At Jamieson Mfg., we strive to keep the interface to the
machine as simple as possible for the end user while eliminating
the limitations of using a print driver. Easy to use USB drivers
are supplied for integration directly in CorelDraw and AutoCad.
Parameters such as cutting and engraving speeds, DPI, start and
finish points, arrays, and mirroring are easily setup.
For those customers who prefer to use other software for
creating their programs, our Smart Carver software will allow
for seamless integration of all laser parameters. Once a program
is created, it can be saved in the machine controller and called
up at any time for repeat jobs.
Our standard control panel features 11 command buttons, 4
arrow keys and a 4 line liquid crystal display. All are
logically arranged and display all information pertinent to the
parts being produced. Through the control panel you can also
quickly modify the programmed cutting speed and laser power,
call up one of up to 128 stored programs and freely select the
starting position of your program on the table.
Two table variations are available to give you the best
results for your work. Our durable steel honeycomb table is ideal for
small parts and materials which are sensitive to laser beam
reflection against their undersides. Our slatted table (shown
narrow edge aluminum slats which can carry heavy loads and are
individually replaceable. Best of all, you can change from one
table to the other in seconds.
The work tables, described above, rest on a vacuum table,
which is connected to a powerful exhaust fan. This exhausts all
fumes and debris away from your work and through the bottom of
the table. The resulting vacuum will also straighten and flatten
thin materials so they can be cut and engraved.
This is a "simple is beautiful" feature on our CMA machines.
Loosen the thumbscrew on the focusing tube, slide the focusing
tool under the tube, tighten the thumbscrew. Done. No sensors to
get out of adjustment or fail.
On a CMA machine you are in total control. Use the arrow keys
to move the focusing optics to any place on the table and push
the ORIGIN key. The program will start from there. Need to
verify this position for very accurate work? Press the PULSE
button and the laser will mark your starting position with a
tiny dot. Of course you may also select any one of 9 points
(like upper left or center) on your work, to start from.
A well directed air stream is vital, especially for cutting.
At the CMA machines the air exits with the laser beam through
the focusing nozzle. It therefore protects the focusing lens and
is perfectly aligned with the point of laser impact. This
disperses smoke and flammable gases from the engraving area and
removes vaporized material from the kerf for cleaner cut edges.
Coiled material or extra length sheets can be fed through the
machine and used up in increments of the table depth. The
picture shows the back of a CMA 535 with a sheet of wood
extending from the feed through slot.
A 1/2 HP exhaust fan is included in our machine
price. It is powerful enough to flatten thin plastic and wood
against the work table to maintain ideal cutting and engraving
conditions. Filtration units are also available if this is
required by local regulation.