- Material Capabilities
- Technical Specs
- Model Comparison
The Epilog Helix is our best-selling laser system featuring a large work table in a compact, transportable design. Featuring a 24" x 18" (610 x 457 mm) work area and high-speed servo motors with 30% speed increase over our Zing Series, you can create products quickly and easily with the laser system. An included, wheeled stand holds the included cutting table when not in use. The Epilog Helix Laser is a versatile CO2 laser machine and is utilized by customers for the highest-quality engraving and cutting of wood, acrylics, plastics, stone, and much more.
Higher wattages allow you to run the laser at higher speeds to engrave to the same depth on materials, and you can also cut through thicker materials in a single pass. The Helix is available with 30, 40, 50, 60, and 80-watt laser options. You can buy it online with a 60 watt laser source, or any of the wattages through your distributor.
Do I need the Exhaust and/or Filtration System Accessory?
All lasers need to either exhaust to the outside or use an internal filtration unit to clean the air of dust and debris, so you can either use a filtration or exhaust unit listed above, or source one on your own. The Zing 24 laser recommends an exhaust fan that is rated at a minimum of 350 CFM for external exhaust. Factors such as length and type of tubing from the Epilog laser to the exhaust fan and from the exhaust fan to the outside of the building can produce significant losses on the true amount of air that is drawn from the Epilog laser.The D3 Portable Exhaust Unit will require metal ducting leading to and from the laser system and exhaust fan. It attaches to a 4" exhaust port on the back of the laser system.
We have two available ventilation options online:
All machinery is shipped in 1-2 weeks with a lift gate.
Online training is included with the system through the Epilog Laser Training Suite that walks you through setting up your system, basic laser design concepts, and maintenance tips and tricks. For in-person training, please contact the distributor in your area to purchase additional training packages.
Is additional cooling required?
No, we use air-cooled CO2 lasers, so no additional cooling is required. The use of the metal/ceramic laser design allows us to fire the laser at higher speeds than other technology and provides a longer life on the tube before recharging is needed.
How do I get support?
Epilog's lasers come with a 2-year warranty that covers all parts of the system, including the laser tube. If you have an issue with your system, you'll call our Technical Support department, and they will help to diagnose the problem and ship the parts out to you. The machines are designed so they can be repaired easily by you, and the easy, step-by-step video instructions on the Training Suite walk you through replacement of many parts of the machine. Even after your warranty has expired, lifetime phone assistance is provided for the machines.
Where is the system manufactured?
We're proud to say all Epilog Lasers are 100% designed, engineered and built in the USA at our global headquarters in Golden, CO.
Why should I work with my distributor instead of buying online?
If you need additional help purchasing a machine, there is no one more experienced with our equipment than our distributors. They are our local contact for you and are able to assist you with in-person demonstrations, selecting the right machine for you, applications testing, and much more. They also have the full range of Epilog machinery available for purchase. You can find your distributor by clicking here.
I can't purchase with a credit card.
Your distributor can take a variety of payment options, including PO's and helping to set up lease payments. You can also use Paypal to send funds directly from a bank account.
I have more questions!
Contact us at 303-277-1188 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have. If you're not ready to buy today, fill out the form on our website and we'll send you a full product line brochure and sample kit.
The higher the wattage, the thicker the materials you can cut through and the faster you can run the laser to get to the same engraving depth. A 30/40-watt laser source cuts up to 1/4" thick hardwoods and acrylics in a single pass. A 60-watt laser source cuts up to 3/8" thick hardwoods and acrylics in a single pass.
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|* CO2 lasers will mark bare metals when coated with a metal marking solution. For more information, visit our laser metal marking page.|
|Do you have a material you would like us to test? Our Applications Team would be happy to assist you.|
|Engraving Area||24" x 18" (610 x 457 mm)|
|Maximum Material Thickness||8.5" (216 mm)|
|Maximum Material Thickness with Table Removed||11" (279 mm) with a 23.5" x 17" (597 x 432 mm) engraving area.|
|Laser Wattage||30, 40, 50, 60, or 80 watts|
|Laser Source||State-of-the-art, digitally controlled, air-cooled CO2 laser tubes are fully modular, permanently aligned and field replaceable.|
|Intelligent Memory Capacity||Multiple file storage up to 64 MB. Rolling buffer allows files of any size to be engraved.|
|Air Assist||Attach an air compressor to our included Air Assist to remove heat and combustible gases from the cutting surface by directing a constant stream of compressed air across the cutting surface.|
|Laser Dashboard||The Laser Dashboard™ controls your Epilog Laser's settings from a wide range of software packages - from design programs to spreadsheet applications to CAD drawing packages.|
|Red Dot Pointer||Since the laser beam is invisible, the Red Dot Pointer on Epilog's Mini and Helix Lasers allows you to have a visual reference for locating where the laser will fire.|
|Relocatable Home||When engraving items that are not easily placed at the top corner of the laser, you can set a new home position by hand with the convenient Movable Home Position feature on the Legend Series Lasers.|
|Operating Modes||Optimized raster, vector or combined modes.|
|Motion Control System||High-speed, continuous-loop, DC servo motors using linear and rotary encoder technology for precise positioning.|
|X-Axis Bearings||Ground and polished stainless steel NeverWear Bearing System.|
|Belts||Advanced B-style Kevlar Belts.|
|Resolution||User controlled from 75 to 1200 DPI.|
|Speed and Power Control||Computer or manually control speed and power in 1% increments to 100%. Vector color mapping links speed, power and focus to any RGB color.|
|Print Interface||10 Base-T Ethernet or USB Connection. Compatible with Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10.|
|Size (W x D x H)||36.5" x 32" x 39.8" (927 x 813 x 1011 mm)|
|Weight||180 lbs (82 kg)|
|Electrical Requirements||Auto-switching power supply accommodates 110 to 240 volts, 50 or 60 Hz, single phase.|
|Maximum Table Weight||The Helix 24 has a static table weight of 70 lbs (32 kg) and a lifting table weight of 30 lbs (14 kg).|
|Normal Sound Level||62 db|
|Ventilation System||350 - 400 CFM (595-680 m3/hr) external exhaust to the outside or internal filtration system is required. There is one output port, 4" in diameter.|
Exhaust and Filtration Units
All lasers need to either exhaust to the outside or use an internal filtration unit to clean the air of dust and debris, so you can either use a filtration or exhaust unit listed above or source one on your own. The Helix recommends an exhaust fan that is rated at a minimum of 350 CFM for external exhaust. Factors such as length and type of tubing from the Epilog laser to the exhaust fan and from the exhaust fan to the outside of the building can produce significant losses on the true amount of air that is drawn from the Epilog laser.
The D3 Portable Exhaust Unit will require metal ducting leading to and from the laser system and exhaust fan. It attaches to a 4" exhaust port on the back of the laser system.
We have two available ventilation options online:
For more information, call us at 303-277-1188.
The Rotary Attachment adds the ability to engrave bottles, glasses, flashlights, and other cylindrical items. It has been built to accommodate a large variety of shapes and sizes. The attachment easily adjusts for different lengths and will even rotate cylinders that have different diameters on each end. So intuitive and easy to use, you can change from one glass to the next in seconds without removing the attachment from the engraver.
Air Assist Pump
Epilog's optional Air Assist Pump (air compressor) is available to work with the included Air Assist features of the laser systems. Direct a constant stream of air to your cutting surface to remove heat and combustible gases from the work area.
This high-quality air compressor unit feeds 30 psi of air through the Air Assist structure, giving you the best cutting results available. The rubber vibration-dampening feet reduce the noise level of the compressor, and connection is a breeze with our quick-connect inlet and outlet ports on the compressor and the laser system.
|Zing 16||Zing 24||Mini 24||Helix||FiberMark S2||Fusion Pro 32||Fusion Pro 48|
|Max Engraving Area||16" x 12" (406 x 305 mm)||24" x 12" (610 x 305 mm)||24" x 12" (610 x 305 mm)||24" x 18" (610 x 457 mm)||24" x 12" (610 x 305 mm)||32" x 20" (812 x 50 mm)||48" x 36" (1219 x 914 mm)|
|Max Material Thickness||4.5" (114 mm)||7.75" (197 mm)||5.5" (140 mm). Remove table for 8" (203 mm) depth and 23.5" x 11.75" (597 x 298 mm) engraving area.||8.5" (216 mm). Remove table for 11" (279 mm) depth and 23.5" x 17" (597 x 432 mm) engraving area.||5.0" (127 mm)||12.25" (311 mm)||12.25" (311 mm)|
|Laser Tube Types||CO2||CO2||CO2||CO2||Fiber||CO2, Fiber, or Dual||CO2, Fiber, or Dual|
|Available online?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Contact Your Distributor||Contact Your Distributor||Contact Your Distributor|
|For wattages unavailable online or to purchase directly with distributor, find your distributor here.|
|Rotary Max Diameter||N/A||5.25" (133 mm)||5" (127 mm)||8" (203 mm)||4" (101 mm)||10.25" (260 mm)||10.25" (260 mm)|
|Speed||48 IPS||48 IPS||80 IPS||80 IPS||80 IPS||165 IPS||165 IPS|
|Maximum DPI||1000 dpi||1000 dpi||1200 dpi||1200 dpi||1200 dpi||1200 dpi||1200 dpi|