VLS3.50
Work Area - 24 x 12 in (610 x 305 mm)

Uniquely Universal Features

Universal Laser Sources

Our exclusive line of patented CO2 Free-Space Gas Slab Lasers is designed specifically for the needs of laser cutting, engraving, graphic imaging and marking applications.
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Laser Interface+™

The world's most advanced, powerful and flexible laser print driver for material processing systems. Laser Interface+ is a materials-based print driver that gives you the choice of automatic or manual control over power, speed, pulses per inch and other system settings. Laser Interface+, combined with the Universal Control Panel (UCP), gives you complete control over your laser processing system.
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High Power Density Focusing Optics™

These optics allow the laser beam to be focused to a much smaller spot, producing sharper images at tighter tolerances.
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1-Touch Laser Photo™

We developed this software to make any photographic image suitable for laser engraving. Simply select your target material from a list and 1-Touch Laser Photo will determine the appropriate contrast, filter and grayscale levels and calculate the ideal laser speed and power settings. Then engrave the image onto your material at the touch of a button.
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Platform Overview

The desktop VLS3.50 is small enough to fit on a work surface yet powerful enough to meet the requirements of on-demand production. Used frequently for educational purposes, the VLS3.50 is also a great choice for starting your laser business. Offering a material processing envelope of 24" x 12" x 4", 1,152 in3 (610 x 305 x 102 mm, 18,878 cm3), the VLS3.50 can be equipped with one of five ULS laser cartridges ranging in power from 10-50 watts. The VLS3.50 comes standard with Laser Interface+™ and a number of additional options are available to enhance your laser processing capabilities. All Universal laser platforms use interchangeable components, giving you the ability to tailor your system to fit your needs.




System Specifications

Work Area
24 x 12 in (610 x 305 mm)

Maximum Part Size
26.75 x 14.6 x 4 in (679 x 370 x 102mm)

Dimensions
34 x 14 x 25 in (864 x 356 x 635 mm)

Rotary Capacity
Max Diameter 5 in (127 mm) with 1.5 in (38.1 mm) lens
Min Diameter 1 in (25.4 mm) with 2 in (50.8 mm) lens

Motorized Z Axis Lifting Capacity
20 lbs (9 kg)

Available Lenses
2.0 in (51 mm)
1.5 in (38 mm)
2.0 in (51 mm) *standard

Laser Platform Interface Panel
Five button keypad

Operating System Compatibility
Requires a dedicated PC to operate.
Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64 bit.

PC Connection
USB 2.0

Optics Protection
Plumbed for compressed-air-based optics protection.

Cabinet Style
Desktop

Laser Options
10, 25, 30, 40 and 50 Watts

Approximate Weight
95 lbs (43 kg)

Power Requirements
110V/10A
220V-240V/5A

Exhaust Connection
One 3 in (76 mm) port
250 CFM @ 6 in static pressure (425 m3/hr at 1.5 kPa)

System Features

Laminated Safety Glass
Glass viewing windows creating a safe enclosure for laser processing.
Over-temp Alarm (for fire safety)
An over temperature alarm installed in every Universal laser system monitors the temperature of the work area. If an unusually high temperature is detected the system will turn off the laser and trigger an audible alarm.
Precision Digital Motors
Universal’s laser systems use high quality digital motors which don’t require expensive and complicated optical encoders to function, increasing reliability.
Multiple Language Support
Supported languages include English, German, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, and more.
Permanently Sealed Bearings
Our sealed, self-lubricating motion system bearings keep dust and debris out, resulting in a longer bearing life.
Proportional Pulse Control
Laser pulses are modulated to maintain consistent energy density at any processing speed.
Stretch-Free Kevlar® Belts
Durable belts provide a long life of reliable processing.

Laser Features

Laser Fan Control (to reduce noise)
Universal’s lasers are all air cooled by computer-controlled fans. Fan speed is reduced or increased as a function of laser temperature, reducing noise levels when the lasers are being used on lower power settings.
Smart Laser Source Technology
Because we manufacture our own lasers, Universal’s lasers can communicate their model number to the laser system CPU, allowing the laser system to automatically choose the right settings for a particular material based on available laser power.
Laser Pointer
A red laser pointer is installed for easy material alignment.
Wide Selection of Power Levels
Lasers are available at power levels from 10 to 150 watts.
Air-Cooled Laser Source
Because our laser sources are air-cooled, no complicated liquid cooling systems are required.
Patented Permalign™
Laser sources are pre-aligned at the factory and do not need to be internally realigned.
Patented Cross-Platform Compatibility
Laser sources can be freely interchanged between laser platforms.
Patented Free-Space Gas Slab Laser Design
Our patented laser sources use free-space gas slab resonators to produce an excellent quality beam with even power distribution and good near and far field characteristics.
High Reliability, Excellent Power Stability
Our laser sources provide consistent power for predictably excellent processing results.
Warranty Available Up To 5 Years
Our standard warranty can be extended for up to half a decade of coverage.