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Siemens and SCANLAB agree to team up on machine control concepts

Integrated Control of Industrial Laser Machinery

Siemens AG and SCANLAB GmbH are announcing their cooperation in the area of controlling industrial laser machines. The two companies have integrated the RTC6 scan head control board into the Siemens Simatic S7-1500 Controller for use in laser-based manufacturing applications. This integrated control solution is applicable across a wide array of laser processing methods, ranging from laser cutting, welding, marking and drilling all the way to laser sintering (additive manufacturing) and micro-machining. The combined control reduces effort associated with additional hardware and shortens required engineering time, thereby generating noticeable added value for machine builders and system integrators. For the first time, a joint demonstrator will be exhibited at Frankfurt Germany’s formnext 2019 tradeshow (Siemens Booth, Hall 12.1 – Booth D81).

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