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November 5, 2008

Baton Rouge, La. – Xenetech has secured another patent approval from the United States Patent Office for its XLT laser engraving system. Xenetech was previously issued a patent for its auto focus technology, contained in the XLT series, in 2006. The new patent approval covers Xenetech's XLT complete motion system, air assist, and the touch screen keypad. Xenetech will now have protection of this important technology and market advantage.

Xenetech’s XLT series laser motion system enables the laser to provide high quality engraving at industry leading speeds of up to 150 inches per second. In addition, the over travel of the x-axis is very small, further reducing engraving time. The combination of fast engraving speeds and short over travel combine to provide maximum productivity and profitability for XLT owners.

The XLT motion system design incorporates polymer bearings riding along hard-coated anodized rails. The bearings are designed to “sweep” debris from the rails as they ride along, providing an even, fluid motion. A servo motor drives the beam delivery carriage via a belt, but the real secret to the system’s accuracy at such high speeds of travel is the use of two encoders. These encoders, located on the left and right sides of the x-axis bridge, work together to adjust the belt and ensure top quality engraving. Xenetech has so much confidence in its motion system, it provides a lifetime warranty for the motion system bearings.

The patent also protects Xenetech’s touch screen keypad technology which allows for complete control of the Xenetech laser - selecting auto focus points, adjusting speed and power on the fly, providing pan and zoom display of the job prior to engraving, resizing the engraving area from the table, and much more.

The air assist design covered under the patent approval consist of a hallowed steel rod with a series of directional holes. The rod runs parallel to the x-axis and floods the entire work area with air while engraving and cutting. Because the rod is not attached to the beam delivery carriage, there are no tubes trailing which may impact the quality of engraving especially at high speeds.

“One of Xenetech’s core competencies lies in its design of motion systems for engraving applications,” stated Xenetech President Guy Barone. “Our rotary and laser systems are the fastest, most productive, high quality engraving and cutting systems because of these designs. I congratulate our Vice President of R&D John Lundberg and his team for their consistent excellence. His hard work and that of all of our Xenetech employees and distributors pay off every day for thousands of Xenetech customers. Being recognized through commercial success of the XLT and now through this patent approval speaks volumes” continued Barone.

Xenetech develops and manufactures a full line of computerized rotary engraving systems, laser engraving systems, and professional engraving software for the recognition, sign, rubber stamp, jewelry, gift, and industrial marking industries. Established in 1986, the company is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and maintains a global distribution network. For more information about Xenetech’s family of engraving products, browse their website at or call them at 225-752-0225.



The Xenetech XLT 2436 and XLT 1325 Laser Engraver Series Contain the patented technology.




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