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Laser Metal Cutting Machine: Precautions and Routine Maintenance

Laser metal cutting machine is an advanced CNC cutting equipment. It uses high energy laser beams for precise and efficient cutting of metal materials (stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, iron, brass, copper, galvanized, etc.).

Chittak’s laser metal cutting machines have high precision cutting capability (accuracy up to ±0.05mm). This allows manufacturers to produce finer and more complex parts. In addition, the laser cutting technology is very flexible, and can be adapted to a variety of metal materials and thicknesses.

Our laser metal cutting machines are widely used in manufacturing, construction, electronics and other industries. They have flexible and high-precision cutting capabilities. This makes them one of the important equipment in the modern manufacturing process.

In order to ensure the safe operation of the laser metal cutting machine, it is very important for the operator to operate the machine correctly. In this article, we will introduce the precautions when using the laser metal cutting machine and how to maintain it.

Laser Metal Cutting Machine

Precautions for Using Laser Metal Cutting Machine

In order to ensure the safe and efficient operation of laser metal cutting machines, operators need to strictly comply with several basic precautions.

1. Safe Operation

When operating the laser metal cutting machine, in order to ensure safety, the operator must wear personal protective equipment (protective glasses, protective clothing, gloves, ear muffs, etc.).

Why need to maintain a well-ventilated working environment? Because harmful gases may be produced during laser cutting. Efficient ventilation helps dissipate heat and eliminate these harmful gases, reducing their impact on the operator.

Our laser metal cutting machines come with detailed operating manuals. Before starting any operation, the operator should read carefully to ensure that the operation is safe and reliable.

2. Material Selection and Cutting Parameter Setting

Different metal materials have different reactions to the laser, so you need to choose the suitable material before cutting to get the best cutting effect. Chittak laser metal cutting machine is suitable for various materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, iron and so on.

The critical to ensure the high quality cutting is setting the cutting parameter correctly. Parameters (laser power, cutting speed and focal length) can be adjusted according to the requirements of the cutting task.

First, correctly set the laser power according to different material types and thicknesses. Too high or too low laser power can affect cutting quality.

Secondly, adjusting cutting speed to meet the materials requirements. For different materials, adjust the appropriate cutting speed. This ensures a smooth surface after cutting. At the same time, the deformation during the cutting process is reduced.

Finally, adjust the focal length precisely. This is very important for high-precision cutting. If the focal length is too close or too far then the beam cannot focus properly on the material surface.

Chittak offers various types of laser metal cutting machines to meet the different needs of customers. They can handle a wide range of materials of different thicknesses. Also, don’t worry that you don’t know how to adjust the parameter settings, we will provide suggestions.

3. Check Equipment Regularly

Laser metal cutting machines should be thoroughly inspected regularly. What should be examined? Check whether the parts of the machine are normal, such as the laser, optical system, guide rail, etc. This is very important for the proper operation of the machine.

Routine Maintenance of Laser Metal Cutting Machine

In addition to usage precautions, routine maintenance is also important. It can ensure the laser cutting machine runs correctly and reduces the likelihood of breakdowns. The following are some aspects of daily maintenance of laser metal cutting machines:

1. Clean the Optical System

The optical system will directly affect the precision and quality of machine cutting. A dirty optical system will reduce the beam intensity, resulting in reduced cutting accuracy. Therefore, you need to regularly clean the lenses and mirrors of the machine.

How to clean properly? It is divided into the following steps. First, you need to use specialized cleaners and tools. This avoids damaging the optical surface. Then, carefully remove dust and dirt from the optics. After cleaning, calibrate the optical system.

2. Check the Status of the Laser

Why need to check the status of the laser regularly? On one hand, it’s for security. Because lasers are a high-energy light source, regular inspections can uncover potential failures that could lead to safety issues.

On the other hand, the performance of the laser will directly affect the cutting quality of the laser cutting machine. Check the laser regularly and deal with the problems in time to prevent the cutting quality from being affected.

3. Check the Guide Rail and Transmission System

Guide rails and transmission systems are key mechanical components. They guarantee the precise movement of the laser metal cutting machine.

Regular cleaning, lubrication and inspection of the rail system. For the transmission system, check the tightness of the transmission components, lubrication, and wear of the belt or transmission chain.

As rails and transmission systems are easily affected by dust and dirt, they need to be cleaned regularly. This can not only make the equipment run efficiently, but also extend the service life of the equipment.

4. Replace Wearing Parts Regularly

Replace wearing parts regularly to prevent equipment failure. Laser lens, optical fiber and other parts in laser metal cutting machine are easy to damage.

Replace the wearing parts regularly according to the frequency of use of the equipment. Regular replacement can ensure that the performance of the equipment and cutting quality are not affected.

When regularly replacing wearing parts, the operator should follow the maintenance manual and recommendations provided by the equipment manufacturer. This ensures replacement with parts of the correct specification and quality.

5. Calibrate Equipment Regularly

After the laser metal cutting machine is used for a long time, its accuracy may be affected. Regular calibration of the equipment allows high quality cuts to be maintained. For example, laser calibration, and mechanical loosening adjustment.

Please read the user manual and manufacturer’s guidance documents carefully before performing calibration. Complex calibration work is best performed by experienced technicians.

6. Make Sure Your Work Environment is Clean

Keeping the working environment of the laser metal cutting machine clean is also part of daily maintenance.

If impurities such as waste scrap, metal chips and dust generated during the cutting process enter the inside of the equipment, it will affect the stability and life of the equipment.


In order to ensure the safety and normal operation of your machine, we have summarized the operating precautions and daily maintenance of laser metal cutting machines. From safe operation to material selection, cutting parameter settings, to regular inspections and routine maintenance of equipment.

If you don’t take the right steps to keep your machine in good condition, many things can go wrong. By implementing the above measures, the risk of equipment failure can be reduced and the service life of the equipment can be extended.

As a professional laser metal cutting machine manufacturer, Chittak is committed to providing high-performance equipment and the best services. In addition, we offer comprehensive training courses so you can better operate and maintain your equipment.

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