I don't need to print in multiple colors or materials, I just want to automatically switch to a new spool of filament when one runs out. Then when I see a spool has finished I can feed a new spool into the empty slot while still printing.
Is this capable of being configured to operate in that manner?
Thanks for your time.
Yes, there is a way to do it as long as your system has a filament runout sensor. Basically, add 3 more run out sensors together in a chain and if any one of them triggers, you simply advance to the next color (or extruder drive in your case.) The filament sensors that are the easiest to work with in this case are the ones with dual connectors, like this: https://www.amazon.com/TriangleLab-Filament-Runout-Detector-Printer/dp/B07DHD8WHF You can also use any other sensor as long as any one of the switches pulls the signal low and your firmware is set to trigger on that. From that point on, you simply trigger the tool change on a filament runout trigger. You can do that in GCode if your firmware allows it, or you an do it in the firmware directly by editing the Marlin code.
Great, thanks for the quick reply! You have a new customer.