ACS announces LCMv2 laser control module
November 30, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 30, 2016 – ACS Motion Control has developed a laser control module which it says will enable direct control of the laser source to deliver “precise laser micro-machining and increased throughput.”
The LCMv2 Series EtherCAT slave module boasts a range of functions including digital pulse modulation for dynamic power control, output pulses or gating (on/off) signals synchronized to positions along a 2D-6D motion path, programmable operation zones, and more. Featuring a universal electrical interface, the LCMv2 can control “practically any laser” designed for processing or machining applications, says ACS, adding that the LCMv2 includes a safety interlock input, fault input, and enable output. Additionally, 8/8 general purpose digital I/Os are available for application/laser specific functionality. The LCMv2 is fully configured and commanded by any of ACS’ line of SPiiPlus motion controllers.