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PLH3D-6W-XF Universal CNC and 3D Priter Kit

PLH3D-6W-XF Universal Kit for CNC Machines

PLH3D-6W-XF Universal Kit for CNC machines includes PLH3D-6W-XF with the factory preset focusing lens, high-efficiency aspheric lens, LaserDock docking station, PLH3D Magnetic Nozzle, Laser Safety Goggles for 450nm, 3 meters long electrical wire (pins and terminal blocks are included), power supply unit.

Reference: 001731

EAN13: 0590269311087

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Available quantity: 9 Items

  • Manual

$799.00 tax excl.

-$59.00

$858.00 tax excl.

Accessories

  • The PLH3D-6W Series Adapter for X-Carve is designed to make electrical connections between the laser head and the Inventables™’ X-Carve® machines, easier and quicker.

  • Inspired by the thoughts of our customers, to simplify electrical connection and speed up this process, we made The PLH3D Series Adapter for Stepcraft CNC Machines. The adapter for engraving laser head is universal, it can be used between most of the Stepcraft CNC Machines and all PLH3D Series Laser heads.

  • Our choice

    These laser glasses can help reduce the probability of light entering the user’s eye from diffusely backscattered laser light. This product is OD 7+ over the range of 190 to 540 nm, blocking deep ultraviolet to green including violet and blue light.

  • This Mounted Aspheric lens is useful to collimate or focus laser light in the visible wavelength regime. The aspheric design nearly eliminates spherical aberration without needing multiple optical elements. It has a broadband AR coating of 400-700 nm, allowing it to be used for various applications. 

Technical Data

Dimensions40 x 55 x 78 mm
Focal Length20 - 120 mm
Focused Beam Spot Size @ 30 mm0,1 x 0,1 mm
Focused Beam Spot Size @ 55 mm0,1 x 0,125 mm
Focused Beam Spot Size @ 80 mm0.1 x 0.3 mm
Input Voltage12 - 24 V
Max. Power Consumption30 W
Noise58 dBA
Weight210 g (7.4 oz.)
Mounting Hole TypeM3 x 0.5 x 4.5 mm
Ambient Temperature Range (Operating)0 - 45°C (32 - 113°F)
Mounting Hole Pattern4 Holes 24 x 15 mm (0.94 x 0.59 in.)
Modulation Input 10 - 5V Analog/TTL/PWM
Modulation Input 20 - 24V TTL/PWM
Max. Modulation Bandwidth30 kHz
Laser Diode Wavelength450 nm
Laser Diode Optical Power6 W

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Included parts

- PLH3D-6W-XF Laser Head

- PLH3D-6W Nozzle - 43mm Spindle Adapter

- PLH3D-6W LaserDock Docking Station

- Safety Goggles fo 450nm

- Beam Focus Adjuster

- 3 meter long electrical wire with pins and terminal block

- 2 Lenses (one is factory preset)

- PSU 12V 3A

 

Advantages of the PLH3D-6W:

- Simple installation in 3D printers and CNC machines

- Accepts a wide range of power supplies

- No additional cooling required

- Driver integrated inside the laser head

- Compatible with accessories for ease of use

- OEM customization available for of 3D printer and CNC machine companies

 

Functionality

The focus distance can be quickly set or changed via the included lens adjuster (no additional tools). The driver of the unit is integrated directly into the laser head.  This greatly increases the maximum modulation frequency and allows longer cables to be used.

 

Control Inputs and Electrical Connection

The laser head has two separate controls. Input #1 accepts 0 - 5V for analog power modulation.  Input #2 accepts 0 - 24V for TTL/PWM and turns on the laser when the voltage exceeds 2.5V. (Input #1 can also be used for PWM if #2 is dedicated for TTL only.)

Important: The laser head should be powered from a dedicated high-quality power supply without anything else connected. Please note: connecting the laser head to the same power supply unit as a CNC machine or any other high-impedance equipment such as stepper motors is not recommended. Doing so may cause extreme instability to the supply voltage and cause damage to the laser head. It also voids any warranty.

Improved Heat Sinking

This lightweight 220g (7.8oz) laser head requires no additional cooling. The body acts as a heat sink, and the fan design allows it to function as an air nozzle protecting the lens from smoke, while also cooling the laser head. Performing tests on several prototype designs allowed us to optimize the heat sink’s shape and enable efficient cooling while maintaining the module’s notably small form factor. 

 

Accessory for Smoke

The laser head allows engraving or cutting of materials such as wood, stainless steel, paper, leather, cardboard and many others. For materials that generate smoke when engraved or cut, we offer an optional nozzle that is attachable to the front of the unit via magnets built into the laser head (see accessories).

 

Protections

The PLH3D 6W incorporates a thermal protection system that protects the laser diode from overheating to maintain its lifetime. The unit is designed to automatically shut off when the housing temperature exceeds 47C. The analog input is protected by a 5V Zener diode in the case on occasion there appears the voltage higher than 5V. Despite everything, this input should not be used with higher voltages due to the risk of damage. The laser diode is protected via a Schottky diode, which protects it from a reverse voltage and ESD. In addition, the integrated driver is fully covered to protect it from metal chips in a CNC machine environment.

 

Compatibility

Our PLH3D series work with many CNC and 3D printing machines including the models:

   Azteeg X3 

   CNC Shark 

   GeckoDrive 540

   Lulzbot 

   MakerBot Replicator1 and Clones

   MakerBot Thing-O-Matic

   MakerGear M2

   MakiBOX

   MYDIYCNC

   Openbuilds – C Beam/OX

   PrintRBot Upgrade

   Replicator 2 and 2X 

   RepRap – Melzi Board

   RepRap – RAMPS1.4 

   RepRap – RUMBA

   Rigidbot

   Shapeoko 2

   Shapeoko 3

   Solidoodle

   Stepcraft

   Ultimaker 1 & 2

   Velleman K8200

   X Controller

   X-Carve Upgrade

   Zen Toolworks

Note that this list is being continuously updated. Please contact us if you have any questions or feedback regarding compatibility.

 

Customization

For bulk orders, the PLH3D series can be customized to all customers' needs. We can add customers' logos and all possible additional features. Customization is offered for the 3D printer and CNC manufacturers and distributors. 

 

Alternative functionality

Besides the standard functionality, the small beam spot allows the possibility of using this product for rapid PCB prototyping.  This is done by illuminating the copper layer of plates after a photosensitive paste is applied.

 

Links

Article on Mach 3 software configuration for our laser engravers 

 

 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 - 480nm 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.