Hobarts install its 3rd ILS system – the first to a UK University

Hobarts has installed an ILS series machine at Southampton Solent University, the first of its kind in a University here in the UK. The 80 watt ILS12.75 features a huge 1200x600mm working area and allows the customer to cut through materials up to 20mm thick with ease.



The ILS12 is located in the main workshop serving students from engineering, product design and fashion courses. The University also have two other Hobarts systems in place within the engineering and art departments.


Hobarts, who are the only qualified distributor in the UK to install ILS systems, have previously installed ILS systems into architecture and the industrial sector.


Jon Saunter, Technical Sales Director at Hobarts commented,

“The ILS12 was the perfect solution for SSU’s requirements. Replacing two older laser cutters from a different manufacturer, the ILS has really increased productivity and most importantly reliability. The low maintenance and ease of use of the Laser interface + software makes the ILS an ideal solution for the higher education sector.”