Laser 101: Unveiling the Mechanics - AEON LASER USA
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Getting Started Laser 101: HOW IT WORKS - AEON LASER USA" by Aeon Laser USA
TLDR Proper alignment of mirrors in a laser machine is crucial for maximizing power and accuracy, and understanding the control system and sensor system is important for preventing accidents and ensuring proper functioning.
The laser system in a machine works by receiving a signal from the machine's controller, which tells the laser when to turn on and off and with how much intensity to operate.
It is crucial for the mirrors in a laser machine to be perfectly aligned in order to maximize the power of the laser and prevent the beam from touching any surfaces.
The alignment of mirrors in a laser machine is crucial for maintaining the power and accuracy of the laser beam, any slight misalignment can significantly affect the cutting performance.
Understanding the simplicity of the laser machine's control system is important, even if you don't need to know the technical details.
The laser turns on and off rapidly, with the motors spinning in both forward and backward directions, allowing for precise control.
The sensor system in laser machines plays a crucial role in preventing accidents and ensuring proper functioning by detecting factors like open lids, lack of water flow, and potential crashes.
Laser machines with higher power, such as the Mirror 9 or Nova, require an air conditioning-like cooling system to maintain a specific temperature, as they generate more heat compared to machines with lower power.
Upgrading the air system is recommended for cutting thick materials as it requires more air to clear the smoke and keep the flame down, preventing flare-ups during the cutting process.