Supported Hardware


Please note: we're supporting the global strike for climate on 20. 09. 2019 and close down the whole company for 24 hours.
So there will be no support and no shipping at this day.

This section describes hardware that is specific for use within BeamConstruct. For a general overview of hardware supported by components of the OpenAPC software package please refer to list of supported hardware.

Supported scanner controller cards:

Vendor Type Development State Remarks Multi-card support
HALaser Systems™ E1701A Scanner Controller stable Accessible via Ethernet or USB; modular, low-cost analogue scanner card
E1701C 5-Axis CNC Controller development Accessible via Ethernet or USB; modular, low-cost CNC plotter/XY-table/XYZ-gantry controller card
E1701D Scanner Controller stable Accessible via Ethernet or USB; modular, low-cost XY2/100 scanner card
E1803D Scanner Controller stable Accessible via Ethernet or USB; compact, low-cost XY2/100 scanner card
3rdEye™ PSC141P experimental Linux support available on request
requires software version 2.6 or newer
PSC142P experimental Linux support available on request
requires software version 2.6 or newer
CTI™ / GSI™ EC1000 stable to be used via RTC compatibility library only (provided by vendor)
SC500 stable to be used via RTC compatibility library only (provided by vendor)
generic GCode-output stable Outputs laser marking data as GCode (CNC) control commands
printer-driver-based stable Supports all scanner systems that are accessed via installed printer device
JCZ Beijing™ LMC discontinued Windows only
supported in software versions prior to 2.8
Makeblock™ XY-Plotter development does not apply
Raylase™ SP-ICE2 discontinued PCI: Windows only
Ethernet: all platforms
supported in software versions prior to 4.5
RLC USB experimental
Scanlab™ RTC3 stable
RTC4 stable Requires PRO-license
RTC4Scanalone stable
RTC5 stable Requires PRO-license
RTC6 stable Requires PRO-license
SCAPS™ USC-1 stable Windows only
requires SCI license from SCAPS™
planned
USC-2 stable Windows only
no support for Ethernet connection
requires SCI license from SCAPS™
requires PRO-license
planned
USC-3 development Windows only
no support for Ethernet connection
requires SCI license from SCAPS™
requires PRO-license
requires software version 5.0 or newer
planned
Sintec Optronics™ ETH6608 stable
Sunny™ CSC-USB discontinued requires software versions prior to 5.1

Supported laser controllers:

Vendor Type Development State Remarks
miscellaneous CO2, YAG, IPG™, SPI™ and similar stable directly supported via scanner controller card, no separate laser control interface necessary
Coherent™ Avia stable
generic stable basic support for all lasers with serial interface and ASCII communication
SPI™ G4 stable ASCII-commands via serial interface

Supported motion controllers:

Vendor Type Development State Remarks
HALaser Systems™ E1701M Stepper Motor Controller stable Multiple axis controller for motion operation and single axis controller for Z-Shifter elements
E1803D Intelli-IO extension in motion mode stable On-board multiple axis controller for motion operation
Faulhaber™ MCBL 300x RS, MCDC 300x RS, 3564...B CS, 32xx...BX4 CS, and 22xx...BX4 CSD series stable
Schneider Electric™ MDrive+ stable
Sill™ Focus Shifter development Single axis controller for Z-Shifter elements
Stepper Motor (via scanner controller card) stable

Supported video controllers:

Vendor Type Development State Remarks
generic stable supports all video capture devices that are known to underlying operating system

Supported devices for process parameters:

Vendor Type Development State Remarks
generic Utilitises analogue input of used scanner controller card stable retrieves temperature and halts marking process when it is out of range
Optris™ LT Pyrometer stable retrieves temperature and halts marking process
Pewatron™ FCX gas sensor controller development retrieves gas concentration and halts marking process