Description(Last Updated On: March 17, 2022)
Want a Portable HandHeld Laser Etcher? You’ve come to the right place
The HeatSign portable laser etcher is a handheld fiber laser marking machine that operates based on laser etching technology (it melts the target surface and raises it). The machine is popular for its portability and smallness. While many would expect it to function less due to its size, it is considered an industrial level marking machine.
Components of the Handheld Laser Etcher
The HS-PFL20-B and HS-PFL30-B comprise two parts that house the components responsible for their functionality. Below are the two parts and their components.
· Marking Head
The high quality laser head has a dimension of 250 x 120 x 260 mm and is responsible for marking the designated materials. It has a dome shape which acts as protection. Therefore, there is no need for safety goggles during use (albeit careful handling is required not to expose the laser to the operator). The marking head weighs 1.25kg making it a small and light laser engraving machine that can print on the go.
· Control Box
The control box has a dimension of 250 x 135 x 195 mm and weighs 4.75kg. It houses the laser and other components responsible for controlling and actualizing the laser etching technology (hence, the name control box). Together with the marking head, it weighs 6kg making it portable and suitable for marking several materials.
The most spectacular part of the Control box is the software. The software operates on the Linux OS. It is accessible by USB flash driver import the graphics for the laser marking process.
Core Features of the HeatSign Portable Laser Etcher
This handheld laser engraver is the ideal marking machine for various industries due to its impeccable features. Below are explanations of its features and why you should choose it over other machines.
· Power Output Source
As a laser engraver enthusiast, the power output source is one of the first things you check when getting a new laser marking machine. The machine’s power output is responsible for the type of materials to mark, the efficiency, the engraving range, and the dexterity of using it.
The HeatSign portable laser etcher has a power output source of 20W/30W (i.e., the HS-PFL30-B). Consequently, both variants are suitable for many materials such as aluminum, hard plastic, metals, and others.
It has a power-saving feature (automatic start and stop design) that saves electricity by automatically stopping after 60 seconds of standby. You can then restart the machine by tapping the screen. This makes it the perfect laser engraver for those worried about power supply.
· Operating System/Software
The operating system/software is another feature that puts the HS-PLF20-B/ HS-PFL30-B on the top tier among other portable laser engraving machines.
The software runs on Linux and adopts an 8-core processor with a high-security level. Consequently, marking is stable with fast response speed. The software has a very good user experience, making marking any material very easy.
The software allows you to customize the design you want to mark. These could be barcodes, text, pattern, QR code, barcode, serial number, graphics and other things.
You can import the design and edit them before printing them on the materials. You can also change the language of the laser engraver.
The portable laser engraver runs on a 24V lithium battery. Therefore, you can use it for about 4-6 hours under normal use. You can also charge it, making it easy to work continuously and improving processing efficiency.
· Cooling System
Another feature that makes the laser engraver effective is its cooling system, reducing the heat generated during marking. The HS-PLF20-B/ HS-PFL30-B runs on an air cooling system. The cooling system works by circulating air over the hot areas of the marking machine using cooling fins to cool it down. Consequently, the diodes and other heat-sensitive parts are not affected by heat.
Although most marking enthusiasts are not concerned with connectivity, it is a feature you shouldn’t discard completely. The HS-PLF20-B/ HS-PFL30-B supports USB connectivity. This might be less advantageous as some laser engraving machines use Bluetooth connections. Even with USB connectivity, the HS-PLF20-B/ HS-PFL30-B is less messy.
Why Choose Our Handheld Laser Engraver HS-PFL20-B?
The laser engraver is unique. Below are several reasons why you should choose the machine for your job.
· Industrial Capability
The HS-PFL20-B portable fiber laser marking machine adopts an industrial design. Although it is portable and small, it is very powerful, robust, and reliable.
· Low Weight
Unlike some laser marking machines, the laser etcher is easy to carry, with a weight of 6 kg and a marking head of only 1.25 kg.
· Marking Design
The product has a USB interface to import your graphics into software to mark. The software supports text, patterns, 2D codes, bar codes, running numbers, graphics, and other marking content.
In addition, the HS-PFL20-B portable handheld laser engraver has a special case for easy storage and can be carried to different locations. In a word, it is one of the smallest rechargeable laser markers on the market today! An ergonomic grip for comfortable holding and easy operation.
How to Use the HeatSign Portable Laser Etcher
The HeatSign portable handheld laser engraver is applicable in different scenarios, with professionals aligning with it based on its functionality and portability. Using the product is very direct as the software has a very good user experience. Below are the general steps of using the handheld laser engraver.
· Step 1: Get Your Design Ready
The handheld laser engraver’s software allows you to design or import made design and mark it on the intended materials. Designing the mark is possible using the software
· Step 2: Import the Design
Move the file you want to mark to a USB drive or other devices to import the design. Connect the USB drive to the control box
· Step 3: Edit the Design
The software allows you to edit the design in different ways. For example, you can add text using different fonts and increase font size.
· Step 4: Mark Your Design
After editing the design, set the handheld laser engraver to the required power you want to mark. The right laser power depends on the materials you are marking. Place the marking head on the surface you want to mark and begin the process. Ensure you wear the appropriate protection to protect against laser smoke and other adverse laser marking effects.
You can also check the video below on the steps
What Can the HeatSign Portable Laser Etcher Mark?
Industries Using the HeatSign Portable Laser Etcher
· Automobile Manufacturing Industry
The HeatSign portable laser etcher has several industrial applications. Below are a few industries and products where is handheld laser engraver is applicable.
Laser engraving has been an important part of the automobile manufacturing industry based on its precision, accuracy, permanent marking, batch coding support, etc. This laser etcher also adds the portability advantage without losing industrial relevance, an advantage important in nameplate marking.
· Aerospace Manufacturing Industry
The aerospace industry can also benefit from the handheld laser engraver due to its precision and accuracy. The marking machine would be perfect for many aerospace industries due to its portability, allowing operators to manoeuvre and mark large parts.
· Metal Processing Industry
The metal processing industry is one of the largest laser etching and engraving processes. The HeatSign handheld machine is suitable due to its permanent mark. Although small and subsequently small, the machine has a high industrial marking capability suitable for different metal parts.
· Household Appliances Industry
The handheld laser engraver is also suitable for different household materials. For example, it is suitable for marking dog tags.
The HeatSign laser etcher is the ultimate compact laser etcher suitable for several industries. Choosing the right machine for a particular material or job should be anchored on in-depth product knowledge. Therefore, this article introduced the laser etcher, its component, uses, and benefits. The machine is unique. However, there are also other laser engraving machines you can use. Consult us at HeatSign to learn more.
|Beam quality M2||
|Pulse repetition frequency||
|Frequency of pluse||
|Output power stability||
About 50,000 hours(Non-lifetime)
80mm x 80mm
AC220V±10% 50Hz or AC110V 60HZ
|Min mark line width||
|Minimum character height||
It can work for 4-6 hours under normal use in one day
Built-in air cooling
|System power supply||
500W / 100-240V / 50/60Hz
The software supports text, pattern, two-dimensional code, barcode, serial number, graphics and other marking content (standard USB input)
Control box: 250X135X195 mm