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Water conductivity

Water conductivity

Water conductivity

(OP)
Hi, our laser is Mitsubishi 3015LVP, 40CFX. We got the error ‘water conductivity’ and the laser shut down. We replaced the water in the tank, flushed the hoses, replaced the resin bag and the filter. No luck. Still have the water conductivity error. Do you think the sensor is bad or the cable connect to the sensor bad?

RE: Water conductivity

did you use tap water? you can get a handheld conductivity tester

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RE: Water conductivity

(OP)
Maintenance clean inside the water tank. The red bar disappears but the laser still can’t be started. When the laser ready button is pressed, the alarm ‘ion exchange, please wait’, follow by the ‘water conductivity’ error then the laser shuts down.

RE: Water conductivity

Did you find the fault?

RE: Water conductivity

(OP)
@jacobsonse

Maybe the new cartridge filter is expired even new (we bought them long time ago). Maintenance replaced with new one and ran the chiller couple days then the error cleared.

RE: Water conductivity

Those LVPs used a Thermal Care Chiller which has a pre-filter cartridge that needs to be replaced every 3-4 months and it also has a DI unit with a resin sock that needs to be replaced once a year. Lots of customers forget to do this basic maintenance on their chillers.

I would contact the Mitsubishi Parts Department to get the ball rolling ASAP.

RE: Water conductivity

(OP)
@laserkstana
Maintenance replaced both resin bag and cartridge filter but the error still occurred. Later they bought new bag and filter then ran the chiller couple days and the error gone. Maybe the bag and the filter were expired (?). My former employer owned the laser and they bought those items for stock. Then they sold the laser to my current employer. Maybe those items are too old that can’t help clearing the water. My current employer is not running the laser daily, just when needed. So the chiller is not running much. Now they let the chiller run 24/7.

RE: Water conductivity

Some equipment just "like" to be running reasonably continuously. At a previous job, we had an ion implanter, used for semiconductor fabrication, that only got used about once a month or so; every time preventative maintenance (PM) was required, the system would crash the next time it was used, since the PM included stress tests that would result in latent fails.

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RE: Water conductivity

If you run the machine everyday you wouldn't get the error/warning. You would only get this on Monday morning when the chiller has sat OFF for a period of 48 hours or more.

RE: Water conductivity

(OP)
@laserkatana: at my previous employer, the machine ran 2 shifts per day, 5 days a week. When they sold the machine to my current employer, the new employer runs the machine rarely. Maybe weeks or months. I know that the water sits idle will cause the trouble. I told them but they didn’t listen. After fixing, now they let the chiller runs 24/7 but I change it to auto start mode. So the chiller just runs when the water temperature rises higher than the setting.

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