XLR8-7 Packaged 2-Axis Scan Head

Ideal for High Speed Scanning


XLR8 Packaged XY Scan HeadNutfield Technology’s XLR8 Series Packaged 2-Axis Scan Head provide XY deflection capability for all laser applications. Heads consist of two galvanometers, two mirrors, two servo-amplifiers, and communication electronics. The XLR8-7 XY scan head features a 7mm aperture for a variety of wavelengths and an XY-100 digital interface that integrates with PC-based hardware and software packages for marking and micromachining. Analog input versions are available.

Nutfield Technology’s Packaged Scan Head series are easily interfaced with Nutfield’s WaveRunner Scan Control Software and Pipeline/SurfBoard Scan Control Hardware.

Contact Nutfield Technology for assistance with identifying a solution for your scanning application.


Key features of the XLR8-7 XY Scan Head:

Configured to accept XY2-100 Digital Input Signals
Available with Fiber Laser Scan Kits
Optional 20mm Digital Beam Shutter
Wide selection of Scan Lenses


Specifications for the XLR8-7 XY Scan Head:

Standard Specifications:XLR8-7 Packaged 2-Axis Scan Head
Scan Angle (° Optical)±22.5
Resolution16 µrad
Linearity (@ ±22.5°)>99.9%
Repeatability20 µrad
Gain Drift
Offset Drift15 µrad
Dynamic Performance:
Step Response Time
(1% of full scale, 99% settled)
7 mm aperture230 µs
Power Supply:>strong
Voltage (±18 volts max)±15 Volts
Current±3 Amps (RMS)
Current ±10A peak±3 Amps (RMS)
Control Interface:
Analog (pre-configured @ factory)±5, ±10 volts
Operating Temperature0 - 40° C
Storage temperatureh -10 - 60° C
Humidity≤ 80% RH non-condensing
Weight1.4 kg


Nutfield’s XLR8-7 Packaged XY Scan Heads are ideal for the following applications:

Solar Scribing
Welding with Metal or Plastic
Textiles Cutting and Patterning
Surface Treatment


Accessories available for the XLR8-7 Packaged Scan Head:

Cables – available lengths 7″ to 24″ (0.0178m to 0.610m)