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Thank you for choosing Vape-Jet to be your automated cartridge filling solution! Please read the following instructions to install your Vape-Jet and prepare for operations.

Materials Needed:

  1. Computer with internet and LAN access; compatible with Windows, MacOS, Android/Chrome, and iOS.
  2. 3'x3' minimum area workbench or table; must be sturdy and capable of supporting at least 150 pounds. 
  3. Ethernet cable (Category 5) with internet and LAN access.
  4. Three-prong AC socket, 115V single-phase.
  5. Pressurized nitrogen bottle with standard threaded valve (type CGA-580) and safety chains.
  6. Adjustable wrench
  7. 9/16" open ended wrench
  8. Wire cutters or scissors
  9. Ethyl or isopropyl alcohol
  10. Low-lint wipes (Kimwipes or similar)
  11. Paper or cloth towels

Unboxing Checklist:

  • 1x Vape-Jet Automated Cartridge Filler (large black plastic enclosed box)
  • 1x Vape-Jet Reservoir (stainless steel tube with end fittings and silicone heat wrap)
  • 2x Vape-Jet Beaker, 75ml
  • 1x Nitrogen gas regulator
  • 1x PTFE hose, 1/4"OD x 1/8"ID x 30" long
  • 1x AC Power Cord, 6' long
  • 2x Luer-lock Blunt-tip needle, 18awg (one standard length needle is installed in the Vape-Jet, one extra is included)

Install Procedure:

  1. With the shipping box in its upright position, use scissors to cut the tape securing the box closed, to reveal the Vape-Jet and other materials.
  2. Position the work table in a convenient location, ensuring the surface is relatively level.
  3. Remove packing material around the Vape-Jet and complete the Unboxing Checklist.
  4. Place the Vape-Jet on the work table, with clearance of 2' in front and on both sides, to allow for the door to open and to access the power switch.
  5. Connect the provided AC power cable to the socket on the rear left of the Vape-Jet, and plug the other end into the facility mains.
  6. Connect the facility Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 port on the rear left of the Vape-Jet.
  7. Attach the provided nitrogen regulator to your pressurized nitrogen bottle, secure with adjustable wrench.
  8. Connect the provided PTFE hose to the quick-connector on the outside upper rear right of the Vape-Jet, connecting the free end to the quick-connector on the output of the nitrogen regulator.
  9. Secure the nitrogen bottle and regulator in upright position with chains to the leg of the workbench, wall anchor, or other safe position.
  10. Remove sealing tape, open the Vape-Jet door, cut, and remove the Yellow zip-ties (4 total) that secure the motion stages.
  11. Place the Vape-Jet beaker into the beaker holder on the center front edge of the filling platform.

Cleaning Procedure:

  1. Remove the top clamp, bulkhead, and Viton seal from the Vape-Jet Reservoir to access the inside, clean all parts with Kimwipes and alcohol. Repeat with bottom plate and seal.
  2. Replace bottom plate with Viton seal and clamp, ensuring the clamp is firmly tightened to prevent leaks when under pressure.
  3. Place ~250ml of alcohol into the Reservoir and replace the top bulkhead, Viton seal, and top clamp, ensuring clamp is firmly tightened.
  4. Place the sealed Reservoir into the Vape-Jet Reservoir holder. NOTE: the top and bottom clamps must be aligned with the dipstick to fit properly in the holder and dispense all product.
  5. Connect the Reservoir bulkhead to the Vape-Jet; the dipstick port connects to the Vape-Jet PTFE oil path (semi-clear tube with barbed metal insert in the end) via the Swagelok connector. Insert the end of the PTFE tube all the way into the connector (with retention rings inside/over the barbed insert) and tighten the compression nut with the 9/16" wrench.
  6. Connect the nitrogen port of the Reservoir bulkhead to the corresponding quick-connector (barrel style with black PTFE tubing) inside the Vape-Jet.
  7. Connect the Molex connector (square white plastic electrical connector with 4 pins) of the Reservoir to the corresponding Molex on the Vape-Jet.
  8. Close the door.
  9. Turn on the Vape-Jet with the power switch located on the outside lower rear left of the unit. 
  10. With the regulator valve closed (should be turned counterclockwise until loose), open the primary valve (counterclockwise) on the nitrogen bottle, inspect regulator for leaks.
  11. Open the door, hold a cloth or paper towels underneath the Reservoir, and slowly open the regulator to pressurize the Reservoir to about 20psi. If any leak occurs immediately disconnect the Reservoir from the nitrogen supply with the quick-connector, absorb alcohol quickly to prevent damaging the electronics, re-tighten the clamps, reconnect nitrogen, and repeat pressurization.
  12. Boot up the facility manufacturing computer and open a web browser. 
  13. Contact the facility network administrator to obtain the IP address of your Vape-Jet, or call Vape-Jet Customer Support at 971-606-3420 for assistance.
  14. Navigate to the Vape-Jet IP address (and bookmark) to load the Graphical User Interface (GUI); turn on the Reservoir, Chamber, and Needle heaters by clicking on their temperature displays in the upper right corner of the GUI, below the video display. The same can be accomplished by clicking the "Turn On All Heaters" button underneath the "Control Functions" tab, located further below the video display.
  15. With the Vape-Jet beaker in the filling platform holder, click "Drip Cont." to move it underneath the needle.
  16. From the "Load/Clean" wizard located on the left panel menu of the GUI, follow steps 1 and 2. At step 3, click the "Toggle Valve Bypass" button, allowing alcohol to flow through the oil line. Click it again to stop flow once 10-25ml of alcohol has been dispensed into the drip container (Vape-Jet beaker).
  17. Still at step 3 of "Load/Clean", adjust the "Pump Speed" slider to 1 or 2 (the fastest speed), adjust "Cycle Count" slider to 10, and click the "Clean" button.
  18. Click "Loading Position" to move the stage to remove and empty the drip container; replace the beaker and click "Drip Cont.".
  19. Repeat steps 15 and 16 until the Reservoir is empty.
  20. Click "Toggle Valve Bypass" to blow any remaining alcohol out of the Reservoir and lines, click again after about 20-30 seconds.
  21. Repeat step 15 until there is no liquid alcohol or vapor condensation visible in the syringe.
  22. Turn off the Reservoir, Chamber, and Needle heaters by clicking their displays again (or by clicking the "Turn Off All Heaters" button underneath the "Control Functions" tab).
  23. Turn off the primary nitrogen valve, and disconnect the nitrogen port of Reservoir from the quick-connector (nitrogen will rush out of the Reservoir, don't be alarmed).
  24. Disconnect the Swagelok connector from the dipstick port of the Reservoir.
  25. Disconnect the Molex connector of the Reservoir.
  26. Remove the Reservoir from the Vape-Jet, loosen the top clamp, and remove the bulkhead to allow for the loading of product.

Congratulations! Your new Vape-Jet is installed, cleaned, and ready to automatically fill vaporization cartridges, pods, or edible capsules with the liquid products of your choosing!