- Turn on the machine – insert the key and turn to “On” wait for the machine to boot.
2. Clean the emitter (ONLY DO THIS IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED/SIGNED OFF). Emitter components are fragile and expensive: handle with care. Ensure emitter components are snug, but do not over tighten.
3. Make sure you chose the right bed for your job.
STANDARD BED AND SUPPORTS
General purpose engraving and cutting. NOT for heavy objects. When in doubt, use this bed.
VACUUM BED AND SUPPORTS
When strongest vaccum grip is required engraving thin material. NOT for cutting!
Engraving and cutting of heavy materials made of individual slates can be partially assembled as needed.
4. Remove the current bed (ONLY DO THIS IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED/SIGNED OFF).
Remove the bed by pushing down the locking studs to release.
Carefully lift the bed out of the frame (lower the bed to make sure you don’t hit the emitter).
Remove the bed supports.
5. Place the correct bed. Follow the instructions for bed removal, but in reverse.
Place the correct bed supports.
Place the bed in the frame. Ensure nothing is obstructing the bed and that the bed slots neatly into place.
Secure locking studs. Ensure that the bed is sitting flat and level. Push down on the lock studs to secure them.
6. Set up your material. Position your material. Material can be placed anywhere on the bed. A jig can be used to ensure proper registration. Thin materials can be weighted down.
Position your material. Material can be placed anywhere on the bed. A jig can be used to ensure proper registration. Thin materials can be weighted down.
Ensure vacuum seal (optional). Cover unused bed surface with newsprint (vacuum bed OR standard bed).
cover unused bed surface with mactac (standard bed ONLY)
7. Adjust air flow.
For cutting jobs, open the shutter fully. For engraving jobs where vacuum is required, close the shutter fully
8. Focus the laser.
Position the emitter over the substrate
Place the registration guide on the emitter.
Raise the bed until the registration guide falls off. This is a micro adjustment so nudge it gently.
9. Final checks: Is the lid closed? Is the red light on? Is the exhaust fan running? If yes to all 3 then you are ready to cut.
10. When your job is complete, remove job from bed, remove paper and mactac, remove debris, turn off the machine and remove the key.