Glass tube C02 laser run times

Hello everyone, I wanted to ask if there is a limit to how long I should run my machine for. I have a chiller so temperature shouldn’t be an issue. Should I give my machine a rest break in between jobs or can I go back to back. Jobs in question are running 2 hours with engraving power set to 52%. Also lets say scenario # 2 i am cutting at 95% power should i limit this time and pause the machine to give it a break assuming temperatures are still not an issue?

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Here is a good read on the subject



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I question the 80 percent part as reasonable use. The power setting is different from one machine to another. My machine (laser tube) should not be pushed beyond 65 percent for optimum life.