General Maintenance - System Care and Cleaning for IntelliTrax
General Cleaning - The exterior of the instrument may be wiped clean with a cloth dampened in water or mild cleaner whenever required.
Cleaning The Optics - The optics should be cleaned once a week in normal environments and more often in dirty or dusty environments. Carefully lift instrument and blow short bursts of clean, dry air into the measurement aperture. This should remove any accumulated dust in the optics area. WARNING: DO NOT invert cans that use Freon as a propellant, doing so could cause damage to the optics assembly.
Scanning Track Cleaning - DO NOT reverse the intake/exhaust port on the vacuum pump to blow out the track vacuum chamber. This will force any dust inside the track into the read head optics. DO NOT use any solvents or harsh cleaners of any kind. DO NOT use any type of lubrication (oil) on any part of the system.
Cleaning the White Calibration Disk - On a daily basis, you will need to clean the white calibration disk located in the track. This is a relatively easy procedure requiring only a few minutes of time.
Cleaning the Color Reflectance Reference - The color reflectance reference is dramatically affected by smudge marks, dust, and fingers prints. The reference can be cleaned with a lint free cloth whenever required. Make sure to return the reference to its protective envelope when finished.
Scanning Head Cleaning - DO NOT use any solvents or harsh cleaners of any kind. In the course of normal use, spray powder, paper dust, and other airborne contaminants will likely enter the instrument's optics. This can eventually reduce the sensitivity of the instrument and may lead to calibration errors. Follow the steps below to clean the optical components