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µMeta

One of the most feature rich systems on the market. Built at our UK factory, the µMeta is virtually maintenance free and built to last.

Machine Specification

Dimensions

450w x 1005d x 750h

CAD/CAM software

Included

Parts Replacement

2 years



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MACHINE OVERVIEW

We know of no other system on the market today at this price point that delivers the performance and functionality of µMeta.

By far our best selling machine, µMeta has almost all of the features found on our flagship Meta-C model.

Coming as standard with a fully automatic, pneumatically operated access panel that provides the operator with an immediately obvious indication when the job has finished, (the door goes up), as well as 180° access to the work area, µMeta is capable of competing against alternative systems at twice its price point.

μMeta can be configured with a variety of lens options and with 450mm of Z-axis travel distance controllable by software; μMeta jobs are a few mouse clicks to set-up and repeat with consistency.

μMeta is designed to be space and energy saving and is manufactured using recyclable materials

Features of the uMeta

What features does the uMeta laser system have?



Build Quality

Designed, assembled, configured and tested in the UK to ISO9001 (2015), CE and RoHSII regulations and pending certification after testing by the TUV quality authority, µMeta is one of if not the most feature enriched and functional 1µm fiber laser  marking workstations on the market today. We choose very high grade components and really do take our time to build this model, which is reflected by the proven track record of near zero faults in the field across a large number of units installed. At this price point we feel that at time of publishing there really is no other system on the market to compete with µMeta on a like for like basis, so it’s no surprise that µMeta is our best selling model by far.

Dimensions45w x 100d x 98h (cm)
Work arealens specific 220, 180, 110, 70 (mm)
Weight90kg Approx
Access panelpneumatic with 180 degree access
FocusingZ-axis Programmable by software
Laser/Lens
Laser type1µm Q-switched fiber laser
Laser power20w
Lens StandardF-theta 254
OptionsF-theta 330, 163, 100
PointerDynamic, standard
Extraction/Air
Air In(not supplied): 4bar clean/dry 24L receiver
Min Extraction Req.350m3/hr

What is µMeta?

µMeta is a Class 2, 1µm fiber laser marking workstation. Although it's our entry level model, µMeta is one of our most versatile marking lasers. It's primarily used for marking metal parts with codes, serial numbers, logos, etc.

Who uses µMeta?

Many different types of business use µMeta but predominantly general engineering, job shops, general engravers and trophy suppliers are among our most frequent customers for µMeta.

What is the laser source within µMeta and who is it manufactured by?

µMeta incorporates a Q-switched 20w pulsed fiber laser that's manufactured by Raycus, who are one of the World's largest manufacturers of pulsed fiber laser technology.

Why do you choose the Raycus Q-switched fiber laser instead of a MOPA fiber laser?

A Q-switched pulsed fiber laser is well suited to the majority of metal marking applications. The price/performance of this laser allows a wide range of applications at the lowest possible price point. Where the application deems it necessary we offer other types of laser within our Meta-C model, which is significantly higher priced.

Why is µMeta only offered with one type and power of laser?

µMeta is designed as our entry level 1µm laser marking workstation and as such we subsidise the price of µMeta to make it affordable to a greater number of customers. For more demanding applications we have other models with wide ranging laser source options.

Can µMeta be used in Class 4 mode?

The access panel of µMeta allows a full 180 degree access to the work area. In 'maintenance mode' the interlocks are defeated and the door will remain up, allowing operation in Class 4 mode. While Class 4 operation is technically possible Class 4 operation is not a function of our 'intended design' under CE regulations, so it is not recommended.

Does µMeta require installation by a qualified Lotus technician?

µMeta will work 'out-of-the-box' and requires no special installation

Will I need training?

Absolutely Yes! From a health and safety perspective training by a qualified/authorised Lotus technician is mandatory. From a practical perspective professional level training will help you maximise throughput and output quality and minimise errors and maintenance. Ideally, training should be at site but if this is impractical we offer training via webcam.

Aside from µMeta what other ancillary items do I require?

µMeta must be placed upon an engineering grade bench or other similar type of strong and stable platform. A form of fume extraction is mandatory, the performance of which will be determined by the core application. A source of clean/dry air is required to drive the pneumatic access panel and a PC is required for the control software.

How reliable is µMeta?

We have installed hundreds of these machines and to date we have a near to zero failure rate for any of the key µMeta.

What kind of maintenance does µMeta require?

µMeta requires no significant maintenance other than general, periodic cleaning. Over time some adjustment may be required to the pneumatic and mechanical elements and if necessary these elements should only be adjusted by a qualified Lotus technician.

Does µMeta incorporate any consumable parts?

µMeta is designed and manufactured to withstand industrial or heavy commercial use and has no consumable parts

What's the warranty with µMeta and can this be extended?

The standard warranty for µMeta is 2 years on a parts replacement basis; this includes the laser source no matter what the level of use. This warranty can be extended at extra cost by an additional +3 years max. T&C apply.

Is the software for µMeta restricted in any way from the more advanced Lotus models?

No; µMeta uses the same software as even our most advanced models.

Powerful Software

All Blu model laser cutters come with easy to use, feature enriched Lotus Cut CAD/CAM software. Unlike the alternative print driver type machines, using our software provides far greater compatibility with common industry artwork formats, extra functionality to alter drawings at the laser cutting machine without having to open an expensive graphics package and, best of all, powerful optimisation tools to minimise process times, reduce errors and enhance output quality.

Expert Installation & Training

DIY installation of a DC laser cutter is almost certainly a recipe for disaster in one way or another be it incorrect set-up leading to faulty operation, premature component failures or simply poor performance due to a lack of understanding of how best to use the laser cutter and its control software. Our support starts before the laser cutter is delivered as we help the owner with pre-installation advice to provide the optimal environment for the machine. We use professional delivery staff and supply expert installation and training to help the owner avoid unnecessary and sometimes costly inconveniences.

Industry leading after sales support

At Lotus we spend considerable time and money to factory train our staff and resellers. We even have staff trained to P601 LEV accreditation. All Lotus Laser Systems come with unlimited remote (phone/email/Skype/etc) factory support for the lifetime of the product. Our warranties are wide in scope and we offer warranty upgrades to 5 years for all parts and labour including the laser as well as preventative on-site maintenance packages so that all Lotus owners can tailor support to their individual needs and get on with using the laser cutter rather than worrying about how to fix it.

Low Cost Ownership

We invite you to compare the weight of a Blu laser cutter to alternatives and you will appreciate that Blu is ‘built like a tank’. We design these machines to last. Not only affordable to purchase, Blu laser cutters are also extremely low cost to own and maintain too. With thousands of machines in the field and with the help of our highly skilled support resources our customers report near zero failures even for machines that have been installed for 10 years or more.

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