Clean the PVA Removal Station

Dissolved PVA has high adhesive properties. For optimal performance of the PVA Removal Station and to prevent problems such as excessive wear of parts, make sure to regularly clean the device. This should be done at least once a month, or with every water exchange.

As this requires dismantling parts of the PVA Removal Station, all cleaning actions can be performed at the same time.

Container Rotor Docking station

When exchanging the water, make sure all PVA residue is removed from the inside of the container. This will give the best results for the next PVA removal cycle.

  1. Empty the container as described in the Disposal of wastewater page.
  2. Take the rotor by its center pin and gently pull it straight upwards. Place the rotor aside; this will be cleaned next.
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Remove the container to empty it Remove the rotor from the rotor pin

Caution: Do not tilt the rotor when removing it, as this could damage the rotor pin.

  1. Remove the rotor bearing ring and place it aside.
  2. Fill the container with lukewarm water; the container should be half-full.
  3. Remove any PVA residue with a soft brush.
  4. Rinse the container.

Note: Repeat steps 4 – 6 until all PVA residue is removed and the container is completely clean.

  1. Clean the outside of the container with a soft, damp cloth.
  2. Dry the container before the next use. Leave to air-dry or use a soft cloth.

Next, clean the magnetic rotor as described in the second tab.

Now that the PVA Removal Station has been completely cleaned, it is ready for continued use. Fill the container with fresh water to remove the PVA support structures from your next print. Alternatively, if the PVA Removal Station will not be used for a longer period, put it in storage after cleaning.

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