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Cleaning Supplies for Proper Cleaning of Laser Tracker Optics

Overview
Routine cleaning of the tracker external optics and targets is necessary to assure optimal tracker performance. Consideration must be given to the proper supplies to use when cleaning these items.

Analysis
FARO has found several instances where the optics on the tracker and the targets have been cleaned with the improper supplies.  The results of using the incorrect cleaning fluids and supplies has resulted in inadequately cleaned optics, more contamination being introduced on the optics, and damage to the optical coatings requiring FARO service to repair or replace.

Properly cleaning the FARO Laser Tracker requires the correct use of cotton swabs for removing vaporous contaminates, an aerosol cleaner (canned air) to remove loose particles, and either Acetone or Methanol for use with the cotton swabs.

Recommendations
Below is a supplier and part numbers for the proper cleaning supplies:
 
Source:                                    Fisher Scientific
                                                P.O. Box 3029
                                                Malvern, PA  19355
                                                Phone:  800-766-7000
                                                Fax:      800-926-1166
 
 
Item Detailed Description Part Number
Cotton Swabs 6", box of 10 packs of 100 14-959-92B
Aerosol Cleaner 15 oz. pressurized can 15-232-16
Acetone One Liter Optima Acetone A929-1
Methanol One Liter Optima Methanol A454-1
 
FARO is not responsible for part-number changes.  FARO is not affiliated with Fisher Scientific.
Customers may use the equivalent supplies from other suppliers.

 
Summary
To avoid damage to the optics on the tracker and targets, only use the recommended cleaning supplies.
 
Notes: Acetone should be used for oil based contaminates and water vapor for water based contaminates. Using Acetone to clean a water based contaminate will cause a film on the glass. Same is true for use water to clean oil based contaminates.

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