Big laser cutter
|3D Printing||2D Cutting||Misc|
|List of All Documented Equipment
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|Make/Model: G.Weike LC1512 (google)|
|Arrival Date: 07/2015|
|Does it work?: Yes|
|Certification Needed?: yes|
|Contact: Fab Lab area warden|
|Pages to do with the Laser Cutter:|
New auto z zeroing sensor
Replacement sensor is a TL-Q5MC1 inductive sensor. They are commonly available on ebay. We use a 1" aluminum cylinder as our chunk of metal to detect. This is the same setup we use on the smaller Laser Cutter.
The picture on the left show approximately how the new sensor is mounted. The sensor had to be mounted backwards AND the bracket had to be mounted backwards so it is out much further than it needs to be.
The picture on the left shows the wiring for the new sensor. Far left (red) is 24V power, middle is the output signal, far right is ground.
The main thing that needs to be done is a 24V line needs to be run to the new sensor. The other two wires are what was used by the old pen style auto z zeroing sensor.
Counter balancing the lid
The pneumatic cylinders on our laser were bad when we received the laser which cause some near accidents when the lid wasn't supported and came crashing down.
Fix yet to be done.