SL Series Multi-Purpose Laser Processing Machine

Model SL8000, SL8200, SL8600, SL8700, SL8800
Preco SL8000 Laser Processing Machine

Fast Flat Sheet Processing

Preco's SL8000 series standard products are fixed beam, PC based, three-axis laser systems tooled and ready for processing sheet plastics, wood, thin metals or composite products. This industry-proven machine tool is extremely robust for high volume runs and job shop services, yet designed as a very flexible laser platform so it can easily be used for prototyping or short runs.


  • Gaskets
  • Steel Rule Die Boards
  • Membrane Switches
  • Plastic Fabricators
  • Point of Purchase
  • Signage
  • Wood and Veneer Products
  • Composites

Laser-focused accuracy.

The SL8000 series systems are designed to precisely and automatically ramp the laser power levels in coordination with the motion system. This provides extremely accurate square corners and detailed features. Preco's high-quality laser beam control allows you to start your cutting program right on the cut line without the "peck through" flaw typical of other systems.

SL8000 4-Beam Industrial Laser Machine

Preco's SL8000 is the ideal laser system for flat sheet processing applications that require a vacuum hold down, large motion area, smooth yet fast positioning motion, high processing resolution and consistent beam quality over the full range of the motion system. 


  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Cutting
  • Laser Drilling
  • Laser Scribing
  • Laser Heat Treating

Features & Benefits

Just some of the many benefits of buying a Preco laser machine.

Vision System 

Automatic registration with single or dual cameras for X-Y-Θ positioning of the cut pattern to a specific mark or visual material features

Vacuum Hold Down

Vacuum sheet hold down provides excellent positional stability during processing, does not mark or scratch sheet allows for management and handling of vaporized outgas produced by laser cutting

XY Table 

DC servo motors are driven on a high speed, low mass two-axis motion system for accurate processing of large sheet products

Fixed Beam Moving XY Table

Symmetrical and consistent laser beam cutting and scribing quality over the full range of the motion system

PC Windows® Based Controller 

User-friendly Windows-based PC based controller includes management of laser parameters, processing database and cycle time management

XY Motion System and Screw Protection

The robust metal channel covers to provide protection of the motion system rails and screws

Tech Specs

Technical parameters are based on a baseline standard but all Preco laser machines can be customized to meet your product's needs.

XY Range of Motion The effective range of motion and size of work support system 
1.27 m x 1.27 m (50 in. by 50 in.) Work support 1.32 m x 1.32 m (52 in. by 52 in.)
1.27 m x 2.49 m (50 in. by 98 in.) Work support 1.32 m x 2.54 m (52 in. by 100 in.)
1.52 m x 2.49 m (60 in. by 98 in.) Work support 1.57 m x 2.54 m (62 in. by 100 in.)
1.52 m x 3.10 m (60 in. by 122 in.) Work support 1.57 m x 3.15 m (62 in. by 124 in.)
Processing Speed Contour processing speeds up to 10.16 m/min (400 in./min) 
Traverse and straight-line speed up to 20.32 m/min (800 in./min)
Payload Capacity Up to 454 kg (1000 lb.)
Z-axis Range of motion 0 mm to 305 mm (0 in. to 12 in.)
Manual and programmable and non-contact options
System Output Laser Beam Choices Single beam (1)
Dual-beam (2), fixed with 0 to 50% laser power per side or optional switch for 0 to 50% to each beam or 0 to 100% to one beam
Four beams (4), fixed with 0 to 50% laser power per side or optional switch for 0 to 50% to each beam or 0 to 100% to one beam
Laser  CO2 laser operating at 10.6 micron wavelength.
Power level options in watts: 400, 1000, 1500, 2000, and 2500
Single beam and dual beam outputs
Two year part warranty 
Air to water chiller 
Pulsed or continuous wave beam output

Laser Equipment Line for Metals Processing


ST Series

Multi-Axis Laser Processing Machines

These workstations are designed for multi-axis laser welding, heat treating, cladding, drilling and cutting of metallic components.


SL Series

Multi-Purpose Laser Processing Machine

The SL Series is manufactured from standard parts and integrated into a single workstation designed to fit specific customer needs.


RT Series

Small Diameter Laser Tube Cutting Machine

Designed for precision laser cutting of small diameter tubes for medical devices such as surgical instruments and implantable devices.


One of Preco's dedicated professionals will be in touch to help with your interest in the SL Series laser machines.

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