09 Jul 650 Watt Laser from Kern is Ideal for Woodshops
Kern’s new 650-Watt laser head fits on the company’s Optiflex (shown), Lasercell and Micro platforms. This is a liquid-cooled design with a wide operating power range and exceptional stability. A peak power of 2000 Watts is achievable, and that lets it cut highly reflective metals and other thick, high density materials.
The company offers a wide range of machines to fit any need from light engraving to heavy-duty, highly precise cutting.
Kern’s Lightwave line of products are pulsed metal cavity CO2 lasers ranging from 100 to 650 Watts and they can be installed on the MICRO model. Made in the USA, they are manufactured in Minnesota.
The new 650-Watt laser can cut through wood or acrylic that’s up to 1-1/4” thick. It can perform very fast 3D engraving, and it can handle a wide range of cuts from ¼” thick mild steel to materials such as foam, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, rubber and textiles.
Kern’s entry-level Micro laser system features a small format work area, but it can be equipped with the same powerful CO2 lasers as large format models. It comes standard with high-speed engraving technology and a moving Y-axis bed for fast, accurate vector cutting. The MICRO laser system is a flexible laser solution, requiring minimal floor space.
The Lasercell is a fully enclosed (Class 2) design so it can be placed in high-traffic areas such as busy factory floors and university classrooms. Access points are available at the front, back and sides of the machine, making part loading/unloading and maintenance simple and convenient.
And the Optiflex is the company’s flagship high-performance laser system. Its HyperDual motion package features a rack and pinion design and powerful servo motors at each side of the laser table. The X-axis has recently been upgraded with twin linear rails and a thicker steel reinforced belt.
There’s a short YouTube@ video here about the 650-Watt laser.
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