How to clean customized Optical components
Optics are different from a simple wipe of eyeglasses, and proper cleaning can improve performance and longevity. Optical manufacturers generally use ultrasonic cleaning, but many users do not have such conditions, then, let's learn about the method of cleaning customized Optical components!
1) Processing method for customized Optical components
By choosing an appropriate treatment method, the cleaning times of customized Optical components can be reduced and the life of customized Optical components can be improved. Customized Optical components must be turned on in a clean, temperature-controlled environment. Do not handle customized Optical components directly with your hands, as skin oils can permanently damage the surface of customized Optical components. Can be operated with gloves. For smaller optics it is useful to use optical tweezers or vacuum tweezers. No matter what method is used to clamp the customized Optical components, avoid direct contact with the optical surface, and can only clamp along the non-optical surface such as the frosted surface of the customized Optical components.
2) Save the method in customized Optical components
Customized Optical components or contamination on their surfaces can wear away components, so avoid placing customized Optical components on hard surfaces. Therefore, most components must be wrapped in lens paper and kept in storage boxes specially designed for customized Optical components. Whenever possible, these boxes are kept in a low-humidity, clean, temperature-controlled environment. Since customized Optical components are susceptible to scratches and contamination, and some optically coated elements are hygroscopic, proper storage methods are important to protect customized Optical components.
3) Surface inspection of customized Optical components
The condition of the components needs to be checked before use and before and after cleaning. Due to the small size of many contaminants and surface defects, magnification is often required when inspecting customized Optical components. Not only is the device enlarged, but the optical surface is sometimes illuminated with brighter light to increase the specular intensity of surface contaminants and defects, making them easier to spot.
4) customized Optical components cleaning procedure
Those with conditions must read the cleaning and handling procedures recommended by the manufacturer. Cleaning of optics involves handling the optics, so please use the cleaning guidelines described below and follow the appropriate procedures. Permanent damage to customized Optical components may occur if cleaned or handled incorrectly.
Wipe the surface of customized Optical components
We often need to blow away dust and other loose contaminants before doing other cleaning techniques. This method requires the use of an inert dust collector or blower. Saliva is likely to accumulate on the optical surface, so do not blow directly on the surface of customized Optical components with your mouth.
When using inert dust removal gas, please make the gas tank positive before and during use. Do not shake the gas tank before or during use. Then, keep the nozzle away from the customized Optical components before blowing. These steps help prevent inert gas propellants from depositing on optical surfaces. When using fill gas, keep the gas tank about 6 inches from the customized Optical components, using a short blow. Rotate the nozzle of the inert gas tank so that the nozzle and the surface of the element form a viewing angle and blow air.
The above is the method of cleaning customized Optical components, I hope to help you.
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