Weak abrasive flow can be a symptom of a few different problems. Not only does it make it harder to get spent abrasive out of your machine it can also affect the smooth running of your WAZER.
The situation can exist where you see a strong flow of water out of the Used Abrasive Grommets but there is no abrasive in the stream. This could just be a simple fix, or it could be indicative of a larger problem in your Used Abrasive system.
No Material is being removed while WAZER is cutting. This could either look like a light sanding of the Material in the area that was supposed to cut or no cutting or marking whatsoever. You may also see water spraying everywhere as the Jet exits the Nozzle and sprays off of the Material.
Partial Cutting occurs when WAZER partially cuts through your Material, but it fails to fully cut through. You will also see a directed water spray in the direction opposite of the Gantry motion.
Abrasive can build up underneath the Abrasive Collection Buckets during normal use. This can make it difficult to get the buckets back in after disposing of Used Abrasive.
Water may spill out of the fitting that is located at the bottom of the Abrasive Hopper.
When this issue occurs, you will notice water leaking from the High-Pressure Connection on the back of the Pump Box or WAZER.
If you find that after a backflow or a abrasive clog, you get another immediately or even shortly after, the situation indicates that you have other problems waiting to be solved. There are two likely root causes.
An unsuccessful cut can come from a variety of different reason in multiple different subsystems. This guide will walk-through how to find what is specifically not working and point to the resource for how to fix the underling problem.
After a Cut you may notice that the amount of Used Abrasive collected in the Used Abrasive Buckets is lower than you would expect. It may be the case that after a Cut, there isn’t any Used Abrasive in the Buckets. This is not normal behavior; there are some things you can do to help improve the Used Abrasive collection of your WAZER.
WAZER is constantly monitoring the water level. However, if the water level gets too high at any point, a safety shutoff switch will activate to prevent the Tank from overflowing.
When the cutting head returns to the back left cornet to home you may hear a loud noise from the stepper motor and see the gantry vibrating and unsuccessfully trying to drive itself into the corner. This indicates a homing problem
The guide will help diagnose a distorted cut result. The may look like gantry shaking or the gantry can’t reach the cutting extents.
If the Door window is closed and the controller screens still read “Close Door” then there may be a simple adjustment needed to get things working
Sometime you will hear a particularly loud noise coming from the abrasive hopper. It can be a simple as a lack of abrasive all the way to needing to change a part. This guide will walk through diagnosing what is wrong.
If the sound of the vibration motor is a higher pitch and louder than usual it could be the indication of a problem. This guide will help you get to the bottom of this
WAZER is constantly monitoring the water level. However, if the water level gets too low at any point, a safety shutoff switch will activate to prevent the Tank from getting damaged by the jet. If you hear WAZER abruptly shut off, or if it powers down in the middle of a Cut follow thisguide
If the power on the Wazer shuts off but later comes back on and the water level is normal. It likely has to do with a clogged baffle
Follow this guide if you noticed a sudden change in the cutting sound during a cut and the Wazer stop cutting through the material