Epilog Laser recently added the new Fusion 40 Laser System to its C02 product line.
The machine, which does both raster and vector cutting, was created to maximize engraving space, while maintaining the physical footprint of comparable laser systems with a smaller bed. The machine also offers wattage configurations up to 120 for quicker speeds using industrial DC servo motors, according to the company.
The new system features a larger work area than its predecessor, the Fusion 32, with a 40” x 20” engraving table. Woodworkers can now put an entire cabinet door inside of the machine so they can engrave a full design on it, such as the popular grape vines or other earthly patterns.
“The performance and features of the original Fusion 32 are so popular with customers, we decided to create a bigger system that offers users the same amazing results and benefits and will allow them to increase throughput and production volumes,” Epilog vice president of marketing Mike Dean says.
“What’s even better is that we’re offering this impressive 40” x 28” table in the same physical frame work as other systems with smaller 36” x 24” beds, so operators are getting more room for engraving and cutting without taking up any extra space in their shops.”
Dean explains that the machine’s vector cutting methodology has been changed within both the mechanical and software realms of it to product much better cuts at a much higher speed. The company has also added job management software to the line, along with other software updates.
“A Mac Driver has been included with the new Fusion line. The entire industry is PC-based so any Windows software could be always be used. But there are a lot of graphics-oriented people that use Macs and couldn’t print to our lasers. We think this will be a good fit.”
It also features an intuitive joystick control that allows operators to move the table, fire the laser directly, and more. A drop-down front door allows for easy access and convenient part loading.
The Fusion 40 ranges in price from $23,000 to $42,000. Prices are based on various wattage options that relate to the speed of the cut.
Contact: Epilog Laser. Tel: 888-437-4564. www.epiloglaser.com
This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue.