Well, most power problems are surges and blips. An actual outage is pretty uncommon anymore, at least in my area. Many power dips occur in the night when there's no one awake to respond to a cooling print head.
When the power blips and comes right back, like during a lightning storm, rather than just crash and let the head cool down to suffer whatever possibility of damage, keep it warm. And maybe initiate an automatic orderly shutdown.
To the printer it would seem like it wakes up (after the blip), notices that the head is hot and there is no print job running (since it just crashed). So, send power to the head before it cools off. Then it could initiate a Cancel or just keep it warm (look at the Smart Reel for the desired operating temp) until the operator could take whatever other action is appropriate when they respond (or wake up).
It is a Micro Mfg platform, that's what sold me and that's how I plan to use it 24/7. So it really would be helpful if it could take a power dip without suffering catastrophic damage. Software solutions, when possible, are cleaner than throwing hardware at a problem (a UPS in this case, although I do plan to add one as soon as cash flow starts going the right direction).
It's a Feature Request. For future reference. On the new Robox Ass Whipper DeLuxe you guys are doubtless working on. Whip on. Whip on, indeed.
Posted : 12th April 2016 6:03 am