Calibrating SV2 Inkjet Wipers

Don't lose your head on SV2

Carlos Ospina (BF)

Has it happened to you that at the begining of the print, the head goes to the back of the printer were the blue wipers are, and then you get this error?

"There was a problem with the hardware. Please restart your printer and try again."

Do not lose you head about it. This can easily be solved by calibrating the correct height of the head while cleaning. To do so follow these steps:

1. Before we begin, make sure you click cancel. This will move the head to the home position and avoid any accidents.

2. Attach the print head. Make sure it has a cartridge loaded in it. Click cancel again.

3. Got to http://<your printer>/calibrate. 

For example, if your printer is accesible using "http://sv2", then use: "http://sv2/calibrate"

4. Click the right wiper. (shown in red)

5. Now, click the button labelled: "Move to X Y". This will move the head above the cleaning station

6. Now, click the button: "Move to Z" . This will move the head down. 

7. Click on the "wipe" button to verify that the head goes through the blue wiper without "tripping," getting pushed or getting snagged. The head connection should look solid.

8. Adjust the "move-z" value accordingly.

8a. If the head is getting pushed, reduce the magnitude of "move z".  Keep in mind this is a negative number, denoting downward motion. 

For example, if the number that trips the head is -0.079m, "reducing the magnitude" means you should give -0.0785 a try. 

Now, update the value of move-z, hit "go" and then click on "save-z". Repeat step 7

8b. If on the contrary, the head doesn't seem to trip, make sure it is touching the blue wiper while wiping. If it is not, increase the magnitude of move-z, click "go" and the press on "save-z". Repeat step 7.

9. Once satisfied, click the done button on the top right.

10.  Now select the wiper on the left. It is shown in red in the image

11. Repeat steps 5 through 9.

Keep in mind, the value for the right and left wiper are similar (but not necessarily identical), so once you find the correct value for the right wiper, use it as a reference for the left wiper and adjust it as needed.

That's it. The head height for cleaning is calibrated, so you should not have any issues while cleaning the head.

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