Universal Laser VLS/PLS Platform HPDFO Lens Kit
Universal Laser VLS PLS Platform HPDFO Lens Kit
Retail Price: $1,898.00
Sale Price: $1,798.00

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Universal Laser VLS/PLS Platform High Power Density Focusing Optics HPDFO™ Lens Kit
Use with the VLS/PLS Platform Series
VLS Models 3.60/3.75/4.60/4.75/6.60/6.75
PLS Models 4.75/6.75/6.150
Not for use with VLS Desktop Series

The Universal Laser High-Power Density-Focusing Optics™ allow the laser beam to be focused to a much smaller spot, producing sharper images at tighter tolerances. It's particularly suited to intricate engraving and direct marking on some metals. HPDFO increases the power density of the laser to achieve the effects of a laser of much higher power. HPDFO was specifically designed to get the smallest spot size and highest power density possible at CO2 laser wavelengths.

In order to produce a similar spot size using standard optics, the focal length would need to be as short as .75" to 1", which is too short to be usable in most applications. HPDFO can increase the utility of all our current systems and a number of older models as well.

The HPDFO is best used for engraving very flat materials or cutting very thin materials. It's not the right choice for every job, but adding the metal-marking capability and smaller spot size of High Power Density Focusing Optics to your laser toolkit is a smart decision for almost any Universal Laser owner.

What it does:
The Universal Laser High-Power Density-Focusing Optics™ uses a patented method to expand the laser beam within the focusing carriage. This expansion allows the beam to be focused into a much smaller focal spot, suitable for intricate, tight-tolerance engraving and for direct marking on some metals. In addition to sharper images and expanded material processing capability, systems using HPDFO benefit from lighter-weight delivery optics and an efficient motion system.

The HPDFO lens requires the collimator. The collimator expands and "straightens" the beam as it exits the laser, and then the HPDFO lens kit focuses the laser beam onto a much more concentrated spot than can be practically achieved with standard optics systems, increasing the power density of the laser.

Benefits of the HPDFO" Lens:
  • High resolution for detailed laser processing
  • Adds additional material processing capability
  • Small spot size for extreme detail
  • High concentrated beam that can mark bare carbon steels
  • Can be interchanged with other lenses as needed
Limitations of the HPDFO" Lens:
  • Not the best lens for cutting thick material
  • Not the best lens for engraving objects with curved surface

Universal Laser HPDFO Lens Tech Spec