SL8000 Series Laser Cutting and Cladding Machine

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

Fast Flat Sheet Processing

Preco's SL800 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.


  • Tool and Die
  • Valves and Seals
  • Turbine Blades
  • Drive Shafts
  • Automotive Components
  • Cylinders for Mining

Without flaws.

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.

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. 


  • Sheet Plastics
  • Sheet Metals
  • Stainless 
  • CRS 
  • Aluminum
  • Titanium
  • Platinum
  • Metal Matrix Composites 
  • Wood Products


  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Cutting
  • Laser Drilling
  • Laser Scribing

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-Ø 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 Controler 

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.

  FlexPro LS FlexPro XL
Machine Footprint Width: 64 in (1.6 m) Width: 92 in (2.3 m)
Depth: 96 in (2.4 m) Depth: 96 in (2.4 m)
Height: 80 in (2 m) Height: 80 in (2 m)
X-Y stage (Servo Driven) 28 x 28 in (711 x 711 mm) 25.6 x 40 in (650 1016 mm)
Fixed-Beam N/A Optional
Lower Vacuum Work Support Included
Laser Wavelengths 9.3 µm, 10.2 µm or 10.6 µm
Safety Enclosure Class 1 or Class 4
AcuBeam™ Software Windows® based with full graphical / CAD interface
Password Protection 2-Levels: Administrator & Operator
Laser Power 70 - 400 Watts (Other laser sizes available per request)
Power Requirements* Controller & Chiller (Int) - 380-420 VAC, 3 PH, 50 Hz
Controller & Chiller (US) - 200-230 VAC, 3 PH, 60 Hz

The above data is subject to change. All specifications are dependent on laser power, material type and thickness, and process platform - consult with a Preco associate.
* Laser Chiller may be powered separate or by laser system.

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.


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.

Have Questions?

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