I'm working with a marking machine that has a Spectra Physics
T20-BL10-106Q laser and a Scanlab RTC4 controlling a Scanlab scanhead.
Everything is working pretty well, though I still have lots to learn.
One thing I'd like to do that I haven't figured out yet is to issue a
command to the laser over the PC's serial port at the beginning and end
of each marking job. Specifically, I want to send the command to put
the laser in run mode at the beginning and standby mode at the end. Is
there any way to do this?
I just found this software and trying to connect on the BeamConstruct software to an RTC 3 card. I think I have it set up to the correct files (and have tried many different things), but am continually getting "cannot allocate required resources" as an error whenever I try to run a pattern. I think it is connection to the software problem as this card does work with a different program that was being used). I was wondering if anyone had any tips, tricks, or suggestion on how to get this to work.
thanks for your time and help
Hi, I just set up OpenAPC and was running a test project with some success. I have a low cost modbus controller connected to my Windows 7 PC via serial USB. Most software platforms that support modbus allow some modification of the type of data that is expected back from the modbus device: floating point vs 16 bit integer at a minimum. My device only supports 16 bit integer as many low cost modbus devices do.
Is there a way to specify or adjust for this with the Modbus control?
Thanks in advance.