I am running a Ten-High laser machine with a cohesion3d laser board with lightburn. I have noticed that when I am running off a full board sheet I am experiencing some issues.
I am engraving text at the bottom and top of a circle and cutting it out on a full sheet A3 Board (so I am getting as many as I can from one a3 sheet). I am noticing that I cannot execute a full sheet of engravings and cut outs. When engraving the text and the bottom finishes there is a KNOCKING sound when the machine move up the Y axis to the top of the circle. This knocking sound is the indicator to me that something has gone wrong. Instead of moving to the top of the circle the top engraving is now executing at the middle of the circle - completely the wrong place.
I can set the cut out only on a full sheet and the machine will happily cut all the circles out in the correct positions but strange as it seems to struggle to engrave and cut in the correct places.
I can execute individual jobs one at a time…
1.Engrave the bottom
- engrave the top
- cut out the circle
all this happens perfectly fine; but as soon I ask it to do a job lot I have ZERO faith that it is capable of doing this.
If I am engraving a full sheet of circles only, set to each component is done at a time rather than having the laser head move through the white space; again it seems to miss print the engraving.
My laser machine cannot handle:
- Engraving text in more than one locations and cutting more than one components in one job
- Engraving and cutting multiple components in one job
My laser machine can handle:
- Engraving in one location and cutting a single component
I daily clean my lenses and mirrors and run a cw5200 chiller.
I cannot understand what seems to be happening and why? I know its nothing to do with a dirty lens or or smoke build up on the mirrors.