How to clean and lubricate the axes (Epsilon series)

Cleaning and lubricating the axes you will ensure a good motion between mechanical elements

 

                                                                                                                              

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It is recommended to clean and grease the axes of the BCN3D Epsilon with the lubrication kit periodically,  to ensure a smooth and precise performance of its mechanical components. You can find the Lubrication Kit in our store.

Make sure to check our BCN3D Epsilon series maintenance plan

Bellow you will find a detailed step by step guide on how to lubricate and clean the axes of your printer.

From the LCD screen, go to Utilities /Maintenance/Move printing surface. Lower the platform to the lowest position to work more comfortably. Then turn off the machine

With absorbent paper or a cloth, remove any trace of dirt or dust at the two Z shaft bars. Next, clean the shaft bars with the solvent pencil, making sure that it does not drip. Clean the shaft bars again using paper or a cloth.

2.clean z bar

Apply the lubricating oil pencil along the Z shaft bars, making sure that it does not drip. Once that's done, clean grease and dust from the Z-axis motor spindle with paper or a cloth. Turn the spindle manually to access its rear.

3.lubricate and clean spindle

Apply the grease along the spindle of the Z-axis motor.

5.grease spindle

Turn on the printer and from the LCD screen, go to Utilities /Maintenance/Move printing surface. Raise and lower the platform twice to evenly distribute the oil and grease. Finally, remove the remnant grease.

clean grease

Once the process for the Z axis is finished, let’s clean and lubricate X and Y linear guides. First of all, turn off the printer. During this process it’s recommended to manually move the axes in order to reach all the guide.

manually move axes

From the center towards the ends of the linear guides of the X and Y axes, remove dirt with an absorbent paper or a cloth.

8.clean rails

Clean the guides with the solvent pencil, making sure that it does not drip with special emphasis on the superior and inferior faces.

9.clean rails 2

9.clean rails 3

Clean again the X and Y guides with an absorbent paper or a cloth.

10.clean rails

Apply the lubricating oil pencil along the linear guides of the X and Y axes, with special emphasis on their superior and inferior faces. Make sure there is no excess oil dripping.

11.clean rails

 

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