R-Series Laser

The “R” Series

Wall Wart Style Power Supply

Optional M12 Connector

The R series laser is the workhorse of our line. Low cost and well suited to many applications, the standard configuration includes a remote style AC PSU (PT#SA-115) to supply the necessary 5VDC to the unit. As always, the unit fits all of our mounting hardware and movable systems.

Can also be purchased in the M12 configuration: for customers that are supplying their own 3-9VDC power.   

Please ask us about any questions you might have regarding this unit!

Applications

Board Edgers

Chop Saw

Part Alignment Fixtures

Industrial Automation

Specifications

Power Levels PT# L-05-R / 5mW – up to a 6’ (1.8m) line
PT# L-10-R / 10mW – up to 16’ (3m) line
PT# L-20-R / 20mW – up to 20’ (6m) line
PT# L-30-R / 30mW – up to 24’ (7.3m) line
For GREEN, add -GRN postfix to the part number
*Lengths shown with typical shop lighting levels. High ambient light conditions may require a brighter unit.
Standard PSU PT# SA-115
9’-10” cord
Input: 100-240VAC
Output: 5VDC 2A
Voltages 3-9VDC
*Supplied by the SA-115 PSU below or the customer the case of an M12 installation
Amps >150MA
Wavelength RED 635nm
GREEN 520nm
Warranty 2 Years (limited)
Dimensions Diameter 1.25” (31.75mm)
Length 3” (76mm) *plus strain relief of the cordset
M12 Cordsets Power cord length available (sold separately):
2m (Part# CBL-2M) or 5m (CBL-5M)
*M12 connectorized version for hardwired applications
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* This unit will work with all of our mounting brackets and hardware.

Accessories

Below you will find a few items that are commonly purchased with our lasers.

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Power Cable

Power cord length available in two sizes:
2m (Part# CBL-2M) or 5m (CBL-5M)

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SA-008 Stationary Bracket

This unit is often used in conjunction with the SA-008 Stationary Bracket

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SA-111 ¾” shaft bracket

This unit is often used in conjunction with the SA-111 ¾” shaft bracket

Frequently Asked Questions

Why the R series?

This series is the most economical of our lasers, but as you would imagine each application has specific requirements for which a particular configuration may be best suited. While these units have gone into many varied installations including comparatively harsh duty environments, this unit works very well indoors and in stationary mounted applications.

Why choose Red vs Green?

Many people inquire as to what the differences are between the red and green units, and why one would want to choose either way. The industry standard has been red lasers since the 70’s with the green wavelength being more difficult to achieve. With the advent of solid state lasers, this has changed as great strides have been achieved in reducing the complexity, while increasing the lifetimes and robustness in more harsh environments.

 

So, why choose one color or the other? The ~635nm (nanometer) wavelength works great in all applications, and indeed over the years these applications have run the gamut. What makes the green unique is that it falls into a wavelength (520nm) range that is approx. 20-30% more visible to the human eye. In applications that have a very high ambient light, the green may make the difference between visible or not. Another issue is hue. Some surfaces such as certain species of wood, as well as some sheet goods or fabric have a reddish hue in which the red laser light will become somewhat lost. The contrast of the green will be of great benefit in these applications. Often times it is necessary to have several laser lines side by side and a contrasting specific marker line in required, such as a fence line on a ripsaw in which one contrasting color, typically a green unit, will serve to make that distinction.

 

Also, in circumstances where the operator has some level of colorblindness, one or the other may be more visible to them due to the disparate sensitivity to the red and green wavelengths.

 

If you have any other questions regarding this topic, or help deciding either way, please feel free to ask and we would be happy to assist.

Why the M12 configuration?

Some customers are connecting to a system that already has a 3-9vdc source available, and only require the laser unit itself. The M12 connector is an industry standard sensor connection that most electricians are familiar with and will often have on hand for typical maintenance.

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