This cutting equipment uses the energy of the focused beam of the laser tube for processing. Due to its monochrome and coherence, the focus zone is very small, and therefore:
- In its vicinity there is almost instantaneous “evaporation” of many materials;
- The size of such a vicinity is calculated in units and tens of micrometers.
Therefore, it can be positioned very accurately in space – thus achieving an unprecedented acceptable error of the cutting tool of 0.01-0.03 mm.
How to choose CO2 machine
When making a choice, you need to realize that the effectiveness of considerable investments will depend on its correctness. Therefore, the purchased equipment for laser engraving should bring the expected profit during operation.
One of the factors of its growth is a reduction in financial expenses due to forced outages. This can be achieved by abandoning cheap low-quality cutting machines, for which it is often extremely difficult to find components.
Therefore, it is better to choose Wattsan premium equipment, introduced on the market for more than 10 years. The manufacturer’s service departments work quickly, but they are rarely called upon, because the machines use proven and reliable technologies.
It is important to pay attention to the functionality and configuration of the cutting machines for laser engraving:
- Voltage regulator (supports the required range of supply voltage);
- Swivel and lifting/lowering table (adjustable for layouts of different thickness and shape);
- Chiller (cools the laser tube).
Support and Maintenance for CO2 Laser Machine
Service center specialists interact directly with customers around the world. Therefore, buying the machine, the client also receives:
- If necessary, training in the proper laser engraving and cutting on the machine;
- Convenient service that significantly reduces the risks to the production chain.
Size and power of CO2 Laser Machine
Wattsan CO2 laser engraving and cutting machines are available in the following modifications:
- Compact (working area 200х300, 500х300, 600х400 mm);
- The most popular medium format (working area 900х600, 1200х900, 1600х1000 mm);
- Large format (working area 1600х1200, 1800х3000, 2000х3000 мм).
The power of the laser tubes used is within 40-150 W and directly affects the speed and accuracy of laser engraving and cutting.
Wattsan 0203 micro
The cheapest desktop CO2 laser engraving machine is suitable for hobby, technology exploration and small-scale production.0203 micro Work area 200 x 300 mm Tube power 40W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 810 mm * 500 mm * 265 mm More
Medium format cutting model, suitable for serial laser engraving of non-metallic materials.0503 Work area 500 x 300 mm Tube power 60W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 650 mm * 1040 mm * 575 mm More
Wattsan 6040 ST
Medium format machine for processing non-metallic materials with high accuracy due to an advanced mechanism.6040 ST Work area 600 x 400 mm Tube power 80-90W Max engraving speed 500 mm Dimensions 765 mm * 1165 mm * 600 mm More
Wattsan 6090 LT
The machine is capable of performing laser engraving and cutting of many materials, which are used in various manufacturing processes.6090 LT Work area 900 x 600 mm Tube power 100-120W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 1030 mm * 1490 mm * 670 mm + 315 mm (if on its wheels) More
Wattsan 6090 ST
Wattsan 6090 ST The technology implemented in it eliminates the need to pre-cut the workpiece, increasing the production speed.6090 ST Work area 900 x 600 mm Tube power 80-90 W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 1030 mm * 1490 mm * 670 mm + 315 mm (if on its wheels) More
Wattsan 1290 LT
It has a universal size of the working area, due to which the number of repeated pre-cuts with a CO2 laser is reduced.1290 LT Work area 1200 x 900 mm Tube power 100-120W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 1410 mm * 1790 mm * 670 mm + 315 mm (if on its wheels) More
Wattsan 1290 ST
The laser engraving machine has a universal medium format working area, suitable for laying many production materials.1290 ST Work area 1200 x 900 mm Tube power 100-120W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 1410 mm * 1790 mm * 670 mm + 315 mm (if on its wheels) More
Wattsan 1290 Duos ST
It is capable of working in cutting mode with material of unlimited length, which allows it to be used in high-performance processes.1290 DUOS ST Work area 1200 x 900 mm Tube power 100-120 W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 1410 mm * 1790 mm * 670 mm + 315 mm (if on its wheels) More
Wattsan 1290 Duos LT
The machine is extremely easy to set up to achieve high accuracy in the processing of various materials.1290 DUOS LT Work area 1200 x 900 mm Tube power 100-120W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 1410 mm * 1790 mm * 670 mm + 315 mm (if on its wheels) More
Wattsan 1610 LT
The cutting machine is capable of processing various non-metals on a large format working area with few acceptable errors.
Wattsan 1610 ST
It performs laser engraving and through-cutting, which allows it to cut various non-metallic materials of any length.1610 ST Work area 1600 x 1000 mm Tube power 100-120W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 1410 mm * 1790 mm * 670 mm + 315 mm (if on its wheels) More
Wattsan 1610 Duos LT
The machine is designed to function as part of high-speed production lines, providing high-precise CO2 laser engraving and cutting.1610 DUOS LT Work area 1600 x 1000 mm Tube power 100-120W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 1410 mm * 1790 mm * 670 mm + 315 mm (if on its wheels) More
Wattsan 1610 Duos ST
Thoughtfully designed and functional, this large-format cutting machine is able to cut with the highest precision.1610 DUOS ST Work area 1200 x 900 mm Tube power 100-120W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 1410 mm * 1790 mm * 670 mm + 315 mm (if on its wheels) More
Wattsan 1610 Duos conveyer
A high-performance machine capable of in-line laser engraving of medium-sized roll materials.1610 DUOS CONVEYER Work area 1600 x 1000 mm Tube power 100-120W Max engraving speed 600 mm Dimensions 2200 mm*1800 mm*1105 mm More
Wattsan 1610 Cam conveyer
Provides a minimum error of about one hundredths of a millimeter of the cutting seam, allowing savings in raw materials in mass production.1610 CAM CONVEYER Work area 1600 x 1000 mm Tube power 100-120W Max engraving speed 700 mm Dimensions 2320 mm * 2200 mm * 1500 mm More
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The CO2 laser of the machine is able to cut through even a metal structure while maintaining high dimensional accuracy of the result.1612 NC- C Work area 1600 x 1200 mm Tube power 100-120W Max engraving speed 1000 mm Dimensions 2500 * 2000 * 1320 mm More
Wattsan 1830 Conveyer
WIt is equipped with a through table with working dimensions of 3 by1.8 m, which, with a high speed of laser engraving and cutting, makes it very high-performance.
Wattsan 2030 Flat Bed
It performs fast and high-precision laser engraving and cutting of many production materials, so it is perfect for use in the serial production chain.2030 FLAT BED Work area 3000 x 2000 mm Tube power 100-120W Max engraving speed 500 mm Dimensions 2400 mm * 3750 mm * 800 mm More
Wattsan 2030 Conveyer
Large-format version with a working field of 2 meters wide, making the CO2 laser cutting machine suitable for use in almost any industry.
Operating principle of CO2 machine
The electricity supplied to the laser tube is absorbed by carbon dioxide molecules. As a result, they begin to synchronously emit in-phase electromagnetic waves in a narrow frequency range that pass through the optical system. It provides focusing at the required radiation distance for laser engraving or cutting. According to the other two coordinates, the positioning of the cutting tool is carried out by an electromechanical system.
During cutting, the temperature in the optical focus of the laser causes the material to evaporate or melt. With CO2 laser engraving on the machine, one of the properties of the material changes – color, structure, surface texture, etc.
What can a CO2 cutting machine be used for?
It is used to engrave and cut:
- acrylic and other plastics.
Particular machine models are suitable for:
- For laser engraving on wood and stone;
- For metal cutting.
See some product examples:
- cardboard silhouettes of bats
- wooden components of furniture elements:
- smartphone cases with laser engraving:
Time-tested application technologies make it possible to practically eliminate the likelihood of industrial scrap. It is only necessary to take into account all the nuances of the operation and setting of the cutting mode of the machines, and then the result will be exactly what is expected.
For example, when cutting small workpieces with laser engraving, cutting should be performed after engraving. This will exclude their displacement, due to small fluctuations of the working surface, which is very harmful for the engraving process.
It is the inability to properly set up the machine for the required mode of operation that is the most common cause of customer complaints. In this case, settings and instructions for their implementation as other operational technical support are provided.
Yes, if the special nozzle for laser engraving is used.
The price for CO2 laser engraving and cutting machine ranges from $480 to $7500.
Some models of machines allow laser engraving on metal surfaces.