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LONGER RAY5 first engraver with touch screen

by on28 April 2022

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We have already spent some time describing the Longer LK5 Pro that can be found and purchased here, but in addition to the 3D printer, Longer is offering a high-quality 5.5W/10W laser engraver.  

A laser engraver is a fast-growing category, and the Longer RAY5 is the first engraver with a built-in touch system. In addition to the 5.5W head, the company is expected to release a 10W laser head in May. The other stronger 10W laser head will be available for purchase and self-upgrading.

The year 2022 is the year of personalization as end users can create customized gifts, daily necessities, small DIY projects, and clothing accessories. All these items are in high demand for personalization.


LONGER RAY5 will be easy to operate for anyone who has used an engraving machine before. The built-in touch screen ensures easy-to-use operations. It will enable the laser engraver to operate without connection to a computer. The LONGER RAY5 will introduce convenient operation, large-scale engraving, and cost-saving for the owner.

LONGER has developed its independent R&D center, applied for patents up to 50, and got 28 authorized patents, including 21 utility models patents, 5 appearance patents, and 2 invention patents. LONGER has 3 main product categories, including consumer 3D printers, industrial 3D printers, and 3D printing materials. With the strict production and quality management system, CE, FCC, and RoHS have authenticated the whole product series.  The LONGER mission is to provide customers with innovative, affordable, and easy-to-use 3D printers. 

3.5-inch touch screen

LONGER RAY5 is the first laser engraver with a built-in 3.5-inch touch screen to ensure easy operations of the machine. It supports the gcode files that can be saved on the TF / SD card. The customer can increase or decrease the speed, align the laser or load the file. The touch screen will ensure that the customer can engrave products without a computer connection.


Engraving and Cutting Materials

LONGER RAY5 can engrave all sorts of wood, plastic, leather, PCB board, aluminum oxide, non-reflective plating, lacquered metal, and some additional surfaces.

Cutting creations


Engraving creations


It will be able to cut through a Cardboard, non-woven fabric, light wood, Acrylic material, thin plastic board, etc.

Longer suggest that customers should not be engraving or cutting dangerous materials, including

PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride), Lexan / Thick Polycarbonate, ABS, HDPE, Polystyrene Foam, Fiberglass, Polypropylene, Coated Carbon Fiber, etc.

How to use LONGER RAY5?

New users should check the Tutorial, but more experience customers will be okay by checking the quick start guide. The Tutorial addresses:

1st- Assembly Manual of LONGER RAY5 Laser Engraver

2nd- Benchmark Test File of Laser Engraving

3rd- Touch Screen Operation

4th- Software Connection

5th- Tutorial Videos - How to Use LONGER RAY5 Engraving Different Materials

6th- Patterns-for You to Test Your Machine

Laser head

The 0.08 x 0.08mm ultra-fine laser spot has higher engraving accuracy and is capable of piercing through thicker materials.


LONGER RAY 5 use FAC laser technology to compress the laser spot. The size of the laser spot is 0.08 x 0.08mm. Currently, the average size of the laser spot at the same price point in the industry is 0.15mm x 0.15mm. Additional precision creates higher quality prints and precision cuts. The size of the laser spot is smaller as the energy is concentrated, and the engraving accuracy creates higher fidelity products.


LONGER RAY5 uses a 32-Bit Motherboard and Processor that operates at 240 MHz, and it is more affordable than its competitors. The speed of a 32-Bit Motherboard is faster than an 8-bit Motherboard, and the command transmission speed is faster. The 8-bit Motherboard solution products do not support SD cards. Offline engraving can only be supported if an SD card is supported.


Safety Protections

LONGER RAY5 offers several protection mechanisms. When the carving material is on fire, ray5 recognizes and automatically stops working. It also gives off an alarm to keep you alert as a part of a Thermal Protection. When the engraving machine is moved heavily, ray5 can detect it and cease functioning automatically and sound a warning as part of Move Protection.

Ray5 can recognize and automatically cease operating while providing an alarm when the laser head is motionless for 5 seconds. The device comes with an Emergency Stop Button. To stop the engraving machine in an emergency, hit the power button. The laser module of ray5 is equipped with an acrylic cover that can shield 99% of the laser and protect the eyes, a part of Eye Protection.


LONGER RAY5 supports Windows (WIN XP, win 7, win 8, win 10) can use LaserGRBL and LightBurn Software. The MAC / Linux can use LightBurn Software, and it provides support image file formats: BMP, JPG, PNG, DXF, AI, SVG, etc


LONGER RAY5 with 5.5W is available right now at the $309 price. With a Coupon code (reduce $30): RAY5$30 valid through the 30th of June. It is the first engraving machine with a built-in screen that supports 32 bit CPU and motherboard as well as an SD card. The SD card support enables operation without a computer, which is unique at this price segment.

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