The Pro-Series for Epilog machines that is equipped with the four inch lens is typically used to achieve a longer vertical cut. And, for cutting thicker materials. However, this comes at a price--that being slower cutting speed caused by the larger size of the laser beam. Therefore, we find that customers using this lens will have higher laser powers such as 60 or more watts. However, the higher laser power is not needed for some applications, such as cutting thick foam (not a very dense material).
The 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 Legend series products, including the Epilog Helix, the Epilog Mini 18, Mini 24, and Epilog 24TT. Package includes (1) Assembly + nozzle set ; (2) Air hose
Pro-Series 4" - Focus assembly fits Epilog Legend, Helix, 36EXT
Brand Name Mahoney Packaged Weight 1.1 pounds Product Dimensions 1 x 1 x 4 inches Item Model Number MAH-PFN-LNGD-4 Shipping Costs
price varies, international shipping FEDEX/DHL typical.
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.