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ASC system controller series

An ARGES System Controller (ASC) is the central device in a laser system. It controls scan heads, lasers, sensors, actuators and other peripherals. A combination of highly configurable interfaces and processing units responds in real-time to external signals. In this manner the ASC controller guarantees an optimized synchronization of all devices and signals, which is important in laser systems.

The ASC controller is an autonomously functioning device that does not require a host to carry out its processing tasks. It can be remotely diagnosed, administered and parameterized via Ethernet TCP/IP.

The ARGES control environment includes the InScript® software, which is supplied with the ASC, as well as other software-based connectivity solutions, for example the ARGES ControllerLib. These alternative control options provide a high degree of flexibility for precisely configuring the system to your requirements.

Controller

Height unit

Lasers
 

ARGES scan heads

Safety interface

Display

Optional interfaces

Integrated cooling

ASC-1

1

controls 1 Laser
 

up to 2

 

alpha-numeric

choice between EtherCAT and Profibus

 

ASC-2

2

controls1 laser

up to 2

 

graphic

Safety, EtherCAT, Profibus

 

ASC-3

3

1 integr. IR fiber laser
up to 100W

up to 2

    •

graphic

EtherCAT, Profibus

 

Controller

Height unit

lasers
 

ARGES scan heads

Safety interface

Display

Optional interfaces:

Integrated cooling

ASC-4

4

controls1 laser

up to 2

 

graphic

Safety, EtherCAT, Profibus

   

ASC-4 cool

4

controls1 laser

up to 2

 

graphic

Safety, EtherCAT, Profibus

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ASC-5

5

2 integr. IR fiber laser

up to 2

    •

graphic

EtherCat, Profibus

 

Controller

Height unit

lasers
 

ARGES scan heads

Safety interface

Display

Optional interfaces:

Integrated cooling

ASC-6

6

1 integr. laser: 150 W
(QCW) or 300/400W (CW)

up to 2

    •

graphic

EtherCat, Profibus