To adjust the end stop, the first step is to remove the vat from your Lotus EZ. Clean your platform thoroughly and ensure it has no dirt or resin residue remaining. Now place the platform on the arm.
Next step is to turn your Lotus EZ on and connect to it and browse to the Dashboard. There you will navigate to the Settings page, and select the Tools tab. You can then browse to the Platform controls section.
Selecting Floor from this page will floor your platform to the LCD. With a small slip of regular printer paper (approx. 3cm wide, 15cm long), you can place it on the LCD between it and the platform and wiggle it and feel resistance.
To adjust the end stop to be looser or tighter, you can remove the black cap on the back of the arm above what we call the ‘trigger’. In this hole you can use a 2.5mm hex key to adjust the bolt that protrudes from the bottom of the trigger. Turning the bolt left (looking from above) will make the zero point tighter, while turning right will make it looser.
The process for adjusting the end stop is:
- Floor the platform with the paper slip on the LCD.
- Check the level with the paper slip by wiggling and sliding it around.
- Move the platform up 10mm with the button on the dashboard and then make adjustments (suggested to only make half turns each time)
- Floor the platform again to check the level. You are looking for an obvious amount of resistance, but not too tight that the paper crinkles or stops moving altogether.
- Repeat moving the platform up, adjusting and then flooring to check until satisfied.
Note: Tightening the end stop too far, will start to disengage the magnets between the platform and arm. This is a designed safety feature to stop the platform from ever putting too much force on the LCD. You should be able to visually see at the correct zero point, that the platform is still perfectly seated in the arm without lifting off the magnetised seating.