The Pro-Series for Epilog machines that is equipped with the 1 1/2" focal length lens is commonly used for high resolution engraving, as well as printing small fonts and very fine detailed works. In comparison to the most commonly used lens, the two inch lens, the 1 1/2" lens is about 40% smaller in size. Another use is for cutting very thin materials, less than a sixteenth of an inch. The concentrated power of the smaller spot size (increased energy density) enables cutting of very thin metals, when paired with the smaller orifice nozzle. Note, that the 1 1/2" lens is not widely used for engraving because the focus range is very sensitive, and thus a slight change in height will significantly change the spot size. So, as materials and laser tables are subject to height variations, especially when the surface for engraving is larger, the applications for the 1 1/2" lens tend to be dimensionally smaller works.
Pro-series includes 3 nozzle tips, with different diameter holes to provide flexibility for cut depth penetration and quality. These color coded tips are easily screwed on and off for different material laser cutting needs.Improved cut quality on nonmetals, especially woods. Reduces charring by pushing smoke and debris down and away from the cut area.Reduces cut width with focused air stream that pushes smoke and debris away so cutting process performs faster, thus reducing the heat affected area of the cut.Saves time on cut parts clean-up. With less smoke and debris settling on the face, side, and bottom of the cut, clean-up time is reduced or eliminated.The Pro-Series works well with autofocus. Simply unscrew the nozzle tip and back to engraving. The Mahoney brand focus nozzle assembly fits the Epilog Laser Radius laser machine. Product package includes (1) Focus nozzle set; (2) Air hose
Pro-Series 1.5"- Epilog Radius, 24EX, 32EX, TT
Brand Name Mahoney Packaged Weight 1.1 pounds Product Dimensions 1 x 1 x 1.5 inches Item Model Number MAH-PFN-RADD-15 Shipping Costs
price varies, international shipping FEDEX/DHL typical.
- This product is a terrific upgrade to improve laser engrave and cut quality as well as throughput on the Epilog Laser model Radius and model 24EX and 32EX and Legend TT Model 7000 and Legend Model 6000.
- See our other models of this same product if you have the Epilog Helix, Epilog Mini 18, Epilog Mini 24, 24TT, EXT36, or another model.
Industry Leaders recommending Laser Nozzles
Click here to read "The Fabricator". These techniques apply to nonmetals cutting, even though the target audience cuts metals. Read: "Setup time for a laser can be lengthy when preparing to cut unfamiliar materials. Nozzle size, power, optical focal length, assist gas, gas pressure, speed, and focal length can all influence the process. These parameters are so important to the process that if they are not set correctly, the material cannot be cut."
Market Leaders identify Laser Nozzles for Higher Quality
Click here for article on Laser cutting of different polymeric plastics (PE, PP and PC) by a CO 2 laser beam. The authors say, "In the nozzle employed for cutting plastics, the gas jet oriﬁce has a 0.8 mm diameter. Its function is to discharge gas coaxially to the laser beam. The extremely small size of the oriﬁce ensures a thin, punctiform and efﬁcacious jet of gas that makes it possible to obtain the narrowest possible kerf width and, simultaneously, high operating speed thanks to the rapid removal of the molten material. The nozzle–sample distance was ﬁxed at 1 mm, because at this distance it is possible to obtain an optimum gas jet convergence and pressure in the cutting channel."
Impractical for smaller machine laser engraving and cutting, however, the physics of laser cutting flow dynamics can be carried over from metals to plastics. In other words, failures in nice cuts on plastics can turn in to successes with the right nozzle and air pressure. See these metal cutter industry leaders with their automatic nozzle changers. Click for LVD. Click for Salvagnini Click for Mitsubishi.
Bell Laser provides lenses in all focal lengths provided by the manufacturer, in premium grade (highest quality) and medium grade (value quality). We provide high quality mirrors as well. See our other store listings for more information.
With the Pro-Series attachment, the nozzle can be removed for engraving, in order to use the autofocus. However, with the cutting, the nozzle is typically set very close to the height of the autofocus, so it is not advised to use autofocus for cutting jobs.
Bell Laser offers 1.5 inch, 2 inch, and 4 inch focal length lenses with nozzle attachments. They can be purchased individually or as a combination purchase for all sizes.
Bell Laser offers the pro-series for all models of Epilog Laser, you simply need to order the correct part or tell us your model when ordering.
Each pro-series comes with a premium quality lens.
Customers using the pro-series spend less time cleaning laser cut jobs because the focused air pressure pushes sticky fumes and ash down and away from the material while cutting. Engraving jobs are cleaner as the engraving has less soot.