Multimat Easy DFU

Multimat Easy DFU

Instructions for Use

MultimatEasy

The text and illustrations of these Instructions for Use have been compiled with the utmost diligence. Nevertheless, the presence of typographic errors or incorrect data cannot be excluded. Please note that DeguDent GmbH will not be responsible for such errors.

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‹ Content ....................................................................................................................................................................... 3

1 General ....................................................................................................................................................................... 5

‹ On these Instructions for Use ....................................................................................................................................... 5

‹ Layout elements used in these Instructions for Use ...................................................................................................... 5

‹ Unit types and year of manufacture .............................................................................................................................. 6

‹ Manufacturer and service addresses ............................................................................................................................ 6

‹ Intellectual property rights ............................................................................................................................................ 6

‹ Proper use ................................................................................................................................................................... 6

2 Safety notes ............................................................................................................................................................... 7

‹ Safe transport .............................................................................................................................................................. 7

‹ Safe operation .............................................................................................................................................................. 7

‹ Safe maintenance and troubleshooting ........................................................................................................................ 8

‹ Safe handling of ceramic fi bres ..................................................................................................................................... 8

‹ Warning decals on the unit ........................................................................................................................................... 8

3 Technical description ................................................................................................................................................. 9

‹ Base unit ...................................................................................................................................................................... 9

‹ Connectors ................................................................................................................................................................ 10

‹ Scope of delivery ....................................................................................................................................................... 10

‹ Optional accessories .................................................................................................................................................. 11

‹ Technical specifi cations and operating environment ................................................................................................... 11

‹ Features ..................................................................................................................................................................... 12

4 Setup ........................................................................................................................................................................ 13

‹ Unpacking and checking accessories ........................................................................................................................ 13

‹ Setting up and connecting ......................................................................................................................................... 13

‹ Pre-heating ................................................................................................................................................................ 13

5 Controls .................................................................................................................................................................... 14

‹ Control panel ............................................................................................................................................................. 14

‹ Display ....................................................................................................................................................................... 15

‹ Firing parameters ....................................................................................................................................................... 15

‹ Moving through the menus/Menu overview ................................................................................................................ 17

‹ Menu explanations ..................................................................................................................................................... 18

6 Operation .................................................................................................................................................................. 20

‹ Turning on the unit/Starting a fi ring program ............................................................................................................... 20

‹ Designing and starting your own fi ring program .......................................................................................................... 20

‹ View function (soldering) ............................................................................................................................................. 22

‹ Entering standby mode .............................................................................................................................................. 22

‹ Fast cooling or manual fast cooling ............................................................................................................................ 22

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7 Maintenance and cleaning ...................................................................................................................................... 23

‹ Lifting plate maintenance ........................................................................................................................................... 23

‹ Replacing the fi ring mouthful ...................................................................................................................................... 23

‹ Vacuum pump maintenance ....................................................................................................................................... 23

8 Calibration using a silver wire test .......................................................................................................................... 24

‹ Calibration program ................................................................................................................................................... 25

9 Error messages and troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................... 26

‹ Power failure .............................................................................................................................................................. 27

10 Pre-defi ned programs .............................................................................................................................................. 28

11 Disposal .................................................................................................................................................................... 29

12 EC Declaration of Conformity .................................................................................................................................. 30

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General 1

Dear customer,

Thank you for your confi dence in Multimat

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Easy. This furnace for fi ring and pressing dental ceramics is a safe high-quality device featuring numerous automated functions. It is characterized by ease of handling and minimal training requirements.

The device is almost maintenance-free and suitable for continuous operation.

We hope you will appreciate your results with the Multimat ® Easy.

‹ About these Instructions for Use

Compliance with these Instructions for Use is a prerequisite for the successful and safe operation of the Multimat ®

Easy. These Instructions for Use contain important information for operating this device in a safe, appropriate and economic manner. Compliance with these Instructions for Use also helps avoid hazards, limits repair costs and downtime and increases the reliability and prolongs the life of the Multimat

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Easy.

These Instructions for Use must be continuously present near the unit and must be read by all persons working with the Multimat ® Easy.

DeguDent GmbH will not be responsible for any damage caused by improper use or operation of the Multimat

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Easy and/or non-compliance with these Instructions for

Use.

‹ Layout elements used in these Instructions for Use

Safety notes related to personal injury, accidents or property damage:

The unit must be opened only by authorized DeguDent GmbH service personnel!

Step-by-step instructions

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2.

Remove…

Locate…

Designations of user interface elements:

Menu key

Emphasis:

The front of the unit includes the display (1) with its...

Additional notes and hints:

Note: You may also use existing programs to…

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1 General

‹ Device type and year of manufacture

Multimat ® Easy

Year of manufacture: 2008

‹ Manufacturer and service addresses

DeguDent GmbH

Rodenbacher Chaussee 4

63457 Hanau

Germany

Phone +49 180 23 24 555

Fax +49 180 23 24 556

‹ Intellectual property rights

© 2004 DeguDent GmbH

All rights pertaining to these Instructions for Use, including but not limited to photocopying and dissemination as well as translation, are reserved for DeguDent GmbH. Specifi cally, these Instructions for Use must not, whether in whole or in part, be reproduced in any form (print, photocopy, microfi lm or other technologies) and/or stored, processed, copied or disseminated using electronic data storage and retrieval systems without prior written approval by

DeguDent GmbH.

Violations of these rights will be prosecuted and will make the guilty party liable for damages. All intellectual property, trademark, service mark and other rights are reserved by

DeguDent GmbH.

‹ Proper use

The Multimat ® Easy is a device for fi ring dental ceramic materials. Observe the alloy and ceramic manufacturers’ directions and recommendations.

Any use outside or beyond these directions or specifi cations does not constitute proper use. Any damage resulting from such use will be the sole responsibility of the user of the Multimat

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Easy. The same applies for any unauthorized changes to the unit. Proper use presupposes compliance with all notes on

• Safety

• Operation

• Care, maintenance and troubleshooting described in these Instructions for Use. The unit is intended solely for dental laboratory use. Any use in other locations or for other purposes requires prior written approval of DeguDent GmbH.

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‹ Safety notes

All DeguDent GmbH devices are designed and produced using state-of-the-art technology and following all recognized safety rules.

Nevertheless, using these devices may result in hazards to operators or third parties or damage to the Multimat

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Easy or other property, e.g. if:

• The unit is operated by untrained or not properly instructed personnel

• The unit is not employed for its appropriate uses

• The unit has not been properly operated or maintained

Use only qualifi ed and trained personnel to perform the tasks described in these Instructions for Use. Observe any applicable legal age restrictions!

Personnel to be trained or guided, including vocational trainees, must work with the Multimat

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Easy only if continuously supervised by an experienced operator!

‹ Safe transport

The Multimat ® Easy weighs approximately 22.7 kg and can be lifted and transported by a single person.

The unit is shipped in a cardboard case and is protected by an upper and a lower interior foam shell. These shells are designed such that the fi ring chamber is also protected from shock by an elastic foam element. When repackaging the unit, make sure that this protective foam element is properly in place.

‹ Safe operation

To ensure safe operation of the unit, read and follow the following instructions:

• Do not place the Multimat ® Easy and the vacuum pump

(available separately) in the immediate vicinity of sources of heat to prevent overheating of the device!

• Keep the device clear of the nearest wall or object. The minimum distance is 25 to 30 cm!

• Place the unit only on non-fl ammable surfaces. Keep fl ammable objects and liquids away from the unit!

• Position the vacuum pump such that adequate ventilation is assured.

• Protect the unit from moisture and steam!

• Ensure that the unit is connected only to the appropriate mains voltage (see “Technical specifications and operating environment”).

• Do not reach into the fi ring chamber during operation

– burn hazard!

• The fi ring platform moving upward presents a crushing hazard for hands and fi ngers!

• Opening the unit is prohibited. Electric shock hazard!

• If the Multimat

®

Easy is not to used for an extended period, disconnect the unit from mains!

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‹ Safe maintenance and troubleshooting

Observe the following rules during maintenance, repairs or troubleshooting tasks:

• All repairs must be performed by authorized DeguDent

GmbH personnel only.

• All work on electrical components must be performed by qualifi ed electricians.

• Disconnect from mains before opening the device.

• Use only original replacement parts.

‹ Safe handling of ceramic fi bres

The heat insulation of the fi ring chamber consists of ceramic fi bres. Extended use or higher temperatures will result in the formation of silicogenic dust (cristobalite) that, when released into the air, may create a dust hazard, causing irritation to the skin or eyes or the respiratory tract.

Never open and expose the heat insulation of the fi ring chamber. Any repairs in this area must be performed by authorized DeguDent GmbH personnel only.

‹ Warning decals on the unit

The Hot Surface warning decal alerts the operator to hot temperatures on Multimat

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Easy surfaces that may prevail near the fi ring chamber, especially in the case of higher fi ring temperatures.

The Generic Hazard warning decal is attached near the vacuum pump power connection

(see “Connectors”). This decal alerts you to the following safety hazards:

• The vacuum pump power connection is intended exclusively for connecting a vacuum pump.

• The vacuum pump power connection carries mains voltage.

• The maximum vacuum pump current is 2 A.

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‹ Base unit

The Multimat ® Easy consists of an attractively designed and stable metal housing (1) with a fi ring chamber top

(2). The heat inside the fi ring chamber (2) is generated by a quartz muffl e with an openly radiating fi lament winding. The walls of the heating chamber are fi lled with insulating ceramic fi bres to keep the heat loss to a minimum

(see also “Safe handling of ceramic fibres”).

The fi ring objects including the fi ring base and fi ring support (see “Optional accessories”) are placed on the moving fi ring platform (3). During the fi ring process, the fi ring platform is raised into the fi ring chamber, to be lowered again once the fi ring process has been completed.

The chamber is lowered and raised by a geared-down stepper motor.

For easier of handling, the fi ring object including the fi ring support can be placed on the U-shaped magnetic rest.

The control panel (5) and display (6) are ergonomically located at the front of the unit. It allows you to activate the pre-defi ned fi ring programs or to defi ne and store your own fi ring programs. All fi ring processes are controlled by an electronic microcontroller inside the unit.

The unit rests on four feet (7) for maximum stability.

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‹ Connectors

The following connectors are available:

• Primary power connector (7)

• On/off switch with automatic circuit breaker (8)

• RJ45 connector (9) (for service purposes only)

• Two USB connectors (10) (for service updates via USB memory stick)

• Vacuum pump air hose connector (11)

• Vacuum pump power connector (12) to provide the optional vacuum pump with mains power

The vacuum pump power connector is intended exclusively for connecting a vacuum pump.

The vacuum pump power connector carries mains voltage.

The maximum vacuum pump current is 2 A.

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‹ Scope of delivery

The scope of delivery includes:

• Multimat ® Easy ceramic fi ring furnace

• Mains cable for high-temperature devices

• Instructions for Use

• One fi ring base (13)

• One fi ring support (14)

• One U-shaped rest, magnetic (15)

• One pair of tweezers

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‹ Optional accessories

The following optional accessories are available from

DeguDent GmbH:

• Vacuum pump (16)

• Calibration set (17) “Silver wire test, manual”

REF 03 532 803, consisting of one wire carrier and one length of silver wire (0.3 mm in diameter, 37 mm in length)

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‹ Technical specifi cations and operating environment

Power supply:

Acceptable voltage fl uctuations:

Maximum power consumption:

Power consumption in sleep mode:

Dimensions (W × D × H):

Weight:

Firing chamber clearance:

Firing chamber diameter:

Deployment:

Ambient temperature:

Heating element:

Maximum fi ring temperature:

Display:

Input device:

100–125 VAC, 50/60 Hz or

230–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

±10% or less

1,300 W

18 W

280 mm x 430 mm x 610 mm

Approx. 22.7 kg

67 mm

85 mm

Indoors only, on a non-fl ammable surface

0–40 °C – preferably 20 ± 2 °C

Quartz muffl e with openly radiating fi lament winding

1,200 °C

Backlit 2 × 24 character LCD display

Membrane keyboard

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‹ Features

• Comprehensive fi ring data display

• 100 freely programmable and storable programs; numerous predefi ned sample programs available

• Programs may be modifi ed during the cycle.

• Existing programs can be modifi ed and saved as special programs

• Copying an existing program to a different program number

• Up to 99 minutes of vacuum time

• Set vacuum display

• Adjustable vacuum

• Up to 99 minutes of fi ring time

• Up to 25 minutes of fi ring and pre-heating time

• Heating rates of 1–120°C/minute

• Controlled cooling

• Manual or programmable fast cooling via vacuum pump

• Time-to-completion countdown display

• Overheating protection and muffl e monitoring

• High-precision temperature settings

• Standby operation to avoid moisture in the fi ring chamber

• Vacuum program to avoid moisture in the fi bre insulation

• Sleep mode

• Global hours-of-operation counter

• Vacuum pump hours-of-operation indicator

• Language selection

• Error message display

• Automatic continuation after short-term power-outs

• Unlimited data retention after power-outs

• Automatic mains frequency detection

• Beep signals, can be deactivated

• Entering of a calibration offset following calibration with a silver wire

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‹ Unpacking and checking accessories

1. Check the Shockwatch sticker on the cardboard box.

If the sticker has turned red, the impact energy during transport was higher than allowed, and your unit could be damaged. Ask the transport agent to confi rm the triggering of the Shockwatch label in writing.

2. Open the cardboard case and remove the upper foam shell.

3. Remove the unit including its accessories.

4. Check whether the scope of delivery is complete (see

“Scope of delivery”) or damaged in transit. Notify

DeguDent GmbH immediately of any damage.

‹ Setting up and connecting

1. Place the device on a sturdy, non-fl ammable surface.

The minimum distance from the nearest wall or object is 25 to 30 cm (see also “Safe operation”).

2. Connect the device end of the mains cable to the unit.

Connect the mains plug of the mains cable to a properly installed and protected mains socket (see

“Technical specifications and operating environment”).

The Multimat ® Easy must be the only device on its circuit. No extension cords may be used.

3. Connect the tubing between the vacuum pump

(available separately) and the air inlet that the device

(see illustration).

4. Place the fi ring base on the fi ring lift; use the magnetic fi ring platform where appropriate.

‹ Pre-heating

Before operating the Multimat

®

Easy for the fi rst time or after prolonged periods of non-use, it is recommended to pre-heat the unit once. To do so, choose a special preheating program from among the pre-defi ned programs

(see “Menu explanations”). For instructions on starting a program, see “Turning on the unit/Starting a firing program”.

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‹ Control panel

All parameters are shown on the display and can be entered or edited here. Parameters are entered exclusively via the keys of the control panel (membrane keyboard).

Use the keys of the membrane keyboard to make your entries, which will be refl ected in the display (see “Display”), or to switch between different menus (see “Moving through the menus/Menu overview”).

The control panel keys have the following functions:

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(1) Display. Shows all fi ring parameters (see “Display”).

(2) on off key. Turns the controller on or off. When turned off, the fi ring chamber will be closed by the fi ring platform, and the unit will be in standby mode (vacuum and standby temperature).

(3) ÈÍ keys. Move the fi ring platform upward down.

(4) * key. Activate fast cooling using the vacuum pump.

(5) Menu key. Calls the confi guration menu; from there, additional submenus for system confi guration can be invoked (see “Moving through the menus/Menu overview”)

(6) P key. Runs a specifi c program directly.

(7) S key. Saves the parameters shown on the display.

(8) ÁË keys. For moving within menus (See “Moving through the menus/Menu overview”)

(9) +– keys. Increases/decreases parameter values

(10) ESC key. Returns without applying changes

(11) ENTER key. Confi rms and applies changes

(12) Numeric keypad. For entering parameter values, digits 0 to 9.

(13) start stop key. Starts/stops the fi ring program.

(14) Green LED. Lit while fi ring program is running.

Note: If the controller was turned off with the on off key, the unit will enter sleep mode (display not let, slow

CPU clock) to save energy. Pressing the on off key again cancels sleep mode.

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‹ Display

(1) Program number, max. 100 programs

(2) Fast cooling indicated by *.

(3) Pre-heating temperature, 100 to 1,200 °C

(4) Heating rate, 1 to 120 °C/minute

(5) Preset fi ring temperature, 300 to 1,200 °C

(6) Actual fi ring temperature, 0 to 1,250 °C

(7) Remaining fi ring time, 0 to 99.9 min

(8) Preset drying time, 0 to 25 minutes

(9) Preset pre-heating time, 0 to 25 minutes

(10) Vacuum on/off, amount, 1 to 99 hPa

(11) Vacuum time, 0.0 to 99.9 min

(12) Preset fi ring time, 0.0 to 99.9 minutes

(13) Cooling stage 1, 2 or 3

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99__25_25_99 _ 99,5 _ 60,0 _ 3

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‹ Firing parameters

(1) Program number: A maximum of 100 programs can be stored. The current number is shown on the display as a two-digit fi gure.

(2) Fast cooling indicator: Fast cooling means that the vacuum pump is turned on and will suck in air through the fi ring chamber until the base temperature is reached. If the fast-cooling function is activated, an asterisk is shown.

Cooling proceeds until the base temperature is reached

(see “Fast cooling or manual fast cooling”).

(3) Preheating temperature: The temperature to be reached prior to fi ring. Select a value between 100 °C and

1,200 °C.

(4) Heating rate: This is the speed of the temperature increase during the heating face. Select a value between

1 °C and 120 °C per minute.

(5) Preset fi ring temperature: The temperature to be reached during fi ring. Select a value between 300 °C and

1,200 °C.

(6) Actual fi ring temperature: The current temperature in the fi ring chamber. Select a value between 0 °C and 1,250 °C.

(7) Remaining fi ring time: The remaining fi ring time in minutes as shown.

(8) Preset drying time: The chamber is heated in order to reach the pre-heating temperature. During this time, the fi ring chamber will gradually close. Select a duration between 0 and 25 minutes.

(9) Preset pre-heating time: The chamber is heated in order to reach the pre-heating temperature. During this time, the fi ring chamber will be closed. Select a duration between 0 and 25 minutes in a maximum of two places.

(10) Vacuum on/off, amount: If a vacuum is present, its magnitude is displayed here. The vacuum is displayed as a value between 1 hPa and 99 hPa.

(11) Vacuum time: The time during which the vacuum pump will be running. Select a value between 0.0 and

99.9 minutes.

(12) Preset fi ring time: (holding time). The duration of the fi ring. Select a value between 0.0 and 99.9 minutes.

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(13) Cooling stage: Cooling in multiple stages results in a gradual release of tension within the ceramic material. If selected under (2) the progression of cooling stages will begin immediately after fi ring (12).

• Stage 0 - Firing platform immediately moves to its bottom position, no cooling

• Stage 1 – Firing object is lowered by approx. 7 cm

• Stage 2 – Firing object is lowered by approx. 5 cm

• Stage 3 – Firing object remains in the chamber

The starting point in each case is the base temperature

(preset to 400 °C). Once the program has been started, the unit pre-heats to the preset preheating temperature

(e.g. 575 °C) (see “Preheating temp start”). During the drying phase (8), the fi ring chamber is gradually closed.

Closure will be completed at the end of the drying phase, as the preheating temperature reaches its preset value.

The program then waits out the preset preheating time

(9). This is followed by the heating phase at the preset heating rate (4) (e.g. 120 °C/minute). Once the fi ring temperature (6) (e.g. 1,200 °C) has been reached, the program enters the fi ring phase (12) (holding phase) during which the vacuum pump will be active for the preset vacuum time (11). The end of the fi ring phrase is followed by the preset cooling stages (13).

1400

1200

1000

800

600

400

200

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Heating/cooling

Vacuum

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‹ Moving through the menus/Menu overview

The values discussed in “Firing parameters” are shown in the main menu, which is always displayed when the unit is operating or when new programs are being programmed. On power-up, additional menus may appear before the main menu. From the main menu, use the

Menu key to invoke numerous submenus where additional parameters can be confi gured. To return to the previous menu, press the ESC key. The following menu overview explains what keys can be used in their respective menus:

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Language

[German, English] enter

ConÞ guration menu

Main menu

(last program)

Basic temperature

[°C/°F]

Standby temperature

[°C/°F]

Standby Vacuum

[on/off]

°C / °Fahrenheit

[°C/°F]

Acoustic signal

[on/off]

Running times

Calibration

Delete programs

Load Þ xed programs

Update enter

Hours mufß e:XX:YY

Hours pump:XX:YY

Hours furnace:XX:YY

Data backup

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‹ Menu explanations

The fi rst message of the start-up sequence after the unit is turned on.

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Here you can load programs from internal memory or from a USB memory stick.

Load Þ xed programs

After turning on, the unit performs a self-test to check all systems and input/output connectors.

Selftest

Here you can start a software update, provided a USB memory stick with the new software version has been inserted.

Update

The values discussed in “Firing parameters” are shown in the main menu, which is always displayed when the unit is operating.

Main menu

(last program)

Here you can start a data backup.

Data backup

Here you can invoke additional submenus for system confi guration (see “Moving through the menus/Menu overview”)

ConÞ guration

Here you can change the language in which the menus are displayed.

Language

[German, English]

Here you can enter a calibration offset determined by a calibration using a silver wire test (see “Calibration”).

Calibration

Here you can pre-set the base temperature (default:

400 °C); see the diagram in “Firing parameters”.

Basic temperature

[°C/°F]

Here you can delete programs you have saved.

Delete program

Here you can determine whether the muffl e will heat in standby mode (see “Entering standby mode”).

Standby temperature

[°C/°F]

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Here you can determine whether the vacuum pump will run in standby mode (see “Entering standby mode”).

Standby Vacuum

[on/off]

Here you can switch between °C and °F as a temperature unit.

°C / °Fahrenheit

[°C/°F]

Here you can turn the beep signals on or off. If the beep signal is turned on, you get:

A short tone each time a key is pressed; a long tone for each invalid entry; three tones at the end of a program.

Acoustic signal

[on/off]

Indicates the operating hours for the muffl e.

Hours mufß e:XX:YY

Indicates the operating hours for the vacuum pump.

Hours pump:XX:YY

Indicates the total operating hours for the

Multimat ® Easy.

Hours furnace:XX:YY

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‹ Turning on the unit/Starting a fi ring program

1. Turn on the unit with the on off key. The controller will be started and performance self-test.

2. The main menu will be shown, indicating the program last run.

3. Move the fi ring platform down using the

Í key. Place the fi ring object with fi ring base and fi ring support on the fi ring platform.

4. If you wish to start the program currently shown, press the start stop key. The green LED will be lit.

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‹ Designing and starting your own fi ring program

Note: If you try to enter a parameter outside the valid range (see “Firing parameters”), you will hear a long beep tone, and the cursor will jump to the parameter you need to change. You have 60 seconds to enter each parameter.

1. The main menu is shown.

2. Press the P key. The program number will be activated.

Enter the desired program number via the keypad or the

+

and – keys.

3. Press the

Ë key. The cursor will jump to the next fi eld,

Pre-heating temperature . Enter the desired value via the keypad or the + and – keys.

4. Press the

Ë key. The cursor will jump to the next fi eld,

Heating rate . Enter the desired value via the keypad or the + and – keys.

5. Press the

Ë key. The cursor will jump to the next fi eld,

Pre-set fi ring temperature . Enter the desired value via the keypad or the + and – keys.

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6. Press the Ë key. The cursor will jump to the next fi eld,

Drying time. Enter the desired value via the keypad or the + and – keys.

7. Press the Ë key. The cursor will jump to the next fi eld,

Pre-heating time. Enter the desired value via the keypad or the + and – keys.

8. Press the Ë key. The cursor will jump to the next fi eld,

Vacuum. Enter the desired value via the keypad or the

+ and – keys.

9. Press the Ë key. The cursor will jump to the next fi eld,

Vacuum time. Enter the desired value via the keypad or the + and – keys.

10. Press the Ë key. The cursor will jump to the next fi eld,

Firing time. Enter the desired value via the keypad or the + and – keys.

11. Save your new program by pressing the S key.

12. To start the program, press the start stop key. The green

LED will be lit (see “Turning on the unit/Starting a firing program”). The remaining fi ring time fi eld indicates how long the program still has to run.

Note: The following keys can be used while a program is running:

(3) ÈÍ keys: Firing platform, (5) Menu key: Confi guration menu (parameters can be read but not modifi ed),

(13) start stop key: stops the running program.

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‹ View function (soldering)

During a fi ring program without vacuum, you can lower the fi ring platform by pressing the Í key to inspect the fi ring object. Stop the downward movement by pressing the È key.

The fi ring time countdown is suspended, and the cursor will move to the fi ring temperature. Use the cursor keys to increase/decrease the fi ring temperature as required.

Then press the È key to move the fi ring platform back off and to close the chamber. Closing the chamber continues the fi ring program. After a temperature adjustment, a maximum post-fi ring time of three minutes can be provided; the post-fi ring time is counted up on the display starting from zero. Post-fi ring can be terminated at any time by pressing the start stop key.

‹ Entering standby mode

The Multimat

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Easy Standby mode optimizes the moisture level inside the fi ring chamber and keeps moisture away from the insulation. Standby mode means constant heating at a temperature of e.g. 120 °C; vacuum may be added if required.

Once you have turned on the unit using the on off key, the standby mode is entered automatically if activated

(see below).

Once you use the on off key to turn on the control function, standby mode will be turned off. As soon as you turn off the control function again, the unit will return to standby mode.

To activate the standby function, you will fi rst have to set the standby temperature in the Standby temperature menu (see “Menu explanations”):

Standby temperature

[°C/°F]

‹ Fast cooling or manual fast cooling

Fast cooling means that the vacuum pump is turned on immediately after termination of the program once the fi ring chamber has opened and will suck in air through the fi ring chamber until the base temperature is reached.

As fast cooling is activated, the display shows an asterisk at position (2) (see “Display”).

If manual cooling is required, you need to turn off automatic cooling by setting the corresponding parameter to 0

(see “Display”).

The fast-cooling mode can be turned on or off in the menus (see “Menu explanations”).

Fast cooling

[on/off]

To start manual cooling, wait for the program to terminate and then press the Í key. The fi ring platform will be lowered, and the vacuum pump will run until the base temperature is reached.

In the Standby Vacuum menu you can select whether the vacuum pump is to be activated in addition to the heater:

Standby Vacuum

[on/off]

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‹ Firing support maintenance

The fi ring support (see “Base unit”) serves to seal the bottom of the fi ring chamber. In addition, the O-ring ensures a close seal at the sealing surfaces.

Regularly check the surface of the fi ring support/the

O-ring for deposits or damage. Replace damaged O-rings immediately.

‹ Replacing the fi ring muffl e

If the quality of the fi ring process deteriorates or if recalibration becomes necessary more frequently (see “Calibration using a silver wire test”), the reason may be that the fi ring muffl e has reached the end of its useful life.

The fi ring muffl e must be replaced only by authorized DeguDent GmbH service personnel!

‹ Vacuum pump maintenance

If you are operating the Multimat ® Easy with a vacuum pump (see “Optional accessories”), note that this pump will require additional maintenance (e.g. oil change).

For more information, consult the Instructions for Use of the respective vacuum pump.

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8 Calibration using a silver wire test

‹ Calibration using a silver wire test

The precision of the temperature control has been precisely calibrated at the factory. Environmental factors, however, may cause the selected temperature and the actual temperature during the fi ring process to drift apart over time. This can be counteracted by calibrating the unit and entering a calibration offset. Proceed as follows:

1. Turn on the Multimat ® Easy (see “Turning on the unit/

Starting a firing program”).

2. Preheat the fi ring chamber to a pre-heating temperature of 650°C over a preheating time of 60 minutes.

3. While waiting, insert the silver wire into the wire carrier

(see “Optional accessories”)

4. Open the fi ring chamber and centre the white carrier on the fi ring base.

5. Start the calibration program (see “Silver wire calibration program”) if you already saved it. Allow the program to run to the end.

If the selected temperature corresponds to the actual temperature (to within ±2°C), a small bead of melted silver will appear at the tip of the silver wire. In this case, it will not be necessary to enter a calibration offset.

If the silver wire has partially or completely melted to a clump, this means that the temperature is too high.

If the surface of the silver wire does not show any signs of melting, the temperature is too low.

In the latter two cases, you will need to enter an offset value in the Calibration menu. You may either start from the existing values and move up or down to the correct fi ring temperature or set the offset to zero and start afresh.

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‹ Silver wire calibration program

The calibration program for the silver wire test is defi ned just like any fi ring program (see “Designing and starting your own firing program”).

The required fi ring parameters are:

• Program number

• Fast cooling

• Pre-heating temperature

• Pre-set fi ring temperature

• Final temperature

• Pre-set drying time

• Pre-set pre-heating time

• Vacuum

• Vacuum time

• Pre-set fi ring time

• Cooling stage

Any

Off

650 °C

120 °C/minute

961 °C (melting point of silver)

0 minutes

3 minutes

0 hPa

0 minutes

1 minute

OFF

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9 Error messages and troubleshooting

Various failure states and errors are shown in the display in the form of error messages, which starts with the letter F followed by two digits. The following table lists and explains these messages:

Example:

F 05

F 09

F 10

F 11

F 12

F 13

F 14

F 15

F 16

F 19

F 20

Display shows

Nothing (stays dark)

F 05

F 06

F 07

F 08

Problem Possible cause Potential remedy

Vacuum still prevails

Bus error

Com error

Excessive controller temperature

Heat sensor error

Battery error

Access refused

Unit is not turned on or no mains power. Automatic circuit breaker has been activated.

No air is entering the system

Internal system error

Error in motor communication a) Firing support plate above the controller is missing b) Extremely high standby temperature while the chamber is open

Turn on the unit or fi x the cause of the power outage. Turn the unit off and on

Notify service technician

If error recurs, notify service technician

Notify service technician

Disconnect from mains and allow to cool for about fi ve minutes a) Put support plate in place b) Keep furnace closed when not in use

Restart furnace normally once cooled

Notify service technician Defective heating circuit

Excessive temperature

Heating muffl e or control relay defective

Current temperature exceeds the pre-set temperature by 35 °C or more

Notify service technician

Reference error

Rapid cooling not completed

Reference sensor defective

Selected vacuum level not attained Firing chamber gasket or vacuum system leak

Stand-by temperature has not been reached

Notify service technician

Notify service technician

Wait until the stand-by temperature has been reached or terminate rapid cooling by pressing ESC

Power outage has occurred Not possible – check fi ring result Short-term power outage during fi ring

Internal measurement error

Backup battery voltage too low

If error recurs, notify service technician

Battery to be changed by service technician

Out of memory

Writing or reading access denied for this fi le

The unit’s internal memory is full

Safe data in another fi le or under different name

Delete any data or programs no longer needed

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Display shows

F 21

F 23

F 24

F 25

F 26

Problem

Defective program

Vacuum was not relieved

Pressure

Heat sensor broken

Incorrect polarity of heat sensor

Possible cause

Memory error

Ventilation valve defective

Potential remedy

Controller will delete the defective program automatically; Program must be re-entered

Notify service technician

Heat sensor or heat sensor wiring broken

Plus and minus poles were mixed up!

Notify service technician

Notify service technician

‹ Power failure

The Multimat

®

Easy offers a power failure protection feature that allows the currently running program to be continued after a power failure of less than 60 seconds as soon as the power returns. You will see error message

F 14 (see “Error messages and troubleshooting”).

Note: The fi ring result must be inspected closely even if the fi ring program was only interrupted for a very short time.

If the power failure lasts more than 60 seconds, the currently running program will be interrupted.

Note: If the fi ring chamber has to be opened during the power outage, you may carefully push the fi ring platform down manually. This will damage neither the motor nor the gear mechanism.

When shipping the Multimat

®

Do not reach into the fi ring chamber

– burn hazard!

Easy, please follow the instructions in the

“Safe transport” section.

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10 Pre-defined programs

Note: The parameters listed here have the nature of recommendations. If necessary, conduct your own test fi rings and adapt the parameters to your own needs. Note that the cooling stages must be defi ned as per the alloy manufacturers’ recommendations.

Base temperature, pre-heating temperature, tempering temperature: in °C, Pre-drying, drying, pre-heating time, holding time, vacuum time, tempering time: in mm:ss,

Heating rate: in °C/min, Vacuum: in hPa, Cooling stage: indicated by an asterisk (*)

Ceramco3

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

Paste opaque

Powder opaque

Shoulder

Opaque dentine, dentine, effects, enamel

Glaze firing without glaze

Glaze firing with glaze

Correction,

Add-on

650

650

650

500

650

650

650

05:00

03:00

05:00

05:00

03:00

03:00

05:00

500

650

650

650

03:00

03:00

05:00

05:00

650

650

650

03:00

03:00

05:00

0

0

50

50

50

50

50

45

55

55

100

70

70

45

975

970

965

930

00:01

00:01

00:01

00:01

00:01

00:01

01:00 00:01

920

925

920

00:30 00:00

00:30 00:00

00:01 00:01

Special programs

91

92

Heating program

Cleaning program

400

575

03:00

03:00

450

575

02:00

02:00

50

50

55

55

980

1200

05:00

10:00

05:00

09:00

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This device is an electrical device in accordance with the

German law on the marketing, return and environmentally compatible disposal of electrical and electronic equipment

(ElektroG). The device has been labelled in compliance with the law and marked with the following symbol:

The device is not intended for private or home use.

It has been produced and furnished for commercial use and must be disposed of properly by the last user in accordance with the regulation in the ElektroG.

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12 EC Declaration of Conformity

DeguDent GmbH

Rodenbacher Chaussee 4

63457 Hanau

Germany

We hereby declare that the product:

Multimat

®

Easy

Device for firing dental ceramic materials

conforms to the basic requirements of the following EC Directives:

1. EC machine directive 98/37/EG

2. EC directive on electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits

(Low-Voltage Directive) 2006/95/EG

3. EC directive for electromagnetic compatibility 89/336/EWG

The following harmonized standards were applied:

DIN EN ISO 12100-1: 2004-04

DIN EN ISO 12100-2: 2004-04

DIN EN 61010-1: 2004-01

DIN EN 61010-2-010: 2004-06

DIN EN 61326-1: 2006-10

14.02.2008

Hanau, 14.02.2008

Torsten Schwafert

Manager, Dental Technology Division

Hanau, 14.02.2008

Dr. Udo Schusser

Research and Development

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