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How to use the DeltaControl display and application

Table of Contents
1) Introduction
2) Printer un-boxing and installation
3) Getting to know your TRILAB DeltiQ 2 printer
4) Making your first DeltiQ 2 print
5) Cheat sheet – standard printing procedure
6) How to use the DeltaControl display and application
7) How to use the WebControl online interface
8) Installing the printer on your own
9) Printer service procedures

The DeltaControl display is executed using the smartphone placed in the charging station on the printer frame and the DeltaControl application loaded on the operating system of the phone.

If the device is switched off, the application must be started using the icon on the screen when the device is switched on again. 

Caution: We strongly discouraged using the DeltaControl display as your personal phone. There is no guarantee that the application will run smoothly if the system is interrupted or other components are installed on the device.

Delta Control interface

When DeltaControl starts, it displays a list of one or more printers with which it was paired. Click on the printer to select the machine you want to control.

You can also add another printer to ADD PRINTER on this start screen.

The Home screen

When you select the printer, it connects to the machine. The application interface is divided into “fragments” represented by the tabs at the bottom of the application. The Home Home screen provides a basic overview of the machine’s status.

You will find the EMERGENCY STOP switch on the upper right corner of the application, which can be used to stop the printer at any time while it is active. The printer restarts and is ready for the next task after a short while. Pushing this switch interrupts the current print and does not allow the user to resume progress. Pushing this switch requires confirmation in the following dialog. This is a preventive measure taken to avoid accidental printing.

Tip: If you need to stop any ongoing printer action as quickly as possible, use this EMERGENCY STOP switch.

By clicking on the temperature of the pad (left) or the temperature of the print head (right) you will be immediately transferred to the temperature setting in other parts of the application.

Tabs at the bottom of the application are used to move between individual fragments (screens).

The Prepare fragment

The Prepare fragment is used to enter several common commands related to the preparation of printing. The HOME PRINT HEAD button is used to position the print head in its home position (for example, after printing has stopped).

Three additional buttons control the feeding of the filament into the print head. LOAD FILAMENT ensures that the print line is fed into the print head after the nozzle has warmed up. UNLOAD FILAMENT is exactly the opposite action- that is, warming up the nozzle and pulling out the filament. If the nozzle needs to be cleaned when introducing a different type of material or a significantly different color, we recommend flushing the nozzle with the newly introduced filament using the PURGE FILAMENT button. If the second extruder (Nimble) is connected, you will find these sets of buttons in the application twice.

In the next section of the screen, you can manually set the temperatures for the Print Bed and Print Head. The working temperature setting is usually part of the G code generated by the application (slicer).

By clicking one of the PRESET buttons, you can select from the preset standard temperature values (the scale varies for the pad temperature and the print head temperature).

The INITIALIZE ACCESSORIES button is used to calibrate a newly attached printhead or another PrintPad type. This clears the current Z-probe offset value.

Print screen

This screen displays the prepared print data in the printer’s internal memory (which can be downloaded via the online interface), or on a connected USB device (you can switch to a USB device in the screen header).

To print the selected item, click the file name and confirm.

Calibration & tune settings

Use this section to manually calibrate your printer and to manually set values while printing is in progress. Typically, the Speed Factor and Fan Speed are not manually set. However, you can also control the brightness of the light or change the filament (printing is paused).

Screen settings

In the last application “fragment”, you can connect the printer to a WiFi network (CONNECT WIFI) or change the mode in which the printer is available. You will also find the IP address that the printer reads when connected to your network.

By clicking on “OPEN CAMERA FEED” you can access the image from the surveillance camera, but it is necessary to be connected to the printer via WiFi (ie remote connection, not via Bluetooth) for this function.

At the very end you will find information about firmware versions and applications that can help you communicate with service personnel.