A CO₂ laser cutting machine is a big investment. You need to be sure that you get the absolute best from your machine, for the longest time. For this to happen, you need to take care of your machine. Here are a few tips on how to prolong the lifespan of a CO₂ laser cutting machine.
The lens is an important factor in ensuring the safety of the users of CO₂ laser cutting machine. Its role is to focus the laser to a specific point, and it cannot do so accurately if there is dust gathering on it. The lens needs to be cleaned daily, before work commences, to protect the machine and its users from harm.
The water tank is important for cooling the machine. The water runs through the cathodes of the CO₂ laser cutting machine to prevent them from overheating. This tank needs to be cleaned out and washed everyday to ensure that the cooling water is clean as dirty water can contaminate the cathodes and cause corrosion.
The fan is an important piece of the CO₂ laser cutting machine. Overtime, the fan will collect dirt and it could overheat the motor, causing it to fail and further damage the machine. The fan will need to be cleaned out regularly to prevent this from happening. The fan may also draw in debris from the workshop that could be harmful to the CO₂ laser cutting machine.