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Air Compressor Inside Laser Cutter

Post by cd1986 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:05 pm

Has anyone tried moving the air compressor inside the laser cutter (LS6840) to shorten the the hose and increase the airflow? It looks like there might be room for it at the back of the laser bed, underneath where the laser tube is.

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Re: Air Compressor Inside Laser Cutter

Post by Daven » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:15 pm

I would be careful that it does not suck in fumes as the could be counter productive (not sure of the layout of the 6840) also you may have to soundproof it as the cabinet could amplify the noise and lastly the vibrations may not be a good idea depending on the pump ;)

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Re: Air Compressor Inside Laser Cutter

Post by cd1986 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:23 pm

Ah good point. I hadn't thought about the fumes. the only other place for it would be the cupboard on the bottom but that wouldn't really shorten the tubes enough to be worth it.

Thanks Dave!

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Re: Air Compressor Inside Laser Cutter

Post by Daven » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:42 pm

No worries - if you use the machine a lot I would go for a silent compressor - I have two small Titan's and they are great. I can alter the air flow depending on the material needs and they switch off until the pressure drops so you get a break from the hum of the pump - possibly a bit quieter than the standard air pump!
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Re: Air Compressor Inside Laser Cutter

Post by cd1986 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:40 pm

The noise doesn't bother me too much as we have 2x LS6840's running pretty much all day as well as a wide format and a flatbed printer so you get used to the noise. I've read that better airflow can help reduce the smoke burn though, which is what I'm primarily interested in. I did upgrade one of the air compressors to one of the same type/brand, just a bigger one but that made no difference. The output hose was a lot larger though so I had to reduce the hose size, which may have affected performance.

Can you recommend a specific titan compressor that will reduce smoke burn on wood (We cut a lot of Oak veneered MDF)?

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Re: Air Compressor Inside Laser Cutter

Post by Daven » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:04 pm

I have a 22l and that works well but if I had room I would go larger purly to get a bit more time between the pump topping up )

Oak and mdf - possibly the worst combo for smoke stain :) Good extraction will help too.

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