Troubleshooting T-1500 Lasers

*Before starting any work, run a vacuum leak test.

1. Check all connections, fittings, any recent replacements.

2. Oil found in the blower, intake side, is normal; clean every 3 months (refer to maintenance schedule). Oil in the blower, outlet side, may appear green and oxidized this copper oxide build up can result in loss of power. Remove all traces, clean with acetone.

3. Check catalyst intake for build up; clean with acetone. The element may be washed ONLY with non-phospohorus detergent; we recommend Palmolive Detergent.

4. Change oil in vacuum pump. (Refer to maintenance schedule).

5. Check for vacuum leak without blower running.

6. Turn Ne to 70 and He+10, 135-145. Light front 50% of tube to 'bake out.'
Standard settings:
Ne-W-602 Co2 W-603 N2-W-602
Ne 135-145 Co2 100-110 N2 110-115

7. Plasma wrap problems:
-External Magnets may be weak or out of adjustment.
-Vacuum pump may be weak.
-Check gauge on pump while running, ensure steady operation.
-Check chiller to ensure oil temperature is stable and cool.

A common problem: cabinet cooler temperature.
PROBLEM: The electronic cabinet in Turbo Lasers can, at high ambient temperatures. As with most electronics, high ambient temperature usually lead to early component failures.

SOLUTION: Cool the cabinet using existing water supply in the laser with a heat exchanger and fan arrangement. Modularity and quick installation is also a necessity for proper resolution.

RESULT: Lowered cabinet temperatures, decreasing an average of fifteen to twenty degrees Fahrenheit. Results in longer life of electrical components. In addition, the gas board is now also at a a consistently cooler temperature. This results in a more uniform power output. In general, more consistent, stable operation is achieved.