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Fusion 32 M2 Fiber Laser

The Fusion 32 M2 Fiber uses a solid state fiber laser source running at 1062nm to directly mark and engrave a wide range of metals and industrial plastics. The system features an extra large 32" x 20" (812 x 508mm) engraving area and will accept product up to 10.5" (266mm) in thickness. The Epilog user friendly dashboard works in tandem with most mainstream Windows and MAC based graphic packages including AutoCAD, Bartender, Corel Draw and Illustrator . The system can be fitted with a Fiber laser only or can be supplied with both Fiber and Co2 laser sources. High-speed servo motors, and our Radiance™ High Definition Optics deliver super high quality engraving across the entire table from 75 -1200dpi. The Fusion system can be operated from Windows or MAC platform and exclusive Job Management Software gives the user total job control. The Fusion 32 M2 Fiber can also be fitted with our eView camera system for enhanced job positioning.

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Features

Fibermark High-Speed Parts Marking Over a Large Work Area

Fibermark High-Speed Parts Marking Over a Large Work Area

By directing the laser beam through a series of mirrors, the FiberMark laser system has been designed to engrave a large work area of 32" x 20" (815 x 508 mm). The flying optic, state-of-the-art X/Y mechanical design of the FiberMark is the result of Epilog's 20+ years of experience in manufacturing CO2 laser marking and cutting systems.

The Benefits of a flying-optic laser over galvo system:

  • Allows for high-speed parts marking with a larger work area.
  • Accommodates large pieces or common label sheet stock. Palletisation or sheet-stock marking is done while the operator performs other tasks.
  • Parts indexing is simple and predictable, based on the X/Y zero positioning.
  • Consistent spot size and power density is achieved over the entire work area.

Fibermark - Open Architecture Software Interface

Fibermark - Open Architecture Software Interface

The Epilog FiberMark uses our exclusive OpenArc™ Software Interfa1e. This means you can print directly from your computer to the laser using almost any graphic design, barcoding, serializing, or CAD software package.

Operators can simply import their barcode, serial number or logo using the design program of their choice, and send the job to the laser.

Why does this matter to you?

Since most of today's fiber systems are controlled by proprietary design software, the most challenging and time-consuming task is not learning to operate the laser, but rather learning the proprietary design software you need to drive the system. With the FiberMark you are using software you are already utilizing in your business.

Fibermark - Multiple Marks with One Laser

Fibermark - Multiple Marks with One Laser

There are many different finished looks the FiberMark Laser System is capable of achieving by simply adjusting the speed, power, frequency and focus settings of the systems. To the left you can see the three most common techniques created with the FiberMark - etching, polishing, and annealing.

Fibermark - Networking Choices

Fibermark - Networking Choices

Epilog's Quick Connect™ system gives you the most connection options of any laser system. Choose either a high-speed 10 Base T Ethernet connection or connect the laser to your computer using a USB cable.

In addition to higher transfer speeds, the Ethernet connection provides the most reliable data transfer over long distances.

Network your laser to all of the computers in your building or more than one laser to each computer, providing you with the maximum efficiency for expanding your business

Fibermark - High-Volume, Multi-Piece Parts Marking

Fibermark - High-Volume, Multi-Piece Parts Marking

Parts placement in the FiberMark can be easily accomplished by placing the part or tray of parts through the top window door or through the hinged, front-access door of the laser system. Both of these safety-interlocked doors provide fast and efficient parts placement and removal.

  • Engrave or mark multiple parts at one time.
  • Load an entire jig of parts and start engraving.
  • There is no need to have an operator that is constantly loading the laser system.

Fibermark - Mark and Etch a Wide Variety of Materials

Fibermark - Mark and Etch a Wide Variety of Materials

The wavelength of the Ytterbium Fiber Laser that drives the FiberMark system is ideal for marking a wide variety of materials including: stainless steel, aluminium, black/white ABS, carbon fibre brushed aluminium, polycarbonate, anodised aluminium, white PEEK, polysulphone, silicon wafers, coloured delrin, magnesium, and more.

By simply adjusting the speed, power, frequency and focus, we'll help you find the perfect settings for the ideal mark on your material. Send a sample to our Applications Lab to help you determine if the FiberMark is right for your application. They will provide you with an in-depth report on the marks created with the laser, the process used to find the right settings, and the right laser wattage for your material. Contact the Applications Lab for more information

Fibermark - Red Dot Pointer

Fibermark - Red Dot Pointer

The Red Dot Pointer provides a visible red beam that is extremely helpful in providing a visible means of determining the marking location within the marking table on odd-shaped items.

FiberMark customers often use the Red Dot Pointer to preview the marking or cutting position on a project. By sending over the job with the Red Dot Pointer enabled but the door to the laser open, the laser will not fire, but users can see exactly where the laser will mark.

If marking an irregularly-shaped item, like a knife handle, you can draw a box around the text or image you are marking, print it to the laser, and run it with the red dot pointer on to see if your artwork is correctly placed before you engrave it.

Fibermark - In-Cabinet Lighting

Fibermark - In-Cabinet Lighting

The FiberMark system comes equipped with ultra-bright inline LED lights to allow operators to easily view the entire work area. These lights can be easily turned on and off using the switch located on the top of the FiberMark cabinet.

Fibermark - High-Speed Servo Motors

Fibermark - High-Speed Servo Motors

Another industry standard for high-performance industrial systems are closed-loop DC servo motors (FiberMark 24) and brushless DC servo motors (FiberMark Fusion). Incorporated into the X and Y axes of every FiberMark Series system, these motors are known for their incredibly fast acceleration and deceleration times as well as their ability to operate without the cogging seen in less accurate motors.

The ability of a motor to move smoothly at high speeds is a key component in producing the stunning images that can be created only with an Epilog Laser system.

Fibermark - Kevlar and Steel Cord Drive Belts

Fibermark - Kevlar and Steel Cord Drive Belts

A combination of Kevlar (x-axis) and Steel Cord (y-axis) drive belts on the FiberMark Fusion (all Kevlar belts on the FiberMark 24) provide the highest levels of precision.

Kevlar and steel cord's superior performance characteristics reduce belt stretching and distortion that can adversely affect the quality of your engraving, while providing long belt life.

Fibermark - Large Tempered Glass Door: FiberMark Fusion

Fibermark - Large Tempered Glass Door: FiberMark Fusion

There is nothing better than watching the magic of the laser in action, so we've added a large, curved glass window and LED lit work area to allow you to see everything that is happening inside the laser system. The LED lighting will also assist you in setting up projects in even the darkest work areas.

Fibermark - Desiccant Air Compressor

Fibermark - Desiccant Air Compressor

Epilog's Air Compressor with in-line desiccant (air drying agent) is included with the FiberMark system to work with the Curtain Air Assist. This feature allows for a direct and constant stream of airflow to your marking surface that removes heat and combustible gases from the work area.

This high-quality air compressor feeds 30 psi of air through the Air Assist structure, keeping the X-Axis and bearing rail free of debris. The rubber vibration-dampening feet reduce the noise level of the compressor.

Connecting the Air Assist Compressor is easy with our quick-connect inlet and outlet ports on the compressor and the laser system.

Fibermark - Colour Mapping Settings

Fibermark - Colour Mapping Settings

For more advanced project layout, Epilog's Colour Mapping feature helps you quickly set up your designs for faster run time and more precise lasering. Colour Mapping allows you assign different speed, power and frequency settings to different colours in your design. There there's no need to run separate jobs on one project - the Colour Mapping dictates where and when to cut and/or engrave.

For projects that you want to dictate what the laser engraves first, second, etc, use raster colour mapping to set the engraving order. With the right setup, you can cut significant time off complicated engraving projects!

Fibermark - Laser Dashboard™ Print Driver

Fibermark - Laser Dashboard™ Print Driver

Epilog Laser's print driver is the most functional and user-friendly in the industry.

The Laser Dashboard™ controls your laser's settings from a wide range of software packages - from design programs to spreadsheet applications to CAD drawing packages.

As the interface to the laser, the Laser Dashboard makes the features you use most often accessible at the touch of a button.

This interactive device will allow you to control all of your engraving projects, from your simplest to the most complex.

Specification

Engraving Area

32" x 20" 
(812 x 508 mm)

Maximum Material Thickness

13.25" (336 mm)

Laser Wattage

20, 30 or 50 watts

Dual source: Fiber 20, 30, or 50; CO2 50, 60, or 75 watts

Laser Source

State-of-the-art, digitally controlled, air-cooled Fiber laser source are fully modular, permanently aligned and field replaceable.

Mode of Operation

Pulsed 20-80 kHZ.

Intelligent Memory Capacity

Multiple file storage up to 128 MB. 

Air Assist

Attach the included air compressor to our Air Assist to remove heat and combustible gases from the cutting surface by directing a constant stream of compressed air across the marking surface.

Laser Dashboard

The Laser Dashboard™ controls your Epilog Laser's settings from a wide range of software packages - from design programs to spreadsheet applications to CAD drawing packages.

Red Dot Pointer

The Laser Dashboard™ controls your Epilog Laser's settings from a wide range of software packages - from design programs to spreadsheet applications to CAD drawing packages.

Relocatable Home

When engraving items that are not easily placed at the top corner of the laser, you can set a new home position by hand with the convenient Movable Home Position features on the Fusion Series Lasers.

Operating Modes

Optimised raster, vector or combined modes.

Motion Control System

High-speed Brushless DC Servo Motors.

X-Axis Bearings

Self lubricating, ground and polished stainless steel long-lasting bearing system. 

Belts

Kevlar (x-axis) and Steel Cord (y-axis) belts.

Resolution

User controlled from 75 to 1200 dpi

Speed and Power Control

Computer or manually control speed and power in 1% increments to 100%. Vector colour mapping links speed, power and focus to any RGB colour.

Print Interface

10 Base-T Ethernet or USB connections. Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8.

Size (W x D x H)

52.5" x 34.88" x 40.75"
(1334 x 886 x 1035 mm)

Weight

500 lbs (227 kg)

Electrical Requirements

Power supply accommodates  240 volts, 50 or 60 Hz, single phase, 15 amp AC.

Maximum Table Weight

200 lbs (90 kg) for static and 100 lbs (46 kg) for lifting.

Ventilation System

650 CFM (1104 m3/hr) external exhaust to the outside or internal filtration system is required. There are two output ports, 4" (102 mm) in diameter.

Extraction

Fume Extraction

What is Laser Fume?

Lasers are now an essential tool in industry for cutting, marking and engraving a vast range of materials. In virtually all these operations some form of fume is given off as the laser thermally decomposes the substrate to a greater or lesser degree. This fume is a mixture of particulate and gaseous matter.

Fume from materials such as metals and glass is mainly particulate, the majority of which is less than 1µ (micron) in diameter. Organic materials, particularly plastics, produce much more complex fumes which require a greater level of extraction. Most of the particles are spherical and roughly 90% by weight are less than 1µ in diameter. These particles fall within the respirable range and need to be removed from the working environment to prevent bronchal or lung damage. These gaseous organic compounds produced are known as Volatile Organic Compounds, VOC's.

CSI have teamed up with BOFA International to offer a range of self contained fume extraction systems to suit your chosen laser and create a safe working environment.

 

BOFA AD 1000iQ

BOFA’s Advantage Oracle fume extraction and filtration system has been designed to provide a cost effective solution for light duty applications. This compact and extremely quiet system is ideal for use in schools, sign making workshops, small scale industrial environments and light laser coding applications.

Data Sheet

Standard Features

  • Filter condition display
  • Built in silencing
  • High airflow and pressure rates
  • Filters with long life an low replacement costs
  • Reverse flow filter technology
  • Automatic flow control system
  • DeepPleat DUO pre filter
  • Combined HEPA/Gas filter incorporating ACF technology
  • Real time airflow reading
  • Independent filter condition monitoring, display and warnings
  • High contrast display
  • 'Run safe' operation
  • Remote diagnostics via USB

 

Optional Features

  • VOC gas sensor (Volatile Organic Compound)
  • Remote stop/start interface
  • Smart filter technology
  • Filter change / System fail signal
  • On board compressor
  • Optional filter media's
  • Interfacing with host laser

BOFA AD 1000 iq

Direct to Air

Depending location and site requirements it may be possible to use direct-to-air fume extraction for your laser with a simple 'in line' fan or utilise an existing in house system. Please consult with our engineering team to discuss options.

Data Sheet

Vent-Axia

Accessories

We offer a range of optional accessories to enhance your laser and help you get the most out of your system.

Air Compressor

Air Compressor

Avoid flame flaring and remove combustible gases when cutting.

The air compressor is designed to work with the included air assist feature of your laser system. It directs a constant stream of air onto your cutting surface to remove heat and combustible gases from the work area. This high-quality air compressor unit feeds 30 psi of air through the air assist structure, giving you the best cutting results available. The rubber vibration-dampening feet reduce the noise level of the compressor, and connection is a breeze with our quick-connect inlet and outlet ports on the compressor and the laser system.

Corel Draw X7

Corel Draw X7

Comprehensive graphic design software

Create Graphics and text to output to your laser using CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7. This powerful software package opens up a world of creative possibilities bound only by your imagination.  It is simple to use with workspaces that reflect your natural workflow, so that everything is right where you need it, when you need it. Whether you're creating a simple label or more complex images, this complete suite of graphic design software helps you design your way.

With the newly redesigned, completely customisable interface, you choose your workspace based on your skill level, so everything is tailored exactly to your needs. You can also set your workspace to look like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, making it an easy switch for former Creative Suite users.

We've included tons of learning materials to help you get familiar with CorelDRAW and all its exciting new features. Keep your designs fresh with new community-generated content available through the integrated Content Exchange, where you can share vector, bitmap and fountain fills. Get inspired; showcase your handiwork and upload the ones you like best.

PhotoLaser Plus

PhotoLaser Plus

Optimise photographs and images for laser engraving

PhotoLaser Plus software is specifically designed to automatically process and enhance photographs for laser engraving on all types of materials. Epilog  has partnered with CADLink to bring you the industry’s best photo processing software: PhotoLaser Plus. The easy-to-use software interface and powerful photo processing tools allow you to create the highest-quality photo engravings in the industry.

Rack Star Low-Contact Modular Table Cutting System

Rack Star Low-Contact Modular Table Cutting System

Laser engrave irregular shapes and sizes easily

The Rack Star™ multipurpose table system is designed specifically for laser equipment and gives the user the ability to hold irregular and awkward shaped items for engraving. This innovative product offers the flexibility to secure just about any part vertically or horizontally for laser marking... from small jobs to mass production. Rack Star is easy to install and is available in multiple sizes to conveniently sit on the bed of any CO2 or fiber laser system. It features a durable aluminium frame with a grid of cone shaped alignment pins ensuring easy fastening and efficient set-up. A collection of repositionable acrylic “risers” and “v-blocks” sit securely on the pins and position objects of varying sizes in place, level with the laser beam, while the laser is operating.

Optional Lenses

Optional Lenses

Special lenses are available for specific applications.

1.5" Lens: Highest-Resolution Engraving

Although the standard 2.0 inch lens provides amazing detail, our 1.5-inch lens assembly has been designed for the highest-resolution engraving and etching of extremely small fonts.

4.0" Lens: Cutting Thicker Materials and Inside Deep Areas

The 4.0 inch lens produces a focused beam over a longer vertical distance, which makes it ideal when engraving within a recessed area of a product, such as inside a bowl or plate. The lens is also used for cutting through very thick materials.

3-Jaw Chuck Rotary Attachment

3-Jaw Chuck Rotary Attachment

When more precision is required, the 3-Jaw Chuck Rotary Attachment is the ideal choice.

Only available for the Fusion Laser, the 3-Jaw Chuck mechanically clamps a cylinder or oddly-shaped, non-cylindrical item place as the laser engraves. The Fusion Laser rotary attachment has been built to accommodate a large variety of shapes and sizes. Setup is as easy as placing your product on the Rotary Attachment, raising or lowering the scissor lift to level the engraving area, and printing to the laser!

Rim-Drive Rotary

Rim-Drive Rotary

Engraving cylindrical items.

Epilog's Rim-style rotary attachment will ensure all of your parts receive a professional mark that meets the highest standards. Great for marking cylindrical items, place your item on the two rim-style wheels and start engraving. Designed for usability, you can switch from item to the next in seconds the attachment easily adjusts for different lengths and will even rotate cylinders that have different diameters on each end

Fusion 32 M2 Dual Source Option

Fusion 32 M2 Dual Source Option

The Fusion's dual source option allows you to incorporate both a CO2 and fiber laser source into one laser system. What is the benefit of two laser sources in one cabinet? Space - if you are operating in a limited-space environment, you can maximize your space with equipment that can now work with any type of laser. For dual configurations, choose between a 50, 60 or 75 watt CO2 laser and match it with a 20, 30 or 50 watt fiber laser. Pick that combination that is best for your application.

Maximizing power transfer from the laser source to the work piece requires mirrors that are designed for the specific wavelength of the laser source. Some dual-source systems compromise on optics or force you to change lasers and/or optics. The M2 provides dedicated optics and a dedicated beam path for each laser source before combining the paths prior to focusing. There is no need to manually swap out laser sources or optics; it all happens automatically. Laser alignment for both sources is always stable and never compromised, resulting in maximum laser power as well as greatly enhanced image quality and the fastest job processing times from the Fusion M2

Fusion 32 M2 eView Camera Module

Fusion 32 M2 eView Camera Module

An optional feature of the Fusion M2, the eView Camera Module allows you to create incredibly accurate laser cuts around images that are printed on wood, acrylic, cardstock and more. With an innovative three-camera design, including two cameras located on the lid of the laser, the eView system reads registration marks on your printed item, providing the easiest alignment available.

The cameras also provide a real-time preview of the cutting table. In the Epilog Job Manager, you will see a real-time photo representation of the laser table with your printed graphic and its true position on the table. The cut lines from your printed graphic will overlay the image to show a preview of where the laser cuts will occur. From the Job Manager, simply click on the registration marks you want to use and eView Camera software does the rest

Materials Used

  • 17-4 PH stainless steel
  • 303 stainless
  • 4043 steel
  • 6061 Aluminium
  • ABS (white/black)
  • Aluminium, 6061
  • Aluminium, yellow chromate
  • Bayer 2807 Makrolon polycarbonate
  • Bayers bayblend FR110
  • Black/white ABS
  • Black/white polycarbonate
  • Brass
  • Brushed aluminium
  • Carbon fibre
  • Carbon nanotube
  • Ceramics, metal-plated
  • Clear coat anodized aluminium
  • Cobalt chrome steel
  • Colored delrin (black/brown)
  • Compacted powder iron with phosphate coating
  • Copper
  • DAP - Diallyl Phthalate
  • Delrin, coloured (black/brown)
  • GE Plastics polycarbonate resin 121-R
  • Glass filled PEEK
  • Glass filed Teflon
  • Hard coat anodized aluminium
  • Inconel metals (various)
  • Machine tool steel
  • Magnesium
  • Metal-plated ceramics
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel plated 1215 mild steel
  • Nickel plated brass
  • Nickel plated gold
  • Nickel plated Kovar
  • Nickel plated steel
  • Nylon
  • PEEK, white
  • Polybutylene Terephthalate
  • Polycarbonate (black/white)
  • Polycarbonate resin 121-R, GE Plastics
  • Polycarbonate, Bayer 2807 Makrolon
  • Polysulphone
  • Rynite PET
  • Santoprene
  • Silicon carbide
  • Silicon steel
  • Silicone wafers
  • Stainless steel 303
  • Stainless steel 17-4 PH
  • Steel 4043
  • Steel, machine tool
  • Various inconel metals (nickel-chromium super alloys)
  • White PEEK
  • Yellow chromate aluminium
  • Zinc plated mild steel
  • And Many More!

FAQ

What is the laser source of the FiberMark Laser?

The source is a fibre laser: a fibre optic cable that has been doped with ytterbium, a rare earth element.

Is it the same as a YAG (yttrium aluminium garnate) laser?

The fibre laser produces the same wavelength of light and the same marks. YAG lasers typically require cooling and more maintenance.

What is the wavelength of the FiberMark Laser?

1062 nm

Is the wavelength of light dangerous?

Yes, especially to the operator's eyes. Additionally the wavelength will pass through common Lexan or glass materials, which is why the viewing window has been impregnated with an organic compound that absorbs the fibre energy. Do not run the laser with the safety locks defeated.

What is the power consumption of the FiberMark Laser?

The FiberMark pulls 4-5 amps on a 220 volt circuit.

What is the laser beam spot size?

0.00034" (.0086 mm)

How deep can it engrave into metal?

All metals can be engraved into with some depth; however, some metals are more amenable to depth engraving. Softer aluminium material will engrave with depth with only a few passes. The best way to test your material is with our Applications Lab.

How thick can the FiberMark cut?

The FiberMark can only cut through very thin gauge metals. We've had success at cutting up to 0.012" (.30 mm) thick metals.

Will it mark black oxide or similar dark metal parts?

Yes, by using the polished mark settings for bare metal, the black oxide colour will be removed to expose the lighter native metal colour.

What is the maximum table weight for the FiberMark?      

FiberMark 24: 200 lbs (90 kg) for static and 80 lbs (36 kg) for lifiting.

FiberMark Fusion: 200 lbs (90 kg) for static and 100 lbs (46 kg) for lifting.

Is the FiberMark right for my application?       

Let's find out! Fill out our request form to receive a brochure, DVD demo and samples. Or contact our Applications Lab to get started testing your materials.

What is the maximum diameter that will fit on the Rotary for the FiberMark Fusion systems?

  • FiberMark 24: 4" (101.6 mm)
  • FiberMark Fusion: 7.5" (190.5 mm)
  • 3-Jaw Chuck Style Rotary: 6.5" (165.1 mm)

How easy is it to use?

Think of a laser as you would a standard printer which you have at home or in the office and that instead of ink you have light energy. You create your image as you would for a normal document in black and white and then send it to print on the laser through the Epilog driver or 'Dashboard'. If you already work with graphic design software, you can be up and running in minutes! There is no proprietary software to learn so you can use the programs that you are already familiar with to make the transition into laser engraving as smooth as possible. 
It will take a bit of trial and error to learn what speed, power, frequency and focus settings to use with different materials, but we include a comprehensive guide with your system that has recommended speed settings for various materials with which you will be working

Do I need to use a dedicated graphic software package?

Epilog laser systems do not require proprietary software. They are open architecture which means you can use most mainstream graphic software to create your images and then send them directly to print on the laser via the Epilog driver (dashboard).

What sort of images can I engrave or cut?

You can engrave text, logos, barcodes, scanned photos, , bitmaps, and AutoCAD files. Essentially, if you can print it, you can engrave it. Keep in mind the higher the quality of the graphic you're working with, the better your engraving results

Is it safe to use?

Yes, the laser is completely safe to operate. It is a Class 2 laser - 1mW CW Maximum 600-700 nm, which means that the laser is secured with interlock devices so it will not run with the doors of the system open. No special safety gear is required to run the laser.

What are the computer requirements?

Investing in a new computer is a great way to make sure you’re getting the most out of your new laser equipment. A good computer won’t make a huge difference in how your laser runs, but when compared to a slow computer it will save untold amounts of time and frustration setting up the artwork that you “print” to the laser. Many users do not purchase new computers for use with their new laser because their current computers are perfectly adequate. There’s no magical cut-off that makes a computer too slow. If you’re comfortable with the performance and speed of your current computer, there’s probably no reason to purchase another one. The following recommendations are just options to consider if a new computer is necessary.

A new computer doesn’t have to be expensive to work well! Even many of today’s lower-cost computers work well for laser applications. As long as you don’t buy the cheapest computer you can find you should be fine. One thing to avoid is the Intel Celeron processor – while they are good processors, and will work with the laser, they don’t process graphics with the speed most laser user's desire.

  • Operating System: All new Epilog lasers are designed to work with all versions of Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 or 8 operating systems. The Fusion Laser Series is also compatible with Mac operating systems OS X 10.7 and higher.
  • RAM (Random Access Memory): 512 MB is recommended. RAM is kind of like short-term memory. It’s fast, readily available for the computer to access and makes time consuming tasks go much quicker if you have lots of it. Most users won’t notice a difference if they add more than 512 MB to their system, but almost all uses will notice the speed difference that 512 MB provides when compared to 256 MB (256 MB is essentially the next step down from 512 MB).
  • Processor Speed: A faster processor will allow you to do more tasks in less time. While it’s not necessary to purchase the fastest processor available, you’ll want either an AMD Athalon processor or an Intel Pentium IV processor (do not purchase a computer that is using an Intel Celeron processor – they’re too slow for graphics applications). Processor speeds are always improving, but processor speeds of about 2.0 GHz or faster are a good place to start.
  • 10/100 Network Interface Card (NIC): All new computers have a 10/100 network connection as standard equipment. As well as allowing multiple computers to be linked together in a network, this technology also allows direct printing from the computer to the Epilog system. Epilog supplies a network Crossover cable with each laser system that allows one computer to print to a single Epilog system.
  • 20-30 GB Hard Drive: This is the permanent memory in your computer. Many users feel that you can never have a large enough hard drive, but for most laser applications 20 or 30 GB’s is going to be adequate for years of storage. Luckily, most computer manufacturers put at least 20 GB drives in new computers these days. When in doubt, buy bigger than you think you might need. It’s so inexpensive that it’s worth the peace of mind to have it available

Why do I need fume extraction?

When laser marking or cutting materials they will give off some form of fume as the laser thermally decomposes the substrate to a greater or lesser degree. This fume is a mixture of particulate and gaseous matter.

Fume from materials such as metals and glass is mainly particulate, the majority of which is less than 1µ (micron) in diameter. Organic materials, particularly plastics, produce much more complex fumes which require a greater level of extraction. Most of the particles are spherical and roughly 90% by weight are less than 1µ in diameter. These particles fall within the respirable range and need to be removed from the working environment to prevent bronchial or lung damage. These gaseous organic compounds produced are known as Volatile Organic Compounds, VOC's.

Your Epilog laser must have some form of fume extraction fitted. This can be a simple in line fan ducted from the laser direct to open air or a self contained fume extraction system to suit your chosen laser and create a safe working environment.

What does the air compressor do?

The air compressor is designed to work with the included air assist feature of your laser system. It directs a constant stream of air onto your cutting surface to remove heat and combustible gases from the work area. This jet of air is pushed through the air assist structure, giving better results when cutting.

What is the cost of the FiberMark laser system?

The cost of our various laser systems is determined by the power of the laser source (ranging from 20 to 50 watts) and the size of the engraving table. They can be bought outright or leased through one of our finance partners. For more information on how to own your own laser please contact our sales team.

 

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