3 Steps to Clean Laser Cutting Machines

To provide easy and cost-effective ways to maintain laser cutting machines in three steps

Laser cutting machines are very expensive equipments that require special maintenance procedures and materials as well. You need to follow a proper cleaning system, which will not only reduce the cost of maintenance but rather enhance its performance. You should consider setting a cleaning guide to your machines before after every use or on a scheduled basis. You might be spending more on the cost of cleaning which can be around a quarter of the sale price of the machine. Think about the costs and its effect to your business. Have a regular maintenance applied on your laser cutting machines by following these 3 steps:

3 Effective Steps

  • Ask for Professional Guide – If your staff is highly trained in handling the machine for maintenance you may proceed otherwise, you need to seek professional help to do the cleaning to ensure it will be risk-free. Always observe safety on your machines and workers.
  • Schedule the Maintenance – To really take good care of the machine, notice the signs and symptoms it shows, list it down and search for any probable issues. Follow a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly maintenance guide and report to make sure it runs perfectly. Observe for any unusual changes.
  • Lenses First – Make sure the lenses are free of any obstructions, rusting and any sort of dirt that may affect the performance. One of the challenges in cleaning the lens is soiling so before doing, you need to consider the safe removal of the lenses to avoid more damage. You can use a system-integrated changeover tool for a safe removal. Remember not put any fingerprints on the lenses, hold the lenses on its edges to secure. There are three types of soiling that can further damage the lens: slight soiling, medium soiling, and severe soiling. Along with the type and degree of the soiling, there are corresponding chemicals that can aid the cleaning methods but always check if these are government approved.

Make it a Habit

Since you are already familiar with the maintenance scenarios, you may then consider the practice to be on a regular basis. It only costs a small amount for maintenance rather than to spend a fortune on the repairs. Make it a habit to maintain, it will be a lesser headache.