VLS Desktop Model 2.30

Experience Universal Laser Technology on Your Desktop

Platform Overview


The desktop model VLS 2.30 is the smallest system manufactured by Universal. Designed as an entry level machine, the 2.30 is a great choice for start up businesses or for a second machine to handle high production. With a marking area of 16″ x 12″ and a Z-axis of 4″, the 2.30 accepts three available laser cartridges ranging from 10-30 watts.

Universal designed the desktop series with the same quality components to give you the reliability and long life of the larger platform series. Air assist comes standard with the desktop series with the exception of the cone/valve assembly. Like the larger platform series, the desktops include the same Laser Interface+ software as well as tempered glass tops, fire alarm, and USB interface. There are a variety or other options available such as the Downdraft Cutting Table, HPDFO, and Rotary Fixture.

Desktop Series Options

Print Driver/Control Panel

Print from your favorite application software. There are virtually NO restrictions. Many options allow you to fine tune marking and cutting for optimum results. Learn more

One Touch Photo Software™

Designed by Universal, One Touch allows you to prepare any photograph for your laser system, quickly and easily. Learn more

CO2 Laser Cartridges

Since 1998 Universal has been manufacturing their own patented CO2 laser cartridges. These RF metal lasers are air cooled and range from 10-75 Watts. Read more about Universal’s CO2 laser cartridges and other types available.

High Power Density Focusing Optics ™

Patented by Universal, these unique optics allow the laser beam to be focused to a much smaller spot size, roducing sharper images at tighter tolerances. It also gives you the ability for direct marking on certain metals. Learn more

System Features

  • Laminated Safety Glass
  • Over-temp Alarm (for fire safety)
  • Multiple Automatic Focusing Modes
  • Precision Digital Motors
  • Multiple Language Support
  • Permanently Sealed Bearings
  • Proportional Pulse Control
  • Stretch-Free Kevlar® Belts

Laser Features

  • Laser Fan Control (to reduce noise)
  • Smart Lasers
  • Laser Pointer
  • Wide Selection of Power Levels
  • Air-Cooled Laser Cartridge
  • Patented Permalign™
  • No Optical Beam Alignment Required
  • Patented Cross-Platform Compatibility
  • Patented Free-Space Gas Slab Laser Design
  • High Reliability, Excellent Power Stability
  • Warranty Available Up To 5 Years

System Specifications

Work Surface Area 16 x 12 in (406 x 305mm)
Maximum Part Size 18.75 x 14.6 x 4 in (476 x 368 x 102mm)
Dimensions 26 x 14 x 25 in (661 x 356 x 635 mm)
Rotary Capacity Max Diameter 5 in (127 mm) with 1.5 in (38.1 mm) lens
Max Diameter 1 in (25.4 mm) with 2 in (50.8 mm) lens
Motorized Z-axis Lifting Capacity 20 lbs (9 kg)
Available Focus Lenses CO2 1.5 in (38 mm)
2.0 in (51 mm) *standard
Laser Platform Interface Panel CO2 1.5 in (38 mm)
2.0 in (51 mm) *standard
Operating System Compatibility Requires a dedicated PC to operate.
Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64 bit
PC Connection USB 2.0
Optics Protection Plumbed for compressed-air-based optics protection.
Cabinet Style Desktop
Laser Options 10, 25, and 30 Watts
Approximate Weight 70 lbs (32 kg)
Power Requirements 110V/10A or 220V-240V/15A
Exhaust Connection One 3 in (76 mm) port
150 CFM @ 6 in static pressure (255 m3/hr at 1.5 kPa)