Link Motion - Now Available for Windows 7 32/64
LinkMotion for IPG YAG Laser
IPG Photonics makes high energy, pulsed, YAG frequency fiber laser machines with output power levels of 10, 20 and 100 watts. We can help you to put together a working system very quickly.
What Is It?

Solustan provides proper interface cable to allow easy integration of IPG laser device, Scanlab RTC series controller, and LinkMotion. There is no need for any additional or external electronics box for the integration. Add a compatible galvo unit and you have a system.

LinkMotion is a revolutionary new product from Solustan, which guarantees to save you time and money. LinkMotion is a 32 bit driver compatible with Microsoft Windows XP. Once set and initialized, LinkMotion hides in the background just like a regular printer driver.

Scanlab AG of Germany ( builds galvo and laser control boards in various form factors. The products are proven and reliable. These products are well known for marking applications throughout the world.

Scanlab supplies a complete library of routines that can be embedded into your customized application for controlling the behavior of the laser power source and galvo based scanhead interfaced to the RTC series controller board.

How Does It Work?
  • Writing a customized application may mean one or more of the following:
  • It could become a big and an expensive project
  • If the project was not developed in-house, it might be difficult to manage, control, and enhance the features of the application.
  • Continuous development is necessary to add features, functions, and bug fixes.
  • Competitive pressures and technology advancements require continuous efforts and funds for the software development.
  • Could become a drain on company's profitability.
  • Software support has always been a cost center, never a profit center.

So, why write a customized application? Do what you do the best - assemble systems. Wouldn't it be great to use proven motion control boards and let your customers use powerful, off-the-shelf applications to control your machines.

Solustan's LinkMotion eliminates the need for customized application development for many of the motion control applications.

LinkMotion looks and feels like a printer driver within the PC/Windows architecture. Actually, it is a machine driver. It allows the user to design the job in one of the many popular applications like Corel Draw and send the job to the laser machine as if you are printing the job.

How does a driver help you?

For a simple example think about how your printer works. It doesn't matter what application you are using on your computer, you can always print to your printer. Whether its from your text editor, your web browser, your email program, or virtually any other application, you can always send documents out to your printer. This is because you have installed a 'driver' for your printer, that all programs can utilize. Shouldn't everything be this easy? Now, with Solustan's LinkMotion technology, it is.

You no longer have to worry about learning to use yet another piece of software. Are you comfortable with Corel DRAW, or perhaps a well-known CAD program? Wherever you are comfortable creating your designs, your work ends there. LinkMotion works with most popular design programs, so you can output your job straight from your favorite application!

What's the bottom line?

LinkMotion works seamlessly in the background; you have no learning curve. Install the LinkMotion driver and you're ready for production! Here's a list of just a few of the benefits you'll enjoy with LinkMotion.

  • Upgrading features of the driver is as easy as installing the latest version of LinkMotion driver software on your PC.
  • Older machines can be upgraded with Microsoft Windows' graphical interface and plethora of advantages can be had for your business. All of this is yours for a fraction of the cost of acquiring a new system.
  • Many successful marking businesses own more than one marking machine from more than one system supplier. LinkMotion drives most of the older and newer marking machines. You simply need to learn your favorite graphic design software. This job can be processed on any one of your laser marking machines.
  • Specialized single line and multiline marking fonts are offered optionally to perform fast and cost effective jobs.
  • LinkMotion works with clip arts, logos, AutoCAD, and graphics programs like Corel Draw! for marking with the greatest of ease.
  • Extremely simple user interface for galvo and laser settings.
  • Boards Supported
  • RTC3
  • RTC4
  • RTC Scanalone
    (Please, check with Scanlab for the compatibility for the older and newer boards)
  • Galvo Board Specific User Configurable Settings
  • Laser type: CO2, YAG mode 1, YAG mode 2. YAG mode 3
  • Q-switch cycle period
  • Q-switch pulse width
  • First pulse suppression length
  • Laser-on delay
  • Laser-off delay
  • Laser-off power reduction percentage
  • Jump delay
  • Mark delay
  • Polygon delay
  • Reverse X
  • Reverse Y
  • Swap XY
  • Image field size
  • Wobble mode (enable/disable, line width, frequency)
  • Trace job-outline mode (enable/disable)
  • Wait for external start-job signal
  • Start-job pause length
  • Marking on the fly
  • General User-Configurable Settings
  • Mark speed
  • Jump speed
  • Color/pen-based power and mark-speed settings
  • Display in inches, cm, or mm
  • Additional Available Features
  • 0, 0, 0 counter position reset
  • Real-time X,Y,Z position information (control-pad applet pops up in foreground during a job execution)
  • "Print" from application using Windows printer-driver architecture
  • Vector as well as raster modes are available for processing
  • Job pause, resume, and cancel
  • Job control signals (via laser extension connector)
  • Job busy (active high signal while a job is in progress)
  • End-of-job (100 ms pulse at the end of job)
  • Fully functional demo (Try before you buy)
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System Requirements
  • Windows XP with SP2 or higher, Windows 2000
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
  • 800 MHz Processor Speed
  • 512 MB or more RAM Memory
  • 60 MB Disk Space
  • CD Rom (only if you get the software on a CD-ROM media)
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