Shapeoko Laser Upgrade Kit with PLH3D-6W-XF
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Manufacturer: Opt Lasers
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Individual Kit Parts
Parts included in the Shapeoko Full Kit With PLH3D-6W-XF Laser Head
- PLH3D-6W-XF Laser Head
- PLH3D Series Adapter for Shapeoko Machine
- PLH3D Docking Station
- PLH3D-6W Nozzle
- Shapeoko Holder
- Safety Goggles
- Beam Focus Adjuster
- High-resolution Engraving Lens with PLH3D Lens Regulator (Factory-preset)
- High-efficiency Engraving Lens
Note: you may receive the laser safety goggles with a slightly different frame. However, the Optical Density rating, as well as Working Wavelengths, will be the same.
About the Shapeoko Full Kit With PLH3D-6W-XF Laser Head
Main features of the Shapeoko laser by Opt Lasers:
- 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
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 increases the maximum modulation frequency and allows longer cables to be used.
The laser head has two separate controls. Input #1 accepts 0 - 5 V for analog power modulation. Input #2 accepts 0 - 24 V for TTL/PWM and turns on the laser when the voltage exceeds 2.5 V. (Input #1 can also be used for PWM if #2 is dedicated for TTL only.) Important: Do not connect both Modulation Input 1 and Modulation Input 2 at the same time. Doing so may result in malfunction of the laser head.
Improved Heat Sinking
This lightweight 220 g (7.8 oz) 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).
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 5 V. 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.
Our PLH3D series work with many CNC and 3D printing machines including the models:
- Azteeg X3
- CNC Shark
- GeckoDrive 540
- MakerBot Replicator1 and Clones
- MakerBot Thing-O-Matic
- MakerGear M2
- Openbuilds – C Beam/OX
- PrintRBot Upgrade
- Replicator 2 and 2X
- RepRap – Melzi Board
- RepRap – RAMPS1.4
- RepRap – RUMBA
- Shapeoko 2
- Shapeoko 3
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
|Dimensions||40 x 55 x 78 mm|
|Focal Length||20 - 120 mm|
|Focused Beam Spot Size @ 30 mm||0,1 x 0,1 mm|
|Focused Beam Spot Size @ 55 mm||0,1 x 0,125 mm|
|Focused Beam Spot Size @ 80 mm||0.1 x 0.3 mm|
|Input Voltage||12 - 24 V|
|Max. Power Consumption||30 W|
|Weight||210 g (7.4 oz.)|
|Mounting Hole Type||M3 x 0.5 x 4.5 mm|
|Ambient Temperature Range (Operating)||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|