E1701D Modular XY2/100 Scanner Controller


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Beside different other, common scanner cards BeamConstruct also supports the only modular scanner controller card worldwide*: the E1701D digital XY2/100 scanner card. This is a low-cost scanner card with the smallest ground-size out there* and it is the only one which can be extended by additional boards* providing different signals and outputs. So it is not necessary to buy one fully featured card and to pay for functions that are not needed. Via its extension boards only these functions and I/Os can be added, that are really required.

These extension boards are plugged onto baseboard. Several of them can be combined freely according to required functionality.

E1701D is an XY2/100 and XY3/100 digital scanner controller card which can be extended by options described below and provides following features:

  • 16 bit XY2-100 interface to scanhead with X, Y and Z channel
  • 18 bit XY2-100-E interface to scanhead with X and Y channel
  • 20 bit XY3-100 (certified LIA202002 standard) interface with X and Y channel
  • 100 Mbit Ethernet connection
  • USB 2.0 connection
  • Online XYZ grid correction with support for several correction table file formats (like SCAPS™ .ucf, Scanlab™ .ctb and .ct5, Raylase™ .gcd, GSI/CTI™ .xml, Sunny™ .txt
  • High-definition online XYZ grid correction with BeamConstruct HD correction files (.bco)
  • Switching between up to 16 grid correction tables during marking process
  • 10 microseconds vector cycle time and resolution (microstep period)
  • Command execution time down to 0,5 microseconds
  • Realtime processing of laser and scanner signals
  • 26 bit internal resolution (for better quality also with 16 or 18 bit hardware output)
  • Can control nearly every laser type (this may require extension boards as described
    below)
  • Two laser CMOS level digital outputs for usage with YAG, CO2, IPG™ and compatible
    laser types (outputs can provide PWM frequency, Q-Switch, FPK-pulse, continuously running frequency, stand-by frequency), running with frequencies up to 20 MHz
  • 512 MByte DDR3 RAM
  • 1 GHz CPU clock
  • Support for Micro-SD and Micro-SDHC cards with up to 32 GByte disk space for stand-alone operations
  • Extremely low power consumption of about 1,8 W (Baseboard without any Extension Boards)
  • Internal command and vector data list with more than 17 million entries
  • Continuous list concept, no need to swap between lists
  • BeamConstruct PRO license included
  • Open source compatibility library that emulates existing programming interface for fast
    and easy usage with existing software (contains e.g. Scanlab™ RTC4™, SCAPS™ USC™/SCI and other compatible interfaces)
  • Very small size of about 87 mm x 55 mm
  • Hardware/firmware is quality made in EU/Germany

LP8 Extension Board requires E1701D baseboard as described above
and provides additional signals for controlling lasers and external
equipment. It offers following features and functions:

  • LP8 8 bit CMOS level parallel digital output e.g. for controlling laser power
  • LP8 latch CMOS level digital output for usage with IPG™ and compatible laser types
  • Master Oscillator CMOS level digital output for usage with IPG™ and compatible laser
    types
  • 8 bit 0..5V analogue output e.g. for controlling laser power
  • Two laser CMOS level digital outputs for usage with YAG, CO2, IPG™ and compatible
    laser types (outputs can provide PWM frequency, Q-Switch, FPK-pulse, continuously running frequency, stand-by frequency), running with frequencies up to 20 MHz
  • Hardware is quality made in EU

Digi I/O Extension Board requires a baseboard as described above
and provides additional I/Os for controlling external equipment. It offers
following features and functions:

  • 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs can be switched to opto-insulated mode with
    external power supply of up to 24 V
  • 2 inputs can be used for 90 degree phase-shifted encoder signal for marking on-the-fly applications
  • Inputs can be used to select one of up to 256 stand-alone marking jobs stored on microSD card of baseboard
  • Hardware is quality made in EU

Secondary Head Extension Board gives possibility to connect an additional scanhead which then works fully parallel to the primary one connected to the baseboard and makes use of the same laser:

  • XY2/100 interface for an additional scanhead marking parallel to head of baseboard
  • Up to three of these extensions can be used with one E1701D baseboard to connect up to four scanheads
  • Hardware is quality made in EU

The optional E1701dock scanner and laser breakout board can be used to simply connection of scanner and laser:

  • Can be used to connect a scanhead directly via D-SUB25 standard connector (so no Y-cable is needed from baseboard any more)
  • Provides power-input via screw terminal to supply power to scanhead
  • Offers D-SUB25 standard connector for MOPA lasers (such as IPG™ YLP, MaxPhotonics™ MFP, JPT™ YDFLP, Raycus™ RFL and compatible including optional readback of error states)
  • Alternatively PWM-controlled lasers like YAG or CO2 can be connected via BNC or D-SUB25 standard interface
  • Interface to feed ExtStart and ExtStop signal into the dock
  • Unused signals from LP8 or Digi I/O Extension Board can be forwarded via extended flat-belt cables with additional plugs
  • LP8 and Digi I/O Extension Boards are still optional, the E1701dock can be used with any possible combination

The optional E1701base Mounting Kit allows faster and easier mechanical installation of all types of E1701 controller boards:

  • Comes with DIN rail clamps which can be installed in 2 different positions combined with 2 different orientations resulting in 4 different mounting variants
  • E1701 can be mounted on top of E1701base with distance bolts or hex-stands using premanufactured mounting holes
  • Can be used also without DIN rail clamps for custom mounting in machines and as top-cover for E1701

E1701D mounting example:

  • E1701base to clamp the whole stack onto a DIN-rail
  • E1701D with LP8 extension mounted on this E1701base
  • E1701dock on top for easy connection of scanhead and laser via standard connectors
  • Wiring between controller and E1701dock via two short, 1:1 flat-belt cables

E1701D mounting example:

  • E1701base to clamp the E1701dock breakout-board onto a DIN-rail
  • E1701D with LP8 and Digi I/O extension mounted on an other E1701base clamped on DIN-rail
  • E1701base as personnel protection insulation on top of the E1701D stack
  • Wiring between controller and E1701dock via three 1:1 flat-belt cables

Resources

E1701 English manual containing hardware description for base- and all available
extensionboards as well as programming interface specification:e1701_manual.pdf

Development files (Windows and Linux, no driver required for Linux):
GIT Repository

* As per 06/2015 we do not know of any other scanner controller card
that is fully modular and comes with a smaller size for such a low price.

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