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  • XLS10.150D Platform
  • XLS10.150D Platform
  • XLS10.150D Platform
  • XLS10.150D Platform
XLS10.150D Specs

XLS10.150D Dimensional Drawings

Platform Overview

The XLS10.150D consists of the newest and highest performance laser material processing solutions designed for highest acceleration and speed plus highest precision and accuracy. The new Laser System Manager™ control and management software gives the user the best usability in any environment from R&D to production. The new industrial accessories, including the UAC 4000 Air Cleaner and Fire Suppression Unit, make the XLS an outstanding total solution package.

With Universal’s Rapid Reconfiguration technology, any of the following lasers can be used: two 10.6µm CO2 lasers (available from 10 to 75 watts for a total power of up to 150 watts); one 10.6µm CO2 laser (available from 10 to 75 watts) and one 9.3µm CO2 laser (available in 30, 50 or 75 watts). One 1.06µm fiber laser (available in 40 and 50 watts) can also be used.

Platform Specifications

Laser Material Processing Area (W x H)40 x 24 in (1016 x 610 mm)
Maximum Part Size (W x H x D)Within laser platform enclosure:
61 x 33 x 12 in (1550 x 838 x 304 mm)

Using Class 4 Pass-Through mode:
∞ x33 x 12 in (∞ x 838 x 304 mm)
Overall Dimension (W x H x D)69.2 x 61 x 54 in (1758 x 1550 x 1372 mm)
Available Focus Lenses2.0 in (50 mm)
3.0 in (75 mm)
HPDFO™ (High Power Density Focusing Optics)
Computer RequirementsRequires dedicated PC with Windows® 7/8/10 32/64 bit and one available USB port (2.0 or higher)
Laser Configurations SupportedIndividually controlled single and dual lasers
Laser Power Range SupportedCO2 (10.6μ) 10 to 150 Watts
WeightApproximately 850 lbs (386 Kg) excluding lasers
Power RequirementsDual receptacle 220V-240V AC, 30A, 50/60Hz
Exhaust RequirementsExternal Exhaust or Air Cleaner required
(Consult factory for specifications)
Laser SafetyCO2 Laser: Class 1
Diode Pointer: Class 2
Pass-Through mode: Class 4 (optional module required)
Material SupportUp to 80 lbs (36 Kg) lift capacity

Included Accessories

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Computer Controlled/Programmable Gas Assist (with Optics Protection)

Gas Assist injects a stream of gas onto the material being processed at the focus point. Computer-Controlled Gas Assist allows the rate of gas injection and mixture of gas ratios to change within the same design file. Optics protection supplies a constant stream of clean air creating positive pressure around mirrors and lenses to keep them clean.


  • Allows computer controlled change of gas flow and mixture
  • Reduces accumulation of residue
  • Improves cutting and engraving
  • Protects optics
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
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
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Fire Detection (Audible Alarm)

Fire Detection (Audible Alarm)

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Universal Camera Registration (UCR)

The Universal Camera Registration (UCR) option features a camera that locates and determines exact positions of registration marks on materials. Software adjusts the predefined cut-path to fit the material.


  • Exceptional Processing Accuracy
    Substantially increases process accuracy and repeatability
  • Enhanced Productivity
    Supports both single cycle processes and automation capabilities
  • Intuitive User Interface
    The process of setting up and running camera registration is simple
Direct File Import/
Industry Standard Interchange Format Support

In addition to standard print drivers, ULS offers a Direct File Import option that enables users to import certain types of files including .PDF and .DXF directly into the laser system control software, without the need to print from any third party software. Additionally, G-Code import is exclusively available for ULTRA platforms.


  • Allows the user to import standard design file interchange formats from any design platform (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Offers improvement in vector processing quality
Laser System Manager

The Laser System Manager (LSM) is a user interface that controls ULS laser systems. This intuitive interface enables users to produce expert quality results. The LSM includes a Printer Driver and Direct Import Feature for uploading graphic designs. The LSM also provides an Intelligent Materials Database that calculates optimized settings for laser processing on hundreds of materials.


  • Intuitive and easy to use: allows laser cutting, engraving, and marking to be executed in three easy steps
  • Time saving features maximize productivity: Direct Import, Materials Database, Duplicate, Estimate, Storage and Organization
  • Manual Control feature allows users to enter individual laser settings for unique materials and applications, providing unlimited processing flexibility
  • Enables the Camera Registration option, which automatically compensates for a material that is misaligned or stretched, ensuring accurate processing
Intelligent Materials Database

The Intelligent Materials Database automatically calculates optimized settings for laser processing on hundreds of 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 limited control over your laser processing parameters when needed

Optional Accessories

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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
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Fire Suppression

Certain materials being laser processed have the potential to ignite and continue to burn, which can cause damage. As a backup to required supervision, ULS has developed a fire suppression option that can help mitigate the potential for damage. The fire suppression module deploys fire suppressant into the laser material processing area if self-sustained combustion is detected.


  • Improved operational safety
  • Reduces or prevents damage to assets
  • Helps prevent costly downtime
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UAC 4000 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
Traveling Exhaust

This patented option locates an exhaust duct directly on the laser beam delivery system so it remains constantly in proximity to the particulate and fumes produced during laser material processing, capturing them as they are generated.


  • Designed to work in both raster and vector modes
  • Keeps material being processed cleaner by more efficiently removing particulates
  • Reduces wear and tear on the laser system due to contamination
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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
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
Class 4 Conversion Module (Enabling Pass-Through)

The patented Class 4 Conversion Module is an option that allows the user to quickly and easily convert a laser system between a fully enclosed Class 1 operation and an open Class 4 operation. This allows the user to place oversized objects in the laser system or pass continuous objects such as rolls of material or conveyor systems through the laser system.


  • Increased material handling flexibility and productivity
  • Improved safety and reduced liability
  • Converts platform to meet CDRH and international Class 4 laser safety requirements
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
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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
3.0" Lens

This lens has the largest depth of focus and focal length. It is able to accommodate the most uneven material surfaces. However it also has the largest spot size and therefore provides the lowest power density.


  • Largest depth of focus
  • Largest focal length
  • Can accommodate uneven material surfaces

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. The HPDFO™ option includes a collimator which minimizes divergence across the laser processing area producing more consistent focal spot size and energy density. A collimator is required for HPDFO™ to function.


  • Produce unmatched resolution
  • Achieve high levels of detail and tighter tolerances
  • Directly mark metals with a CO2 laser
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SuperSpeed technology offers the unique ability to drastically improve laser system productivity in laser engraving and marking. This patented technology was designed from the ground up to benefit the customer. SuperSpeed requires two lasers of the same power for usage and cannot be used with a single laser.


  • Improves laser material processing throughput
  • Improves reliability and uptime
  • Provides ultimate laser material processing flexibility
  • Enables additional resolutions
  • Easy to use
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
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

Platform Features

Coaxial Gas Assist Attachment

The Coaxial Gas Assist option attaches to the carriage for use in gas assisted laser processing. It directs compressed gas coaxially with the laser beam path and orthogonal to the surface of the material.


The Collimator expands and collimates the laser beam, minimizing divergence across the laser processing area producing more consistent focal spot size and energy density.

Compressed Air Source

The Compressed Air Source is a quiet, compact compressed air system that provides clean, oil- and moisture-free optical quality air to the laser system for air assisted laser processing and optics protection.

Computer Controlled Gas Assist (with Optics Protection)

Gas Assist with Optics Protection creates positive air pressure around all optics and directs compressed air or gas onto the surface of the material being processed. The compressed air or gas directed at the material 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. Computer control allows the user to adjust the percentage of air or gas flow through a system of automatic valves allowing differing settings for each process within a laser processing application

Direct File Import

This feature allows a user to import certain types of files directly into the laser system control software, without the need to print from any third party software. On the XLS, it is compatible with PDF, DXF, STL and G-code file formats.

High Precision Dual Loop Servo Motor Control

The system is driven by high power dual loop servo motors using rotary and linear encoders together to provide fast acceleration and highly controlled motion.

High Value Materials Database

This feature provides access to and extended materials database which including materials from 3M, DuPont, Rodger and others.

Hydrostatic Friction Free Bearing Technology

The motion system employs frictionless hydrostatic bearings. These bearings are non-contact and self-cleaning. They are extremely rigid and reduce hysteresis and vibration found in mechanical bearings.

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 creating a safe enclosure for laser processing.

Multiple Automatic Focusing Methods

All Universal laser systems can be focused automatically based on material thickness or by using a convenient manual focusing tool. Some Universal laser systems can also be automatically focused using special sensors to detect the top surface of the material being laser processed.

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.

Stretch-Free Kevlar® Belts

Durable belts provide a long life of reliable processing.

Touchscreen Control Panel

Color touch screen control panel for rapid setup and convenient process control including relocation of design files on processing field.

Wraparound Top and Front Door

The front and top doors of ILS laser systems mate with each other in a clamshell configuration for maximum ease in loading and unloading.

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)

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.

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, 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.

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.