Comprehensive External Laser System Control
Controlling a ULS laser system in an automated manufacturing environment is accomplished through the optional Automation module.
Six digital inputs are available via the Automation Control Panel accessed through the Universal Control Panel (UCP) or Laser System Manager (LSM). These inputs can be initiated through switches, relays, or digital logic signals from a PLC or microcontroller, providing users with the flexibility to control different laser system functions from diverse sources.
Integrate External Devices into Laser Material Processing
Controlling external devices that operate in conjunction with a ULS laser system is readily accomplished through the Output Event portion of the Automation Control Panel. The two outputs are driven by laser system events as depicted below.
The Automation Interface benefits users by allowing them to control electro-mechanical devices such as air-movers, valves, compressors, signal lights, and audible alarms. The outputs can also be used as digital signals to PLCs or micro-controllers to initiate various complex control functions in the manufacturing cell such as indexing a conveyor belt and initiating a pick-and-place sequence.