Omtech Rotary with Long Stem Wine Glasses

I just got a new rotary from Omtech to go with my laser machine. I was able to set up to do the wine, glasses and other glasses that do not have stems but I’m having problem with wine glasses that do have stems. There’s just not enough adjustment on the rotary support wheels to level the bowl. How are you all handling that situation? Thanks.

Tilt the whole rotary to make up the difference, so you’re engraving surface is level.

You can also use a longer lens to increase your depth of focus.

Wheeled rotaries usually do best using a scan operation compared to vector engraving. Wheels tend to slip from acceleration.

On mine, I slow the Y axes way down when doing vectors.


Thanks Jack. I had done that before with my diode laser, tilting it. Don’t know why Iit did not occur to me to do it with the new equipment.

On the y acceleration, are you adjusting it in “machine settings”? What number are you using? Thanks again.

If you view the data via Edit → Machine Settings you can also manipulate it via that interface.

FIRST - save the current configuration in a couple of places, it’s how the machine came from the factory or the factory settings. I have a copy on Google drive and a local version.

Then when you modify anything you can save them as different configurations…

I have multiple .lbset files for different jobs on my different rotaries along with different machines.

jack@Kilo:~/mnt/dev-test/cnc/laser/machine-settings$ ls -l *.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12971 Sep  9  2021 210809-china-blue-russ-mod-stable.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12971 Sep  3  2021 210903-china-blue-head-change.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12971 Sep 30  2021 210929-no-rotory.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12962 Sep 30  2021 210929-rotory.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12962 Oct  4  2021 211004-rotory.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12958 Oct  5  2021 211005-rotory.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12958 Oct 26  2021 211008-rotory-acrylic-tube.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12956 Oct  8  2021 211008-rotory.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12973 Nov  1  2021 211101-no-rotory.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12954 Dec  8  2021 211108-rotory.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack  5563 Dec 16  2021 211216-grbl-original.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack  5536 Dec 19  2021 211219-vevor-grbl.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12965 Feb  1  2022 220101-no-rotary.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12958 Mar 19  2022 220319-no-rotory-uped-speed-accel-0.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12958 Mar 19  2022 220319-no-rotory-uped-speed-accel-1.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12958 Mar 19  2022 220319-no-rotory-uped-speed-accel-2.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12958 Mar 19  2022 220319-no-rotory-uped-speed-accel.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12956 Apr  5  2022 220403-no-rotory-uped-y-accel-2.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12953 Jul 20  2022 220422-no-rotory-acceleration-engrave-d-prot.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12956 Apr 22  2022 220422-no-rotory-acceleration-engrave.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12954 Apr 27  2023 230427-no-rotary-jic.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12967 Jun 20  2021 blue-laser-machine-settings.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12968 Jun 25  2021 blue-laser-machine-settings-update-06-25-21.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12970 Aug 21  2021 blue-laser-machine-settings-update-08-21-21.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack 12968 Aug 10  2021 china-blue-modified-ruida-controller.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack  6032 Oct 11  2022 grblHAL-default.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack  6030 Oct 11  2022 grblHAL-home.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack  5562 Aug 27  2022 grbl-upgrade-cenzos-lazsal.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack  5562 Sep  8  2022 grbl-upgrade-cenzos-lazsal-low-acceleration.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack  5561 Aug 26  2022 grbl-upgrade-cenzos-lazsal-max-xy.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack  5558 Aug 21  2022 grbl-upgrade-cenzos.lbset
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jack jack  5560 Sep 26  2022 upgrade-cenoz.lbset

The main two areas with rotaries are the acceleration and the jump off speed. The jump off speed is the speed the axes start moving before acceleration is applied.

I have some rotary functions where jump off is very low… single digits and acceleration in the 100mm/s^2. You have to find what works with your rotary and material… some glass may slip and other grip tightly…

I save the modified .lbset files, so I can reload them when needed. Hopefully you have save the current version, so you can just load it back when you’re done rotaring…

Make sense?