Maintenance work should be regular in order to keep the device in good condition and achieve high quality results every time. Some parts require maintenance before each process and some every few hundred working hours. All maintenance activities do not take much time and are not complicated. Wear protective gloves and glasses during all procedures.

The following tables present maintenance guidelines connected with each section of the Zortrax Apoller, together with specific check points, necessary activities and their frequency.

Before any maintenance procedure, unplug the device and let it cool down. Make sure to perform maintenance at room temperature.
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Main

ACTIVITY FREQUENCY SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS NECESSARY ACCESSORIES
Cleaning the solvent tray After each smoothing process Soak a piece of cloth in acetone or butanone (MEK), and thoroughly clean the residue left in the solvent tray -safety gloves and glasses,
-a piece of cloth,
-chemical or degreasing substance,
Cleaning the chamber After a few smoothing processes or when visible residue accumulates in the chamber Soak a piece of cloth in acetone or butanone (MEK), and thoroughly clean the sides of the chamber -safety gloves and glasses,
-a piece of cloth,
-chemical or degreasing substance,
Cleaning the platform After each smoothing process or when needed Soak a piece of cloth in acetone or butanone (MEK), and thoroughly clean the platform -safety gloves and glasses,
-a piece of cloth,
-chemical or degreasing substance,
Cleaning the door Every 5-7 smoothing processes and after a few days of not running the smoothing process Soak a piece of cloth in acetone or butanone (MEK), and thoroughly clean the door. Focus on the point of contact between the door and the gasket -safety gloves and glasses,
-a piece of cloth,
-chemical or degreasing substance,
Cleaning the gasket Every 5-7 smoothing processes and after a few days of not running the smoothing process Soak a piece of cloth in acetone or butanone (MEK), and thoroughly clean the gasket, directing the cloth along the gasket’s profile. The gasket should not be cleaned with the use of sharp tools -safety gloves and glasses,
-a piece of cloth,
-chemical or degreasing substance,
Cleaning the drain tube After each smoothing process After cleaning the solvent tray, use a brush to clean the tip of the drain tube to avoid any blockages -safety gloves and glasses,
-a piece of cloth,
-a brush,
-chemical or degreasing substance,
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Filler Cap

ACTIVITY FREQUENCY SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS NECESSARY ACCESSORIES
Tightening the filler cap with the special key Every time you unscrew the filler cap Use the key to properly tighten the filler cap every time you unscrew it to refill or empty the solvent tank -safety gloves and glasses,
-tightening key
Cleaning the filler cap Every 5-7 smoothing processes and after a few days of not running the smoothing process Pour a small amount of acetone or butanone (MEK) into the filler cap and leave it for 1-2 minutes -safety gloves and glasses,
-acetone or butanone (MEK)
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Solvent System

ACTIVITY FREQUENCY SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS NECESSARY ACCESSORIES
Adding the solvent Right after receiving a notification Follow the procedure of adding the solvent (User Guide) -safety gloves and glasses,
-a wash bottle
-acetone or butanone (MEK)
Changing the solvent When needed or once a month Follow the procedure of changing the solvent (User Guide) -safety gloves and glasses,
-a bottle for the remaining solvent,

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