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Introducing the Photon FLEX, a compact laser cutting machine that will give you control over your production, while helping you optimise your factory layout. Thanks to British engineering and manufacturing, the Photon FLEX guarantees quality, reliability, and easy operation. It is built to last and backed by our dedicated British service team.

The best part? It’s easy to learn and use. You don’t need extensive training or experience to operate it effectively. Experience the benefits of the Photon FLEX and optimise your production without compromising on space. Invest in British engineering excellence and enjoy our reliable service.

The Photon FLEX has dimensions of just 4.8m x 2.8m, taking up only a quarter of the space compared to a standard high-performing industrial laser cutting machine!


Dimensions of just 4.8m x 2m, compact enough to fit into the smallest of factories  

Easy to Use

LiveControl™ at the CNC & LiveNest™ advanced vision system


LiveGuard™ anti-collision system


Built to exacting standards, promising an extraordinary level of performance, durability, and reliability

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If you’re searching for an industrial laser-cutting machine that is affordable, compact, and precise, the Photon FLEX is the perfect choice.

Designed and engineered with British precision, the Photon FLEX exceeds expectations in every aspect. Its small footprint, measuring just 4.8m x 2.8m, gets you more out of your square footage. It seamlessly fits into even the most space-restricted workshops, optimising your layout without compromising productivity or capacity.

Despite its small size, the Photon FLEX handles sheet sizes up to 3m x 1.5m, showing industrial laser-cutting machines deliver on performance while leaving you room to extend your other operations.

However, the Photon FLEX offers much more than just compact precision.

With a strong focus on user-friendliness, operators of all skill levels can effortlessly interact with the machine. The Photon FLEX features many innovative and intuitive features, including LiveNest™, LiveControl™, and LiveGuard™. These integrated systems enhance operational efficiency, minimise waste, and provide real-time control and safety measures.

If you’re interested in experiencing the capabilities of our Photon FLEX compact laser cutting machine first-hand, and meeting our expert team, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to welcome you to our Nottingham factory and provide a comprehensive demo.

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LiveNest™ vision system

Transform your operator’s cutting experience with Esprit’s LiveNest™. It visually projects the nest onto the plate, ensuring optimal nesting and minimising errors before initiating the cutting process. The recognition capability identifies a full plate, enabling the automatic positioning of a nest with a single touch. It’s user-friendly and technologically advanced, enhancing efficiency and accuracy.

LiveControl™ CNC

Adding parts to a nest used to be time-consuming. With LiveControl™, operators can extract a single item from a previous job directly at the CNC and manually nest it, even on leftover material. This feature streamlines the process, reduces time and material wastage, and ensures uninterrupted production flow.

LiveGuard™ anti-collision

Ensure safety with LiveGuard™. It provides collision risk assessment and options to proceed, choose a safer cutting path, or add tags. LiveGuard™ engages an automatic collision stop function during cutting, prioritising safety and precision.
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Introducing the Photon FLEX

Experience the Photon FLEX, designed and manufactured by our expert British engineers in the UK. It has dimensions of just 4.8m x 2.8m, taking up only a quarter of the space compared to a standard high-performing industrial laser cutting machine. It effortlessly handles sheet sizes up to 3m x 1.5m, showcasing its power and performance within a compact design. Schedule your visit and demo to witness this compact Fiber laser cutter in action and meet our brilliant team.


Compact Footprint

The Photon FLEX has dimensions of 4.8m x 2.8m, fitting sheet sizes up to 3m x 1.5m. It’s compact and suitable for modest factories.


High Precision, Affordable cost

Equipped with automated features like a smart anti-collision system, the Photon FLEX is designed to boost productivity while maintaining an affordable pricing model. Despite its high-performance capabilities, the machine’s cost-effectiveness is of utmost importance, ensuring an optimal balance between output and investment.



The Photon FLEX stands out for its user-friendly approach, thanks to integrated augmented reality technology. By overlaying digital information onto the real world, it simplifies complex processes, aids decision-making, and reduces training time significantly.


Made in Britain, Made to Last

The Photon FLEX is proudly designed and manufactured in the UK. It’s a machine you can rely on, built to the highest standards by our skilled team of engineers and technicians. Expect exceptional performance, durability, and reliability from every Photon FLEX.


We understand that minimising operating costs is crucial for businesses. While high-performance Fiber lasers are more efficient than CO2 lasers, Esprit has taken a further innovative step to help you drastically reduce energy costs. Fiber laser machines consume a lot of electricity during acceleration, but kinetic energy is typically lost as heat during deceleration.

Introducing Esprit’s LiveRegen™ technology. The Photon FLEX harnesses this excess energy, temporarily storing it to power the machine’s next acceleration. LiveRegen™ optimises energy usage and significantly reduces your electricity bill. Esprit’s LiveRegen™ technology helps you save costs by reusing electricity that would otherwise be wasted. Experience the benefits with the Photon FLEX and enjoy substantial energy cost savings.

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Enhanced efficiency and safety in plate loading is crucial in industrial metal cutting. Esprit understands the challenges of manual handling – time-consuming, costly, and safety risks.

Introducing LiveLock™, a feature addressing these issues. It secures Photon FLEX’s loading tray automatically during loading/unloading or for cutting.

LiveLock™ enables direct loading via automation or forklift, boosting productivity, reducing costs, and ensuring safety by eliminating accidental dislodgement of the pallet during loading and unloading operations.


The Photon FLEX stands out as an exceptional product exclusively designed and manufactured in the UK. It represents the culmination of innovative British engineering, expert workmanship, and a strong commitment to local production ingrained in our company ethos.

But our dedication doesn’t end with manufacturing.

Esprit Automation maintains a network of highly skilled technicians strategically located throughout the UK and Ireland. They are ready to deliver prompt and effective service and support whenever required. Choosing the Photon FLEX goes beyond a simple purchasing decision. It is an investment in British quality, reliability, and outstanding customer service that is both local and exceptional.

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The Photon FLEX from Esprit is committed to providing a swift return on your investment. Its impressive productivity and low running costs contribute to an exceptional ROI. For companies considering bringing metal cutting in-house after previously outsourcing, the Photon FLEX offers an outstanding solution.

Transitioning to self-reliance in metal cutting is a significant milestone, and the Photon FLEX is designed to make this journey seamless and rewarding. Its compactness, high precision, user-friendliness, and affordability make it an ideal choice for businesses venturing into operating their own laser cutter for the first time.

With British engineering and a dedicated local support team, the Photon FLEX ensures assistance is readily available, providing a successful transition to in-house metal cutting and benefiting your overall operations.

The Photon FLEX is more than just a machine; it’s a partner in expanding your business capabilities.

Contact us today to discuss your application and explore potential payback times!

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Fiber Laser Software

Unleash the unmatched potential of Photon FLEX by integrating seamlessly with Esprit’s cutting-edge Procut software. Empower your team with comprehensive training to harness the full capabilities of the machine.

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Live Monitoring With IRIS

Utilise Esprit’s IRIS Industry 4.0 solution for live monitoring. Stay connected, track productivity, and elevate control with Photon FLEX. Accessible from any device, anywhere, anytime. Enhance productivity with cutting-edge technology.

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Laser Financing

Esprit Automation understands that each business has unique financial circumstances and requirements. As a result, we take pride in offering a wide range of flexible financing solutions that are specifically tailored to align with your individual needs. Our commitment to transparency ensures you have clear and comprehensive options, allowing you to make well-informed decisions on how to best leverage this investment, driving your company’s growth and enhancing overall productivity.

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“You couldn’t make a laser cutter that compact. The Photon Flex is just a brilliant machine. The CNC – it’s literally child’s play, it takes you half an hour and you’re away cutting. I bought local and British because I wanted someone who would look after me. Esprit’s service has been even better than expected.”

Paul Fletcher

Managing Director, HTF Stainless Steel Fabrication Ltd

We’ve been dealing with Esprit both on the plasma and laser side for more than 6 years.

We’ve recently invested in our second Photon laser cutting machine (15kW) by Esprit and we would highly recommend them to other metal workers.

Tim & Oliver Wells

Managing Director & Operating Director, Stainless UK Ltd


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