Preventative Maintenance Checklist

Preventative Maintenance Checklist

This article is for Nova series machines.
Proper care and routine maintenance of the machine will ensure optimal performance over a long service life.


DAILY CHECKLIST


Focusing Lens


1.Remove the laser head2. Divide the laser head

3. Remove the focus lens with the tool 4. Clean the lens with lens cloth

Note The direction of focus lens mounting please refer to below picture:


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WEEKLY CHECKLIST


Mirrors


Use a lens cloth and lens cleaner to keep all mirrors clean
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Maintenance manual for Thunder laser cutter




Beam Combiner Optic


Use a lens cloth and lens cleaner to keep combiner lens clean.

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Keep machine clean


Remove these small pieces that fall into the honeycomb table and collected in the machine using small brush or vacuum cleaner.
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MONTHLY CHECKLIST


 Rails and Screws

Add lubricant oil (or Rust Preventative Grease) to all rails on X&Y axis.
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Maintenance manual for Thunder laser cutter

Add lubricant oil (or Rust Preventative Grease) to four Z axis screws
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Laser path


Mirror alignment


When the laser head move to four corners of the working table, please check if the laser beam lasers to the same position on the third reflective mirror.


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Vertical alignment 


When the laser head moves to four corners of the working table, please check if the laser beam can vertically go through the 10mm acrylic. Please check laser beam path according to the video.
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Exhaust fan


Clean the air intake
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Water chiller


Change the pure (distilled) water and clean the filters;
Note: if water drains slowly from drainage nozzle during water changing, please open the water supply inlet.
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More detail please refer to the Chapter 5 Maintenance of User’s Manual.
Nova Series Unified Owner’s Manual (US)

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