Scanlab / Formnext Extending entry-level scan head to allow a multi-million entry list
High-precision laser scan systems expert, Scanlabs, will present an additional variant of the company's entry-level Basicube scan head at Formnext.
Germany-based Scanlab has introduced an additional variant of its entry-level Basicube scan head, which will be among the company's exhibits . According to the company, the SL2-100 interface of this new Basicube 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 popular Basicube scan head is said to be very popular offering compact, economical systems with high-write speeds. The favorable price/performance ratio often leads to their selection as “entry-level heads” for laser marking or 3D plastics printing, Scanlabs explains. With the classic XY2-100 interface, control was limited to RTC4 boards.
To extend operational flexibility, Basicube is now available with immediate effect as a variant with a SL2-100 interface, which allows the use of RTC5 Boards. RTC5, as we know, can provide a multi-million-entry list buffer to overcome the limitations of RTC4 control board of only 8,000 list entries. Furthermore, RTC5 boards enable the convenient use of Laserdesk professional laser-processing software for these scan heads. Here, Laserdesk serves as a control centre for the scan head and as a graphical user interface for the easy creation, management and automated execution of complex laser processing jobs.
At Formnext, Scanlab will be in Hall 3.1, Booth B68.