Kern - Optiflex/Optidual
The OptiFlex is Kern’s flagship high performance laser system. The HyperDual motion package installed on the OptiFlex is setting the standard for large format laser cutting and engraving machines. Optiflex can cut a wide variety of materials including wood, plastic and metals.
- OPF50: 50" x 52" (1270mm x 1320mm)
- OPF100: 100” x 52” (3048mm x 1320 mm)
- OPF60120: 120" x 60" (3048mm x 1524mm)
- OPF80120: 120" X 80" (3048mm x 2032mm)
Optiflex is available in a range of power options:
100w, 150w, 200w, 250w, 400w
This improved motion system features a rack and pinion design and powerful servo motors at each side of the laser table with engraving speeds up to 150”/sec.
Specifications and Compatible Materials
Click the links below to find out more about the Kern Optiflex specifications and a list of compatible materials.
Optiflex SERIES TOUR
Check out the video below to get a full tour of the Kern Optiflex and all it has to offer.
The OptiDual Laser System was specially designed for customers that require a laser system capable of high production cutting. The OptiDual features two lasers mounted on a single gantry. The second laser is connected to the master laser by an adjustable bar. As the master laser is cutting a part, the second laser will be cutting the same part just inches away. Both lasers output power can be matched within the KCAM software. This ensures that the parts being produced are similar in size, accuracy and quality.
optidual LASER SERIES FEATURES
Check out some of the most impressive features of the OptiDual laser below.
A redesigned top gantry vacuum efficiently picks up fumes created during the engraving process. An improved downdraft vacuum bed will hold down sheets securely and channel fumes created during the laser cutting process to your outside duct.
The HyperDual system features a dual servo motor/rack and pinion design resulting in greatly improved speed and acceleration. The accuracy and repeatability of the OptiFlex’s motion system well exceeds the demands of Kern’s growing customer base.
Sheet Metal Guards
Sheet metal panels are installed around the OptiFlex which completely encase the bottom structure of the laser system. All four sides of the table’s work area are accessible for easy loading and unloading of parts.
Software & Hardware
A high performance computer with Windows OS is supplied with each OptiFlex machine. The computer is connected to the laser with Kern’s USB DSP technology and KCAM Laser Software.
Emergency stop switches, laser safety glasses and a sealed beam path between the laser source and tip of the delivery nozzle are just a few safety features of the OptiFlex laser system.
Vacuum Blower Package
A vacuum blower package is included with each OptiFlex laser system. This system will remove fumes and small debris created during laser processing. An integrated downdraft table holds material secure to the table as it is being processed.
Kern’s CO2 and Fiber laser systems can be equipped with innovative metal cutting technology. The metal cutting option allows for accurate cutting of sheet metals like stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium, copper and brass.
Check out the video below to get a full tour of the Kern metal cutting option and all it has to offer.
The Automatic Focusing Height Follower, developed by Kern Laser Systems, is one of the key elements for optimal metal cutting. The cutting nozzle is controlled by a capacitance sensor and z-axis motor. The gap between the metal being cut and the cutting nozzle can adjust until the desired beam focus is obtained. As the cutting process begins, the height follower will track the surface of the metal and adjust the nozzle in the z axis maintaining a constant focus point while the metal is being cut. A protective K-Lens(CO2) or F-Lens(Fiber) is installed inside of the delivery lens assembly. These lenses are a low cost, sacrificial lens which help protect the focusing lenses from reflected laser energy, dust and debris. The metal cutting table is constructed of durable grid work which minimizes the surface contact with the bottom of the metal being cut. The slat file that makes up the grid work is saved onto the computer and replacement slats can be cut on the laser system.
Advanced metal cutting features in the KCAM Laser Software allows for complete control of the metal cutting process. A laser dwell delay is available ensuring the laser pierces through the metal before the motion of the cut begins. The nozzle air pressure can be set independently for the laser dwell, normal laser cutting and jog between parts. The laser’s modulation frequency can be set from 500 – 50,000 Hz to achieve a dross free cut which eliminates the need for a secondary deburring process.