“The TCS+ solution offers manufacturers flexibility when choosing how to operate their Videojet laser marking systems,” said Sascha Ammesdoerfer, Laser Business Unit Manager at Videojet Technologies. “The user interface is identical in look and feel, no matter what device is used, and utilizes the same design and layout as on the Videojet TU430 touch controller.”
The common look and feel of the TCS+ interface helps to ensure seamless operation in production lines, reduce training time required and aid line setup and fast product changeovers. Most Videojet lasers can now be controlled either with the TU430 laser controller or from virtually any browser-based device.
With its simple usability features, the highly responsive software offers multiple laser support via a browser-based device with no need to download extra software. The browser functionality can connect to several devices at any time for increased visibility of laser marking status. No drivers are needed to control a compatible Videojet laser from the browser, saving manufacturers time, reducing cost of development, and minimizing user-induced coding errors.
The new TU430 laser controller has a color touchscreen interface that is easier to use than previous Videojet models, offering a simple wizard tool for fast integration well as new product introductions. The easy-to-use, free-form template editor helps to create and manage content, while the event logging feature tracks system changes. Automated messages and simple code entry reduce the risk of product rework and recalls, enhancing the overall user experience.
In addition, the TU430 laser controller utilizes a proven IP65 design and is suitable for harsh environments in the food and beverage environments, where dust and humidity may be a challenge, or where the system must be engineered for regular washdown intervals.