Tag - Laser tube

No fire troubleshooting

This guide will help you identify and solve most problems with your laser machine not firing the laser beam. Make sure your K40 turns on and homes to zero position. If it doesn´t, check the fuse in the rear power connector before continuing. Step 1 Turn on your machine. Open the lid on your panel and push the test-button located on your power supply Yes, the laser is firing This is good, your PSU and laser tube is healthy and working. Go to Step 2 Yes, but only...

CW3000 cooler for lasers – Warning!

This is a very short article, i see posts about this CW3000 almost every day and i sadly see a lot of users buying it. The CW3000 is not a cooler - it´s a radiator and a fan with a small water tank. How it works The water is circulated by the CW3000 through the heat exhanger (radiator) and a fan is blowing on it to remove the heat. Sounds simple, it´s not. Your ambient temperature will be cooling the water you have. If...

Mirror alignment – the ultimate guide

Welcome to the ultimate alignment guide for your laser machine. This guide has some tips and hints regarding the popular K40 machine type, but this can be used for any laser machine on the market as the science behind movement of a laser beam is the same on all of them. 90% of the errors in laser machines are not skewed or non-square gantrys, it´s bad alignment of the three mirrors in the machine not lining up with each other. Some of...

Top 2 reasons why your laser tube dies

Most of us experience this sooner or later, but if you experience it really close to where your machine was delivered, here is the two top reasons why your laser tube died. 1: Overpowering the tube While the tubes are called 40w, they cannot really handle 40w and has a effective output of about 30-35 watts depending on tube quality. This mostly happens on the digital versions of the K40, where the milliamp. output isnt visible, only a percentage of the power. Theese...

Cleaning your laser tube

Sometimes there is a need to clean your tube, you may have got algae growth or mineral deposits inside the tube. Empty your tank, fill it with tap water and empty it. Buy a couple of litres vinegar and do a 50-50 mix with cold tap water and start the pump and let it run trough your system over night, check the status next day and run it more if needed. Repeat if needed, and go with a 75-25 mix if the...