Provider of high-precision laser scan systems, SCANLAB, has introduced an additional variant of its entry-level basiCube scan head. This new basiCube model’s SL2-100 interface now allows direct control by RTC5 boards. Execution of highly elaborate laser jobs and more complex graphics is thus possible for laser marking, subsurface glass engraving or similar applications.
The basiCube scan heads as compact, economical systems with high write speeds. The reportedly favourable price/performance ratio often leads to their selection as ‘entry-level heads’ for laser marking or 3D plastics printing. With a classic XY2-100 interface, control was limited to RTC4 boards.
To extend operational flexibility, basiCube is available effective immediately as a variant with a SL2-100 interface. Thus, the RTC5 can provide its multi-million-entry list buffer to overcome the RTC4 control board’s limitation of 8,000 list entries.
RTC5 boards also let the laserDESK professional laser processing software conveniently utilise these scan heads. Here, laserDESK serves both as a control centre for the scan head and as a graphical user interface for easy creation, management and automated execution of complex laser processing jobs.