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Filament Runout Sensor by Triangle Labs

Filament Runout Sensor by Triangle Labs

$19.50 AUD +GST

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Filament runout sensor for 1.75mm filament by Triangle Labs.

Installed between the filament spool and printer’s filament extruder.

Compatible with all 1.75mm 3D printer filaments.

Please see below for further information and technical specifications.

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Description

Package Contents:

  • filament runout sensor
  • installation/mounting screws and nuts
  • 90cm connection cable w/ connectors
  • 40cm bowden tube

With appropriate printer firmware configuration print jobs can be paused when filament has run out to allow filament replacement and restarted once ready.

Supply Voltage: 3.3-5V

Operating Temperature: <80°C

Installation:

  1. Position sensor between the filament spool and the printer’s extruder
  2. Install sensor along the filament path paying attention to the arrow on sensor
  3. Insert included PTFE tube on both sides of the sensor to help reduce friction as the filament passes through the sensor.

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Red: 3-5v

Blue: Signal

Black: GND

Filament Present: LOW voltage output

Filament Absent: Supply voltage output (3.3-5v)

 

Example Configuration – MARLIN:

Make sure your firmware has the filament runout feature,you need Marlin 1.1.0-RC7 or newer.If you are using an older version,contact your 3D printer manufacturer or update your firmware configuration manually.

#define FILAMENT_RUNOUT_SENSOR
#if ENABLED(FILAMENT_RUNOUT_SENSOR)
  #define NUM_RUNOUT_SENSORS   1     // Number of sensors, up to one per extruder. Define a FIL_RUNOUT#_PIN for each.
  #define FIL_RUNOUT_INVERTING false // set to true to invert the logic of the sensor.
  #define FIL_RUNOUT_PULLUP          // Use internal pullup for filament runout pins.
  #define FILAMENT_RUNOUT_SCRIPT “M600”
#endif
send M119 command to test the sensor
Reporting endstop status
x_max: TRIGGERED
y_max: TRIGGERED
z_min: open
z_max: TRIGGERED
filament: open
>>>m119
SENDING:M119
Reporting endstop status
x_max: TRIGGERED
y_max: TRIGGERED
z_min: open
z_max: TRIGGERED
filament: TRIGGERED

Example Configuration – Repetier:

Make sure your firmware has the filament runout feature,you need Repetier 0.92.9 or newer.If you are using an older version,contact your 3D printer manufacturer or update your firmware configuration manually.

Configuration.h

#define EXT0_JAM_PIN [DIGITAL PIN INPUT]

#define JAM_METHOD 3

#define JAM_ACTION 1

Example Configuration – SMOOTHIEWARE:

Pause when out of filament

This configuration allows you to use a pin to detect when the machine is out of filament. When the switch is hit by the filament not being present, the machine is put into pause.

Another switch is configured to allow you to resume the machine once the button is pressed.

Additional configuration allows you to specify commands that are executed when the machine suspends, and when it resumes.

switch.filamentout.enable                true          # Enable this module

switch.filamentout.input_pin             1.30^  # Pin where filament out button is connected

switch.filamentout.output_on_command     suspend     # Suspend command

switch.resume.enable                     true    # Enable this module

switch.resume.input_pin                  1.31^   # Pin where resume button is connected

switch.resume.output_on_command          resume  # Resume command

after_suspend_gcode            G91_G0E-5_G0Z10_G90_G0X-50Y-50        # Gcode to run after suspend, retract then get head out of way

before_resume_gcode               G91_G1E1_G90                          # Gcode to run after temp is reached but before resume – do a prime

Additional information

Weight 0.04 kg

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