FARO’s intelligent Ethernet-enabled packaged and embedded controller cards for galvanometer-based laser scanning systems eliminate the need for local computer control and are ideal for automated high-speed data-driven environments.

Remote API and Stand-alone Capabilities

Every FARO laser controller offers full Remote API and stand-alone capabilities, eliminating the need for a PC on the factory floor. Our controllers can execute jobs remotely over a network or via direct communication with the board.

Ethernet-Based

With the ability to connect to a factory network and communicate with the PLC, our advanced smart controllers allow OEMs and system integrators to create advanced beam steering systems that meet the challenges facing today’s manufacturers. Manage multiple jobs or automation lines! FARO offers multiple ways to control devices including Remote API, WinLase® Processing Software and EtherNet/IP™.

Packaged Controller & Embedded Boards

FARO’s laser controllers support multiple scan head protocols for easy integration.
• XY2-100
• SL2-10
• Canon 20-bit
• RS-232 COM
• SmartMove 24-bit
• EtherNet/IP
• other 24-bit protocols

+ Remote Control

Remote API and Stand-alone Capabilities

Every FARO laser controller offers full Remote API and stand-alone capabilities, eliminating the need for a PC on the factory floor. Our controllers can execute jobs remotely over a network or via direct communication with the board.

+ Connectivity

Ethernet-Based

With the ability to connect to a factory network and communicate with the PLC, our advanced smart controllers allow OEMs and system integrators to create advanced beam steering systems that meet the challenges facing today’s manufacturers. Manage multiple jobs or automation lines! FARO offers multiple ways to control devices including Remote API, WinLase® Processing Software and EtherNet/IP™.

+ Flexible Integration

Packaged Controller & Embedded Boards

FARO’s laser controllers support multiple scan head protocols for easy integration.
• XY2-100
• SL2-10
• Canon 20-bit
• RS-232 COM
• SmartMove 24-bit
• EtherNet/IP
• other 24-bit protocols

Complete Laser Systems Solutions

LMC-3 Embedded Controller

Pluggable Module with the Most Power Remote API

FARO’s LMC-3 is the next generation plug-and-play LEC delivering high accuracy and resolution. A compact, Ethernet-based controller, the LMC-3 eliminates the need for local computer control and is ideal for automation environments.
Designed to take on many different output configurations, LMC-3 meets the needs of all existing and new customers.

  • Multiple ways to control devices including Remote API, WinLase Processing Software, and EtherNet/IP™
  • Increased power with faster processing and greater memory capacity to perform the most complex projects with ease
  • Flexible integration paths – backwards compatible and future-proof
  • Unique Pop-in/Pop-Out Upgrade Path – Baseboard/Reference Board Design – Small Form Factor (68 mm x 60 mm)

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LMC-3 Embedded Controller

Maestro 3000

True plug-and-play capability in a small box

Maestro is a turnkey solution for galvanometer-based laser systems. It combines the LEC scan controller, a power supply capable of powering a scan head and interface hardware, into a slim, 1U rack-mountable enclosure.
Designed for OEMs and end users, the Maestro offers customers the best of both worlds – optimized, high-performance laser marking control, and fast and easy installation. Simply connect a cable, load the WinLase® Laser Marking Software onto your PC and you are ready to go.

  • Flexible configuration for all common lasers, scan heads, and user devices
  • Leverages FARO’s powerful controller and software technology for easy integration and operation
  • Includes EtherNet/IP™ and Remote API protocols for advanced connectivity and customization

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Maestro 3000

LEC-2 Embedded Controller

Advanced Ethernet-Based Stand-Alone Controller

LEC-2 is a compact, self-contained 20-bit controller that provides advanced hardware and software control technology to drive galvanometer-based laser systems. Designed for high-speed manufacturing, the LEC-2 provides integrated synchronized I/O for connection to factory automation equipment.
Connection to the PC is made via Ethernet using standard TCP/IP protocols. In addition, the LEC-2 provides external USB connections to support job file distribution via industry standard USB drives. RS232 Serial I/O is available to provide user interface such as serial laser control and diagnostic access.

  • 20-bit architecture for high accuracy and resolution
  • Ethernet/IP™ protocol support for flexible connectivity
  • Full stand-alone capabilities – execute jobs remotely over a network or via direct communication with the board

LEC-2 Embedded Controller
+ LMC-3

LMC-3 Embedded Controller

Pluggable Module with the Most Power Remote API

FARO’s LMC-3 is the next generation plug-and-play LEC delivering high accuracy and resolution. A compact, Ethernet-based controller, the LMC-3 eliminates the need for local computer control and is ideal for automation environments.
Designed to take on many different output configurations, LMC-3 meets the needs of all existing and new customers.

  • Multiple ways to control devices including Remote API, WinLase Processing Software, and EtherNet/IP™
  • Increased power with faster processing and greater memory capacity to perform the most complex projects with ease
  • Flexible integration paths – backwards compatible and future-proof
  • Unique Pop-in/Pop-Out Upgrade Path – Baseboard/Reference Board Design – Small Form Factor (68 mm x 60 mm)

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LMC-3 Embedded Controller
+ Maestro 3000

Maestro 3000

True plug-and-play capability in a small box

Maestro is a turnkey solution for galvanometer-based laser systems. It combines the LEC scan controller, a power supply capable of powering a scan head and interface hardware, into a slim, 1U rack-mountable enclosure.
Designed for OEMs and end users, the Maestro offers customers the best of both worlds – optimized, high-performance laser marking control, and fast and easy installation. Simply connect a cable, load the WinLase® Laser Marking Software onto your PC and you are ready to go.

  • Flexible configuration for all common lasers, scan heads, and user devices
  • Leverages FARO’s powerful controller and software technology for easy integration and operation
  • Includes EtherNet/IP™ and Remote API protocols for advanced connectivity and customization

download_pdf

Maestro 3000
+ LEC-2

LEC-2 Embedded Controller

Advanced Ethernet-Based Stand-Alone Controller

LEC-2 is a compact, self-contained 20-bit controller that provides advanced hardware and software control technology to drive galvanometer-based laser systems. Designed for high-speed manufacturing, the LEC-2 provides integrated synchronized I/O for connection to factory automation equipment.
Connection to the PC is made via Ethernet using standard TCP/IP protocols. In addition, the LEC-2 provides external USB connections to support job file distribution via industry standard USB drives. RS232 Serial I/O is available to provide user interface such as serial laser control and diagnostic access.

  • 20-bit architecture for high accuracy and resolution
  • Ethernet/IP™ protocol support for flexible connectivity
  • Full stand-alone capabilities – execute jobs remotely over a network or via direct communication with the board

LEC-2 Embedded Controller

Applications

Marking/Mark on the Fly

For fast, accurate beam steering in XY and XYZ applications, FARO’s scan heads are custom tuned and configured for the desired wavelength and spot size. Standard industry interface means plug-and-play simplified integration.

Marking/Mark on the Fly

Additive Manufacturing

High-speed galvanometer-based scan heads create precision layering for advanced applications in additive manufacturing (3D printing).

Additive Manufacturing

Micro Welding

FARO’s WinLase software offers advanced power ramping node editing for micro welding applications. WinLase has robust feature set including full 2D and 3D abilities for contoured marking and enhanced marking algorithms for optimized marking quality.

Micro Welding

Micromachining

Laser micromachining covers many methods including cutting, drilling, ablation, scribing, texturing as well as advanced laser machining. FARO’s custom-configured galvo-based scan heads provide stable, consistent beam steering for accurate application.

Micromachining