BEAM-E - Operation basics
This page explains briefly the basic operation features of the BEAM-E laser cutter. You can find the text as PDF here as well.
1) Emergency stop
To start up the machine from an OFF state, twist the red knob anti-clockwise. This same button is used to shut down the machine.
2) Laser Power ON/OFF
This green button controls the power of the laser tube, press it in for ON state. With ON state, the laser will not use the power of the laser tube.
Resets the RUIDA control panel, makes the laser head return to the programmed origin point, then returns to the user defined origin point once the reset process is finished.
Starts or pauses the current job.
Stops the current job and resets to user origin.
Leaves the currently open menu item in the controller
Navigation button within the menu. Accept selected options with Enter.
Opens the controller’s menu.
Sets the user’s origin for the current job inside the controller. If the origin is set by the user within LightBurn, that origin will be used instead regardless of what is chose on on the control panel.
Draws the frame of the currently selected job over the workbed.
Fires the laser for as long as the button is pressed. Use for testing during alignment check and tube health checks.
12) Selection pad + "FN"
“FN” opens up editable input fields inside the menu. Navigate by using the arrow keys
Work Table Adjustment Panel
13) Work table adjustment UP
Rises the work table level.
14) Work table adjustment DOWN
Lowers the work table level.
15) USB Camera input
Input slot for LightBurn Camera, or for Raspberry Pi device.
16) USB Cable input
Input slot for a USB cable to be used for file transfer between the controller and your computer device.
17) Ethernet input
Input slot for an ethernet cable for LAN file transfer, or for Raspberry Pi device.