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    THUNDER LASER

    SYSTEMS

    User’s manual for NOVA-35 www.thunderlaser.com

    [emailprotected]

    December 31, 2015

    Original Instruction

    http://www.thunderlaser.com/mailto:[emailprotected]

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    Introduction This manual has been designated as the thunderlaser systems, laser cutting

    machine installation and user guide;The manual is divided intofive chapters,

    Including general information instructions, safety instructions,the key

    components of every laser cutting systems and the installationsteps, operation

    instructions and maintenance instructions from THUNDERLASERCompany.

    Frist, it should be emphasized that the installation of eachsystem must meet

    the requirements, and make it consistent with the installationrequirements of

    THUNDERLASER. If not, the machine will not working properly,poorperformance,

    life shortened,maintenance costs increased and even machinedamage .

    The note is for getting a specific requirement of systeminstallation,and we

    hope every customer try to understand these notes beforeinstallation and usage,

    thus you can correctly install and use. If you meet anyinstallation problems,

    you can contact our technical staff and customer servicestaff.(At the same time,

    you can also refer to the machine installation video that weposted on youtube.

    The specific URL is

    http://www.thunderlaser.com/how-to-use-your-laser-machine Or

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpLo1L0NQx8&list=PLjSZrgjcrhs7QucNN-3jx7rZapDGfj

    G-5 .)

    http://www.thunderlaser.com/how-to-use-your-laser-machinehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpLo1L0NQx8&list=PLjSZrgjcrhs7QucNN-3jx7rZapDGfjG-5https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpLo1L0NQx8&list=PLjSZrgjcrhs7QucNN-3jx7rZapDGfjG-5

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    Contents

    Chapter1 General....................................................................................................................................5

    1.1 General Information.......................................................................................................................5

    1.2 Designated......................................................................................................................................6

    1.3 Disposal remarks............................................................................................................................6

    1.4 Technical Data/Device Specification.............................................................................................7

    1.5 Manufacturer’s Label.....................................................................................................................9

    1.6 EC Declaration of Conformity.....................................................................................................10

    Chapter 2 Safety....................................................................................................................................11

    2.1 General Safety Information........................................................................................................11

    2.2 Laser Safety Information............................................................................................................13

    2.3 Safety Precautions When Operating the Device........................................................................14

    2.4 Warning and Information Labels..................................................................................................15

    Chapter 3 Process of Installing..........................................................................................................17

    3.1 Unpacking.....................................................................................................................................17

    3.2 Location..........................................................................................................................................18

    3.3 Before Installaion.........................................................................................................................19

    3.4 Exhaust System - Requirements.....................................................................................................21

    3.5 Air System -Requirements.............................................................................................................21

    3.6 Computer - Requirements..............................................................................................................22

    3.7 Connections....................................................................................................................................23

    3.7.1 Connecting the Mains............................................................................................................23

    3.7.2 Connecting the Computer......................................................................................................24

    3.7.3 Connecting the Exhaust System............................................................................................25

    3.7.4 Connecting the Air System....................................................................................................27

    3.7.5 Connecting the Cooling System............................................................................................28

    Chapter 4 Operation...........................................................................................................................29

    4.1 Machine View...............................................................................................................................29

    4.2 ON/OFF Switch............................................................................................................................34

    4.3 How to use the TL-Timer.............................................................................................................35

    4.4 How to replace the 4 inch laser head and HR laser head.............................................................37

    4.5 How to adjust focus distance using manual/auto.........................................................................39

    4.6 How to Use the Display................................................................................................................42

    4.6.1 Function of the Buttons.........................................................................................................42

    4.6.2 The Main Interface................................................................................................................44

    4.6.3 Speed Key..............................................................................................................................45

    4.6.4 Max/Min Power Keys...........................................................................................................45

    4.6.5 Set the Layer Parameters.......................................................................................................46

    4.6.6 Z/U Key.................................................................................................................................46

    4.6.7 Z Move..................................................................................................................................47

    4.6.8 U Move..................................................................................................................................47

    4.6.9 Axis Reset+............................................................................................................................47

    4.6.10 ManualSet+.........................................................................................................................48

    4.6.11 Laser Set+............................................................................................................................48

    4.6.12 Origin Set.............................................................................................................................49

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    4.6.13 Set Fact Parameters.............................................................................................................50

    4.6.14 Def. Fact Parameters...........................................................................................................50

    4.6.15 Auto Focus...........................................................................................................................50

    4.6.16 Language.............................................................................................................................50

    4.6.17 IP Setup................................................................................................................................51

    4.6.18Diagnoses.............................................................................................................................51

    4.6.19 Screen Origin.......................................................................................................................52

    4.6.20 File Key...............................................................................................................................53

    4.6.21 Alarm Information of Display.............................................................................................55

    4.7 The First Time Running the Laser................................................................................................56

    4.8 Workstation Area Indication...........................................................................................................58

    4.9 Rotary Engraving Attachment......................................................................................................59

    4.10 For Laser Engraving...................................................................................................................62

    Chapter 5 Maintenance......................................................................................................................63

    5.1 Cleaning the Laser Machine.........................................................................................................63

    5.2 Cleaning the Optical Parts............................................................................................................64

    5.2.1 Cleaning the Focus Lens.......................................................................................................64

    5.2.2 Cleaning the Mirrors...........................................................................................................66

    5.2.3 Cleaning Beam Combiner.....................................................................................................68

    5.3 Maintain the X/Y/Z Rails.............................................................................................................69

    5.4 Check the Beam Path....................................................................................................................70

    5.5 Change Cooling Water for The Water Chiller................................................................................71

    5.6 Maintenance Plan.........................................................................................................................72

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    Chapter1 General

    1.1 General Information

    Caution:

    Please read and follow this Operation Manual carefully, beforeinstallation

    and operation. Damage to persons and/or material can result fromnot following

    individual points of the Operation Manual!

    Operation of the system is only permitted with equipment andspare parts

    supplied or listed in the spare parts and consumables lists.

    Auxiliary equipment must be adjusted to the base machine (anyqueries to

    dealer or manufacturer).

    The following symbols are used for easier understanding of theOperation Manual:

    Caution: This component is under voltage. In these areasstrictly

    observe the safety instructions regarding electricity. Care isto be taken

    in particular during maintenance and repair work.

    Caution: In this area pay attention to the possible dangers ofthe laser

    beam.

    Caution: Warning of hand injury

    Caution: Indicates the potential for fire danger when operationthe

    laser. Do operate the laser machine when unattended

    Tips: Note or information on individual components of the devicethat

    simplify the use or make it more understandable.

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    1.2 Designated

    The THUNDER LASER NOVA-35 is used for engraving and cutting ofsigns, stamps and suchlike.

    A wide variety of materials such as rubber, acrylic, coatedmetal, tin, special steel,

    anodized aluminum, cork, cardboard, glass, leather, marble,several plastics and wood

    can be processed on the laser.

    1. The engraving process must only be performed with a perfectlyadjusted machine.

    2. For cutting applications with 80 W the use of the cuttingtable is absolutely necessary.

    3. Use of the system in other areas is against the designateduse. The manufacturer does

    not admit liability for damage to personal and/or equipmentresulting from such use.

    4, The system must only be operated, maintained and repaired, bypersonnel that are

    familiar with the designated field of use and the dangers of themachine!

    5. Non-observance of the instructions for operation, maintenanceand repair described in

    this Operation Manual excludes any liability of the manufacturerif a defect occurs.

    6. Caution when processing conductive materials (carbon fibers),Conductive dust or

    particles in the ambient air might damage electrical componentsand lead to short circuits.

    Bear in mind that those defects are not warranted.

    1.3 Disposal remarks

    Do not dispose the machine with domestic waste!

    Electronic devices have to be disposed according to the regionaldirectives on electronic

    and electric waste disposal. In case of further questions,please ask your supplier. He

    might take care of proper disposal.

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    1.4 Technical Data / Device Specification

    Mechanics

    Working area 35.4“x 23.6“/ 900 x 600 mm

    Table Size 39.4“x 28.7“/ 1000 x 730 mm

    Z Axis Height 9.1 inch / 230 mm

    Max. Height of work piece (Motorized Table, Standard laser head)9.1 inch / 230 mm

    Max. Height of work piece (No Motorize Table, Standard Laserhead) 1-2.1 inch /27- 55mm

    Max. Engraving speed 39 inch/sec. / 1000 mm/sec. Standard

    Cutting speed depending on material, thickness, laser power

    Motor Easy Servo Motor

    Drive Hybrid Servo Drive

    Work piece table Solid metal (Honey comb table)

    Max. load of work piece table 30 kg

    Net Weight 230kgs (507Ibs)

    Lenses available (focal distance) 2, 0”

    Focus lens diameter 20mm

    Reflector diameter 25mm

    Beam combiner diameter 25mm

    Dimensions

    W x D x H 59.1“x 43.5“x 40.9“/ 1500 x 1105 mm x 1040 mm

    Max Part Size (W x L x H)

    Front Door Closed 39.4“x 28.7“x 10.6“/ 1000 x 730 mm x 230mm

    Pass-Through Door 39.4“ x∞“x 1.2“/ 1000 x∞mm x 20 mm

    Features

    Standard:

    Red Dot Pointer, Auto Focus, Motorized Table, Pass-Through Door,Air Assist, Water

    Pump, Exhaust Fan, Honey Comb Table, 2,0”(50.8mm)Focus Lens,Easily Adjustable

    Home Position, LCD Display, 3D Engraving, “No Water “protection,Emergency Stop,

    Maintenance mode, Open cover protection, TL-Timer, The warninglight.

    Optional:

    Rotary Attachment, Water Chiller Attachment, High Resolutionhead (up to 1000DPI, while

    standard laser head Max is 500DPI), High air compressor set(Includes water filter).

    Control System

    Laser power Adjustable from 2 - 95% (typically 12-95%)

    Interface Hardware USB: connect to PC and U-disk

    Ethernet: connect to PC

    Interface Software RDWorksV8

    Operating Modes Optimized raster, vector, and combined mode

    Buffer Memory 128 MB Standards

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    Laser Equipment

    Laser Type Sealed CO2 Glass Laser Tube

    Laser Power: 80W,100W, 130W

    Wavelength 10, 6µm

    Red dot pointer Laser Power< 5mW

    Wavelength 630nm – 680nm

    Cooling System

    Air Cooling System Air-Cooled

    Water Cooling System Water Cooled

    Electricity, Power, Fuse

    Electricity Requirement 110 to 240 volts, 50 or 60 Hz, Singlephase

    Power consumption 1400W (Assembly 80Watt Laser Tube)

    1500W (Assembly 100Watt Laser Tube)

    1700W (Assembly 130Watt Laser Tube)

    Recommended fuse 15A, 230V (80W/100W Laser Tube)

    20A, 115V (80W/100W Laser Tube) and 20A, 230V (130W LaserTube)

    25A, 115V (130W Laser Tube)

    Ambient Conditions

    Ambient temperature +15°C to +35°C / 59°F to 95°F

    Humidity 40% to max. 70%, not condensing

    Laser Safety

    Laser class CDRH Laser Safety

    Laser Class 1(H)

    CE compliant FDA approved

    Interlock Double interlock safety system

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    1.5 Manufacturer's Label

    The manufacturer's label is located on the back of the device(see Figure below).

    It is recommended to enter data such as serial number and yearof manufacture into the

    Manufacturer label below so that you always have this data handyif you have problems

    with your device or require spare parts.

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    1.6 EC Declaration of Conformity

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    Chapter 2 Safety

    2.1 General Safety Information

    All personnel involved in installation, set-up, operationmaintenance and repair of the

    machine, must have read and understood the Operation Manual andin particular the

    "Safety" section. The user is recommended to generatecompany-internal instructions

    considering the professional qualifications of the personnelemployed in each case, and

    the receipt of the instruction/Operation Manual or theparticipation at introduction/training

    should be acknowledged in writing in each case.

    Safety-conscious of Working

    The machine must only be operated by trained and authorizedpersonnel.

    The scopes of competence for the different activities in thescope of operating the

    machine must be clearly defined and observed, so that under theaspect of safety no

    unclear questions of competence occur. This applies inparticular to activities on the

    electric equipment, which must only be performed by specialexperts.

    For all activities concerning installation, set-up, start-up,operation, modifications of

    conditions and methods of operation, maintenance, inspection andrepair, the switch-off

    procedures that may be provided in the Operation Manual must beobserved.

    Safety Information for the User and/or Operating Personnel

    1. No working methods are permitted that affect the safety ofthe machine.

    2. The operator must also ensure that no unauthorized personswork with the machine

    (e.g. by activating equipment without authorization).

    3. It is the duty of the operator, to check the machine beforestart of work for externally

    visible damage and defects, and to immediately report changesthat appear (including

    behavior during operation) that affect the safety.

    4. The user must provide that the machine is only operated inperfect condition.

    5. The user must guarantee the cleanness and accessibility atand around the machine

    by corresponding instructions and controls.

    6. Principally, no safety components may be removed or disabled(already here we

    emphasize the imminent dangers, for example severe burns, lossof eye-sight). If the

    removal of safety components is required during repair andservice, the replacement

    of the safety components must be performed immediately aftercompletion of the

    service and repair activities.

    7. Preparation, retooling, change of work piece, maintenance andrepair activities must

    only performed with equipment switched off, by trainedpersonnel.

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    8. It is forbidden to perform unauthorized modifications andchanges to the machine. It is

    emphasized, that any unauthorized modifications to the machineare not permitted for

    safety reasons.

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    2.2 Laser Safety Information

    1. To assess the potential dangers laser systems pose, they areclassified into

    4 safety classes, thunder laser NOVA-35 is a device of class 1.This is guaranteed by the

    protective housing and the safety installations.

    Please note that improper and warranty operation of the devicecan override the status of

    Safety class 1 and can cause the emission of harmfulradiation.

    2. This laser engraving system contains a carbon dioxide (CO2)laser of class 4

    that emits intensive and invisible laser radiation. Withoutsafety precautions

    the direct radiation or even diffuse reflected radiation isdangerous!

    3. Without safety precautions, the following risks exist withexposure to laser radiation:

    Eyes: Burns to the cornea

    Skin: Burns

    Clothing: Danger of fire

    4. Never try to modify or disassemble the laser and do not tryto start up a system that had

    been modified or disassembled!

    5. Dangerous radiation exposure can result from the use ofoperation or adjustment

    equipment other than that described here, and if differentoperational methods are

    performed.

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    2.3 Safety Precautions when Operating the Device

    In your thunder laser NOVA-35, a closed safety system isintegrated which immediately

    switches off the power to the laser tube and all axis driverswhen the protection cover is

    opened. Consequently an incomplete engraving can occur if thecover is opened during

    operation. Therefore, first press the "PAUSE" button, if youwant to interrupt an engraving

    process.

    Please remember the following safety precautions when workingwith this device:

    CO2 Fire extinguishers should be placed near laser

    Do not store any flammable materials in the inside of thedevice. Particularly leftovers of

    produced materials have to be removed to prevent firehazard.

    Please maintain Free air-flow surrounding this system. At alltimes, do not cover during

    operation.

    These lasers emit invisible radiation; safety glasses should beworn when maintenance

    these machines for your protection.

    Do not disable limit switches or safety features as this caninvalidate warranties and cause

    damage to you and the machine.

    Do not leave the laser unattended when it is working, smallscraps can ignite and without

    supervision can destroy the machine if not checked.

    Adjustment of the beam path must be performed only by especiallytrained personnel. An

    improper setting can lead to uncontrolled emission of the laserradiation.

    Before processing materials the user must verify, whetherharmful materials can be

    generated and whether the filter equipment of the exhaust systemis suitable for the

    harmful materials. We emphasize that it is the responsibility ofthe user, to consider the

    national and regional threshold values for dust, fogs and gaseswhen selecting the filters

    and the exhaust system. (The values for the maximum workplaceconcentration must not

    be exceeded.)

    PVC (polyvinyl chloride) must under no circ*mstances beprocessed with the laser.

    Should you have further questions before starting work, pleasefeel free to write us

    an email at: [emailprotected]

    mailto:[emailprotected]

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    2.4 Warning and Information Labels

    The warning and information labels are attached in suchpositions of the device that could

    represent a source of danger during set-up and operation.Therefore, follow the

    information on the labels. If labels are lost or damaged, theymust be replaced

    immediately.

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    Chapter 3 Process of Installing

    3.1 Unpacking

    You receive your THUNDER LASER NOVA-35 packed in a wooden box,which contains

    the laser machine and additional accessories. The followingsteps give you an overview of

    the unpacking and assembly of the laser. Please follow thesesteps carefully.

    Tips: Keep the packing box. You will require it in case of areturn.

    Dispose all waste according to the applicable waste disposallaw.

    1. Put the wooden box on a flat and spacious room forunpacking.

    2. Remove the machine box; carefully remove the foam material,which protects the

    viewing window of the cover and around the machine.

    3. Take out the key,open the door of the laser,Remove theaccessories box which

    contains all accessory parts required for the installation ofthe laser machine.

    And check if there’s anything damaged or missed duringshipping.

    4. You will see an attachment table on the machine; please checkwhether the

    accessories are all on the table.

    5. Please keep the keys and the warranty certificate well (andplease show us your

    warranty certificate if you need tech support for the machinefailure, then we will provide

    you the best technical service).

    6. Remove the sponge and nylon cable ties from inside themachine, and then start to

    install the machine (below chapters are installationdetails)

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    3.2 Location

    Before you install the laser system, you should select anappropriate location. Follow the

    guidelines shown below:

    1. Avoid locations where the system is exposed to hightemperatures, dust and high

    humidity. (The humidity must not exceed 70% and the temperaturemust not be close

    to the dew point.)

    2. Avoid locations, where the system is exposed to mechanicalshocks.

    1. Fuse protection:

    Do not connect other devices via the laser fuse, as the lasersystem requires the full

    amperage.

    Tips:

    1. Avoid locations with poor air circulation; select a locationclose to ventilation (if

    available).

    2. Select a location, whose room temperature is between 15 °Cand 25 °C (59° – 77° F).

    This is fundamental to maintain consistent and reliableoperation of a CO2 laser, Metal

    RF or Glass tube and the machine itself.

    Avoid higher ambient temperatures and strong exposure of theengraver to the sun.

    Use blinds, if required.

    3. Mechanical shock and vibration of the laser will havedetrimental effects on the

    performance and life expectancy of the machine. It will manifest(over a period of time)

    with a noticeable decrease in performance and increasedmaintenance required,

    possibly even damage. Setting your Thunder Laser up in ssuitable temperature

    controlled, dust free, moisture free, level, stable surface (alevel concrete floor) with

    the recommended extraction is critical to the ongoingperformance of the machine. It

    is also a warranty condition.

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    3.3 Before Installation

    1. Take out the sponge around the laser tube. Like below:

    2. Take out the nylon cable ties around the honey comb plate andX axis.

    Remove the transparent bag out of the first mirror mounts, thesecond mirror

    mounts, the third mirror mounts and the standard laser head.Like below:

    PS: The lid with a set of key and a manual focusing tool forusers

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    3. Open the emergency switch (must do it for the first time touse the machine).

    Like below

    4. After carried the machine into room, please re-fix the footof the four corners.

    Please refer to below shown:

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    3.4 Exhaust System – Requirements

    To guarantee the right ventilation during the engraving and thecutting. The device must

    be equipped with a fine exhaust fan(generation of rubber dust),if you use an carbon filter

    (neutralization of smells) will be better for exhaust effect. Agood exhaust fan of the

    outgoing air is also required when cutting plastics or engravingwood.

    Connection - see section 3.7.3 connecting the ExhaustSystem.

    Do not start the machine without an adequate exhaust system.

    3.5 Air System – Requirements

    To guarantee do not catch file and too much smoke during theengraving and the cutting.

    The device must be connecting with the laser to make sure thelaser is safe during the

    work.

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    3.6 Computer – Requirements

    The following recommendation represents the minimumrequirements. When using a

    more powerful computer the graphics are generated and displayedfaster and the

    computing times and the data transfer to the laser are reduced.To use the newest

    software version, you might have to abide otherrequirements.

    • Windows 10 (32 bit or 64 bit )

    • Windows 8 (32 bit or 64 bit )

    • Windows 7 (32 bit or 64 bit )

    Windows Vista (with Service Pack 1 or later)

    Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 or later)

    • 1024 MB of RAM, 400 MB of hard disk space

    • Pentium® 3 or 4 processor or AMD Athlon™ XP

    • 1024 x 768 or better monitor resolution

    • 1 free USB interface

    • 1 free Ethernet interface

    • Mouse

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    3.7 Connections

    Perform the connections exactly in the order described;otherwise electrostatic charging

    can damage your computer and/or the electronics of the lasersystem.

    3.7.1 Connecting the Mains

    Connect one end of the mains cable with the connection socket atthe rear side of the

    laser device (see Figure below) and the other end with aprotected power outlet.

    Mains voltage and operating voltage must correspond (AC 230V50/60 Hz or AC 115V

    50/60 Hz) – see information label beside the connectionsocket.

    The machine (certain) Power Cable for each country was putinside the Tool box with

    machine.

    Under no circ*mstances switch on the device if the voltages donot correspond.

    Tips: The main fuses are located inside the connection socketand are accessible from

    the exterior.

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    3.7.2 Connecting the Computer

    Connecting the Computer and the machine by using the USB cable.Like below:

    Connecting the Computer and the machine by using the Ethernetcable. Like below:

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    3.7.3 Connecting the Exhaust System

    How to set up the exhaust system

    Insert one side of the gray exhaust pipe into the fan inlet andthe other side into the

    fuselage behind the exhaust tank. Insert one side of the grayexhaust pipe into the fan

    outlet and put the other side of the pipe outside where you work(If the machine is far from

    the outside of the room that the gas manufactured by the machinecannot be discharged;

    then you might need an dust/fume filter, it can keep the airquality of your working

    environment well).

    Please refer to the following pictures about how to install theexhaust pipe:

    Also you can refer to the video on how to set up your MARS lasermachine in our website

    http://www.thunderlaser.com/video/laser-machine/setup-your-mars-laser-machine.html

    The input voltage must correspond (AC 230V 50/60 Hz or AC 115V50/60 Hz) – see

    information label beside the connection socket.

    http://www.thunderlaser.com/video/laser-machine/setup-your-mars-laser-machine.html

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    Tips: Do not connect the air compressor or the water chiller tothe above interface,if

    connect them to the above interfaces that cause in failure ofthe machine, the warranty

    does not covered.

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    3.7.4 Connecting the Air System

    First of all, Install a air blowing mouth (copper) to the airsystem, then connect the hoses

    (white side) to the mouth, the other side to the machine. Afterthat, please connect the

    power cable (of the air system) to the machine. Like below:

    The input voltage must correspond (AC 230V 50/60 Hz or AC 115V50/60 Hz) – see

    information label beside the connection socket.

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    3.7.5 Connecting the Cooling System

    If you have the water chiller, and please connect to the waterchiller priority. If not, and

    please connect to the water pump.

    The connection of the machine and the Water chiller.

    ① Take out one of the water pipes and connect to the waterchiller where marked as

    “OUTLET”, the other side of the pipe connect to the machinewhere marked as

    “Water IN”.

    ② The other pipe, please connect to “INLET” of water chiller and“Water OUT” of

    machine.

    ③ Just refer to below picture shown that the order from 1 to 4port to connect them.

    For example: 1 to 1, 2 to 2

    We will provide a certain chiller power cable for differentcountries, and the power cable

    will be put inside a box together with the water chiller.

    The connection of the machine and the Water pump

    ① Take out one of the water pipes and connect to the waterpump,the other side

    connect to the machine where marked as “Water IN”.

    ② The other pipe, please connect to the machine where marked as“Water OUT”.,

    the other side directly into the water.

    Like below:

    We will provide a certain pump power cable for differentcountries, and the power cable

    has been connected to the pump already before we send itout.

    Get through the water chiller or the water pump, and turn on themain power.

    Check the water chiller or pump to work(If normally work, thegreen light will light or water

    will flow from the pipe).

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    Chapter 4 Operation

    4.1 Machine View

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    1. Top lid 17. LED lamp

    2. Blow air conditioner 18. Laser power switch

    3. Auto focus sensor 19. Main power switch

    4. Left-up side door 20. Ethernet port

    5. Left side door 21. U-disk connection port(USB)

    6. X-axis 22. PC connection port(USB)

    7. Dual laser heads 23. Right side door

    8. Front door 24. Right-up side door

    9. Honey comb table 25. Indicate light

    10. Y-axis 26. Power supply socket

    11. Front up door 27. Laser tube cover

    12. Flap protection sensor 28. Exhaust hose

    13. Control panel 29. Blow air port

    14. HOLD-TO-RUN button 30. Water in and water out

    15. Emergency stop switch 31. Rear door

    16. Mode selection switch 32. Manufacturer’s label

    1. Top lid

    If the Top lid is opened, no data is processed. When theprotection cover is opened

    during working, the motion system is stopped and the lasersource is turned off.

    During processing of commands the protection cover must only beopened after

    pressing the “Pause “button.

    2. Blow air conditioner

    It’s used for adjust that blow air amount.

    3. Auto focus sensor

    Used for the automatic focusing of the work table.

    4. Left-up side door

    Open this door for cleaning the second reflective mirror oralign that laser beam

    5. Left side door

    There is laser power supplier, Ammeter, TL-Timer etc. pleaseopen this door for

    checking these parts, but must pay attention to the electriccurrent.

    6. X-axis

    The motion system is that performs the mechanical movements in Xdirection. The

    X-axis is visible in the working area.

    7. Laser head

    Laser beam and red dot pointer are all come out from the laserhead, and the Auto

    Focus switch is installed on the laser head, too. The bottom oflaser head is parallel to

    the bottom of the autofocus switch.

    8. Front door

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    Open this door for cleaning the waste after working.

    This door is locked by using two outside locks.

    9. Honey comb table

    The honey comb plate to be processed is put onto the workingtable. Put the material

    on the working table for engraving & cutting

    10. Y-axis

    The motion system is that performs the mechanical movements in Ydirection. The

    Y-axis is visible in the working area.

    11. Front up door

    Open this door for take out the honey comb table and it’sconvenient to put that

    material on working table

    This door is locked by using inside screws and outsidelocks.

    12. Flap protection sensor

    This is where Open flat protection exist. Laser will stopworking once the cover is

    opened during working.

    13. Control panel

    You can control the X-axis, Y-axis and Z-axis manually by thedisplay panel, it also

    shows the working time, power, speed and the whole working timeand affords many

    function options(please view this chapter 4.3 for detail).

    14. HOLD TO RUN button

    When the user turn mode switch to manual mode, the laser powerwill keeping on

    when you open or close the cover or lid, but the motion systempower will still off, and

    hold pressed the HOLD TO RUN button to provide the power formotion system

    15. Emergency stop switch

    Once there’s an accident happen (laser catch fire, laser outleakage) during working,

    please press down E-stop switch immediately. It will be cut offthe laser power and the

    motion power immediately.

    16. Mode selection switch

    It is used for switch that laser machine to normal mode orwarranty mode

    When the user does switching it to auto mode, the laser &motion system power will

    be cut off when open the cover or lid.

    When the user switching it to manual mode, the laser power willkeeping power on

    when opens the cover or lid, keeping push the next blackbutton(hold to run) to let the

    motion system gets the power and works

    17. LED lamp

    It’s used for lighting the working table once turn the Mainswitch on.

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    18. Laser power switch

    The laser power will be on while you turn it on

    19. Main power switch

    The laser machine will be start while you turn it on

    20. Ethernet port

    This Ethernet port is for connecting computer.

    21. U-disk connection port(USB)

    You can save the file as a U-disk File by press “SaveToUFile” onthe software, then

    save it to the u-disk and insert the u-disk to the port of lasermachine, then use the

    control panel to select and control it to work

    22. PC connection port(USB)

    This USB is for connecting computer.

    23. Right side door

    There are laser controller, driver(Hybrid Servo Drive and MicroStepper Drive ),

    power supplier (both 24v DC and 36vDC), the main connectingcables and cooling fan

    here, please open this door for checking these parts, but mustpay attention to the

    electric current. if you need to repair, please contact withprofessional maintenance

    staff.

    24. Right-up side door

    Maintenance for the Emergency stop button if required

    This door is locked by using outside locks.

    25. Indicate light

    The indicate light is always keeping green color while the laserdoes not work or

    working but the lid is closed.

    The indicate light will turn red color while you switching themode button to manual

    mode

    The indicate light will turn yellow color while the lid/cover isopened during working.

    26. Laser supply socket

    To connect the main power and the extend power according thelabel information. And

    in the main power socket have the fuses.

    27. Laser tube cover

    There are installed the laser tube, red dot pointer device, beamcombiner and the first

    reflective mirror mount.

    28. Exhaust hose

    This is for installing the exhaust device.

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    29. Blow air port

    This port is for connecting hoses of the air compressor.

    30. Water in and water out

    Both ports are for connection with water pump or waterchiller.

    31. Rear door

    There are installed cables banks etc. please open this door forchecking these parts,

    but must pay attention to that electric current.

    32. Manufacture’s Label

    It’s Show you the laser information like serial number ormanufacturing date etc.

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    4.2 ON/OFF Switch

    The mains and the laser supply power ON/OFF switch

    The following conditions must be fulfilled for correct startup:

    Unrestricted freedom of motion of the mechanics

    No materials under the engraving table

    Protection covers closed

    When turn on the power of machine, and note that turn on themain switch first and then

    the laser supply power switch

    If all covers are closed, immediately after being switched on,the device starts the

    referencing process. When the referencing process is completedcorrectly, an acoustic

    signal sounds and the device is ready for operation. Theoperation panel will display the

    home screen when the laser is completed resets.

    Before switching on the device, the user must make sure that noobjects

    of any kind are located inside the operating space, which couldlimit or obstruct the

    mechanics of the device.

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    4.3 How to use the TL-Timer

    The TL-Timer is an additional tool for laser machines.

    It will control laser machines periphery like exhaust fan, airpump, warning lights,

    pneumatic lifts, electrical locks and lost of other stuffautomatically.

    This will increase the ease of use of your laser machine.

    Please note the different types of connection, which makes theTL-Timer able to work with

    each kind of laser controller.

    Operation:

    Normal use:

    The TL-Timer gets activated by a work status signal from lasercontroller and an

    open/close signal from the lid.

    When the laser is working with the lid is closed, the second redLED and third red LED

    lights up and 2 relays will be activated until the signal fromcontroller gets turned off.

    Without control signal the 2 relays will stay turned on until agiven delay time has expired.

    When the laser is working with the lid is opened, the first redLED light will be on and the

    relay will be activated until you closed the lid.

    Each relay has a freely adjustable delay time from 0-99seconds.

    Set up delay time:

    Enter “Set” switch once. The red LED will blink and the displaywill show you the delay

    time in second for the first relay. A red LED close to theactive relay will show you. Which

    one is active?

    The display does show the delay time in seconds. By pressing“down” or “up” you can

    change the value. By holding a switch down for more than 1second the value will

    increase or decrease automatically.

    By pressing “Set” you can switch to relay number 2 now andconfirm the delay time for this

    one.

    For changing delay values for 3rd

    and 4rd

    relay you have to press “Set” again.

    When 4th relay is active and you press “Set” again, the TL-Timerwill turn back to normal

    operating mode, the red LED will stop blinking, but the blue LEDwill be still keeping on

    After turning of power the TL-Timer will remember thedelay-time-values, you did enter

    before.

    Relay-Output:

    Each of the 4 relays offers an opening and closing switch withcurrent capacity of max.

    8 Amps and a power capacity of max. 1000W.

    Higher loads must be controlled by using a power contactor.

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    About TL-Timer controller interface and buttons description:

    1:Interface 1,connection with warning light ,delay time is setto 0 second(Factory default

    settings, change it if required)

    2:Interface 2,connection with air pump,delay time is set to 5second(Factory default

    settings, change it if required)

    3:Interface 3,connection with exhaust fan,delay time is set to15 second(Factory default

    settings, change it if required)

    4:Interface 4,spare interface,users can connect the relevantequipment if required

    5:LED lights display,set the delay time for viewing eachinterface and enter

    6:”UP” button to increase delay time

    7:”DOWN” button to reduce delay time

    8:”Set” button to confirm your setting

    9:Interface 9,” lid state” interface

    10:Interface 10, “Working state” interface

    11: Interface 11, 5V DC voltage power interface

    12: upgrade interface

    13: auto and manual

    Where the TL-Timer is installed with Thunder Laser machine,please refer to the pictures

    as bellows:

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    4.4 How to replace the 4 inch and HR laser head

    1)How to replace the 4 inch laser head

    1. Move the table down till there’s enough space to take thestandard head out and

    install the 4” laser head.

    2. Separate the standard head mount, like below:

    ①separate the auto focus port ①take out the mount mouth

    ②loosen the screw

    ③take out the air hose

    3. Install the 4” laser head like below:

    ①4” laser head ①reinstall the auto focus

    ②assemble the nozzle cone to the 4” head ②fix the laser head

    ③connect the air hose,

    Tips: If there’s no Auto focus for your machine, then no need todeal with it.

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    2)How to replace the HR laser head

    1. Move the table down till there’s enough space to take thestandard head out and

    install the HR head.

    2. Separate the standard head mount, like aboveinstructions.

    3. Install HR head, like below:

    ①fix the head

    ②connect the air hose.

    Tips: Since HR head is sensitive for focus distance, it’ssuggested to adjust the

    focus by manual rather than auto focus.

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    4.5 How to adjust focus distance by manual or auto

    1). If there’s no auto focus function for your machine orthere’s fault for your auto focus,

    you can refer to below instructions about how to adjust focus bymanually:

    1. for standard laser head:

    find the 6mm Acrylic Focus Tool for help to adjust the focusdirectly like below:

    ①Working Table

    ②Material

    ③Focus Tool

    If the focus tool is not the best one for your material, you canuse the focus ruler for help

    like below:

    ①Working Table

    ②Material

    ③Focus Ruler

    Please note that the limit line of the head, this limit lineindicates the max height of laser

    head, and keep the limited line inside the laser head mount. Soas to protect the laser

    head from crashing into the honey comb table while z-axis doesreset/auto focus

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    2. For HR laser head

    Since HR head is very sensitive for focus distance, thus we’vetested and made a special

    focus tool (with a best distance) for each HR head, likebelow:

    ①Working Table

    ②Material

    ③The Best Focus Distance

    ④Focus Tool

    Please note that the limit line of the head, this limit lineindicates the max height of laser

    head, and keep the limited line inside the laser head mount. Soas to protect the laser

    head from crashing into the honey comb table while z-axis doesreset/auto focus

    3. For 4’’ laser head

    4” laser head is not so sensitive for focus distance; you canset the distance about

    10mm with the help of focus ruler

    ①Working Table

    ②Material

    ③Focus Rule

    PS: Please keep the 4’’ laser head to the max height of laserhead

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    2) If there’s Auto Focus function for your machine, you canadjust the focus by auto, 1. Reset Z-axis.(Z-axis will move upuntil touch the Auto focus switch(or the machinery

    limit switch), here the coordinate: 0.0 ) please refer to Pic1.

    2. Set a correct focus distance, please refer to pic 2

    3. Select “Auto focus” on display panel, then the table willauto focus directly, please refer

    to pic 3.

    1

    2

    3

    PS: please do not use “auto focus” function while laser head

    is HR laser head or 4’’ laser head.

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    4.6 How to use the display

    4.6.1 Function of the Buttons

    Arrow buttons: control the movement of the laser

    head.(also can be used to change the parameters in the controlpanel)

    Z/U button: The Z/U key can be pressed when the system is idleor the work

    is finished. On pressing this key, it will show some entries inthe interface, each entry

    includes some functions, Z axes move, U axes move, each axes togo home etc.

    Reset button: reset the machine.

    Laser button: single press to draw a dot, press and hold todrill a hole.

    Speed button: Set the speed of the current running layer, or setthe

    direction keys’ move speed.

    Min-Power button: Set the min laser power of the current runninglayer.

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    Max-Power button: Set the max laser power of the current runninglayer,

    or set the power of “Laser” Key.

    File button: The management of the memory and U disc files.

    Start-Pause button: run/pause the current job.

    Origin button: set the starting point for the laser head.

    Frame button: To track by the current file’s frame.

    Esc button: To stop work, or return to the last menu.

    Enter button: confirm your selection.

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    4.6.2 The main interface

    When the system is powered on, the screen will show asbelow:

    File:

    Speed:

    MaxPow:

    01

    300mm/s

    30.0%/30.0%

    X:

    Y:

    Z:

    150.2

    153.5

    3000

    mm

    mm

    mm

    01 400 25.0

    02 200 29.1

    03 100 31.5

    Idle 00.00. 00 Count: 99 X : 180. 5 mm Y : 235. 6 mm connect

    Graph display area

    Graph layer parameters

    Running Status

    Working Number

    Running parameters

    Net Status File dimension

    Coordinate

    Running progress bar

    Graph Display Area: To display the whole file’s track, anddisplay the running

    track.

    Running parameters: To display the running file’s file number,speed, max power

    etc.;

    Coordinate: To display the current coordinate of X,Y and Zaxes

    Graph layer parameters: To display the layers’ information ofthe current file,

    such as max or min power, speed etc.. When system is idle,dblclick the layer,

    then users can change the layer’s parameters and the changingwould be

    saved.

    Running Status: To display the current status of the machine,such as Idle, Run,

    Pause, Finish, etc.;

    Running Progress Bar: To display the progress bar of the currentrunning file;

    Working Number: To accumulate the work number of the currentfile.

    File Dimension: To display the dimension of the currentfile;

    Net status: To display the connecting status of theEthernet.

    When work is Idle or finished, all keys can be pushed, users canselect a file to run, set

    some parameters, preview to a select file etc. But, when work isrunning or paused, some

    keys don’t respond when they are pushed.

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    4.6.3 Speed Key

    Push the “Speed” key when the screen is on the main interface,it will show as below:

    Speed: mm/s

    Modified press Enter

    300

    Push the “X+/-“ Keys to move the cursor in the numeral area, andpush the “Y+/-” keys to

    change the value, then push the “Enter” key to save the change,push the “Esc” key to

    invalidate the change.

    4.6.4 Max/Min Power Keys

    Push the “Max Power” or the “Min Power” keys when the screen ison the main interface, it

    will show as below:

    %

    Modified press Enter

    %

    MaxPower1:

    MaxPower2:

    30.0

    30.0

    Press Z/U move item

    %

    Modified press Enter

    %

    MinPower1:

    MinPower2:

    30.0

    30.0

    Press Z/U move item

    When “Z/U” key is pushed, the green block can move up and downto denote the

    changing item, then “Y+/-” keys and “X+/-” keys can be used tochange the value.

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    4.6.5 Set the Layer Parameters

    After selecting a file to preview on the main interface, usercan push “Enter” key to let the

    cursor move to the first layer, then “Y+/-” Keys can be pushedto select the intent layer, on

    that time, user can push “Enter” key to check the selectedlayer’s parameters, show as

    below:

    02 200 29.1

    03 100 31.5

    01 400 25.1

    MaxPower1: %

    Modified press Enter

    30.0

    MaxPower2:

    Press Z/U move item

    %30.0

    Layer0:

    MinPower1: %22.0

    MinPower2: %30.0

    Speed: mm/s400

    User can push “Z/U” Keys to move the green block on the intentparameter, then he could

    change the parameter if needed. “OK” to validate the change, and“Esc” to invalidate the

    change.

    4.6.6 Z/U Key

    The Z/U key can be pressed when the system is idle or the workis finished. On pressing

    this key, it will show some entries in the followinginterface:

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    U move

    Axis reset+

    Manual Set+

    Laser Set+

    Origin set+

    Set Fact Para

    Def Fact Para

    Auto Focus

    Language+

    IP setup+

    Diagnoses+

    Screen Origin+

    Z move

    Press up and down arrow keys to move the green block to theanticipant item, and then

    push the “Enter” key to display the sub menu.

    4.6.7 Z Move

    When the green block is on “Z Move” item, to move the Z-axistable up and down by press

    left and right arrow keys, then press ESC to go back to normal x& Y axis control.

    4.6.8 U Move

    When the green block is on “U Move” item, to move the Z-axistable up and down by press

    left and right arrow keys,

    4.6.9 Axis Reset+

    When the green block is on this item, push the “Enter” key toshow as below:

    X axis reset

    Y axis reset

    Z axis reset

    U axis reset

    XY axis reset

    Press up and down arrow keys to move the cursor to one of theentry, then push “Enter”

    key to restart the selected axis, the screen will show someinformation when resetting.

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    4.6.10 Manual Set+

    When the green block is on this item, push the “Enter” key toshow as below:

    manual: mm

    Modified press Enter

    300

    Mode:

    Press Z/U move item

    continue

    Push “Z/U” key to move the green block, and when the green blockis on the “Mode” item,

    push “X+-“ keys to select the anticipant value, “Continue” or“Manual”. When “Continue”

    item is selected, then the “Manual” item is not valid, on thattime, push the direction keys

    to move the corresponding axes, and when the pushed key isloosed, then the

    corresponding axes will finish moving. When the Mode item is“manual”, then pushing the

    direction key one time, the corresponding axes will move a fixedlength, unless the scope

    is overstepped.

    4.6.11 Laser Set+

    When the green block is on this item, push the “Enter” key toshow as below:

    Laser Set: ms

    Modified press Enter

    50

    Mode:

    Press Z/U move item

    continue

    Push “Z/U” key to move the green block, and when the green blockis on the “Mode” item,

    push “X+-“ keys to select the anticipant value, “Continue” or“Manual”. When “Continue”

    item is selected, then the “Laser Set” item is not valid, onthat time, push the Laser key

    to splash the enabled lasers, and when Laser key is loosed, thenthe lasers will finish

    splashing. When the Mode item is “manual”, then pushing theLaser key one time, the

    enabled lasers will splash a fixed time.

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    4.6.12 Origin Set

    When the green block is on this item, push the “Enter” key toshow as below:

    Modified press Enter

    Press Z/U move item

    1

    Origin enable1 Origin enable3

    Origin enable2 Origin enable4

    Set origin:

    Next origin: 0

    Muti origin enable

    Push “Z/U” key to move the green block to the anticipant item,and when the green block

    is on “enable” items, push “Enter” key to enable or disable theitem, when enabled, the

    small diamonds is green, and when disabled, the small diamondsis grey. When the green

    block is on the “Set origin” item or the “Next origin” item,push the “X+-“ keys to select the

    value.

    Pay attention to if when the green block is on the “Set origin”item, push the “X+-“ keys to

    select a value, then, “Enter” key must be pushed to valid thechange, or, the change is

    invalid.

    Each item introduced as below:

    Multiple Origins Enable: “Yes” or “No” can be selected. If youselect “No”, the

    system will use the single-origin logic. You can press the“Origin” key and set the

    origin, and only this origin can become valid. If you select“Yes”, the system will

    use the multiple- origin logic and the “Origin” key on thekeyboard become invalid.

    In such a case, the parameter of each origin must be set in themenu as follows.

    Origin Enable1/2/3/4: after the multiple-origin logic isenabled, the four origins

    can independently be prohibited and enabled.

    Set Origin 1/2/3/4: after the multiple- origin logic is enabled,you can stop the

    cursor at “Set as Origin 1/2/3/4”. Press the “Enter” key on thekeyboard and the

    system will take the coordinate figures of current X/Y axles asthe corresponding

    ones to the origin 1/2/3/4.

    Next Origin: there are such five digits as 0~4 for option, whichare the origins to

    be used for the next figure. Origin 0 means the origin set bythe “Origin” key on

    the panel in the single- origin logic. 1~4 means the serialnumber of the origins in

    the multiple- origin logic. Next origin can be modified to anyone of origin 1~4, so

    as to control the start location of next work (the premise isthat the origin is

    enabled), but it can’t be modified to origin 0.

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    Once the multiple- origin logic is selected and if the serialnumber of the

    next origin is 1 and four origins are enabled, when the memoryfile function is

    started or the processing file is uploaded into the PC and thisfile selects

    “Take the Original Origin as current Origin”, the work startedfor each time will

    use different origins. The rotation order of origin is1->2->3->4->1->2…….

    4.6.13 Set Fact Parameters

    After the “Set Fact Para” is selected and the Enter key pressed,the interface will show the

    specific password to be entered when set as defaultparameter.

    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

    A B C D E F G H I J

    K L M N O P Q R S T

    U V W X Y Z

    123456

    Password error

    Password:

    Push “X+/-” keys and “Y+/-” keys to select the characters, andpush the “Enter” key to

    valid the characters, when finishing enter the password ,that isto say, the six characters, if

    the password is error, it prompts there is some error, or, allparameters are stored.

    After the manufacturer regulates all parameters of the machinewell

    (including all manufacturer parameters and user parameters),this

    function can be used to store the well-regulated parameters tohelp

    users to recover the original parameters (including allmanufacturer

    parameters and user parameters) through selecting “RecoverPara”

    when they regulate parameters improperly.

    4.6.14 Def. Fact Parameters

    After the “Def Fact Para” is selected and the Enter key pressed,the “Successful Recovery”

    dialog box will pop up to prompt that all manufacturerparameters and user parameters

    are recovered successfully. You can return to the previous menuby press the Enter key.

    4.6.15 Auto Focus

    When the cursor stops at “Auto Focus”, press the Enter key tosearch for the focus(When

    there is z axes, and the z axes reset function is enabled, theauto focusing is valid); press

    the Esc key to return the prior menu.

    4.6.16 Language

    The item “Language” helps you to select a appropriate languewhich is displayed on the

    pane:

    Prompt

    Prompt

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    Tradition

    English

    Simplify

    4.6.17 IP Setup

    When the green block is on this item, push the “Enter” key toshow as below:

    IP address:

    192

    Gateway:

    . . . 168 1 100

    202 . . . 96 134 133

    Modified press Enter

    Press Z/U move item

    Push “Z/U” key to move the changing item, then push “X+/-” keysand “Y+/-” keys to

    change the value, when all the IP value and the Gateway valueare changed, push “Enter”

    key to validate the change, or “Esc” key to invalidate thechange.

    4.6.18 Diagnoses

    If the “Diagnoses” item is pressed, the system will show asbelow:

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    X Limit+

    Y Limit+

    Z Limit+

    U Limit+

    Water prot1

    Water prot2

    Open prot

    X Limit -

    Y Limit-

    Z Limit-

    U Limit-

    Read para

    This interface shows some system input information, such aslimiter status, the status of

    the water protecting, and the status of the foot switch etc..When the input is validated, the

    color frame will be green, otherwise it’s gray.

    4.6.19 Screen Origin

    If the “Screen Origin” item is pressed, the system will show asbelow:

    Top leftOrigin locat:

    Modified press Enter

    To modify pressß /à

    There are four entries to be selected: Top Left, Top Right,Bottom Left and Bottom Right.

    When one is selected, the previewed graph on the screen would beenantiomorphous

    based on X or Y direction.

    This item is only used to preview the file on the screen, and itis no

    meaning to the machine’s movement.

    Caution

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    4.6.20 File Key

    1). Memory File

    On the main interface, if “File” key is pressed, it will show asbelow:

    File:

    Speed:

    MaxPow:

    01

    300mm/s

    30.0%/30.0%

    X:

    Y:

    Z:

    150.2

    153.5

    3000

    mm

    mm

    mm

    01 400

    02 200

    03 100

    File: Count:

    Udisk+

    Other+

    Run

    Track

    Work time

    Clear count

    Delete

    Copy to udisk

    Read mem file

    Idle 00.00.00 Count: 99 X: 180.5 mm Y: 235.6 mm connect

    When showing this menu, the system would read the memory filefirstly, the file name and

    the work times would be listed in the area, and the selectedfile is previewed in the bottom

    right area. “Y+/-” keys could be used to move the cursor on thefile name list. When the

    cursor is on a target file name, presses the “Enter” key, theselected file will be previewed

    on the main interface, and then if “Esc” key is pushed, thepreview will disappear.

    “X+/-” keys could be used to move the cursor left and right. Allthe item show as below:

    Read mem file: read the memory file list;

    Udisk: read the U disk file list;

    Other: the other operation of the memory files;

    Run: To run the selected file;

    Track: To track the selected file, and the track mode isoptional;

    Work time: To forecast the running time of the selected file,and the time is

    accurate to 1ms;

    Clear count: To clear the running times of the selectedfile;

    Delete: To delete the selected file in the memory;

    Copy to Udisk: To copy the selected file to Udisk;

    If the “Other” entry is pressed, the system will show asbelow:

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    10Total:

    delete all file

    Clear all count

    Current work time

    Clear

    Format drastically

    Format speedly

    Current work time: To forecast the running time of the currentfile(the current

    file No. is showed on the main interface), and the time isaccurate to 1ms.

    Clear all count: To clear the running times of every file in thememory

    Delete all file: To delete all memory files

    Format speedily: To format memory speedily, and then all thefiles in memory

    will be deleted.

    Format drastically: To format memory drastically, and then allthe files in

    memory will be deleted.

    Total: the total running times of all the files.

    2). U-Disk File

    If the “U-disk” entry in figure 8.4-1 is pressed, the systemwill show as figure 8.4-3,

    and the operation method is all the same as figure 8.4-1.

    01

    02

    03

    File:

    Delete

    Copy to memery

    Read udisk

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    Read Udisk: read the file list in the Udisk;

    Copy to memory: copy the target Udisk file to the memory;

    Delete: delete the selected Udisk file;

    This system supports such file formats of Udisk as FAT32 andFAT16,

    but it can identify them when the files are put under the rootdirectory of

    Udisk. The file name of more than 8 characters willautomatically be cut

    out by the system. The file name that has only English lettersand digits

    will not show when they are copied to the mainboard. The filescopied

    from the mainboard to Udisk will be placed under the rootdirectory of

    Udisk.

    4.6.21 Alarm Information of Display

    When users are operating the system, or when the machine isrunning, some alarm

    information such as water protecting error maybe shows asbelow:

    Water error

    Esc Enter

    Push “Enter” key or “Esc” key, the system will execute somerelative steps.

    Prompt

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FAQs

What is the lifespan of the Thunder Laser? ›

They can be recharged and used repeatedly with a lifespan of over 10,000 hours. Thunder Laser offers a 2-year warranty. CO2 glass tubes have a relatively shorter lifespan compared to RF Laser Tubes, generally lasting between 2,000 to 4,000 hours.

How long does a Thunder laser tube last? ›

How long does the laser tube last? Glass laser tubes on our Nova machines will last between 2500 and 4000 working hours, typically 2-4 years, depending on usage. The cost to replace them ranges from $450 (60w) to $1300 (130w). The RF tubes will last up to 10x longer than the glass tubes.

What program does Thunder Laser use? ›

LightBurn is a native application written for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

How deep can a thunder laser cut? ›

Thunder Laser Maximum thickness of wood for laser cutting
NOVA24(45w)ODIN32(55w)
Plywood10mm10mm
Solid wood10mm20mm
MDF10mm10mm

How accurate is the Thunder Laser? ›

One of the biggest disadvantages of cutting your own material is that the cuts are not always accurate — the result is a lower-quality product and wasted material. Thunder Lasers aims to eliminate this problem by using technology to achieve straight, highly accurate cuts and a precision level of about +/- 0.0005 inch.

Can thunder laser engrave metal? ›

The Advantage You Enjoy with Thunder Laser USA

Laser machines are the best when creating designs on metal: Smooth and legible markings. Works with a wide range of metals. Fast production.

How do you know if your laser tube is bad? ›

Signs of a failing tube:
  • The tube shows signs of arcing. ...
  • The laser tube has very weak brightness or glows white instead of pink.
  • Even when aligned, it has a hard time cutting acrylic at 100% power at 15% speed. ...
  • You test the laser with a laser power meter and it shows 50% of it's rated power or less.
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Can laser tubes be recharged? ›

SSI / PLC / LEI laser tubes have a Copper 'fill tube' that is pinched off each time the laser tube is refilled. After you have refilled these tubes twice, this fill tube becomes too short and a complete new 'fill tube / mirror mount' must be put on the laser tube by the glass shop.

What file type is Thunder Laser? ›

The software uses rld file format to save graphic information、layer parameters of various layers and processing sequence of the graphic elements.

How to connect thunder laser to computer? ›

There are two ways to connect your PC and your laser cutter; using a USB cable or a network cable. But for the first time you must connect your PC and your laser using a USB cable. Press the “port setting” button and then double click “USB: Auto”.

How do you focus a thunder laser? ›

You can unscrew the laser head and then adjust the focus by using a triangular rule and you can also control the motorized table up/down to adjust the focus. This function also makes the laser cutter quite flexible under many conditions.

What is a Thunder Nova? ›

Thunder Nova Laser cutting machine, The best laser cutter. Acrylic Laser cutting with Thunder Laser Nova 35. 2 x 2cm <5min.

What will a laser not cut? ›

Materials you should not process with a laser

These materials include: Leather and artificial leather that contains chromium (VI) Carbon fibers (Carbon) Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

What can you make with a Thunder Laser? ›

Wood, plastic, leather, glass—our laser cutting machines for crafts can handle it all. From wood carvings to glass engravings, the possibilities are endless. With Thunder Laser, the only limit is your imagination.

Do lasers have a lifespan? ›

Typical lifetime of laser diode modules are 25,000 to 50,000 hours. If the laser diode temperature rises beyond the maximum operating temperature the long-term performance may degrade significantly, up to and including complete failure.

What is the lifespan of a laser light? ›

Laser Light Source

Laser lamps or light sources can have an average life span of about 20,000 hours. How long is 20,000 hours? Twenty thousand hours of lamp life will give you continued use for a little over two years.

What is the life expectancy of a co2 laser? ›

With a brand like Reci, you can typically expect the laser tube to last up to 10,000 hours with proper care and maintenance.

Do fiber lasers lose power over time? ›

While all lasers experience some level of power degradation, fiber lasers are known for their stable performance over an extended period. The specific power loss over time can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the laser source, maintenance practices, and operating conditions.

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