Maintenance work should be regular in order to keep the printer in good condition and achieve high quality prints every time. Some parts require maintenance before each print and some every few hundred working hours. All maintenance activities do not take much time and are not complicated. Before commencing any repair, it is extremely important to turn off the printer and let it cool down. Remember to always wear safety gloves and glasses.
The following tables present maintenance and repair guidelines connected with each section of the Zortrax M200 Plus, together with specific check points, necessary activities and their frequency.

1

Main

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ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Cleaning the machine, its interior and surroundings, especially the bottom plate under the platform Before each printing
Cleaning the motherboard and the power supply unit from dust using compressed air. Every 300 working hours
2

Hotend

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ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Checking if the hotend and the nozzle are not clogged and if they are clean from material residues Before each printing
Cleaning the nozzle After finishing one spool of material
Checking if the screws that secure the heater and thermocouple are tightened Every 300 working hours
3

Platform

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ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Cleaning the perforated plate with a spatula Before each printing
Checking the perforated plate for deformation Before each printing
Calibration Every 200 working hours
Checking if the screws next to the platform’s small connector are tightened (in the back left corner of the perforated plate) Every 200 working hours
Cleaning the heatbed and the underside of the perforated plate with a spatula and acetone Every 300 working hours
4

X/Y Axes; Extruder Guide Rails

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ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Checking if the axes and the extruder guide rails are clean from material remains and dust Before each printing
Checking the tension of the drive belts on the X/Y axes Every 300 working hours
Checking the tension of the drive belts between the motors and the X/Y axes Every 300 working hours
Checking if the screws on the X/Y axes and the motors pulleys are tightened Every 300 working hours
Checking if the extruder moves freely when the printer is off Every 300 working hours
Lubricating the X/Y axes and the extruder guide rails Every 400 working hours
5

Extruder

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ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Checking if the screws that secure the hotend are not loose and, if necessary, tightening them Every 300 working hours
Removing the material remains and lumps from the extruder Every 300 working hours
Checking if the fans are working Every 300 working hours
6

Z-axis

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ACTIVITY FREQUENCY
Lubricating the Z-axis Every 400 working hours
7

Lifespan of particular components

The table shows an approximate lifespan of parts that are exposed to natural wear and tear. In order to maintain the printer in good condition and to provide the highest priting quality, it’s advisable to replace particular components after an appropriate period of time indicated in the table.

Nozzle Hotend Perforated Plate Extruder Cable Heater and Thermocoupler Extruder Fans 40×40
Every 300 working hours Every 400 working hours Every 700 working hours Every 500 working hours Every 400 working hours Every 500 working hours

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