EC1000 Scan Head Controller
Product Announcement from Cambridge Technology, Inc.
The EC1000 Stand Alone Scanning System Controller
Cambridge Technology's EC1000 is the next generation in galvo-steered laser control systems. This compact, fully integrated dual system-on-a-chip (SoC) control system is ideal for deployment into modern factory environments with distributed automation. In this environment, a single host computer can supervise a factory of networked laser marking appliances. The EC1000 is designed to be completely embedded into a scanning head and does not require a nearby physical host computer for operation. Remote Access, Remote Control, and Remote Monitoring are fully supported for tetherless operation in a distributed laser marking environment. Factory reliability and EMI immunity are ensured through the use of optically isolated digital control ports.
Reconfigurations or job changes are easily made either by downloading via 10/100 base-T Ethernet, temporary connection to a laptop or USB memory stick, or via the optional pendant.
The EC1000 includes a complete library of control features for today's lasers as well as 3-axis of direct dynamic galvanometer servo driver control without the need for intermediate interface boards such as XY/2-100
The EC1000 DLL interface to third-party or user software packages simplifies integration into existing automated scanning systems.