There are only three simple things you need to remember to take care of your exhaust system and keep it in tip-top condition:
- Check the filter mat
- Monitor filter saturation
- Use a pre-filter mat
Make sure you are checking the filter mat once a month and replacing it if necessary. The filter mat is located at the very bottom of the machine in both the Atmos Mono and the Atmos Duo. The Atmos Compact, however, is a bit different. You can find the filter mat on the right-hand side of the machine.
IMPORTANT: Prior to opening the exhaust system, make sure you always turn it off and disconnect it from the laser!
Your Atmos exhaust system will display 'Filter' with a number next to it, indicating the filter saturation percentage (or how 'full' the filter has become). When the value gets to 100%, the filter must be replaced.
The great thing is, at 10%, you will have the same suction as at 90%, and the system will always regulate this. Nevertheless, the filter must always be changed when it's 'full'.
The measurement of filter saturation is based on the principle of differential pressure measurement. The pressure is measured before and after the filter unit. A percent is calculated based on these two values. This means that after a filter change, the indicated level is not zero but rather the percent of the differential pressure in the filter unit. This output value usually is about 20%. The new filter lasts exactly as long as the filter in a new device.
A pre-filter mat can extend the service life of your Atmos Comfort Box by quite a lot. Once the mat is inserted into the upper frame, it will filter out the coarse dust and dirt particles, leaving only the fine dust to enter the machine's Comfort Box.
Be sure to check the pre-filter mat regularly as well, and replace it whenever you need to.