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Orion Motortech 80W Laser Operation

  1. Turn on the chiller using the switch on the chiller unit.  This device is connected to an AC relay which will also turn on the air compressor and fume extractor. You will hear it beep loudly.
  2. Verify that the chiller is pumping water through the laser tube, and that water temperature rests comfortably between 15-30C, generally around 20C.
  3. Turn on the laser controller by turning the ESTOP switch to the right.
  4. From the CAD computer, load your file.
  5. Appropriately adjust the origins, etc of the laser relative to your job.
  6. Appropriately adjust power and speed.  DO NOT EXCEED 70% POWER.
  7. Verify that the ignition key (with the blue keyfob) is turned to the right.  The laser will not fire if it is not.
  9. If the laser behaves unexpectedly or a hazardous incident occurs, press the ESTOP button immediately.  Do not turn off the chiller or the fume extraction.  If you are unsure what happened, contact an authorized trainer.
  10. When your job is complete, wait at least 60 seconds for excess fumes to be extracted, then open the laser door and remove your piece.
  11. Shut off the laser by pressing the ESTOP.
  12. Shut off all the other components by turning off the chiller.

Hazards & Safety


Moving Parts. Many of our tools have rotating parts, gears, belts, blades, pulleys, gantries, etc.  You should always make sure you have secured loose hair/clothing/accessories at all times.  Additionally, do not wear any kind of gloves when using mechanical equipment, due to snagging risks.

 Hazardous Lasers/Light in use.  Always view light through a UV barrier or with UV eye protection (such as a welding hood or UV goggles)

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