Partial Parts List
Inventory, unpacking stages, assembly of Parframe, and mounting of Y-stage
Parframe angle brackets
Mounting of Z-stage motor
Mount Z-stage to Y-stage
Assemble Fuse Box
Relay Box Assembly
Startup and Troubleshooting
Inventory, unpacking stages, assemblely of Parframe, and mounting of Y-stage
|Beginning with stuff in boxes:
For clarification: the X-stage lies flat on the table, the Y-stage is perpendicular to the X-stage and held up by the parframe. The Z-stage is the smallest and attaches to the Y-stage platter. The Z-stage holds the printing arm and does the pin tapping.
|You can get a sense of the spacing of the parframe using the aluminum plates, however the plates will be attached to the Y-stage prior to attaching them to the parframe.|
|The parframe cross members are attached to an upright with butterfly connectors. In the background you can see the Y-stage, upside down for attachement of the aluminum plates.|
|The Parframe upright has been modified by drilling access holes so you can insert a hex wrench to tighten the nuts that bear down on the butterfly connectors.|
|Fastener Summary. A variety of fasteners can be used to assemble the arrayer. Parker may or may not send you all the right ones. It's wise to have a a stock of extra bolts of many sizes on hand. Make sure whatever bolts you use for a particular purpose aren't bottoming out.
The econo fastener tabs in the diagram are used to hold the Y-stage adaptor plates to the parframe. They can be set into the parframe grooves with tweezers, or by using a wire to get underneath them. When dropped in by hand they don't fall flat but need to be rotated slightly such that they fall into place. With the parframe flat on the table, the fasteners can be aligned roughly for the spacing of the adaptor plates.
Lift the Y-stage onto the parframe and attach with M6x12 bolts. The bolts should be just long enough to be able to "pick up" the fastener with rotation as the fasteners sit in the grooves. When trying to pick up fasteners in this way when you don't have direct access to the bolt with your fingers, a nifty method is to rotate the bolt counterclockwise until you sense a click as the threads rotate past the point at which they would catch if rotated clockwise. Once you sense the click, rotate the bolt clockwise and it will almost always pick up the fastener properly. As always, take care to avoid cross threading.
|Enlist hapless postdocs to help. Use washers with the screws that go through the feet and into the table.|
Power Supply Wiring Diagram (PDF)
ICM2900 Motor I/O wiring diagram for 50 Pin cables (PDF)