INCONSISTANT VECTORING/CUTTING ACROSS THE LENGTH OF TABLE

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PROFGREEN
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SYSTEM SERIAL NO. 01/08/ADVL-165
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INCONSISTANT VECTORING/CUTTING ACROSS THE LENGTH OF TABLE

Post by PROFGREEN » Tue 06 Oct , 2015 11:18 am

Please can you help?
My machine is not cutting or rastering consistently. It is fine to the left side of the table, but when asked to do a job that fills the bed, cutting is no where near going through material (3mm acrylic) and etching/rastering is barely visible to the right and lower parts of the bed. I have done usual cleaning lenses/cone/reset bed etc. etc. but to no avail. I can only fear that the Laser cartridge is on its way???

Any help would be appreciated. Ta.

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Re: INCONSISTANT VECTORING/CUTTING ACROSS THE LENGTH OF TABL

Post by Martin » Tue 06 Oct , 2015 12:40 pm

Have you checked the beam alignment?

It shows you how to check it on page 27 of the user manual which can you can download.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3058

If it is not centered you can move mirror number 2 on the left using the 3 screws (remove the cover on the left first) behind it.

PROFGREEN
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Re: INCONSISTANT VECTORING/CUTTING ACROSS THE LENGTH OF TABL

Post by PROFGREEN » Tue 06 Oct , 2015 14:47 pm

Thanks Martin, I will check the beam alignment and let you know!

PROFGREEN
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Re: INCONSISTANT VECTORING/CUTTING ACROSS THE LENGTH OF TABL

Post by PROFGREEN » Tue 13 Oct , 2015 9:10 am

Martin,
The beam alignment is way out!!!
How do I remove and re-install the laser cartridge please?
Cheers
G

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Re: INCONSISTANT VECTORING/CUTTING ACROSS THE LENGTH OF TABL

Post by PROFGREEN » Tue 13 Oct , 2015 10:28 am

I am adjusting the first mirror housing (on the left) taken the part cover off, 2 small crosshead screws, and can get to the three screws of the housing. Re-aligned beam using three Allen screws.
Just put all the parts back-BINGO Brand new machine!
Superb !

Cheers fella

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Re: INCONSISTANT VECTORING/CUTTING ACROSS THE LENGTH OF TABL

Post by Martin » Tue 13 Oct , 2015 16:33 pm

That's great.

Thanks for the feedback.

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