VLS Platform Series
For Growing Businesses
The VLS3.60, VLS4.60 and VLS6.60 freestanding laser platforms offer increased maximum laser power levels and larger working areas than the desktop models.
In addition, VLS freestanding laser platforms are equipped with Universal Laser Systems’ patented Rapid Reconfiguration™ technology, so laser sources can be installed, removed and exchanged in seconds without the use of tools. The increased workspace, power and flexibility of the VLS freestanding laser platforms make them a good choice for a growing business.
Universal Laser System
Laser Technology Benefits
- Software Controlled - Any Windows®-based software with a print function can be used with the laser system.
- Multi-Material - Process an endless number of materials.
- Multi-Process - Cut, engrave, mark and produce photo images in one step.
- Non-Contact - Modify material without applying any physical force.
- On-Demand - Produce everything you need in real time, without waiting for hard-tooling.
VLS Platform Series Features and Accessories
Unique System Features
The patented, metal core, air-cooled, free-space slab, CO2 lasers produce excellent beam quality with even power distribution, good near-field and far-field characteristics and long life. Dual lasers dramatically increase speed, edge quality and power.
Unique to Universal Laser Systems, Rapid Reconfiguration allows the modular platforms to be field-reconfigured with a variety of laser sources, optics & accessories, in seconds and without tools. Easily exchange laser wattage to change peak power and increase speed and throughput.
Universal Control Panel (UCP)
The exclusive integrated materials database in the UCP print driver automatically determines the optimum processing settings for your target material. Just select the material type, enter the material thickness and press “start.”
High Power Density Focusing Optics™
High Power Density Focusing Optics (HPDFO™) allow the laser beam to be focused to a much smaller spot, making it possible to engrave smaller text and produce sharper images at tighter tolerances.
1-Touch Laser Photo™
1-Touch Laser Photo is our popular software package that makes it quick and easy to reproduce stunning photographic images on nearly any material.
Why you should choose a Universal Laser System
Three advantages of the VLS Platform Series
1. Print Anything
Virtually any design can be printed from your design software to the laser system software. Including Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe® Photoshop®, AutoCAD®, SOLIDWORKS®, DraftSight® and many others. Additionally, .DXF and .PDF file formats can be imported into the Universal Control Panel (UPC).
2. One Step Process
Cut, engrave and mark in one step. Additionally, you can engrave or mark a high-resolution image on material. The laser systems can perform many different types of operations in a single step by seamlessly changing power, speed and other parameters with one click.
3. Just about any material
An endless number of materials are compatible with a Universal laser system, including plastics, metals, silicone rubbers, fabrics, composites, laminating adhesives and other advanced materials to name a few.
VLS Platform Series Specifications
Essential details for the VLS3.60, VLS4.60 and VLS6.60
|Laser Material Processing Area (W x H)||24 x 12 in (610 x 305 mm)||24 x 18 in (610 x 457 mm)||32 x 18 in (813 x 457 mm)|
|Maximum Part Size (W x H x D)||29 x 17 x 9 in (737 x 432 x 229 mm)||29 x 23 x 9 in (737 x 584 x 229 mm)||37 x 23 x 9 in (940 x 584 x 229 mm)|
|Overall Dimension (W x H x D)||36 x 38 x 30 in (914 x 965 x 762 mm)||36 x 38 x 36 in (914 x 965 x 914 mm)||44 x 39 x 36 in (1118 x 991 x 914 mm)|
|Rotary Capacity||Max Diameter: 8 in (203 mm)|
|Motorized Z Axis Lifting Capacity||40 lbs (18 kg)|
|Available Focus Lenses||2.0 in (50 mm) HPDFO™ (High Power Density Focusing Optics)|
|Laser Platform Interface Panel||Five button keypad|
|Computer Requirements||Requires dedicated PC with Windows® 7/8/10 32/64 bit and one available USB port (2.0 or higher)|
|Optics Protection||Available with Optional Air Assist|
|Laser Options||10, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 60 Watts|
|Weight||235 lbs (107 kg)||270 lbs (122 kg)||325 lbs (147 kg)|
|Power Requirements||110V/10A | 220V-240V/5A|
|Exhaust Requirements||One 4 in (102 mm) port
250 CFM @ 6 in static pressure (425 m3/hr at 1.5 kPa)
|Two 4 in (102 mm) ports
500 CFM @ 6 in static pressure (850 m3/hr at 1.5 kPa)
Other Platforms to consider
Additional Laser Cutters from Universal Laser Systems
ILS Platform Series
ILS Platform Series systems are the largest laser cutters for high productivity and processing large objects. Plus class 4 material pass-through is available.
PLS Platform Series
Universal Laser PLS Platform Series are engineered for manufacturing applications requiring power, speed and superior raster and vector performance.
VLS Desktop Series
The Universal Laser VLS2.30 and 3.50 Desktop laser platform is the easiest way to get started with laser cutting, engraving, and marking technology.
The PLS6MW Multi-Wavelength Laser Platform can make use of three different laser wavelengths to process the broadest spectrum of materials and applications.
UAC 2000 & 4000
The UAC 2000 & 4000 effectively remove exhaust air from laser material processing systems and capture the smoke and particulate produced when laser processing materials, using a unique four-stage filtration system.
ULTRA 9 Platform
The ULTRA 9 platform offers laser material processing for the widest possible range of materials. Designed for Manufacturing, R&D, Academic Research, and Prototyping environments.