13 Details of Safe Operation of Fiber Laser Cutting Machine

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Fiber laser cutting machine is realized by applying high power density energy generated after laser focusing. Under the control of the computer, the laser is discharged through pulses to output a controlled repetitive high-frequency pulsed laser to form a beam with a certain frequency and a certain pulse width. The pulsed laser beam is guided and reflected by the optical path and focused by the focusing lens group. On the surface of the processed object, a small, high-energy-density light spot is formed. The focal spot is located near the surface to be processed and melts or vaporizes the processed material at an instant high temperature. Each high-energy laser pulse instantly sputters a small hole on the surface of the object. Under computer control, the laser processing head and the processed material perform continuous relative movement according to the pre-drawn graphics, so that the object will be processed into the shape you want. When the laser cutting machine is working, it is very dangerous if it fails. Novices must be trained by professionals to operate independently. Based on experience, 13 details of the safe operation of the laser cutting machine are summarized as follows:

1. Follow operation regulations

Comply with the general safety operation regulations of laser cutting machine. Start the laser strictly in accordance with the laser start procedure.

2. Training

The operator must be trained to be familiar with the structure and performance of the equipment, and master the relevant knowledge of the operating system.

3. Protection equipment

Wear labor protection equipment according to regulations. And you must wear protective goggles that meet the regulations when you’re near the laser.

4. Material Confirmation

Do not process a material before it is clear whether it can be irradiated or heated by laser to avoid the potential danger of smoke and steam.

5. Stay in Position

When the equipment is started, the operator shall not leave the postion or be taken care of without authorization. If it is necessary to leave, stop the machine or cut off the power switch.

6. Fire prevention measures

Keep the fire extinguisher within easy reach; turn off the laser or shutter when not processing; do not place paper, cloth or other flammable materials near the unprotected laser beam.

7. Stop in time

When an abnormality is found during the processing, the machine should be shut down immediately, and the fault should be eliminated or reported to the supervisor in time.

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8. Be in Order

Keep the laser, the bed and the surrounding area clean, orderly, and free of oil pollution. Workpieces, plates, and waste materials are stacked as required.

9. Gas Bottle Using

When using gas cylinders, avoid crushing the welding wires to avoid leakage accidents. The use and transportation of gas cylinders should comply with gas cylinder supervision regulations. It is forbidden to explode gas cylinders in the sun or close to heat sources. When opening the bottle valve, the operator must stand on the side of the bottle mouth.

10. Observe maintenance regulations

Every 40 hours of operation or weekly maintenance, every 1,000 hours of operation or every six months of maintenance shall be carried out in accordance with regulations and procedures.

11. After Starting

After turning on the machine, manually start the machine in the X and Y directions at low speed, and check whether there is any abnormality.

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12. New program inputting

After inputting the new part program, test to run it first and check its operation.

13. During Work

When working, pay attention to observe the operation of the machine tool to avoid accidents caused by the cutting machine going out of the effective stroke range or two collisions.

As laser manufacturer, MORN Laser has been working on to provide customers with professional solutions and suggestions on Fiber Laser Cutting Machine with various machine types. For more details, please check our website: mornlaser.com