Economical Large Format Laser Cutter and Engraver
The Ecoflex Laser System Is Kern’s Entry-level Large Format Model.
Kern’s team re-engineered our previous generation HSE machine, standardizing many components and saving costs all without sacrificing quality. Many of the high-quality components used on our high-performance line are also used on the EcoFlex, including the laser, power supplies, vacuum blowers and computer system. These efforts have paid off big for our customers as we launch this new workhorse laser system designed for non-metal cutting applications.
Laser Classification: Class 4 CO2 Laser
Laser Wattage: 100 – 300 watts
*Positioning Accuracy: +/- 0.002″/ft
Repeatability: +/- 0.0005″/ft
Work Area*: 52″ x 50″ – 52″ x 100″
Footprint (W x L x H): 74″ x 87″ x 53″ – 74″ x 137″ x 53″
**Part Clearance: 3″
*Mapped Table under controlled conditions
**Custom gantry heights by request.
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Case Study - Laser Etch Technologies, Buffalo, MN
Owner Tim Pawelk of “Laser Etch Technologies” roots run deep with Kern Laser Systems. A customer since 1999, Laser Etch currently uses four Kern lasers that have been instrumental in achieving worldwide attention. Such projects included teaming up with renowned Tibetan artist Rinchen Dorgee. Dorgee was instrumental in the creation of the throne the Dalai Lama used during his visit to Minneapolis/St. Paul in May of 2001. The throne was also recently used for His Holiness when he visited Minneapolis this year to celebrate the Tibetan New Year.
Around Minnesota, Tim has also done amazing work. Most notably, his wood etching and engraving can be seen in the Legends Club area located at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins.
Baseball fans would recognize Pawelk’s grand slam work located at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. This creative wonder that includes both etching and engraving can be seen in the Legends Club and press box areas of the stadium.
Pawelk allows that the Kern Laser Systems has provided him with the needed tools to think outside the box and grow his business through the wide range of capabilities found in a Kern laser.
He has been able to do a variety of projects with his Kern Lasers that he’s sure he wouldn’t be able to do with the use of some of the competitors’ laser systems. Some of his projects have drawn attention not only in the United States, but also worldwide. In 2001, Tim Pawlek and Laser Etch teamed up with renowned Tibetan artist Rinchen Dorgee. Rinchen was the main artist involved with the creating of the Dalai Lama’s throne his visit to the Twin Cities in May of 2001. The throne was recently used for his holiness when he visited Minneapolis this year to celebrate the Tibetan New Year. (Insert pictures of the throne)
To hear more about Laser Etch’s projects, as well as their experience with Kern Laser Systems, click on our video link for Laser Etch’s exclusive customer testimonial.
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The K-Vision Camera package is a fully integrated hardware and software solution allowing fast and accurate cutting of printed materials.
This process starts with a nozzle mounted camera which automatically measures the dimensions between registration marks on printed materials. The system then uses these measurements and the registration marks of the original cutting file to compensate for distortion and rotation. The slight adjustments that k-vision makes to the cutting file results in a perfectly matched cutout in the material being processed. The entire camera system can be easily removed and stored in a protective box when not in use.
To learn more about the K-Vision Camera package please watch this video and visit our K-Vision Camera page.
ABOUT KCAM LASER SOFTWARE
KCAM® is a laser cutting and engraving software package developed by Kern’s in-house software development team. Through years of research and customer feedback, KCAM has developed into an industry-leading laser control software.
KCAM can be linked with popular design softwares such as CorelDRAW®, AutoCAD® and Adobe Illustrator®, allowing for hundreds of file types to be processed. A convenient user interface provides operators with complete control of the laser systems cutting and engraving parameters. Kern’s customers have access to the latest KCAM software upgrades from our website.
Whether you’re cutting thick acrylic or a thin delicate textile, be ensured that KCAM will provide you with the laser control required for quick and accurate results.
A macro within CorelDRAW® automatically sends your artwork to KCAM® with the click of a single button. KCAM® is also capable of directly opening common file types such as .dxf, .pdf, G-CODE and many more.
Other popular CAD softwares such as AutoCAD LT®, Adobe Illustrator® and Solidworks® can be used to automatically load files into KCAM®.
Customized Pierce Settings. The dwell time, laser power, frequency, focus point and air flow can be set independently from your normal cut settings. This feature ensures metals are cut clean with minimal to no dross.
Air Control. Compressed shop air, oxygen or nitrogen can be hooked up to the laser system for optimal processing results on a variety of laserable materials.
Vector Path Speed Control. KCAM mimics a race car by slowing the cutting speed into sharp corners and accelerating out of them. The result is smooth, consistent cutting with the tap of your mouse.
Cut Optimizer. Decrease your programming time by letting KCAM automatically determine the fastest cut order for your most complicated designs.
Time Estimator. Provide accurate pricing to your customers by knowing the amount of laser processing time before the product even makes it to the laser bed.
Tool Offset. A simple inside/outside offset can be set to compensate for the laser beam kerf. This results in precisely sized parts without modification of your original part drawings.