CO2 Laser Machine - LITE2
The MetaQuip CO2 laser machine LITE2 series is MetaQuip's basic model. The LITE2 series can be supplied with a laser power of both 40W and 60W. The 60W version is a stock model, 40W on request. The LITE2 is a table model laser and a completely new design compared to the old LITE.
- Laser engraving from wood, leather, cardboard, glass and plastics
- Laser cutting from thin (up to 3-5mm) wood, leather, textiles and plastics
- Easy to operate
- Motorized focus height setting for quick and easy switching between materials
- Work surface of 400 x 400mm
- Honeycomb bed
- Red point laser for easy positioning and checking of laser assignment on the workpiece
- Suitable for home use or start-ups
For 250 EURO delivered to you (look for training and installation with the extra ordering options).
MQ4040 LITE2 CO2 laser machine - laser cutter and engraving machine
The MQ4040 LITE2 is a high-quality machine. The laser head used can easily be adjusted in height with it motorized work surface. In addition, this machine has a right-hand guide on both the left and the right, guaranteeing its robustness and reproducibility. Laser cutting or laser engraving is an ideal process for processing a large number of materials. The infrared laser melts or evaporates the material, allowing you to cut (high laser power) or engrave (low laser power). During the engraving, the laser will evaporate the top layer, causing the surface structure to change. A honeycomb bed is included as standard.
The LITE2 has the following improvements over the LITE1:
- Completely new design. Table model.
- Up to 2x higher engraving and cutting speeds.
- Stem frame - more stable and easier to adjust.
- Motorized work bed for fast and easy changing between materials.
- Red point laser for easy positioning and checking laser assignment on the workpiece
- Heavier extraction. Maximum safety.
Suitable for home use, schools or start-ups
The MQ4040 LITE2 is perfectly suited for hobby, schools or start-ups. This is a full-fledged CO2 laser machine where beautiful pieces can be made. With a MQ4040 LITE2 you can perfectly show the process from digital design to realization.
The MQ4040 LITE2 CO2 laser machine is perfectly suited for laser engraving of a large number of materials, such as wood, leather, textile, glass, mirror and anodised or painted metal materials and a large number of plastics.
The MQ4040 LITE2 is also very suitable for lighter cutting (3-5mm thick material) of fabrics, wood leather, textiles and a large number of plastics such as acrylate. In most cases, MetaQuip recommends the 60W version if there are plans to cut with this machine.
|Laser Power||Acrylate / Plexiglass||Textile / Leather||Wood||Marble|
|40W||3-5 mm||Good results at low speeds||2-4 mm||Too low power|
|60W||8-10 mm||Good results||4-8 mm||Too low power|
The used controller on the MQ4040 LITE2 is the same as with the other CO2 laser machines. On the fully graphic display you can easily prepare a laser job and follow the progress graphically during cutting or engraving. This controller has a very good error handling which makes the machine easy to use for (non-technical) beginners, but also for advanced users.
The MQ4040 LITE2 has a work surface of 40 x 40cm. The machine comes standard with a knife bed on which the material to be cut or engraved is placed and a honeycomb bed. A honeycomb bed supports the material better, this is especially useful when you cut flexible materials such as fabrics or regularly make small objects. These small objects remain on the honeycomb bed after cutting.
Easy to use laser software
Preparing a laser assignment is done via the included laser software. You send digital designs to the laser machine and you can control the laser machine. With this software you can work in multiple layers with separate settings in each layer, so that combined jobs with multiple engraving or cutting operations can be carried out. This software is suitable for Windows, MAC OSX and Linux and available in multiple languages including Dutch, English, French, and so on. In the included Dutch manual you will find extensive information on how to operate the laser software and controller.
Laser cutting - draw or import yourself
For laser cutting use is made of cutting drawings in vector format. In the laser software you can create a simple design yourself or import a vector file. These vector files come standard from more graphic programs such as Adobe Illustrator (ai format) or more technical programs such as AutoCAD or Fusion360.
Direct import of pdf-vector files
The following vector formats are supported by the laser software:
- * ai - Adobe Illustrator. Draw the industry standard for vector.
- .pdf - Portable Document Format. Standardized exchange of files.
- .dxf - Drawing Exchange Format. Standardized export format of most mechanical design software
- .svg - Scalable Vector Graphics. Format that is rapidly emerging and where a lot of open source software is available.
In addition, the following less frequently used vector files are supported.
Quickly convert raster images to vector cutting files
With the laser software it is very easy to convert black and white (raster) images into vector files so that they can then immediately be used to cut them out.
Laser engraving - importing images
You can also use the laser software to import images for laser engraving. MetaQuip often uses PhotoGrav software for more complex images, which means that the conversion of images without further pre- or post-processing is always perfect. The laser software supports the following formats:
- * bmp
- * .jpg * .jpeg
- * .png
- * .gif
- * .tga
Laser safety and CE certification
MetaQuip closed CO2 laser machines are laser class 1 products: safe under all circumstances. This has been measured and recorded in measurement reports drawn up by an independent laser safety authority. A higher laser class is less safe. Class 4 machines may only be used if extra protection and laser glasses are used. This kind of machines work with high power invisible laser light which can cause burns, eye damage and even blindness for the operator of the machine but also for bystanders. Take laser safety and CE certification seriously when buying this kind of laser machines and request the laser safety reports and technical construction files from your laser machine supplier! The MQ4040 LITE2 complies with all applicable CE machine guidelines and laser safety standards. The MQ4040 LITE2 is a class 1 laser device which means that in normal use, no one can ever be exposed to laser radiation. When the laser is opened, all lasers immediately switch off and the current laser job is interrupted. Safety first. More about laser safety & CE certification ...
Included as standard
The MQ4040 LITE2 comes with a industrial air extraction to remove vapor and dust that is released during laser welding. Air compressor which ensures that lens and laser head stays clean as long as possible and industrial water cooler which ensures that the laser tube remains cooled during the laser process. The only thing you have to take care of is a place for the machine, 230VAC socket and an air exhaust duct (100mm).
MQ4040 CO2 machine LITE2 series
Work surface 400 x 400mm, including honeycomb bed
Industrial water cooler
For active cooling of the laser tube. This is a closed system.
To create overpressure at the lens so that it does not pollute as quickly.
To quickly remove welding fumes. Required: direct air discharge to the outside (150mm) or air filter.
Laser software - Windows, MAC OSX, Linux
Laser software to import vector files and raster images or prepare a simple laser job directly for laser processing.
Dutch-language product and software manual
Depending on the material you process, harmful substances and gases may be released during the laser process. In addition, there are a number of materials that cause serious odor nuisance and it is not always possible to realize an air outlet to the outside. In those cases it is possible to use an industrial air filter. These extract harmful gases, substances and odor from the air. The filtered air is then blown back into the room. More about air filters ...
MetaQuip provides various service contracts so that you can be operational again within an agreed time in the event of a problem. In addition, MetaQuip also offers the possibility to do the maintenance of your laser machine. More about service contract ...
Laser engraving software
In order to always get good engravings, photos and pictures need to be converted to an on / off pattern with which the laser can handle. This is also dependent on the material used. In the supplied laser software there are a number of simple features, however, when you start engraving more often, the use of a program like PhotoGrav is recommended. With PhotoGrav you have perfect engraving every time. More about PhotoGrav ...
Installation and training
MetaQuip can install your machine for you and give you basic training. To do this, choose the installation and training option in the additional order options.
Laptop with pre-installed laser software
It is possible to order a laptop with installed laser software with this CO2 laser machine, so that you can be sure that everything is working properly.
- Work area: 400 x 400mm
- Laser Type: Glass Sealed-off CO, laser tube, wavelength 10.6 um
- Laser Power: 40W (on request) / 60W
- Laser Tube Cooling: Water Cooling with demi water
- Laser output power: 0-100%
- Engraving Speed: 0-200mm / s (recommended 100 mm / s)
- Cutting speed: 0-80mm / s
- Working voltage AC230v / 110V +/- 10%, 50-60Hz
- Position Accuracy: +/- 0.01mm
- Minimal Character Size: 1mm
- Machine Power: <300W
- Environment: Temperature 5-40 degrees Celsius, Humidity: 5-95%
- Control Software: Laserworks
- Software requirements: Windows, MAX OSX, Linux 32 and 64 bits
- Supported formats:
- Vector: AI, PDF, DXF, SVG, HPGL, PLT, RD
- Images: BPM, JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TGA
- Dimensions [L x W x H]: 95 x 73 x 30 cm
1 year on the machine. 500 hours / 6 months on the laser tube. The following applies to CO2 laser tubes:
- The supplier continuously tests these tubes at 80% power in lab conditions, constant temperature.
- With these test conditions a theoretical lifetime of 1500 - 2000 hours (40W & 60W tube) and 6000 to 8000 hours (80-100-130-150 W tube) is achieved.
- In actual use, this lifetime will be shorter, because of the following deviating operating conditions compared to the previously described test conditions of the supplier:
- the tube is often switched on / off
- the tube is not used on continuous 80%
That is why these hours, under normal conditions of use, have been translated by MetaQuip to respectively 6 (40W & 60W) and 9 (80-100-130-150 W tube) months warranty.
More about replacement laser tubes ...
See installation of a CO2 laser machine for more information about what you should consider in general terms when installing a CO2 laser.
Delivery & Shipping
If this machine is not in stock then the delivery time is normally between 8-12 weeks. The 60W version is normally in stock, the 40W version is on request. Ask about the current stock. You can choose to collect your CO2 laser machine yourself or have it delivered. The weight is around 45 kg and is delivered in a wooden box of 150 x 82 x 43 cm. MetaQuip can also install your machine on site at your location and therefore gives you basic training. Select installation and training in the additional order options.