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Optical equipment repair and maintenance tips

Optical equipment repair and maintenance tips

Now that you’ve bought your new optical equipment or you’ve to deal with an MTF testing service, you should be able to educate yourself regarding maintenance work and repair tips for your optical equipment. As an optical designer, you are responsible for a longer service life of your optical equipment. Here are some tips that you should always keep in mind when it comes to taking care of your optical tools and equipment:


Prepare an office toolkit

There are some repairs that you can do it yourself, or you can just call your technician in the office. With that being said, you should prepare an office toolkit so that you can repair the damage faster and easier. Being able to prepare some head screwdrivers, adjustable pliers, Allen wrenches, electrical tape and a set of nut-and-drive will save you from taking a trip to your local repair shop or contacting other technicians to do the job for you.


Maintenance works for prevention

To prevent breakdowns of the optical equipment that you are using, you need to make sure that you can execute a maintenance work that can prevent future damages and repairs to your equipment. This includes a check-up of the equipment and devices now and then and makes sure that you have something covering the optical equipment when you are not using it so that dust cannot gather on the narrow edges. When you are planning to use the equipment for a longer period, just make sure that you have already unplugged it from the electrical outlet.


Pay attention to the electrical and power source

Most of the cases where the optical equipment is not functioning properly are because the power cords are now loosened to the wall socket. Therefore, you should be able to replace the cord. However, if the optical equipment doesn’t seem to function then you can conclude that there could be a problem regarding the power supply and that’s the time that you are required to seek help from the professional services.


Taking care of the mirrors and lenses

You should know by now how delicate the mirrors and lenses are. If you are not going to take care of it, properly it will reduce the level of clarity that it could provide you and it could also contribute to the scratches that we can see on the surface of the lens. After you have bought the optical equipment, it is important to ask the manufacturer if there is some cleaning solution that he can recommend using it for you and make sure that you follow it properly. Make sure that you are only using a clean cloth when it comes to cleaning the surface of the mirror using the recommended cleaning solution. There are also coating that you could apply to reduce the risks of damaging of scratching the surface of your lenses and mirrors.