Dangerous Unreliable Chinese Laser Cutter? Act Now!
Below is a gallery of issues to look out for if you a re considering purchasing, or importing a Chinese Laser Cutter. For a much, much better solution please click here
Please note: we were called out to service these machines. We did not supply these systems!
There is no shortage of disasters when our colleagues are called out to service low-end Chinese machinery. We have found, gaps in machine panels which will allow scattered laser light to escape when operating, very poorly terminated wiring, sometimes concerning terminals which carry many thousands of volts, laser tubes that shake loose, optical adjusters than are not secured, flimsy panels, no protective grounding on switches/panels...... The list goes on, we believe this is wholly unacceptable, especially when these machine are installed in public spaces including schools!
The videos below were taken from different machines, however they all seem to suffer from similar issues. Please consider that the rigidity and correct alignment of these devices is essential for safe aiming of the laser beam. With these parts suffering from poor quality, the beam could reflect off surfaces, which presents a combustion and safety hazard.
Machinery which has gaps in machine panels seems to be the most common fault; this could allow dangerous levels of laser radiation to escape into your working environment. The laser beam produced by even a 30/40W tube is of sufficient intensity to cause burns to skin, damage to eyes if viewed directly and combust materials. Infra-red radiation can also scatter off metal surfaces, this could be a component, or material inside the machine. If, for instance, the beam were to become mis-aligned (mirror mis-alignments) which is a common problem on low-end hardware the beam may even directly exit the equipment. The hazards of this are serious, and should not be taken lightly.
If you have any concerns regarding a Chinese laser cutting system, please get in touch and we would be happy to provide advice.