SPECIAL FEATURE: Routine and preventive maintenance: optimise the performance of your laser.
It requires just a few minutes of regular maintenance to prolong the service life of your machine and to optimise its performance! Discover our recommendations for maintaining your laser on a day-to-day basis, optimising its operation and maintaining all its capabilities.
Maintaining Gantry laser machines will take you no more than 5 minutes a day! The electronics and the laser source are totally protected within their insulated housing at the rear of the machine. No internal parts require user intervention.
Day-to-day maintenance is reduced thanks to the extraction systems. Routine maintenance is therefore limited to external cleaning of the engraving area, lens maintenance and dusting the fume extraction outlets.
For added convenience, Gravograph machines are supplied with a cleaning kit containing a bottle of lens cleaner, optics cleaning paper and applicators.
All the optics present in the laser must be absolutely clean to ensure that your equipment operates correctly with no risk of impaired engraving quality.
Always bear in mind that a clean machine gives better results. In fact the accumulation of debris, dust and other fumes on the machine components, in particular on the optics, can cause uneven or inaccurate engraving, loss of the engraving position, reduced laser power and premature component breakdown.
Designed with mechanical components and electronics completely protected inside a dust- and fume-proof housing, the Technifor laser marking heads require no maintenance operations! Only the optics and the control unit blower require specific attention.
Maintenance is a very short task, limited to cleaning the lens protection glass. This replaceable glass protects your focal lens, preventing all risk of damage. Your focal lens must always be clean and should be inspected at regular intervals:
Concerning the control unit, remember regularly to check the protective grilles through which the cooling air circulates. These must be cleaned in order to prevent the accumulation of dust and the consequent over-heating of internal parts.
In highly polluted environments (oily mist, fine dust, high humidity and high temperature), we recommend that the control unit is placed within a ventilated or air conditioned cabinet.
Although minimal, this maintenance helps to optimise the operation of your laser machine, prolongs the service life of its parts and reduces the risk of breakdown.
To prevent the risk of production down time and to receive expert advice on laser integration, opt for the control inspection. This annual check-up offers you a general inspection of your integrated solutions and allows you to monitor the performance of your laser while prolonging its service life.
During this maintenance operation, our qualified technicians also check the safety of your line, inform your operators, and if necessary offer a reminder of the basics of laser safety. They may also update your laser's software versions.
The frequency of maintenance must be adapted to the material, the quantity of material and the performance of your exhaust system's blower. This check must be carried out at more frequent intervals if your working environment is difficult or highly polluted.
Gantry X-Y table laser: as a guide, we recommend that you check and if necessary clean your machine after every eight hours of engraving or cutting.
Galvo-type lasers: we recommend that you inspect your optics at least once a week. This check will be carried out more frequently in harsh or intensive environments, or where an upward-directed laser beam has been integrated.