• VLS2.30 Platform
  • VLS2.30 Platform
  • VLS2.30 Platform
  • VLS2.30 Platform
VLS2.30 Specs

VLS2.30 Specs

Platform Overview

The VLS2.30 Desktop is a compact and economical entry level platform. It offers a material processing envelope of 16" x 12" x 4" or 768 in³ (406 x 305 x 102 mm or 12,585 cm³) and can be equipped with one 10.6µ CO2 laser source ranging in power from 10 to 30 watts or one 9.3µ CO2 30 watt laser source.

Platform Specifications

Laser Material Processing Area (W x H) 16 x 12 in (406 x 305 mm)
Maximum Part Size (W x H x D) 18.75 x 14.6 x 4 in (476 x 370 x 102 mm)
Overall Dimension (W x H x D) 26 x 14 x 25 in (661 x 356 x 635 mm)
Rotary Capacity Max Diameter: 4.5 in (115 mm)
Min Diameter: 1 in (25.4 mm)
Motorized Z Axis Lifting Capacity 20 lbs (9 kg)
Standard Focusing Lenses 2.0 in (50 mm)
HPDFO™ (High Power Density Focusing Optics)
Laser Platform Interface Panel Five button keypad
Computer Requirements Requires a dedicated PC to operate
Compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 - 32/64 bit
PC Connection USB 2.0 or higher
Optics Protection Ready for Plumbed for compressed-air-based optics protection
Cabinet Style Desktop
Laser Options 10, 25 and 30 Watts
Weight 70 lbs (32 kg)
Power Requirements 110V/10A
Exhaust Requirements One 3 in (76 mm) port
150 CFM @ 6 in static pressure (255 m3/hr at 1.5 kPa)


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Coaxial Gas Assist Attachment

The Coaxial Gas Assist attachment directs flow perpendicular to the material’s surface. There are different Coaxial Gas Assist Attachments for each focusing lens; these maintain the optimal distance from the material while avoiding beam path obstruction. The Coaxial Gas Assist attachment forces air against the material and helps remove laser material processing byproducts from cutting, engraving, and marking processes.


  • Improved laser material processing
  • Increased system safety
  • Reduced maintenance
Coaxial Gas Assist Attachment
Lateral Gas Assist Attachment

The Lateral Gas Assist attachment is an adjustable attachment that can direct air along the material’s surface at a variety of incident angles. This is particularly helpful in raster engraving applications where debris can be removed from the engraving for ideal processing.


  • Improved laser material processing
  • Increased system safety
  • Reduced maintenance
Lateral Gas Assist Attachment
Compressed Air Source

ULS offers a compressed air solution that delivers optimally-conditioned air to both the Optics Protection and Gas Assist components. Additionally, the compressor controls the laser cutting, engraving, and marking equipment by supplying air only when it is demanded, reducing unnecessary wear, electrical costs and noise.


  • Clean and oil free air
  • Dry air
  • Turns on and off based on laser system requirements
Compressed Air Source
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UAC 2000 Filtration System

ULS provides a line of air filtration solutions appropriately sized for each laser system.


  • Increased safety: The innovative, patented sensor suite monitors filtration performance at every stage of filtration
  • Improved Return on Investment: Extremely efficient use of consumable filter media
  • Enriched user experience: Extremely quiet operation, industry leading ease of use, and integration with the ULS product eco-system
UAC 2000 Air Filtration System
Air Cleaner Cart

This air filtration device removes particulate and fumes when external venting is not possible. The cart is controlled through a USB port and automatically powers on/off when a job is in process.


  • Enables system to be used in more locations
  • Powers on and off automatically
  • 3-stage filtration system; Pre-filte, HEPA filter, single activated carbon filter
Air Cleaner Cart
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Configurable Cutting Table (Pin Table)

The Configurable Cutting Table consists of an anodized aluminum plate with an array of precision holes with regular spacing. Specially designed material-support pins are placed into these holes in an arrangement to fully support the target-material while avoiding the cutting path of the laser completely. The result is zero back-reflection onto the lower surface of the target-material while maintaining full material support.


  • Damage-free laser cutting
  • Consistent, clean laser cutting
Configurable Cutting Table (Pin Table)
Flow-Through Cutting Table

The Flow-through Cutting Table consists of a thin-wall aluminum honeycomb-core evenly supported by an underlying hollow structure. The target material is placed on the honeycomb core. When excess laser power passes the lower surface of the target material during a laser cutting process, this excess power is passed into the supporting structure where it is absorbed in an unfocused state.


  • Damage-free laser cutting: Mitigates or eliminates laser damage to lower surface of target-material being laser cut
  • Consistent, clean, laser cutting: Precision-levelled table provides a path for excess laser power and for laser processing byproducts to escape
  • Enables Coaxial Gas Assist: Expands the range of materials which are compatible with laser processing
Cutting Table
Rotary Fixture

The Rotary Fixture allows spherical, conical and cylindrical objects to be marked, cut and engraved.


  • Accepts non-symmetrical objects
  • Maintains precision accuracy
  • Maintains repeatability
  • Taper compensation
  • 360 degree processing
  • Allows raster and vector processing
Rotary Fixture
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2.0" Lens

This is the most versatile lens. It provides an ideal balance of spot size, depth of focus and focal length for most laser cutting, engraving and marking applications.


  • Versatility
2.0 Lens

ULS offers customers the ability to drastically improve marking and engraving resolution, to directly mark onto some metals, and to increase the range of materials which can be cut with a CO2 laser system. This is accomplished through ULS patented HPDFO™, which focuses the laser’s energy into a much smaller area than is possible with standard lenses.


  • Produce unmatched resolution
  • Achieve high levels of detail and tighter tolerances
  • Directly mark metals with a CO2 laser
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Automation Interface

The Automation Interface makes it possible to integrate ULS laser systems into automated manufacturing environments. Programmable inputs and event-driven outputs, combined with a powerful user interface, allow users to seamlessly adapt their laser systems to diverse automated applications.


  • Comprehensive external laser system control: Initiate up to eight different laser system functions with programmable inputs
  • Integrate external devices into laser material processing: Control or signal up to two external devices using event-driven, programmable outputs
Automation Interface
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1-Touch Laser Photo™

1-Touch Laser Photo™ is an innovative product for converting digital photographs into bitmap files that can be used to engrave the image into materials. This transforms an ordinary photograph into a professional quality engraving. Prior to 1-Touch this was possible only by experimenting with halftone screens, dithering patterns, and laser settings – an expensive and time consuming methodology.


  • High quality results
  • Broadest material compatibility
  • Intuitive user interface
1-Touch Photo
Direct File Import

In addition to standard print drivers, ULS offers a Direct File Import option that enables users to import certain graphic file formats (PDF/DXF/STL*/G-Code*) directly into the laser system control software bypassing the printing process.


  • Allows the user to import standard design file interchange formats from any design platform (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Offers improvement in vector processing quality
  • *STL and G-Code import are compatible only with XLS systems
Direct File Import
High Value Intelligent Materials Database Subscription

This enhanced database subscription works with the Intelligent Materials Database and provides settings for many additional (largely industrial) materials. The Intelligent Materials Database and the associated materials-based print driver give you the choice of automatic or manual control over power, speed, pulses per inch, and other system settings for many additional (largely industrial) materials.


  • Ever expanding database of laser processable materials allows users to achieve optimal results and avoid the learning curve for processing new materials
  • Gives you complete control over your laser processing parameters when needed
Intelligent Materials Database

Platform Features

High Reliability Digital Motors

ULS laser systems use high quality digital motors which don’t require expensive and complicated optical encoders to function, increasing reliability.

Intelligent Laser Energy Management Engine

This feature maintains consistent energy density at any processing speed producing uniform marks and constant depth when cutting, marking and engraving.

Laminated Safety Glass

Glass viewing windows create a safe enclosure for laser processing.

Manual Air Assist (with Optics Protection)

Air Assist with Optics Protection creates positive air pressure around all optics and directs compressed air onto the surface of the material being processed. This compressed air keeps debris and particulate and fumes away from the optics, suppresses combustion of fumes, reduces accumulation of particulate on material surface, and increases cut quality on most materials.

Multiple Language Support

Supported languages include English, German, Japanese, Spanish French, Italian, and more.

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.

Permanently Sealed Bearings

Our sealed, self-lubricating motion system bearings keep dust and debris out, resulting in a longer bearing life.

Stretch-Free Kevlar® Belts

Durable belts provide a long life of reliable processing.

Laser Features

Air-Cooled Laser Source

Because our laser sources are air-cooled, no complicated liquid cooling systems are required.

High Reliability, Excellent Power Stability

Our laser sources provide consistent power for predictably excellent processing results.

Laser Fan Control (to reduce noise)

All ULS lasers are 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.

Laser Pointer

A red laser pointer is installed for easy material alignment.

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.

Patented Pre-Aligned Laser Sources

Laser sources are pre-aligned at the factory and do not need to be internally realigned.

Smart Laser Source Technology

Because we manufacture our own lasers, ULS 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.

Warranty Available Up To 5 Years

Our standard warranty can be extended for up to half a decade of coverage.

Wide Selection of Power Levels

Lasers are available at power levels from 10 to 150 watts.