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How to use the WebControl online interface

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 WebControl Interface offers all of the printer controls conveniently from any browser, even on tablet or phone. The interface, however, may vary visually depending on the screen size of the device you are using it from.

You can access the WebControl interface simply by entering the printer’s IP address or device name (this option must be supported by your network configuration) in the address bar. For remote access, contact your TRILAB service representative for information on how to connect to the web interface.

The Machine Control tab and common interface elements

The introductory display in the Machine Control tab, will also be used in this manual to describe the individual tabs of the interface. They may be repeated in other parts of the web control.

On the top left of the page, you can see the device name and status next to the TRILAB logo. On the top right, you will find an icon with which you can easily turn on / off the printer light, access help (question mark icon), the ability to quickly send a G-code to the printer, a G-code upload and start button, and a red Emergency STOP switch. This switch stops printing immediately, stops the printer from moving, and turns off both pad and head heating. Use it in an emergency.

On the bottom left you will find tabs you can switch between. The currently highlighted page (Machine Control in this example) is highlighted in blue.

The following is a description of the individual sections of the Machine Control page, which are not usually repeated on other pages.

The Machine Status tab informs you of the current status of the machine. The first row of data represents the printhead position. The second row (Extruder Drivers) reports the amount of extruded filament in millimeters. The sensors row indicates the voltage provided by the power supply, the printer’s microcontroller temperature, and the Z-probe value. The last row displays the used network interface. In addition to the displayed WiFi-EXT value (external wifi dongle), an internal wifi card (WiFi) and a USB Ethernet adapter (LAN) can be used. It also lists the IP address of the machine, the SSID of the network to which the printer is to connect wirelessly, and other information. 

The Tools tab provides an overview of installed extruders and washer. Allows you to set the print head temperature (by selecting it from the drop-down menu or typing in ° C and pressing Enter) and the pad.

Previously used temperatures are logged and displayed in the Temperature Chart tab. Here the print head temperature was set to 150 ° C and the pad temperature was set to 50 ° C.

The extensive Head Movement tab is used to move the head manually. Changing the axis and value buttons will move the head by the given parameters on the axis or indicate that this movement is no longer possible.

In the Extruder Control section, you can manually extrude the filament or retract it. Feed amount in mm determines the volume of extrusion or retraction, Feedrate then the rate at which extrusion (or retraction) is performed. Click Extrude or Retract to extrude or retract. The buttons will not be active if the print head does not have the minimum print temperature set (ie it is cold). This protection prevents the print filament from moving into the cold print head. 

The last part is an overview of user-defined macros. Macros are usually multi-line sections of G-code that the user creates or receives with the printer. Learn more about them in the Macros tab.

Job Status tab

The next page shows the current print and its details. Here the manual no longer describes the common elements or the tabs of the interface described in the previous section.

The Job Control tab offers the ability to pause or cancel a job in progress. When paused, printing can be later resumed again.

In the Z-Probe calibration tab, you can set the offset value of the print head from the pad. For example, if you are using a non-ferrous mat, you need to take this into account when setting the value for the distance between the print head and the mat.

The File information tab provides information about the printed object – dimensions, height, current layer height, filament consumed, and information about the software that generated the G-code.

The largest part of this page is occupied by the Webcam Surveillance tab with the live camera located at the top of the printer.

Other tabs show statistics for the current print. Layer statistics show the time spent on individual layers and the Estimations tab shows the estimated printing time.

On the far right, you will find tabs for manual fan control, print speed (speed factor) and extrusion factors (extrusion factors). We recommend that you do not change these settings and let them control the software that is preparing the print data.

G-Code Console tab

This page mainly shows messages sent to the printer and messages received. The printer communicates using the G-code, which is very extensive and beyond the scope of this manual. Although the print data consists of a G-code, not every single line of printed data is recorded in this console.

G-Code Files tab

Here you will find the print data files stored on the printer’s memory, along with the details. Click the file name to print the selected file (the printer will ask for confirmation). Right-clicking on a file invokes a context menu (for example, to preview the file). Use the buttons in the upper right to upload a file from your computer (Upload G-Code Files) and to create a directory (Make new Directory).

Macros tab

Macro files are used to simplify repetitive actions and commands. Instead of re-entering a series of G-code commands, you can create a macro file to run & send all of the used codes to the printer. This page provides an overview of the macros currently in use. By default, you can find the macros provided by TRILAB. These macros can also be found on the Machine Control tab to access them faster.

  • Nimble Load Filament – Loads  filament when using a Nimble extruder.
  • Nimble Purge Filament – Flushes the nozzle with a scorching-hot filament to remove any previous material (such as another type or color) using a Nimble extruder.
  • Nimble Unload Filament – Prepares the filament to be removed when using the Nimble extruder.
  • Titan Load Filament – Loads filament when using a Titan extruder.
  • Titan Purge Filament – Flushes the nozzle with a scorching-hot  filament to remove any previous material (such as another type or color) using a Titan extruder.
  • Titan Unload Filament – Prepares the filament for removal when using the Titan extruder.

CANVAS tab

This card is used to link to the CANVAS account which is required to use the TRILAB QuadPrint extension (CANVAS HUB is part of the Mosaic Palette 2 control). After you fill in your username and password and click the button, this page will display the status, Connected in green, and a list of linked accounts.

Palette 2 tab

This page shows the status of the attached extension as a Mosaic Palette 2 for multi-filament printing.

Settings tab

You’ll find several printer settings. This page is divided into three sections.

The first tab is for General, where you can check the printer firmware for updates (and check it for updates), change the Device name, set a password to access the Web interface (Access password), and set the intensity (Brightness) at which the printer light should switch on and when it should switch off (Timeout).

The second tab allows you to set up the network access. The option mode allows you to switch (Modes) between the Access point mode (when no usable known wifi is in range, the printer switches to that mode temporarily) and the standard Station mode, in which the printer can connect to an existing network with a specified SSID and password (Password). The last part of the Access point is used to name the printer network in the access point mode and set the password).

Be sure to save any changes to the settings by clicking the Apply Settings button.

The last part of the settings shows the system files and allows you to modify them. However, it is recommended that you do not change these files, as this may affect the printer’s performance.