Sp540 cariage seperated?


New Member
Please help if you can. I have been getting "cariage seperated" restart machine messages on my sp540 v.What is the cause.I am getting it mainly on long pieces of pvc print.

Tim Aucoin

New Member
Usually happens either during a material jam or a head strike. The following is directly out of the SP540 users manual...

The cutting carriage and the printing carriage were
improperly disconnected.
A problem such as a media jam occurred, impeding correct
operation. Operation cannot be continued. Press the
[POWER] key to switch the power off and back on again.

I'd suggest if this doesn't fix the issue, you need a service call placed.


Map Wraster
Your linear encoder strip is dirty or the eye that reads it is dirty.
Are you also getting prints that "move" a bit or look like stairsteps around the edges?

Once, I also had a really dirty track that the carriage rides in/on & had to get some 3-in-1 oil in there to get those grooves/wheels cleaned.