- Built-in nozzle contact detection (Z probe)
- Matching PCB carriage adaptors ensure uniform spacing between bearings at top and bottom of the rods, for accurate nozzle motion
- Power and signal connectors on top for connection to the 3D printer control electronics, to make removal of the hot end easier
- Connectors on underside for hot end heater, hot end fan, print cooling fan and temperature sensor
- Support for thermistor, or 2-wire PT100 temperature sensor with 4-wire connection back to electronics
The Smart Effector for delta printers allows the hotend to be used as a Z probe giving fantastic accuracy across the whole delta build area by eliminating the effect of tilt. It uses precision PCB manufacturing to ensure equal hole spacing between the effector and the carriages on the towers, further improving accuracy.
The Smart Effector simplifies wiring of hotend components with plug connectors from thermistor and fans along with a screw terminal for the heater cartridge. Molex and microfit connections are then used for wiring looms back to the control electronics. Crimp pins and housings are supplied for all connections.
1 - Assembled and tested PCB effector
3 - PCB carriage adapter
2 - 6-way Molex Microfit 3 shell (black)
2 - 2-way Molex Microfit 3 shell (black)
1 - 8-way Molex KK shell (white)
1 - 2-way Molex KK shell (white)
16 - Crimp pins for Microfit shells
12 - Crimp pins for KK shells
2 - Small ferrules for terminating heater wires
1 - M12 half nut
1 - M12 plastic or fibre washer
1 - Round spirit level
1 - E3D v6 threaded heatsink (custom made by E3D for Delta Smart Effector)
Compatible with 12V and 24V heaters, and 12V and 24V hot end fan power
Compatible with Haydn Huntley’s Magball delta arms.
Compatible with e3d Revo Micro with the screw top heatsink
360mm arms and ball studs sold separately
Effector and carriage adapters suit magnetic ball studs with M3 tails (not included)
3.3V or 5V supply needed for nozzle contact sensor
Note: The smart effector can be supplied with either 12V or 24V for the hotend heater, hotend cooling fan and print cooling fan. The print illumination LEDs run off the same circuit as the hotend cooling fan (so they come on when the hotend cooling fan is on). If you supply 12V for the hotend cooling fan you need to bridge the "on for 12V" jumper or else the LEDs will be dim.