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Posted · How to check total machine run time on an Ultimaker S5?

We have a couple of ultimaker S5s and we are trying to find the total machine run time for each individual one.

The browser version of cura shows the earliest data point as Jan 1, 1970. Not sure why.

 

I am looking for a total machine hour count.

 

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    Posted · How to check total machine run time on an Ultimaker S5?

    The only way I know to do it is to insert every core.  In the S5 menu it's easy to get the statistics (meters of filament printer, highest temperature seen, hours of printing time, hours hot) for each core.  Then you just add up the numbers.  The problem is if you threw a core away or if you move cores among printers.

     

    The S5 printer lasts forever as far as I can tell at this point.  You have to change the rubber belts after about 2 to 5 kilometers of filament printed.  You should also change the bowden tube at a similar interval but you don't have to (friction increases slowly over the years).

     

    You really need to be printing 40 hours per week for a year or two before you need to do much maintenance.

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    Posted · How to check total machine run time on an Ultimaker S5?

    I don't believe that will work, because we have two machines that we interchange nozzles on.

    There isn't a setting in the machine interface or the browser version?

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    Posted · How to check total machine run time on an Ultimaker S5?

    I don't think so.  @Dim3nsioneer might know.

     

    Usually it doesn't matter.  It's not like a car where you change the oil every X miles.  These are tough machines.

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    Posted · How to check total machine run time on an Ultimaker S5?

    The maintenance menu in the systems section gives you access to 'about this printer' which tells you the amount of time a printcore has run independent of the machine it was in.

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