High-Performance Stepcraft Laser Upgrade Kit with PLH3D-6W-XF+

Laser for Stepcraft the full set includes all parts needed to mount the PLH3D-6W-XF laser head on the Stepcraft CNC machine. Set includes PLH3D-CNC Adapter, Air Nozzle, Lens and 450 nm Safety Goggles with CE certificate. 

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$699.00 tax excl.

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SKU: 001726

GTIN: 5902693110828

Individual Kit Parts

Technical Data

Dimensions
40 x 54 x 78 mm
Focus Distance
20 - 120 mm
Input Voltage
12 - 24 V
Max. Power Consumption
30 W
Noise
58 dBA
Weight
210 g (7.4 oz.)
Mounting Hole Type
M3 x 0.5 x 4.5 mm
Operating Ambient Temperature
0 - 45°C (32 - 113°F)
Mounting Hole Pattern
4 Holes 24 x 15 mm (0.94 x 0.59 in.)
Modulation Input 1
0 - 5V Analog/TTL/PWM
Modulation Input 2
0 - 24V TTL/PWM
Max. Modulation Bandwidth
30 kHz
Laser Diode Wavelength
450 nm
Laser Diode Optical Power
6 W
Max. Power Density
225 [kW/cm^2]

Product Description

The parts included in the Stepcraft Laser Upgrade with PLH3D-6W-XF Laser Head are listed above, in the section “Individual Kit Parts”

Advantages of Stepcraft Laser Upgrade with PLH3D-6W-XF Laser Head

  • Simple installation in Stepcraft CNC machines
  • No additional cooling required
  • Driver integrated inside the laser head
  • Compatible with accessories for ease of use

About the PLH3D-6W-XF Engraving Laser Head

The leading 6 W laser from PLH3D series. Professional engraving laser head designed for industrial applications. Robust design, compatibility with all types of control signals used in CNC in 3D printing market as well as with a wide range of PSUs, strongest available in its size fan providing best cooling and smoke removal. It comes with lens adjusting tool which allows changing the focus distance easily. You can discover more information about our 6W Stepcraft laser engraver.

About the PLH3D-CNC Universal Laser Adapter

The key function of the PLH3D-CNC Adapter is to “arm” and “disarm” the laser head. Arming means turning the head power supply on; the armed head is then able to generate laser beam. Disarming (turning the head power supply off) brings the laser head in a safe state where generating laser beam is fully impossible.

The laser head may be checked by generating a short laser pulse at maximum power.

Built-in safety means prevent misuse and unexpected behavior at emergency. The key switch protects the laser head against arming by children and other unauthorized persons. Arming the laser head is always done manually by the user, by pressing a button. A special circuitry prevents arming at any malfunction of internal electronics. The laser head is being automatically disarmed in case of emergency: loss of the mains supply, PSU failure, breaking or disconnecting the laser head cable. After disarming, the system remains in a safe state and rearming always requires pressing the button by the user.

Key features of the PLH3D-CNC Adapter:

  • Soft Start
  • Indication LEDs - power, armed, laser working
  • Build-in microcontroller - watchdog
  • Two programmable enable inputs
  • Two external safety terminals (for example: safety key, E-Stop)
  • Automatic disarm after power off
  • One second laser test
  • Compatibility with the PLH3D laser heads
  • Keylock for preventing use by unauthorized personnel
  • Machined aluminum quality enclosure
  • One button system (arm, test and setting of enable modes)

Example Applications

PLH3D-15W Plywood Cutting
Birtch Plywood
Thickness Feed Rate Step
3mm (0.118") 5mm/s (11.8 IPM) 0.6mm (0.023")
6mm (0.236") 5mm/s (11.8 IPM) 0.5mm (0.019")

Woodworking - Cutting and Engraving Wood

Blue laser engraving can produce a detailed pattern with round edges as well as darken the color of the wood. Laser engraving can be used to engrave a logo or a photo, which can’t be done with milling bits. With PLH3D-6W, you can laser engrave wood and wood-based materials, including cork, chipboard, particleboard, alder, cherry, maple, MDF, basswood, balsa, veneers, medium-density-fiberboard and high-density-fiberboard.

Steel Marking
Material Operation Feed Rate
Anodized Aluminum Marking 50mm/s (118 IPM)
Painted Steel Marking 50mm/s (118 IPM)

Engraving Anodized Aluminum and Painted Metals

Blue laser engraving can produce a detailed pattern with round edges as well as darken the color of the wood. Laser engraving can be used to engrave a logo or a photo, which can’t be done with milling bits. With PLH3D-6W, you can laser engrave wood and wood-based materials, including cork, chipboard, particleboard, alder, cherry, maple, MDF, basswood, balsa, veneers, medium-density-fiberboard and high-density-fiberboard.

Laser Cutting Fabric with PLH3D Lasers from Opt Lasers Grav
Material Thickness Feed Rate
Polyester 0.4mm (0.015") 40mm/s (94IPM)
Jeans 0.5mm (0.019") 8mm/s (19IPM)
Leather 1.5mm (0.059") 30 mm/s (70IPM)
Rubber 0.5mm (0.019") 15mm/s (35IPM)

Cutting Textiles and Thin Synthetic Materials

The high absorption of blue laser light for numerous materials enables fast cutting without damaging protection layers used in textile cutting. Blue laser cutting and engraving are suitable for diverse types of textiles including Cordura™, Alcantara, felt, 1080 denier nylon, jeans, short-staple fiber cotton, wool, tartan, fleece, white polyester, softshell, silk, lace and linen. High power density enables laser cutting textiles with carbon-reinforced yarn and nylon-reinforced yarn as well as white textiles. Many robust materials used in the production of tents, kites, and bags can be cut at 60 mm/s.

Other PLH3D-6W-XF+ Applications Gallery

Product Features

 

Powered by Blue Laser Diodes

Unlike infrared light, blue light is more easily absorbed by numerous industrial materials. This directly translates to several advantages including reduced power consumption and more compact heat sinking.


Integrated Control Electronics

In many laser heads that have the diode connected to the diode’s driver via a long cable and the coupling is done with connectors. Long wires are characterized by substantial inductive effects. This results in delays of the diode’s response in relation to the diode’s driver and as extension it also results in blurred lines. Connectors are more prone to disconnections than coupling done via direct soldering. Disconnecting during laser processing can damage the laser head.

Features of PLH3 Compact Design

Long Lifetime

Opt Lasers laser heads are industry-level grade CNC machine tools. Mechanical parts are made from machined aluminium. Our products are designed with cooling optimization in mind. Investing in the highest quality equipment ensures the best performance and price.Life time compared to price

Lightweight Design Mounts to Nearly any CNC Machine

Featuring a lightweight, Aluminum body that makes the laser weight less than 370 g. As a typical CNC spindle weighs approximately 1.8 kg, CNC machines can operate it effortlessly.

Simple Integration

Can be set on nearly any CNC machine since it accepts both analog and PWM CNC signals.

Instant-On Power

No warm-up time

Accessories

LaserDock (Included in the Kits)Speeds up your work and keeps your laser clean

An effective solution for both large and small CNC machines and 3D printers, this magnetic docking station allows the PLH3D-XT Series laser for engraving to be quickly attached or removed. This facilitates quick access for CNC milling or 3D printing. By protecting the laser head from plastic or wood dust from your printer or CNC mill, it can extend the lifetime of the engraving laser and reduce maintenance. It also allows you to take advantage of the entire working area of your 3D printer or CNC machine.

High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

PLH3D-CNC Adapter (Included in the Kits) - Easy connection to any CNC machine

Many types of CNC machines and 3D printers with different control voltage standards and levels available on the market may be used to control the PLH3D head. The PLH3D-CNC Adapter converts all these signals to the standard compatible with the PLH3D head. The PLH3D-CNC Adapter contains widely used industry-standard screw connectors. A dedicated desktop low-noise power supply unit assures compatibility and reliability as well as eliminates problems caused by using third-party power supplies. The general status (power, armed, laser working) may be checked at a glance by watching three LEDs.

PLH3D-CNC Adapter

Laser Safety Glasses (Included in the Kits) - Ensure the highest quality of protection

These laser glasses can help reduce the probability of light entering the eye from the diffusely reflected laser light. It is important to note that while these laser glasses may be helpful at adding an additional layer of safety for diffusely scattered light, the user should not depend on them to protect against the beam entering the eye, either directly or indirectly. It is necessary to take additional precautions when working with lasers, receive proper training on how to do so and not depend on equipment as an alternative to safe practices.

High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

Other accessories (Included in the Kits) - To make your Opt Lasers Kit plug & play

With these accessories, it is a plug & play kit. Height Reference - helps you set your working distance, power adapter with AC adapter to allow you to plug into all outlets (US, AU and Europe), wiring and screw set to connect everything together and mount to connect the machine.

High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

Blue Laser Safety Window (Compatible with all Blue Lasers) - Install as you need

These laser windows can help reduce the probability of light entering the user’s eye from a diffusely backscattered laser light. This product is rated at OD 6+ over the range of 190 to 540 nm, blocking deep ultraviolet to green including violet and blue light.

High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle (Compatible with XT-50 & XT-10 and XF+) - Speeds up laser engraving and cutting up to 6 times

Being compatible with the XT and XF+ Laser Head, the High-Pressure Air Nozzle is a priceless asset for laser cutting and engraving. Not only does it speed up cutting and engraving with laser by up to 6.5 times, but it also substantially improves the attained quality of the processed material. With the High-Pressure Air Nozzle your yield will have noticeably enhanced quality with uniform and well-defined features. Our High-Pressure Air Nozzle will also protect your optics from smoke and dust particles, extending the intervals between subsequent lens cleaning routines, and boost user safety.

High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

Product Specifications

PLH3D-6W-Series
Laser Diode Optical Power 6W
Dimensions of Laser Head (L x W x H) 40 x 55 x 78(105) mm
(1.6 x 1.7 x 3.1(5.9) in.)
Weight of Laser Head, Typ. 220g (7.76 oz.)
Flow Rate of Fan 43 m3/h (25 CFM)
Fan Noise 58 dBA
Mounting Hole Pattern 4 holes, 24 x 15 mm
(0.94 x 0.59 in.)
Mounting Hole Type M3 x 0.5 x 4.5 mm
Max. Ambient Temperature 45°C (113°F)
Modulations Inputs 2
Modulation Input 1 Analog/TTL/PWM,
0 – 5 V
Modulation Input 21 TTL/PWM 0 – 24 V
Recommended PWM Base Frequency 5 – 10 kHz
Max. Modulation Bandwidth 30 kHz
Input Impedance of 1 and 2 >1 k-Ω
Power Supply Unit Voltage 12 – 24 V
12 V PSU Min. Current 2.5 A
24 V PSU Min. Current 1.25 A
Max. Power Consumption 30 W
  1. "Laser Off" state is <2 V. "Laser On" state is 3 – 24 V.

Material Testing Gallery

Laser Cutting Fiber Reinforced Foil
Laser Cutting Leather
Laser Cutting Synthetic Materials

Laser Engraving PCB
Engraving Powder Painted Metal
Stainless Steel Marking with Laser

Laser Cutting Cardboard
Laser Cutting Foam
Laser Cutting Black PET Plastic

Laser Cutting Balsa Wood
Laser Engraving Anodized Aluminium
Laser Cutting Jeans Denim Fabric

Laser Cutting Balsa Wood
Laser Engraving Anodized Aluminium
Laser Cutting Jeans Denim Fabric

Laser Cutting Balsa Wood
Laser Engraving Anodized Aluminium
Laser Cutting Jeans Denim Fabric

Laser Cutting Balsa Wood
Laser Engraving Anodized Aluminium
Laser Cutting Jeans Denim Fabric



Caution:

  • Remember that it is not a toy.
  • Laser radiation is dangerous even when scattered or reflected from any surface.
  • Always use proper protection laser filter on your CNC machine dedicated to 430 - 480 nm in order to avoid reflected radiation.
  • Never point laser head at people or animals.
  • Do not touch the beam, it may cause burns or another injury.
  • Do not stare at the beam or the beam spot while the material is being cut.
  • Laser radiation - Avoid eye or skin exposure to direct or scattered radiation. 
  • Class 4 laser product.

Reviews

07-02-2022

Attention to the detail! Quality!

From the point that I opened the box I realised where my money was applied. Attention to the detail from A to Z. Very good quality overall. For my Stepcraft D600 it was just plug and play (reading the instructions). The safety glasses are a must to buy. Bought together with the "Hight Pressure Air Assist Nozzle".
Hope to be able to expand my business and upgrade to the 15W laser.

25-01-2022

Stepcraft Laser Upgrade Kit with PLH3D-6W-XF+

This product works perfectly without any problems.
Thanks to the Opt Lasers team

08-07-2021

Very good

This laser works as promised.

23-06-2021

Opt Lasers 6 Watt


I've had this set now from November 2020 and I wouldn't have had a laser before. I am very happy with it and it runs perfectly on my Stepcraft D840. I also chose to update the lens and ordered the Uspot lens. That is a really great lens to use. The service of Opt Lasers is great and also very fast.

Thank you Opt Lasers

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