Laser welding is a true revolution in the world of industrial welding . It offers great advantages when working, it allows welding at high speed and to obtain resistant and precise welds. But before buying a laser welder, it is interesting to know more about these machines. In this article we are going to know what type of basic maintenance it requires and relevant information about laser welding machines . A good maintenance of a machine is always important to extend the useful life of the machine without any problem.
Mainly, it should be noted that the laser allows more focused and specific welding , so the material is not so affected by heat input and there is minimal deformation. These equipments are configurable, they allow to edit in detail the wavelength and the power of the laser. Different welding techniques can be worked with the same laser machine and on different surfaces and shapes. In addition, the laser gun has interchangeable nozzles depending on the work to be done. It also has an automatic wire feeding system, in case you want to work welding with material contribution.
It is a very versatile technique, we can work stainless steel sheets, galvanized steel, aluminum, among many other materials.
In terms of safety, it is important to use laser protection goggles and suitable clothing and gloves to protect the skin from possible chips and sparks that may result from welding.
In short, laser welding can replace other welding methods such as TIG or MIG.
It is important to be familiar with the operation and general maintenance of laser welding equipment before starting to work with these machines. Experts recommend performing a general review of the operation so that all its components work as they should. However, if unusual problems occur, it is essential not to manipulate electrical components or the laser and notify the technical service to solve any incident that is not indicated how to solve it in the instruction manual.
There are some basic maintenance steps that we can carry out on our laser machine, thus we will extend the life of the machine components, consumables and save costs. Some users wonder what kind of maintenance these laser equipment have, and the truth is that it is not complicated at all and they are equipment with few consumables , always depending on the type of work we do and the care we take. Some of the most common actions to take to keep the laser welding machine in good condition are the following: