How to maintain a CO2 Laser machine

Maintaining a CO2 laser machines is actually pretty easy and it’s recommended that you spend time every day to keep it maintained, clean and functioning, as it should. It’s very important that you add the following to your daily or weekly maintenance checklist:

  • Laser working gas and cutting gas pressure, if the gas pressure is not enough, you should replace it.
  • Buttons such as X-axis zero, Y-axis zero, Z-axis zero, laser-ready status. The X-axis, Y-axis and Z-axis
  • Chillers inside the circulating water level is sufficient, if not enough to be added in time.
  • External light path of the road water leakage phenomenon.
  • The lens.

If you spot any problems with any of these major parts, then you may want to call out an engineer to carry out repairs, but in most cases you should just need to carry out a ‘eye test’ and make sure everything is functioning as it should. If there are signs of wear then calling out an engineer to fit the correct replacement part is wise, and we recommend you do this early if you don’t want a problem later down the line to cause disruptions to your manufacturing line.

The Advantages Of Audiovisual Equipment Hire

One of the most important things a company can do is to provide a good presentation of its product or service. This is done with such things as association conferences, trade shows, corporate meetings, dinner banquets and other events where there will be a large audience. Every business knows that presentation is what holds their attention and properly explains what is being offered. With vision and sound so important many use audiovisual equipment hire to fulfil this need. Continue reading The Advantages Of Audiovisual Equipment Hire

Types of laser engraving machines for small businesses

Laser engraving is a subset of the larger Laser marking. It involves using of laser light to create markings on the surface of an object. One of its key advantage is that there is no contact between surfaces when engraving is taking place hence reducing wear and tear. Of course there’s more to it than that. There are so many benefits a small business gains from owning a laser-engraving machine, but often it’s a case of improved work processes and heightened productivity.

By being able to engrave a huge rang of materials quickly and efficiently you can improve the products you’re currently making, speed up those processes and give employees more time to work on other important tasks. Having a device such as this will also feel like you’ve just hired a new member of staff, but one who doesn’t stop working. There is of course going to be maintenance tasks required every now and then and fuel replacements as well as power checks, but in most cases, when you have a state of the art engraver, not an awful lot will go wrong, so long as your team is highly trained.

The following are some types of laser engraving machines for small businesses.

1.) MOPHORN Laser Engraving Machine

This is a CO2 laser sealed tube type engraver. It’s works a bit like desktop laser engraving machines in many ways, as it’s suitable for engraving a variety of materials like ceramic, crystal, wood or even bamboo. It has a maximum speed of 1000mm/s. Its precision allows it to engrave sizes as less as 1mm. Very suitable for small business provide customized and personalized items.

2.) Orion Motor Tech Engraver

One of the best engraver machines in term of its user friendliness. Its fast and precise with speeds of up to 50mm/s. It works perfectly with wood but doesn’t engrave on metals. However, it can engrave on some treated metal. It can also engrave crystal and plastics.

3.) TEN HIGH Upgraded Engraver.

It is a Co2 type laser engraving machine. Can engage in processes like gift printing, leather engraving etc. Materials it is designed to engrave include plywood, crystals, PVC, density board among others. The engraver supports the red light positioning and adjustable laser light energy.

4.) QIILU 1500MW Engraving Printer

A very cheaply affordable engraver that can engrave wood, bamboo, leather, crystal and even paper. Good for engraving images, depth and even 3D gradient effect on soft materials. Offline operations are also possible when linked through Bluetooth and power bank energy supply. It also has the power cut memory.

5.) HAPPYBUY 80W Engraving Machine

Has a big engraving surface that guarantees you can work on both large and small projects. It has a high resolution of 1000DPI hence ensuring an output of very clear data. Through its advanced option it can provide shading and colouring on the engraved surface. Although it is large you can also control it through USB connection to your personal computer.

 

 

Why you should continuously invest in your factory or warehouse

As we gradually reach the end of 2017, a new year and a new opportunity awaits us in 2018, and it’s often the right time to reinvest in your factory or warehouse, ensuring you’re moving forward in terms of staff, equipment, machinery and health and safety.

You should always be looking to make improvements, moving with the times and keeping up with the latest innovations in your industry. Forklifts may need updating rather than fixing so buying a completely new set may be something on your list for next year. Then there’s the fact you should be looking at shelving and making sure everything is in good condition. Any areas that aren’t looking their best should be replaced so you can head into to 2018 full of confidence. If you’re constantly repairing something or have the same problems every week with a bit of kit or equipment, just replace it and remember how important it is to keep the place in perfect condition.

The rise of homemade packaging

There are many small companies selling goods online or at local exhibitions and if this sounds like you, then it can actually make a lot of sense to design and create the packaging for your products yourself, especially for very small lightweight items.

Let’s say you sell oat bars, cakes or homemade chocolates and you need to package them up nicely for your customers. You may only need to order some boxes and stickers, and these can easily be custom designs which are printed in bulk quantities and delivered to you to put into shape. Packaging is of course a bit of a burden when orders do pick up, and you don’t want to spend half your time packaging when you could be selling more, so there will come a time when it does make sense to outsource this work to a packaging company with high quality equipment, but until that point, there’s no harm in looking at more cost-effective methods.