LaserPecker LX1 Operation Guide with LightBurn

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Disclaimer

If you need to control LaserPecker LX1 through LightBurn, please download the official version of LightBurn software. LightBurn is a third-party software, Hixing Technology Co., Ltd. will not be responsible for any loss caused by using LightBurn.

The firmware of LaserPecker LX1 has been tested in detail by the official team, but there may still be software or hardware incompatibility. For errors caused by incompatibility, you can contact our after-sales team for technical support.

 

LightBurn-software download and configuration

  • Go to https://lightburnsoftware.com/pages/trial-version-try-before-you-buy to download LightBurn and follow the installation instructions to install the software. The full version of LightBurn is free to try for 30 days.

  • After your 30-day free trial period is over, users will need a license to continue using LightBurn. When the trial period ends, the system will prompt you to enter the license key to continue using the software.

  • To purchase a license to obtain a key code, go to the LightBurn Online Store and select "GCode License Key". Make sure you only buy the "GCode License Key" as it is the only version compatible with LX1. https://lightburnsoftware.com/collections/frontpage

  • After purchasing a license, you will receive an email from LightBurn with a key code and activation instructions.

 

LightBurn and GCode license key

Note: The latest version of LightBurn and GCode license key are absolutely essential. Other types of software and license keys are not compatible. If you happen to purchase the wrong software, please contact LightBurn directly for help.

 

Before configuring LaserPecker LX1, please download the configuration file:

 

LX1 general mode:

LaserPecker_LX1.lbdev

 

LX1 MAX general mode:

LaserPecker_LX1_MAX.lbdev

 

LX1 with rotary extension:

LaserPecker_LX1_Rotation.lbdev

 

Note: The current firmware version of LX1 compatible with LightBurn is V7009 or higher. If your firmware version is below V7009, please update to version 7009!

 

How to update LX1 firmware online

Online upgrade path:

APP Connect Machine > Machine Settings > Firmware Version > Click 700X to upgrade.

 

How to update LX1 firmware online

 

1. LaserPecker LX1 Operation Guide with LightBurn

 

1.1 Open LightBurn and Turn on the Device

Please follow the instructions below to import the configuration file instead of choosing “Import Preferences” on the menu, otherwise, your original software configuration will be overwritten.

 

1.1.1 After a New Installation or Reinstallation of LightBurn

Open LightBurn and a window for adding a new device will pop up as shown below:

After a New Installation or Reinstallation of LightBurn

If the above window appears, you can proceed with the steps in 1.2 Import Configuration File.

 

1.1.2 Add a New Device in LightBurn

To add a new device in LightBurn, click “Devices” as shown below and then follow the steps in 1.2.

Add a New Device in LightBurn

 

1.2 Import Configuration File

Click “Import” to import “LaserPecker_LX1.lbdev” to LightBurn:

Import Configuration File

 

1.3 Connect the Device

Once the file has been imported, LaserPecker LX1 or LaserPecker LX1 MAX will show up in the drop-down menu.

 

Click “Console” on the right side to display the console window.

 

Connect the Device 1

 

After connecting via the USB cable, you need to choose the correct COM port for the external device connected to the computer. LightBurn can not automatically identify the corresponding COM port of LX1 devices, please try by yourself.

The device model and version of the device that is successfully connected will be displayed in the console window when choosing the correct COM port. (If the device information does not show up, please check the COM port.)

 

Connect the Device 2

 

1.4 Rotary Setup

For rotary engraving with the rotary extension, you need to import the configuration file “LaserPecker_LX1_Rotation.lbdev” and check whether the corresponding setting is enabled.

 

Rotary Setup 1

 

Open the settings, enter the diameter of the engraved object and click “OK”.

 

Rotary Setup 2

 

1.5 Set the Absolute Coordinates

Set the Absolute Coordinates 1

 

You should set the absolute coordinates in the top left corner. If not, you can change the settings by following the instructions below.

 

Set the Absolute Coordinates 2

 

Once set up, it should be as shown in the figure. The green dot should be positioned in the top left corner of the workspace as shown below.

 

Set the Absolute Coordinates 3

 

Note: The current position option is only used to switch the position of the absolute coordinates. You should switch to the absolute coordinates option at last.

 

2. Parameter Setting

 

2.1 Set the Units/Grids

Click “Settings” as shown.

Click Settings

 

Choose “mm/min” in Units/Grids.

 

Choose mm/min

 

2.2 Parameter Interface

Click “Cuts/Layers”, and select the corresponding layer. Double-click the left mouse button to open the parameter setting interface.

 

Parameter Interface

 

2.3 Parameter Settings

You can also set the parameters in the lower right corner of the Cuts/Layers window. For more settings of the layer, please double-click to open the parameter interface.

 

Parameter Settings

 

3. Preview and Engraving

3.1 Preview

Click “Move”, then set the power to 0.25% and click “Fire”.

 

Click Move

 

Select the elements for preview and click “ □ Frame” or “○ Frame”.

 

Select the elements for preview

 

LX1 will then start the range preview.

 

3.2 Engraving and Reset

Click “Start” to start engraving.

 

Click Start

 

You can pause or stop engraving halfway. Click “Stop” to end engraving and reset the device.

 

Click Stop

 

When using a rotary extension, you need to click “Rotation” to re-connect with the rotary extension after reset.

 

click Rotation

 

4. Troubleshooting pop-up notification

4.1 Cut might be out of bounds

A Pop-up Window Notifying “Out of Bounds” Appears and No Reaction after Choosing to Continue Engraving/cutting

Cut might be out of bounds

 

Solution:

Put your design in the center of the workspace. Retry the engraving/cutting operation as shown below.

 

 

Cut might be out of bounds solution

 

If it is not easy to be adjusted, or the operation fails to work, you may decrease the percentage of overscanning or lower the speed.

1. Click “Cuts/Layers” and double-click the entry for settings.

Click Cuts/Layers

 

2. Adjust the over-scanning percentage or the speed, as shown in the figure.

 

Adjust the over-scanning percentage or the speed

 

Instead of lowering the over-scanning percentage and speed simultaneously, you can make separate adjustments.

 

3. Restart the cutting/engraving operation after confirming the adjustment.

 

 

4. Correspondence Chart of LaserPecker & LightBurn Parameters

  • The light yellow chart shows the parameter equivalence between the LaserPecker mobile application and LightBurn.

  • The power settings of 1%-100% in the mobile application/PC software are equal to that of 1-100 in LightBurn.

  • The depth of 1%-100% in mobile application/PC software is equal to the speed of 12,000 mm/min-120 mm/min in LightBurn (the higher the depth, the lower the speed).

  • The dark yellow chart shows the minimum and maximum parameters when operating LX1 with LightBurn.

Correspon-dence Chart

LaserPecker

mobile application & PC software

Power: 1%

Power: 100%

Dither/Bin depth: 1%

Dither/Bin depth: 100%

Line depth: 1%

Line depth: 100%

LightBurn

Power:

1

Power:

100

Speed:

12000mm/min

Speed: 120mm/min

Speed:

4800mm/min

Speed: 48mm/min

LightBurn

&

LX1

Minimum power

Maximum power

Maximum speed in general mode

Maximum speed in rotary extension mode

 

 

 

0

100

12000mm/min

2400mm/min

 

 

 

 

5. Additional Tutorials

For more instructions, please see the official LightBurn tutorials:

https://lightburnsoftware.com/pages/tutorials; https://docs.lightburnsoftware.com/index.html

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