1) Turn off the laser.
2) Put the rotary attachment onto the engraving table. Ensure the two screw holes on right side of rotary attachment match the two corresponding holes on the table. The mark on the left side lines up to the 24cm (9.45 inch) position of on the ruler, then tighten the screws supplied.
3) Plug the cable of the rotary attachment into the port in the middle front of the engraver.
4) Turn on the power and the engraving table moves down to the lowest position automatically.
- The maximum length of the engraving object is 17.323 inch (450 mm).
- The maximum diameter of the padded rubber wheel is 3.70 in (94 mm).
- The maximum diameter of the loaded object is 7.09 in (180mm) and the limited loading weight is 15.4 Lb (7 Kg).
1. Measure and write down the diameter of the engraving object.
2. If you engrave objects with a diameter that is smaller than 3.54 inch’s please use the 2.5 inch or 4 inch lens to prevent collision between carriage and rotary attachment device.
3. Lift the lever, load the engraving object, slide the adjustable end to the bottom of the object firmly, then lower the lever of the fixture to secure it in place shown as in.
4. Focus the laser. (Manual focus is suggested)
5. The following is an example of engraving process by using EngraveLab.
6. After importing or creating an image, click on File then Print.
7. Make sure your Mercury is selected.
8. Then click Setup then Paper.
9. Click Rotary Fixture, then type in the diameter value based on Fig. 6.
10. Write down the X and Y values given for paper size (these are your new height
and width of your paper size in your software).
11. After getting the proper paper sizes click OK.
12. Then click Cancel in the Print dialog box.
13. Next, go to Layout > Blank Size > Advanced > New.
14. In the name portion, type in the name of the product being engraved. (i.e. Mug).
15. Input the X value (17.323) in the ‘width’ box. It will always be 17.323 because that
is the longest piece of material you can have in your rotary attachment.
16. Input the Y value in the ‘height’ box. The Y measurement will constantly change
because the circumference of each object is different.
17. Click Add New plate.
18. Change your Current Selection to the new plate size you just made, then OK in the
blank size dialog box. Now your blank size should reflect the circumference of
the object to be engraved.
19. You will right click on your design plate to bring up your Edit Guides Box. In the
upper left hand corner there will be 3 different types of guides you can select Y, X
20. Use your arrows keys on your laser to move the laser head over to the beginning
of your object or the beginning of your engraving area. You will see the red dot on
21. You will see on the display of your laser, it will give you an X grid coordinate.
22. Select the X guides now (1). Input that number into your X box (2) and hit the add
button (3). This will put a blue dotted line on your design plate showing you
where the beginning of your object or engraving area is (4).
23. Use your arrows keys on your laser to move the laser head over to the end of your
object ore the end of the engraving area. You will see the red dot on the object.
24. You will see on the display of your laser, it will give you another X grid coordinate.
25. Input that into your X box (1) and hit the add button (2). This will put a blue dotted line on your design plate showing you where the beginning of your object is (3).
26. The area between the two dotted lines will show you where you need to put your
image to have it engrave on your object.
NOTE: You can also do this for Y guides to show you where a label or a handle is on
that object. You would just select the Y guides box then move the rotary attachment
forwards and backwards (using the up and down arrow keys). Get the Y
measurement and input it Y guides box. Then click add and a new horizontal line will
show you where that particular spot is on your laser.