How To Extend The Service Life Of Your Laser Engraving Machine?

- Jul 06, 2017 -

Laser engraving machine need technical operator operating regular maintenance in daily work to prolong the service life of the machine. Then, which problems should we pay attention to and which aspects should we start with on the maintenance of laser engraving machineHere are some maintenance skills of laser engraving machine. 


1. Add lubricating oil to the linear guide:

When the laser engraving machine is used for a period of time, the smoke and the dust produced by carving or cutting will have a corrosive effect to the guide rail, so it must be maintained regularly.

Turn off the power of the laser engraving machine, clean the guide rail with a clean soft cloth, and then drip the lubricating oil on the guide rail. After finishing it, let the slider scroll back and forth on the guide rail to ensure the lubricating oil enters the inside of the slider.

2. Clean the mirror/lens :

When the laser cutting machine is used for a period of time, the smoke and dust will adhere to the surface of the lens, then affect the engraving and cutting depth, which will also affect the engraving and cutting precision. After a week or so (depending on the frequency of use of laser cutting/engraving machine), the three reflectors and a lens need to be cleaned carefully with anhydrous alcohol.


3. Lubrication of Bearings

Many bearings are installed in one laser engraving machine. In order to ensure good cutting and engraving effect, some bearings need to be lubricated regularly( except oil bearings). First, wiping dusk with a piece of soft cloth and sucking lube into a needle. Second, injecting lube into the bearings slowly while turning them carefully.


4. Adjustment of Timing belts

There are several timing belts in the driving system of laser cutting machine. If timing belts are too loose, the engraving letter will appear in a ghosting image. Otherwise, timing belts will be torn if they are too tight. After using for a period, adjust tight screws of timing belts to an appropriate status. So ghosting images can not be appear. Meanwhile, the running noise will be reduced. Consult with our technicians if you have other questions.


5. Maintenance of Laser tubes

Laser tubes of laser engraving machines use circling water to cool down. Used for a long period, there will be some scale in laser tubes. Therefore, a little of vinegar can be added in the circling water so that deposited scale can be get rid of. After removing the scale, using clear water to clean laser tubes. That will guarantee laser tubes can work in a good condition and for a more longer period.

Those suggestions above are some maintenance skills of laser engraving machines. I hope that will be helpful for you. If you want to know more knowledge about laser engraver, please focus on the website:


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