Clicking extruder - ribbon cable faulty


#1

The object was printed and Zortrax was ready for the next job.

A new spool of filament was to be fed into the extruder, when I heard this clicking and saw the wheel on the motor stop and move and stop again.

Thought that old filament was stuck between the wheel and the ball bearing.

Fed the new filament, but as soon as I started to move the filament down, the clicking increased.

Touched the ribbon cable and clicking increased again.

Replaced the ribbon cable and Zortrax works fine now.

2 200h since last replacement of ribbon cable.

Best Regards

Hans


#2

Sadly, it happens. 2,2k seems reasonable amount of time between cable replacements. btw, we've got something to increase its lifetime, should be ready before end of the week. 


#3

Strain relief?


#4

Marcin,

The clicking was a Tip, not a complaint.

Best Regards

Hans


#5

Sadly, it happens. 2,2k seems reasonable amount of time between cable replacements. btw, we've got something to increase its lifetime, should be ready before end of the week. 

Any news on the "something" to increase cable lifetime Marcin?


#6

Any news on the "something" to increase cable lifetime Marcin?

Its right around the corner, hold on for a bit :) 


#7

Its right around the corner, hold on for a bit :)

http://library.zortrax.com/project/extruder-top-cover/


#8

Thank you Zortrax!