Every Claybot is supplied with a maintenance chart and checklist to follow.
But in short, it is simply a good habit to clean your Claybot at the end of each printing day in preparation for its next use.
It is also advisable to back off the pressure from the plunger at the end of the day (see Control Tablet interface) or before storage for a day or two.
Clay should never be left open-to-the-air at the print-head and primary tank connection points.
It is acceptable to leave part-full primary cartridges in place for a day or two if not under plunger pressure – but it is advisable to consider removing completely from your Claybot and storing it horizontally to maintain clay consistency as best as possible.
Use a damp cloth to remove clay and water seepage from the base, triangular plates and and rails.
Motor drive belts should be checked every 4 weeks for signs of wear and that belt tightness has not deteriorated.
The Delta arm supports and extruder guide rails should be first cleaned with a damp cloth, followed by a clean, dry cloth and finally greasing of the joints with petroleum based grease.