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  1. #1
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    Need advice on chinese machine (100W) - safest settings

    what are the usual safest settings regarding the normal cutting power and speed? If I want the tube and motors last long, can I regularly work with power <20% and, 85%, and speed 100mm/sec (I often cut cardboard and that is why use high speed).

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    Re: Need advice on chinese machine (100W) - safest settings

    YMMV

    My 2c.

    1/ use a water chiller to maintain a steady water temp that never exceeds 21 celcius.

    2/ stick to maximum 75% of RATED tube power, not PEAK tube power.

    3/ 300 mm/sec is fast enough

    4/ take care of your optics and axes, clean and lube weekly whether they need it or not.... every few months check electrical connections etc

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    There is a limit to the benefits of a soft hand, even a never used disconnected tube will still die over time, so you don't want to kill it early, but you do want to get your use out of it... 1 hour at 50 watts is better than 10 hours at 5 watts, you make 10x as much stuff and earn 10x as much money.

    FWIW I also let the tube and machine idle for 15 minutes after use, same with my cars, let them idle for a few minutes before and after driving.

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    Re: Need advice on chinese machine (100W) - safest settings

    I want add that you should not rely on your control panel guessing power settings. Use a ma meter (your machine may already have one built in)
    My point is that with your control panel set at 100% power it may be putting out more than that.
    Many people have stated units putting out 125% or more than the tube is rated for.. So be safe and double check everything before relying on anything.
    Then do as Elaser says and run it under 100% Some folks say 85% is good and some say less than that.
    Check with your tube manufacturers website if possible for their advice on your particular setup.

    Gozzie

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    Re: Need advice on chinese machine (100W) - safest settings

    hello,

    i enclosed a excel table for seeting speed nad power for diferent matrials,

    hope could help :
    Voltage Power Materials Thick Engrave Cut Power Corner turn power Current Speed Frequency Step distance
    220v 60w Carton 2mm ∨ 100% 50% 26mA 60mm/s
    220v 60w Acrylic 3mm ∨ 100% 50% 26mA 21mm/s
    220v 60w Acrylic 4mm ∨ 100% 50% 26mA 18mm/s
    220v 60w Acrylic 5mm ∨ 100% 50% 26mA 13mm/s
    220v 60w Acrylic 10mm ∨ 100% 70% 26mA 4mm/s
    220v 60w Plywood 3mm ∨ 100% 50% 26mA 38mm/s
    220v 60w Plywood 4mm ∨ 100% 50% 26mA 23mm/s
    220v 60w Plywood 5mm ∨ 100% 50% 26mA 13mm/s
    220v 60w MDF 3mm ∨ 100% 50% 26mA 10mm/s
    220v 60w color baord 2mm ∨ 22% 3mA 600mm/s 56HZ 0.05
    220v 60w Acrylic 3mm ∨ 30% 5mA 600mm/s 60HZ 0.05
    220v 60w Plywood 3mm ∨ 19% 3mA 600mm/s 50HZ 0.05
    220v 80w Chengdu Carton 2mm ∨ 100% 50% 30mA 70mm/s
    220v 80w Chengdu Acrylic 4mm ∨ 100% 50% 30mA 23mm/s
    220v 80w Chengdu Acrylic 3mm ∨ 100% 50% 30mA 32mm/s
    220v 80w Chengdu Acrylic 5mm ∨ 100% 50% 30mA 17mm/s
    220v 80w Chengdu Acrylic 8mm ∨ 100% 50% 30mA 9mm/s
    220v 80w Chengdu Acrylic 20mm ∨ 100% 50% 30mA 1.5mm/s
    220v 80w Chengdu Plywood 4mm ∨ 100% 50% 30mA 40mm/s
    220v 80w Chengdu Plywood 5mm ∨ 100% 50% 30mA 25mm/s
    220v 80w Chengdu MDF 3mm ∨ 100% 50% 30mA 25mm/s
    220v 80w Chengdu Plywood 5mm ∨ 13% 3mA 600mm/s 50HZ 0.05
    220v 80w Chengdu Acrylic 4mm ∨ 15% 3mA 600mm/s 60HZ 0.05
    220v v6 Carton 2mm ∨ 100% 50% 36mA 110mm/s
    220v v6 Acrylic 3mm ∨ 100% 50% 36mA 55mm/s
    220v v6 Acrylic 4mm ∨ 100% 50% 36mA 25mm/s
    220v v6 Acrylic 8mm ∨ 100% 50% 36mA 10mm/s
    220v v6 Acrylic 20mm ∨ 100% 50% 36mA 1.4mm/s
    220v v6 Plywood 4mm ∨ 100% 50% 36mA 50mm/s
    220v v6 Plywood 5mm ∨ 100% 50% 36mA 37mm/s



    quiven form gweike laser
    chloe@wklaser.com
    skype: wkquiven

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    Re: Need advice on chinese machine (100W) - safest settings

    thanks guys

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