April 03, 2021
Scan System Features Optional Read-Back Functions

SCANLAB GmbH, leading provider of laser scanning solutions, presents a new scan system. The SCANcube IV, as the primary representative of this product range, features optional read-back functions, thereby providing an essential process monitoring component. Compared to the SCANcube III, the system linearity has been improved by 30 percent. The new housing design is both visually appealing and a functional element of the optimized heat management concept. With specific tunings, the new scan head can be optimally configured for various customer needs. One thing that remains unchanged in the new scan head generation is its outstanding price-performance ratio.

The requirements on a scan system can vary hugely depending on the laser machining process in which it is to be used. Laser marking or laser engraving processes, for instance, have very different requirements in terms of positioning speed or tracking errors compared to the requirements of processes in additive manufacturing (3D printing). To take these differences into account while still offering a flexible, cost-effective solution, SCANLAB presents the latest generation of their successful SCANcube product family.

The new SCANcube IV can be perfectly configured for the required application using different tuning and mirror variants. In combination with an RTC control board, optional read-back functions for system monitoring and diagnostics are now available. This means that the actual position, temperature and other status values can be queried reliably during operation.

The system linearity, which has been improved by 30 percent compared to its predecessor the SCANcube III, makes calibration easier and enables more precise processing results. What's more, the new elegant, dust-tight housing provides optimized heat management and ensures that the system always keeps a ‘cool head’, even during demanding applications.

At the time of its market launch, the SCANcube IV is available to order immediately with a 10 mm or 14 mm aperture.

Related Glossary Terms

  • calibration


    Checking measuring instruments and devices against a master set to ensure that, over time, they have remained dimensionally stable and nominally accurate.

  • laser machining

    laser machining

    Intensified, pulsed beams of light generated by lasers—typically carbon dioxide or neodium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG)—that drill, weld, engrave, mark, slit and caseharden. Usually under CNC, often at both high cutting rates (100 linear in./sec.) and high power (5kW or more). Lasers also are used in conjunction with in-process quality-control monitoring systems allowing measuring accuracies of 0.00001".


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