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Chinese Fiber Laser

Started by mpm November 6, 2019
So we just took delivery of our new Chinese fiber laser (for etching and maybe light-duty cutting operations).  I believe it is a 50-watt unit.

We got it going and was able to mark a few nameplates, etc...

Of course, all the literature is in Chinese (and even some of the software).

My question is:  What does "TC" mean within the context of "laser on", "laser off", "polygon end", etc...?

Later today, I'll go down to the shop floor and get a screen capture of these exact, user-editable, fields.   Bottom line:  We don't know what they are, or how they should be set.   We don't run the laser over 80%.

Xièxiè   (Supposedly, that's Chinese for "Thanks!"   :)
onsdag den 6. november 2019 kl. 17.13.00 UTC+1 skrev mpm:
> So we just took delivery of our new Chinese fiber laser (for etching and maybe light-duty cutting operations). I believe it is a 50-watt unit. > > We got it going and was able to mark a few nameplates, etc... > > Of course, all the literature is in Chinese (and even some of the software). > > My question is: What does "TC" mean within the context of "laser on", "laser off", "polygon end", etc...? > > Later today, I'll go down to the shop floor and get a screen capture of these exact, user-editable, fields. Bottom line: We don't know what they are, or how they should be set. We don't run the laser over 80%. > > Xièxiè (Supposedly, that's Chinese for "Thanks!" :)
google found this, https://info.fslaser.com/hubfs/Public_Documents/FD%20Manual.pdf and it looks like TC has to do with laser on time before and after a move
On Wed, 6 Nov 2019 08:12:54 -0800 (PST), mpm <mpmillard@aol.com>
wrote:

>So we just took delivery of our new Chinese fiber laser (for etching and maybe light-duty cutting operations). I believe it is a 50-watt unit. > >We got it going and was able to mark a few nameplates, etc... > >Of course, all the literature is in Chinese (and even some of the software). > >My question is: What does "TC" mean within the context of "laser on", "laser off", "polygon end", etc...? > >Later today, I'll go down to the shop floor and get a screen capture of these exact, user-editable, fields. Bottom line: We don't know what they are, or how they should be set. We don't run the laser over 80%. > >Xi&#2013265928;xi&#2013265928; (Supposedly, that's Chinese for "Thanks!" :)
Slightly related, we will be buying some relay-rack-mount 3U enclosures that are fabbed from laser-cut steel parts. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc picosecond timing precision measurement jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com http://www.highlandtechnology.com
mpm <mpmillard@aol.com> wrote in
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> So we just took delivery of our new Chinese fiber laser (for > etching and maybe light-duty cutting operations). I believe it is > a 50-watt unit. > > We got it going and was able to mark a few nameplates, etc... > > Of course, all the literature is in Chinese (and even some of the > software). > > My question is: What does "TC" mean within the context of "laser > on", "laser off", "polygon end", etc...? > > Later today, I'll go down to the shop floor and get a screen > capture of these exact, user-editable, fields. Bottom line: We > don't know what they are, or how they should be set. We don't > run the laser over 80%. > > Xi&egrave;xi&egrave; (Supposedly, that's Chinese for "Thanks!" :) >
50W at 80% is a LOT of 'power' to deliver to a target for mere product ID tag marking. Epilog 40 with CNC and evacuation is not too much. What was you amazing discount that you chose cheap chinese over been doin it a long time?
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 12:56:19 PM UTC-5, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote:

> google found this, https://info.fslaser.com/hubfs/Public_Documents/FD%20Manual.pdf > > and it looks like TC has to do with laser on time before and after a move
Yes, we found that as well, and it's how we got as far as we did. And even, took some trial and error.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:56:53 PM UTC-5, DecadentLinux...@decadence.org wrote:
> mpm > wrote in
> 50W at 80% is a LOT of 'power' to deliver to a target for mere > product ID tag marking. > > Epilog 40 with CNC and evacuation is not too much. What was you > amazing discount that you chose cheap chinese over been doin it a > long time?
The boss selected it, not me. It was $6,500 US delivered, including roughly $1100 for the tariff. According to the boss, the closest domestic equiv (USA) was $25k. Me? I'm not sure I'd invest in something this expensive that's Chinese. Can it be fixed if it breaks? IDK. Although that said, I do have several Nikon camera lenses (JAPAN) that are $5k or more each.... But at least Nikon is a recognized worldwide brand. This Chinese laser thing?, I'm not even sure it has a nameplate! And - sometimes, you can get some pretty amazing stuff from China at downright ridiculous prices. I'm sure doing so wrecks somebody's economy somewhere, but we're all probably screwed on that front anyway. Eventually. Back to the topic, I guess we need a crash-course on how much power, and the other settings, are appropriate for the various things we will mark., etc... Preferably, something written in English.