D2 Dispenser Quick Start
The d2 is small and light. It can easily be unboxed and installed by a single person (without requiring an install team, or a chiropractor).
Carefully remove the device from the box along with the supplied cables and power supply.
Place the device on a stable and level surface.
key parts of the device
The following image shows the key parts of the device:
The d2 is supplied with a USB/serial dongle and a power supply.
On Windows you will need to open up the Device Manager window and then expand the Ports(COM & LPT) section.
- Click the Windows button on your keyboard: then type “Device Manager” to open the Device Manager window.
- Expand the Ports section and you will see something like the following image.
- Now connect the USB cable to your PC and you should see a new “USB Serial” device appear.
- Make a note of the COM# port number as you will need this later.
On macOS you will need to find the name of the USB serial TTY/COM port.
- Open a terminal window
ls /dev/tty.usb*and hit return.
- Make a note of the usbserial TTY device name as you will need it later. The terminal output will look something like this:
user@mymacname ~ % ls /dev/tty.usb* /dev/tty.usbserial-144220
Now connect the supplied power supply to the mains power.
compressed air supply
The device is supplied with a regulator pre-set to the correct initial pressure.
Before you turn on the compressed air to the device it is important to ensure that the air and fluid channels are leak free.
The fluid tube connections at the valve head are especially important.
The tube connection nut assembly is shown below. Note the order of the black nut and blue ferrule and also the orientation.
Then assembled and screwed into either the bottle head or the valve head the parts will connect as shown:
The good news is that there isn’t a long and complex software installation process to follow! 👍
The software for the d2 is a modern, clearn progressive web app that runs in Chrome .
Currently Safari browser from Apple does not support some of the required features to communicate with serial devices and so Safari does not work at this time. However, Chrome is supported on all all platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux.
Head to the following link to install Chrome if you don’t have it already:- https://www.google.co.uk/chrome/
Next, head to https://dispense.ukrobotics.app to get started.
If you need parts such as additional valves or bottles, just head to our online shop:- https://www.ukrobotics.com/