do the steps that follow and listen for loud and/or unusual noises:
    1. Release the E-stop button.
    2. Home XYZ.
    3. Lower the Z-axis to the bottom of the build chamber.
    4. Home XYZ.
    5. Push the E-stop button.
  4. If any loud and/or unusual noises occurred during the previous step, refer to clean and lubricate the Z-axis.

Test and Return to Service

  1. Release the E-stop button.
  2. Home XYZ.

Last modified: June 28, 2021