Laser marking specialist Electrox has launched its latest generation graphical design and laser programming software, ScribaEvo – a specialist solution developed by Electrox’s in-house experts that offers the most intuitive and user-friendly laser marker interface available.
Electrox will be showing ScribaEvo at Autosport at the Birmingham NEC from 8-9 January 2015 for the first time and will also be exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing in Farnborough from 10-12 February 2015.
ScribaEvo has been designed and developed by Electrox’s experienced in-house team, to deliver a powerful, user-friendly laser marking software package that gives an overall better user experience beyond the capabilities of any off the shelf product.
The PC-based software is suitable for individual component marking to large automated batch production. It is backwards-compatible with all G2 Electrox lasers, meaning that existing as well as new customers can benefit from an upgrade.
The rationale behind ScribaEvo was to streamline Electrox’s software to improve user-friendliness. “In recent years, our software upgrades have added new functionality to the existing foundation, which of course can complicate things – especially for novice users,” explains Peter Ramsden, Sales Director of Electrox.
“With ScribaEvo, we have built a brand new software platform, while retaining all of the advances and improvements that our experience has taught us. The simplified structure makes it easier and faster to use,” he adds.
A key feature is the laser parameter library, a pre-saved index of popular laser configurations. “Changes to a laser’s power, frequency or speed have a tremendous impact on the results and there is always an optimum setting depending on the substrate, colour or application. By offering a library, users can select the most appropriate option for their requirements,” Peter confirms.
Nonetheless, ScribaEvo offers an exceptional degree of functionality. “Whether tweaking one of our library designs or setting something up from scratch, users can create the exact parameters they need.”
The software is developed on the Microsoft .net platform for intuitive navigation and is compatible with Windows 7 or 8. For speed and ease of design, ScribaEvo is installed with automated graphics tools, which identify the gaps in images and utilises the best fill algorithms to optimise marking speed. Similarly, a unique serialisation feature uses the stored memory to guarantee incremental and decremental number creation.
The marking experience itself benefits from a larger memory and faster download speeds, meaning that multiple or complex designs can be downloaded to the laser faster than ever.
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