Hardware Comparison

Following tables give a quick overview about all hardware available from HALaser Systems. This includes an overview about all electronics and control boards. To check out which controller cards are supported by BeamConstruct laser marking software, please go to page of supported hardware.

E1803D
E1701A
E1701D
E1701M
Type Compact Digital XY2/100 Scanner and Laser Controller Modular Analogue Scanner and Laser Controller Modular Digital XY2/100 Scanner and Laser Controller Motor Controller
Controllable Devices / Interfaces
  • XY2/100 Scanhead
  • Laser
  • Stepper Motors (requires power driver)
  • RS232/RS485
  • Stepper Motors (requires power driver)
Production state
Active, can be used for new designs

Active, can be used for new designs

Active, can be used for new designs

Active, can be used for new designs
Interface to Scanhead
XY2/100 (digital) D-SUB25 and 26 pin

±2,5..10 V (analogue)

XY2/100 (digital) 26 pin
Secondary Scanhead
Up to three via Secondary Head Extension Board
Interface to Laser
may require extension boards

may require extension boards
Motion Axes
up to four independent axes via integrated digital IOs

up to four independent axes via Digi I/O Extension Board

up to four independent axes via Digi I/O Extension Board

up to four independent axes
Expandable by Extension Boards
Supports stand-alone operation
manual jog-mode
Supports marking on-the-fly
requires Digi I/O Extension Board

requires Digi I/O Extension Board
BeamConstruct PRO License included
Power Supply ±12..24 V or USB ±15 V +5 V or USB +5 V or USB
SLS/3D Printing (Rapid Prototyping)
Laser via scanhead

Laser via scanhead

Laser via scanhead
Dot-Peen / Matrix Laser Marking
1..2 lines, 6..13 dots
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The table below gives an overview about the possibilities to drive (stepper) motors, their advantages and features. This list contains only these solutions which are made by HALaser Systems, for other motion controllers which are available from within BeamConstruct please refer the hardware support page.

Software driver E1701M
E1803D Motion Extension
Type BeamConstruct plug-in Motor Controller Motor Controller add-on for E1803D scanner controller card
Acceleration modes
  • logarithmic
  • logarithmic
  • linear
  • s-shaped
  • linear
Acceleration one acceleration value for all situations, no stop acceleration separate values for acceleration, deceleration and stop one acceleration value for all situations, no stop acceleration
Motion mode sequential, only one axis at the same time all axes parallel and independent from each other combined, all axes parallel, starting and stopping at same time
Referencing modes simplified:
  • enter reference switch in one direction or enter and leave reference switch in different directions
  • two separate referencing speeds for entering and leaving the reference switch
  • positive or negative direction
complex:
  • up to four referencing steps combineable out of direction, entering and leaving reference switch
  • up to four separate referencing speeds for referencing steps
  • positive or negative direction
  • search for reference switch (automatic direction change)
predefined:
  • enter, leave and re-enter reference switch
  • two different referencing speeds
  • positive or negative direction
Stop of running motion delayed, may be dropped in case of short movements immediate reaction (realtime operation) using configured stop acceleration value immediate reaction (realtime operation)
Hardware I/Os uses digital-IOs of scanner controller card provides own, additional IOs provides own, additional IOs
Axes up to four up to four up to four
Maximum step frequency 100 kHz (jitter-free) 500 kHz (jitter-free) 38 kHz / 45 kHz (jitter-free/maximum)
Other encoder inputs for two axes,
motion controller is completely independent from any scanner controller cards
uses own microcontroller, movements can take place fully parallel to main controller operations