More and more industrial processing steps rely on lasers. Efficient operation of laser systems can be hugely simplified via intuitive software that lets you create marking templates and set up and manage laser material processing tasks. Developed by SCANLAB and with over six years of market success, laserDESK is precisely tuned to SCANLAB’s RTC5 control board, the high-performance and common scan systems. Maximum flexibility is achieved, because even during execution of complex jobs, you can select diverse processing sequences immediately. The laserDESK software lets you easily create and execute professional laser marking and materials-processing processes (laser jobs). The tool is available in five languages – one of which is Russian. Its clearly organized interface provides all needed functionality, including setup and control of your entire laser system. laserDESK provides all functionality for configuring, testing, calibrating and monitoring your system components. laserDESK enables:
• Easy setup and execution of laser processing jobs for diverse applications • Professional process development for laser applications utilizing the entire functionality of RTC 5 and new coming RTC 6 boards • Series-production safety via integrated automation • Intuitive operation thanks to clearly structured, compact and consistent visualization of all system parameters and object properties • Assignment of user-specific rights to ensure stable production processes • Integration in diverse manufacturing environments via support for numerous laser types and axis controllers • Simplified equipment setup and workflow thanks to modal wizards • Quick time-to-market of innovative projects and processes via unified software for development and series production • Optimal integration of SCANLAB components such as vision solution SCANalign, 3D scan systems or varioSCANFLEX ADDITIONAL FEATURES SIMPLIFY THE EXECUTION OF LASER JOBS The programmable remote interface provides countless possibilities for intelligent integration into automated manufacturing environments – e. g. within the framework of Industry 4.0 (IoT / internet of things) processes. Remote commands and hardware signals now enable the integration into system control as well as “slave” or as “master”, thereby allowing fully automated complex marking operations and dependencies. The new “Parameter Assistant” greatly simplifies determining and setting key process parameters – e. g. laser powers, laser frequencies and scanner delays – for a specific job. Optimal parameter settings can be issued, read or selected via a tiled overview with a pre-defined test structure or customizable elements. The Protocol Function eases quality management. In conjunction with digital-control scan systems of the intelliSCAN and excelliSCAN product families, laserDESK can query the traversed trajectory after processing and display it graphically. This enables tuning of marking parameters dependently of contour fidelity or downstream quality control. Additionally integration with the SCANalign image processing solution, which corrects and correlates images taken from an oblique viewing camera or a coaxial mounted camera to exactly fit the laser coordinates, has been further enhanced. Markings can be exactly positioned on every workpiece thanks to automatic image data transfer to the background layer of laserDESK or by automated vision job integration. Distortion-corrected images embedded directly in laserDESK’s user interface also allow visual monitoring of process results. laserDESK’s new version is usable offline as a pure “office version”, too – for when you only need to prepare and edit processing tasks. And of course the program retains all its features for creating individual processing templates via a clearly-structured graphical user interface. All marking objects can be assigned individual process parameters. Library functions ease reuse of objects and parameter sets – that saves work time and avoids fatiguing repetition. With over 20,000 systems produced annually, SCANLAB GmbH is the world-leading and independent OEM manufacturer of scan solutions for deflecting and positioning laser beams in three dimensions. Its exceptionally fast and precise high-performance galvanometer scanners, scan heads and scan systems find application in industrial materials processing and the electronics, food and beverage industries, as well as biotech and medical technology. For basic marking applications the SCANcube and basiCube scan heads are well established on the market.