Heater can't keep temperature up
Hi, I am having trouble keeping the temps constant. As soon as they drop to .99 I get this :
Warning: Tool 0 was not driven because its heater temperatures were not high enough or it has a heater fault
I did an auto PID tuning twice and saved it, but the heater just can't keep up and I don't know how to boost it up.
Also while the test print job runs I have no control over my cooling fan. So I can't lower it to test if it is too high.
Normally I can set it to run at whatever percentage I want, but not while it prints?
The printhead is a Titan Aero with just the cooling fan.
This is my config:
; Configuration file for Duet WiFi (firmware version 3)
; executed by the firmware on start-up
; generated by RepRapFirmware Configuration Tool v2.1.8 on Thu Jan 30 2020 16:44:56 GMT+0200 (Eastern European Standard Time)
; General preferences
G90 ; send absolute coordinates...
M83 ; ...but relative extruder moves
M550 P"QB" ; set printer name
M667 S1 ; select CoreXY mode
M552 S1 ; enable network
M586 P0 S1 ; enable HTTP
M586 P1 S0 ; disable FTP
M586 P2 S0 ; disable Telnet
M569 P0 S0 ; physical drive 0 goes backwards
M569 P1 S1 ; physical drive 1 goes forwards
M569 P2 S1 ; physical drive 2 goes forwards
M569 P3 S1 ; physical drive 3 goes forwards
M584 X0 Y1 Z2 E3 ; set drive mapping
M350 X16 Y16 Z16 E16 I1 ; configure microstepping with interpolation
M92 X80.00 Y80.00 Z500.00 E420.00 ; set steps per mm
M566 X900.00 Y900.00 Z900.00 E120.00 ; set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
M203 X18000.00 Y18000.00 Z1800.00 E1200.00 ; set maximum speeds (mm/min)
M201 X3000.00 Y3000.00 Z20.00 E250.00 ; set accelerations (mm/s^2)
M906 X2000 Y2000 Z2000 E700 I30 ; set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout
; Axis Limits
M208 X0 Y0 Z0 S1 ; set axis minima
M208 X500 Y500 Z500 S0 ; set axis maxima
M574 X1 S1 P"!xstop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on X via pin xstop
M574 Y1 S1 P"!ystop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on Y via pin ystop
M574 Z1 S1 P"!zstop" ; configure active-low endstop for low end on Z via pin zstop
M558 P0 H5 F120 T6000 ; disable Z probe but set dive height, probe speed and travel speed
M557 X15:215 Y15:195 S20 ; define mesh grid
M140 H-1 ; Disable heated bed
M308 S1 P"e0temp" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4138 ; configure sensor 1 as thermistor on pin e0temp
M950 H1 C"e0heat" T1 ; create nozzle heater output on e0heat and map it to sensor 1
M143 H1 S280 ; set temperature limit for heater 1 to 280C
M307 H1 B0 S1.00 ; disable bang-bang mode for heater and set PWM limit
M950 F0 C"fan0" Q500 ; create fan 0 on pin fan0 and set its frequency
M106 P0 S0 H-1 ; set fan 0 value. Thermostatic control is turned off
M950 F1 C"fan1" Q500 ; create fan 1 on pin fan1 and set its frequency
M106 P1 S1 H1 T45 ; set fan 1 value. Thermostatic control is turned on
M563 P0 D0 H1 F0 ; define tool 0
G10 P0 X0 Y0 Z0 ; set tool 0 axis offsets
G10 P0 R0 S0 ; set initial tool 0 active and standby temperatures to 0C
; Custom settings are not defined
M911 S10 R11 P"M913 X0 Y0 G91 M83 G1 Z3 E-5 F1000" ; set voltage thresholds and actions to run on power loss
and the override config file
; config-override.g file generated in response to M500 at 2020-02-02 18:34
; This is a system-generated file - do not edit
; Heater model parameters
M307 H0 A340.0 C140.0 D5.5 S1.00 V0.0 B0
M307 H1 A662.8 C268.2 D8.4 S1.00 V12.0 B0
; Workplace coordinates
G10 L2 P1 X0.00 Y0.00 Z0.00
G10 L2 P2 X0.00 Y0.00 Z0.00
G10 L2 P3 X0.00 Y0.00 Z0.00
G10 L2 P4 X0.00 Y0.00 Z0.00
G10 L2 P5 X0.00 Y0.00 Z0.00
G10 L2 P6 X0.00 Y0.00 Z0.00
G10 L2 P7 X0.00 Y0.00 Z0.00
G10 L2 P8 X0.00 Y0.00 Z0.00
G10 L2 P9 X0.00 Y0.00 Z0.00
I have no control over my cooling fan
Which cooling fan do you mean? The heatsink fan or the part cooling fan?
The heatsink fan is configured to be controlled thermostatically based on the temp of the heater, so once above 45c it will be on full power.
The part cooling fan should show up as a slider in DWC and should be controllable. It's a good idea to set the part cooling fan during the PID tuning to be at the same speed you would normally be using for an actual print.
there is only one fan - the heatsink fan, but the problem is heating is not turning on and off in a way that keeps the head above the printing temperature and if it drops by 0.1 degree it just refuses to push filament so not to cause jams. the fan should be at 100% anyway, but I was surprised to see the slider didn't control it anymore.
What temp are you trying to reach? What does the graph look like?
100 degrees, graph is straight line. Dips are just down from 100 to 99.99.
otherwise I can go up 225 I believe. Temperature is not an issue.
jens55 last edited by jens55
@id104335409 , are you trying to extrude filament at 100C ???? That will not work as your temperature is too low.
The ' tool not driven ' error message only shows up if you are trying to extrude.
You are saying you can reach 225C and temperature is not an issu so why are you testing things at 100C ... try testing at 200C instead.
id104335409 last edited by id104335409
Oh, Im so sorry - this is just a test run , no need for filament all over the place. I'm just adjusting the printer.
Heater, sensor, e steps, bed level and so on.
Is there a failsafe that doesn't allow extrusion under certain temperature?
deckingman last edited by
@id104335409 Yes there is. But you can use M302 to allow cold extrusion.