Laser Laboratory Testing of Different Materials

Laser Laboratory

Our full-service in-house laser laboratory can laser process your samples to demonstrate laser capability.  Also, we have a standard samples pack that can be purchased. The standard samples pack demonstrates laser engraving and laser cutting on a variety of materials.  You can inspect at your location and evaluate for your needs.

Enclosed YAG/Fiber Laser Machines

YAG lasers and fiber lasers operate at one-tenth the wavelength of the CO2 lasers, and thereby have differing capabilites.  YAG and fiber lasers are traditionally used for laser marking metals directly, where CO2 lasers are used for nonmetals engraving or cutting.  The difference between the YAG and fiber lasers themselves is small, with regard to wavelength, so they are generally spoken of as having the same laser processing capability.   The low power fiber lasers (10 to 40 watts) are typically used for marking in pulsed mode.  The larger fiber lasers operate only in Continuous Wave (CW) mode and are used for cutting and welding.

The BL-F series laser markers utilize a flying optic.  This enables them to laser mark a much larger area than the galvo style markers.  The fiber laser is utilized for these machines because its beam can travel a good distance and maintain quality.  The BL-Y-33-300 is a moving bed 300 watt YAG cutter.  This powerful laser is the lower cost YAG lamp pumped technology that requires the beam distance to be static.  The moving bed is available for different sizes.  This exciting new application of technologies in the BL-F series and the BL-Y series makes laser processing more affordable and more capable.

Metals Table:

10 Watt Fiber Laser 20 Watt Fiber Laser 100 Watt Fiber Laser 200 Watt Fiber Laser 400 Watt Fiber Laser 300 Watt Lamp Laser
304 Stainless Steel 0.2 mm (0.008")
color marking color marking 720 cm/min (283 ipm) 1440 cm/min (566 ipm) 2880 cm/min (1132 ipm) Cuts, Speed not recorded
304 Stainless Steel 0.5 mm (0.020")
color marking color marking 240 cm/min (94 ipm) 480 cm/min (188 ipm) 960 cm/min (376 ipm) Cuts, Speed not recorded
304 Stainless Steel 1.0 mm (0.040")
color marking color marking 12 cm/min (4.7 ipm) 36 cm/min (14.1 ipm) 250 cm/min ( 100 ipm) Cuts, Speed not recorded
304 Stainless Steel 3.0 mm (0.117")
color marking color marking - - 75 cm/min (30 ipm) Cuts, Speed not recorded
Mild Steel 0.5 mm (0.020")
excellent contrasting mark excellent contrasting mark 154 cm/min (61 ipm) 300 cm/min 120 ipm) 600 cm/min (240 ipm) Cuts, Speed not recorded
Mild Steel 3.0 mm (0.117")
excellent contrasting mark excellent contrasting mark - - 134 cm/min (53 ipm) Cuts, Speed not recorded
Titanium 1.5 mm (0.060")
color marking color marking - 24 cm/min (9 ipm) 98 cm/min (38 ipm) Cuts, Speed not recorded
Aluminum 0.5 mm (0.020")
excellent contrasting mark excellent contrasting mark not recorded not recorded 200 cm/min (78 ipm) Cuts, Speed not recorded
 Copper 0.1 mm (0.004")
- excellent contrasting mark   not recorded not recorded  60 cm/min (24 ipm)  Cuts, Speed not recorded 
Brass 1.0 mm (0.040")
- excellent contrasting mark - not recorded 160 cm/min (63 ipm) Cuts, Speed not recorded
cutting sub 100 micron metals cutting sub 100 micron metals - - - -

* Laser Laboratory measured results.  Individual user results may vary.

  • BL-F-4832Fiber Laser Marker for Wide Format Marking

    Laser Working Area:
          1200 mm × 800 mm (48 in x 32 in)

    Pass-Through Working Area:
           1000 mm wide materials with unlimited length can be processed in 800 mm increments.
           40 inch wide materials with unlimited length can be processed in 32 inch increments
    Working Area Depth:
           The motorized table can be lowered 400mm (16 inches) for processing objects. 

           The pass-through material maximum height is 16 mm (0.625 inch)
    Laser Source:
            Fiber Laser Nd Yag 20 Watt air cooled (standard)
            (optional): 10 watt, 50 Watt, 100 Watt, 200 Watt

    Laser Beam Delivery:
            63 mm (2.5 in) focus lens with nozzle

    Motion Control System:
            High Performance USA Control Motion and Software
    Operating Systems:
            Unlimited

    Supported Graphics:
            Unlimited

    Compatible Design Software:
            Unlimited

    Motor Type:
            Stepper
    Resolution:
             ±0.1 mm (± 0.004 inch)
    Engraving Speed:
             0-60,000 mm/min (0-2,400 in/min) 
    Rotary:
            None (standard)
            (optional) Center Driven Rotary

    Additional Laser Nozzles with Lenses:
            None (standard)
            (optional) 100 mm (4 in) / 125 mm (5 in) / 190 mm (7.5 in)

    Exhaust and Filtration:
            Exhaust Blower with two hoses (standard)
            (optional) Filtration System  
    Power supply:
             AC 110 - 220 V ±10%, 50 - 60 Hz
    Operating Temperature:
             0 - 45  deg C (32 - 112 deg F)

    Operating Humidity:
             5% - 95%

    Machine Power Requirements:
            < 1000 watts (standard) 
    Machine Dimensions:
             173 cm x 102 cm x 107 cm (68 in x 48 in x 42 in)

    Machine Weight:
             270 kg (594 lbs) standard

    Packaging Dimensions and Weight:
             180 cm x 132 cm x 132 cm 464 kg (71 in x 52 in x 52 in 1020 lbs) standard

  • BL-F-3624Fiber Laser Marking Machine with Flying Optic sized 36

    Laser Working Area:
          900 mm × 600 mm (36 in x 24 in)

    Pass-Through Working Area:
           600 mm wide materials with unlimited length can be processed in 600 mm increments.
           24 inch wide materials with unlimited length can be processed in 24 inch increments
    Working Area Depth:
           The motorized table can be lowered 400mm (16 inches) for processing objects. 

           The pass-through material maximum height is 16 mm (0.625 inch)
    Laser Source:
            Fiber Laser Nd Yag 20 Watt air cooled (standard)
            (optional): 10 watt, 50 Watt, 100 Watt, 200 Watt

    Laser Beam Delivery:
            63 mm (2.5 in) focus lens with nozzle

    Motion Control System:
            High Performance USA Control Motion and Software
    Operating Systems:
            Unlimited

    Supported Graphics:
            Unlimited

    Compatible Design Software:
            Unlimited

    Motor Type:
            Stepper
    Resolution:
             ±0.1 mm (± 0.004 inch)
    Engraving Speed:
             0-60,000 mm/min (0-2,400 in/min) 
    Rotary:
            None (standard)
            (optional) Center Driven Rotary

    Additional Laser Nozzles with Lenses:
            None (standard)
            (optional) 100 mm (4 in) / 125 mm (5 in) / 190 mm (7.5 in)

    Exhaust and Filtration:
            Exhaust Blower with two hoses (standard)
            (optional) Filtration System  
    Power supply:
             AC 110 - 220 V ±10%, 50 - 60 Hz
    Operating Temperature:
             0 - 45  deg C (32 - 112 deg F)

    Operating Humidity:
             5% - 95%

    Machine Power Requirements:
            < 1000 watts (standard) 
    Machine Dimensions:
             137 cm x 101 cm x 107 cm (54 in x 40 in x 42 in)

    Machine Weight:
             220 kg (484 lbs) standard

    Packaging Dimensions and Weight:
             147 cm x 109 cm x 132 cm 330 kg (58 in x 43 in x 52 in 726 lbs) standard

  • BL-F-2012Fiber Laser Marker Flying Optics sized 20

    Laser Working Area: 
          500 mm × 300 mm (20 in x 12 in)

    Pass-Through Working Area:
          400 mm wide materials with unlimited length can be processed in 300 mm increments.
          16 inch wide materials with unlimited length can be processed in 12 inch increments
    Working Area Depth:
          The motorized table can be lowered 400mm (16 inches) for processing objects. 

           The pass-through material maximum height is 16 mm (0.625 inch)

    Laser Source:
            Fiber Laser Nd Yag 20 Watt air cooled (standard)
            (optional): 10 watt, 50 Watt, 100 Watt, 200 Watt

    Laser Beam Delivery:
            63 mm (2.5 in) focus lens with nozzle

    Motion Control System:
            High Performance USA Control Motion and Software
    Operating Systems:
            Unlimited

    Supported Graphics:
            Unlimited

    Compatible Design Software:
            Unlimited

    Motor Type:
            Stepper
    Resolution:
             ±0.1 mm (± 0.004 inch)
    Engraving Speed:
             0-60,000 mm/min (0-2,400 in/min) 
    Rotary:
            None (standard)
            (optional) Center Driven Rotary

    Additional Laser Nozzles with Lenses:
            None (standard)
            (optional) 100 mm (4 in) / 125 mm (5 in) / 190 mm (7.5 in)

    Exhaust and Filtration:
            Exhaust Blower with two hoses (standard)
            (optional) Filtration System  
    Power supply:
             AC 110 - 220 V ±10%, 50 - 60 Hz
    Operating Temperature:
             0 - 45  deg C (32 - 112 deg F)

    Operating Humidity:
             5% - 95%

    Machine Power Requirements:
            < 1000 watts (standard)    
    Machine Dimensions:
             135 cm x 78 cm x 89 cm (53 in x 31 in x 35 in)

    Machine Weight:
             150 kg (330 lbs) standard

    Packaging Dimensions and Weight:
             147 cm x 90 cm x 101 cm 220 kg (58 in x 35 in x 40 in 484 lbs) standard

Bell Laser Systems Available

Two types of laser systems dominate the commercial laser market. Each has its strengths in various cutting and marking applications.

CO2 Laser Systems: CO2 refers to the gas mixture used to generate the laser beam. CO2 laser systems used in the engraving and marking industry can range from 10 watts of power to over 1000. Most compact laser systems are offered in the 10 to 80 watt ranges. These units are capable of marking or engraving wood, glass, Plexiglas, acrylic, rubber, ceramics, coated metals and marble. In the higher wattage (40 or greater), material such as acrylic may be completely and accurately cut out to form various shapes.

YAG Laser Systems: These systems operate with a shorter infrared wavelength and are substantially more expensive than CO2 laser systems. These systems are used largely in industrial applications such as cutting, welding, heat treating, perforating and marking. YAG lasers are also used to engrave (mark) bare metals that under normal conditions cannot be marked by a CO2 laser system.

Bell_Laser_Laser_Processing_Machinery     Bell Laser LLC

Laser Processing Machines and Services to Harvest Profits  

Our demonstration of technical Know-How will help you separate the wheat from the chaff  to make your best decision on a laser machine purchase.

113 Cherry Street
Seattle , WA 98104

ph: 800-385-6760

Enclosed YAG/Fiber Laser Machines

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