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Maintenance costs CO2 laser machine

What are maintenance costs CO2 laser machine?

What are the maintenance costs CO2 laser machine is a frequently asked question that we get regularly. The most important advice for maintenance of your CO2 laser machine is to always keep the machine clean. Regularly check whether the mirrors and lenses are still clean, regularly clean the machine, check guides and so on. However, over time and depending on how intensively the laser machine is used, maintenance costs will arise. CO2 laser machines have various parts that need to be maintained and replaced. The most common and most important to consider are:

  • Laser source (glass tube)
  • Mirrors and lenses
  • Moving parts
CO2 laser maintenance costs

Maintenance costs CO2 laser machine – laser source and glass laser tube

With maintenance costs of a CO2 laser machine, the glass tube should certainly be considered. There are many wild stories going around about glass tubes, with lifespan claims ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 hours. All have a grain of truth, but usually the conditions under which these claims apply are not stated. Suppliers of the glass tubes test the tubes with a continuous load of 80% of maximum power and with an ideal water cooling that always has a 20-25˚C.

Unfortunately, in practice the situation will be different; more or less power and much more on and off, for example engraving. It is therefore wiser to count with a shorter life expectancy when the maintenance costs of the laser machine are determined.

MetaQuip only works with high-quality brands of laser tubes such as from RECI and YONGLI. Please inquire about the current stock.

MQ1060 laser tube
CO2 laser tube made of glass

Maintenance costs CO2 laser machine – lenses and mirrors

Mirrors and lenses will have to be cleaned regularly and contribute to the maintenance costs of a CO2 laser machine. Unfortunately, stains and damage will always occur over time, so that you have to replace the mirror or lens. You will often see this initially in a reduced laser power. Lenses and mirrors in optimal condition always ensure that as much as possible of the laser beam (and power) actually arrives at the workpiece and increases reproducibility during cutting.

Replace laser mirrors

MetaQuip supplies replacement mirrors if a mirror is broken or damaged.
For more information, visit the laser mirror product page ...

Replace laser lenses

MetaQuip supplies replacement lenses if a lens is broken or damaged.
For more information, visit the laser lenses product page…

Optical pad cleaning kit

MetaQuip delivers one special cleaning set for mirrors and lenses

Damaged laser lens
Damaged laser lens

Moving parts – guides and shafts

The moving parts always get polluted over time. Fat "acidified" by the absorption of the vapors released. Some materials immediately deposit on the "cold" machine parts. This should therefore be cleaned regularly. MetaQuip has, in consultation with a specialist, one cleaning set for moving parts composed. In this way, the moving parts remain clean and function optimally.

METAQUIP LITE2 CO2 laser machine inside
Guides and shafts

Rough estimate of maintenance costs CO2 laser machine

In short, a new laser tube on time, occasionally replacing a mirror and/or lens and the materials to clean the machine. All these things cost money. If you take as a rule that you set aside € 2 per hour that you work with the machine, you will overcome all these costs over time and you will always have the means to keep your co2 laser machine in tip-top shape. .

Which service options does MetaQuip offer?

When purchasing your MetaQuip laser machine, you can also purchase one service contract or maintenance contract shut down.
With a maintenance contract, a MetaQuip service technician comes to you once a year to check your machine, to clean it so that it remains in top shape even after a long time. In a service contract you can agree a certain response time with MetaQuip, so that you can be sure that your machine will be operational again quickly.