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Lanmark Controls Introduces LEC-2 Suite of 20-Bit Controller Boards and WinLase 6 Laser Marking Software

Lanmark Controls new line of laser marking controller boards, the LEC-2 LAN, the LEC-2 USB, the LC-2 PCIe, and the LANCoder, offer OEMs, integrators and job shops high-performance, 20-bit architecture to suit any need or budget. The new line of LEC-2 controller boards work seamlessly with the company’s completely revised WinLase 6 laser marking software.

Based on Lanmark Controls’ proprietary Accu-Gen 20™ marking engine, the LEC-2 line of boards incorporates 20-bit architecture to deliver improved field marking accuracy and on-board real-time processing of vector and laser control. The product line’s premier board is the LEC-2 LAN. Designed for high-speed smart manufacturing environments that require flexible laser marking capabilities, the LEC-2 LAN eliminates the need for a PC on the factory floor. Users can execute jobs remotely over the network and store jobs on the LEC-2 LAN.

To meet the needs of smart manufacturers, Lanmark has completely revised its WinLase laser marking software. Completely redesigned from the ground up, WinLase 6 is built on Microsoft’s .NET Framework, enabling users to customize the user interface. WinLase 6 has local language support and can display in any language including Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. WinLase 6 features include full 3-D marking that allows users to edit nodes and vectors and change properties of objects without using external graphics software, side-by-side editing of jobs, and seamless integration with Lanmark’s LEC-2 and LEC-1 controller boards.

“The LEC-2 suite of boards incorporates all of the knowledge we’ve gained over the last fifteen years in the system integration business and as an OEM controller and software supplier,” says John Oskirko, founder and President of Lanmark Controls. “The LEC-2 LAN is the only product on the market to offer the extensive stand-alone capabilities that more and more high-volume factory automation manufacturers have been demanding and is the highest performance FPGA (field programmable gate array) marking engine on the market today. By combining WinLase 6 and the LEC-2 LAN, manufacturers in high-speed automation environments can handle any streaming or stand-alone application for laser marking. We’ve worked diligently to develop products with features our customers need today – and that will work seamlessly when industry standards, such as 20-bit architecture, become standard in the future. We’re very excited about these offerings.”

The LEC-2 USB offers the same performance as the LEC-2 LAN but at lower cost. The board’s USB connectivity is ideal for low volume production where remote access isn’t required. Lowest in cost, the LEC-2 PCIe is designed for the high volume market. Users can plug the board directly into a PC and go. Rounding out Lanmark’s suite of high performance LEC-2 boards is the LANCoder. Designed for coding companies that need a basic laser marking solution, the board features a smaller footprint with customized remote API capabilities.

Representatives from Lanmark Controls will be on hand to give demonstrations and answer questions at Photonics West booth #4222. To learn more about the company and its products, visit http://www.lanmarkcontrols.com.

About Lanmark Controls

Lanmark Controls Inc., based in Acton, Massachusetts, USA, designs and manufactures OEM software and embedded controller boards and is an OEM software supplier to the laser marking industry. Visit the company’s Website at www.lanmarkcontrols.com or call +1-978-264-0200 for more information.

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