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UK-based distributor ES Technology has announced the availability of the new PLS6MW multi-wavelength laser platform produced by Universal Laser Systems (ULS). The new platform features a fibre laser for direct metal marking that can be interchanged with a CO­­2 laser for processing other materials such as wood and plastic – all within the same laser system.

The multi-wavelength laser platform model builds on Universal’s patented rapid reconfiguration technology which gives customers the ability to interchange laser sources without the need for realignment or special tools. The PLS6MW has a processing area of 813 x 457mm and supports a 30W fibre laser source that can be interchanged with Universal’s CO2 lasers ranging from 10 to 75W.

The fibre laser source is well suited to cutting foil and to marking a broad range of metals, including stainless steel, titanium, copper, brass, aluminium and carbide. It can also be used to mark some plastic types including delrin and ABS.

The CO2 laser source is suitable for engraving and cutting operations, especially on wood, acrylic, glass, anodised aluminium, fabric and other organic materials. In addition to the 10.6µm wavelength, Universal’s CO2 lasers are also available with a wavelength of 9.3µm for PET marking and other applications.