Increase Throughput with Motion-Based Laser Power Control
To maximize the throughput of laser processing systems, laser power must be controlled as a function of speed. During straight motion segments, velocity is high. In corners, velocity may be reduced by a look-ahead algorithm to minimize the following error and vibration. ACS motion control solutions provide flexible options for dynamically adjusting laser power relative to speed, including 0-10V analog, PWM digital, and EtherCAT-based control.