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Portable Laser Engraving with the New N-Lase Handheld

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Needham Laser Technologies is proud to announce the launch of a new product to our Core Range, the N-Lase Handheld. The introduction of a portable handheld system allows our customers to use the laser on surfaces of ANY SIZE. Meaning you can engrave surfaces that would be otherwise difficult to apply a laser to using stationary systems.

The N-Lase Handheld also allows for laser cleaning (amongst other things) to be conducted without the need for abrasive chemicals, water jetting, sandblasting, hazardous fumers or costly consumables.


The Handheld option allows the delivery system to be moved to the part to be marked. The cowl around the laser beam is pressed onto the part to be marked to set the correct working distance and to provide some primary protection from the laser light.

Optional sensors can be fitted to the cowl to detect when the part is in place which can be tailored to specific parts to be marked but they do NOT provide a fail-safe method to ensure the hazardous laser radiation is fully contained. A harness will ensure stable operation.

The laser head will also be counterbalanced to enable easy location on the part and ensuring that the operator is not having to take its entire weight.

Watch the N-Lase Handheld in action here:


The out-of-the-box laser system is already powerful and feature-rich. However, you can add upgradable features, such as larger lenses, on-the-fly marking, through-the-lens (TTL) vision, axis control or dedicated I/O, to take your production line marking to the next level.


The user-friendly software is packed full of features. With a few mouse clicks, you can easily create text. shapes, logos and a variety of barcodes. The software also supports popular file formats, such as BMP, JPEG, PLT, DXF, and AI - allowing you to important your existing artwork and start marking.



We are proud to be a member of Made in Britain, with all of our laser systems manufactured here in the UK with customer service and after-care support based in our manufacturing facility at Whitchurch, Shropshire.


Comprehensive 3 year warranty as standard

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System Dimensions 430mm (W) x 512mm (D) x 132mm (H)
System Weight 30 kg
Standard Marking Field 100mm x 100mm

Laser Type Ytterbium Fiber
Central Wavelength 1060 – 1080nm
Output Power 20-100W
Pulse Frequency Range 1 – 1000kHz
Full Power Frequency 20 - 1000kHz
Maximum Pulse Energy 0.8mJ @ 25kHz
Pulse Duration 250/40ns (optional 10 - 520ns)
Operation Temperature 15 – 35 °C
Storage Temperature -10 – 60 °C
Cooling Method Air Cooled
Supply Voltage 110 – 250 Vac
Power Consumption (20°C) 200 – 500W
PC Laptop/Desktop PC Required (not included)
PC Connection USB
Available Ports Diagnostic
Warranty 36 Month Comprehensive
Optional Accessories Upgradable Marking Lens (160mm x 160mm)