laser loses power

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Clive Morris
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Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:12 am
Location: Essex
Country: United Kingdom
Nickname: cargom
Laser Machine Make or Type: pjb1390
Laser Power: 130
Laser Bed Size: 1300 x 900
Home Position: TR
RDWorks Version: 7
Accessories: honeycomb bed
Windows Version: 10

laser loses power

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Hi i now have a 2nd laser, can anybody help with the following issue

all was working fine, except sometimes (more often than not) i send a job to the laser, and it does not matter what speed or power i use it does not cut through the 6mm wood

i try changing the focus height, manually change the settings in the file through the machines interface,

i normally cut 6mm wood on this machine at 15 speed 50% power

if i put same wood in machine and set the interface to 15 speed 50% power, and manually cut through the wood (using pulse and direction buttons) it cuts fine

can any one help on this issue

the machine is only 5months old, i cannot get hold of dropswell lasers

the machine is dropswell 1060 co2
or does anyone know of a laser engineer in the Essex area of the UK ??
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Gene Uselman
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Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
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Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: laser loses power

Post by Gene Uselman »

Do you have a mA gauge? If so that would be a good place to tell what might be happening. Almost has to be the tube or HV power supply?
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Clive Morris
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:12 am
Location: Essex
Country: United Kingdom
Nickname: cargom
Laser Machine Make or Type: pjb1390
Laser Power: 130
Laser Bed Size: 1300 x 900
Home Position: TR
RDWorks Version: 7
Accessories: honeycomb bed
Windows Version: 10

Re: laser loses power

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no it does not have a gauge
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