PLH3D-15W Short Nozzle for Cutting Thick Materials
The newest accessory for the PLH-15W is a short nozzle allowing to cut materials up to 20mm! Increase your cutting capabilities whether you are cutting foam, wood, or other materials of greater thickness.
Manufacturer: Opt Lasers
Short length nozzle for cutting thick materials
Additional Information and Recommendations
Any compressor will be suitable for supplying air to your High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle unit. However, because the appropriate flow rate must be determined experimentally (for each different type of material to be processed), the desired results may not be achieved with small compressor units. The higher the tank capacity and the compressor performance, the higher the airflow that can pass through the air nozzle. The work is also more comfortable with better compressor units (so that the compressor will not turn on too often in order to refill the tank).We recommend a compressor with a real airflow of 10-12 l/min and a tank capacity of at least 50 liters. However, nothing prevents you from trying a smaller compressor.In fact, many of our customers use small 5 liter tank capacity compressors that are available on Amazon for approximately $50.
Recommended Airflow Values
In our experience, the real airflow value of 10-15 l/min is the upper limit and completely sufficient for most materials. We don't recommend going above 15-20 l/min. Above 20 l/min, the laser cutting speed of all materials decreases. We recommend a real airflow value of 10 l/min as a starting point. Then you could experiment with using a slightly higher airflow rate as the optimum airflow value differs from material to material.
In general, for laser cutting, you will typically find the optimum real airflow value to be between 10-15 l/min.
For laser engraving, we recommend airflow values of 1-3 l/min.
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Feel free to reach out in case you have any further questions.