Laser Cutter - Nova 51 Cleaning
These are the cleaning instructions for cleaning the Laser Cutter - Nova 51.
|1||Turn machine power on (will need to move laser head around during cleaning).|
|2||Lower bed to its lowest position.|
|3||Open lid, left and right pass through covers, lower front cover. Remove upper front cover.
Disconnect exhaust hose from blower.
|4||NOTE: It is easier to handle the honeycomb with two people.
|5||Vacuum all debris from the machine.
Recommended work flow:
- Blower grate
- Right rail area
- Top and bottom of center
- Lower area
- Exhaust grate
- Left rail area
|6||Wipe down interior surfaces with Simple Green and paper towels.
Follow the same recommended work flow.
|7||Vacuum honeycomb and slats.
Wipe down slats with Simple Green and paper towels.
|8||Reinstall slats and honeycomb.
Line up and insert pins on bottom of honeycomb with holes in bed frame.
|9||Move bed upward. Ensure there is clearance between the sides of the honeycomb and the frame. Adjust honeycomb if a collision is possible.|
|10||Close all access covers. Reattach exhaust hose to blower.|
CLEANING MIRRORS AND LENSES
|1||Open laser tube cover.|
|2||Wipe down all three mirrors with an isopropyl alcohol wipe.
||File:Nova51 Mirror 1.jpg|
|3||Press the air hose fitting down. Pull out the air hose.|
|4||Unscrew the lens tube clamp. Remove the lens tube from the head.||File:Nova51 Remove Lens Tube.jpg|
|5||Unscrew the nozzle from the lens tube.|
|6||NOTE: When handling the lens, always hold it over a cloth on a table, as close to the table as possible.
Unscrew the lens nut using a lens nut removal tool (plastic or wood rectangle X.XX” thick, X x Y in).
|7||Turn the tube upside down, dumping the lens into your hand.||File:Nova51 Lens.jpg|
|9||Fold an isopropyl alcohol wipe around the lens, and wipe the lens clean.
Check mirror for remaining smudges. Wipe again if necessary.
|File:Nova51 Lens Clean.jpg|
|10||Inspect lens for cracks, scratches, or chips in the orange coating. If any of these defects is present, the lens shall be replaced.
Defects around the outer diameter are acceptable.
|11||Insert lens into lens tube CONCAVE DOWN.|
|12||Install lens nut until it is snug, and the lens does not move.|
|13||Reassemble nozzle and lens tube into the laser cutter, following the reverse of the disassembly process.|