New laser software: JobControl® 11.2

JobControl® Cut is a fully integrated cutting software with CAM functionalities for engravers to make Trotec customers even more profitable. JobControl® 11.2 also provides the latest version of the Trotec motion control OptiMotion™+. It stands for highly productive laser cutting and engraving since its market launch in autumn 2018. Therefore the Trotec Speedy 400 can now engrave best quality at a speed of 4.3 m/s. An improved JobTime Calculator and the remote interface complete the improvements of JobControl® 11.2.

JobControl® Cut

With JobControl® Cut, Trotec offers a package for high-quality and efficient laser cutting – directly integrated into JobControl®. CAM functionalities such as kerf correction, lead-in flags, path optimization or node processing enable highly productive and precise laser cutting.

JobControl® Cut allows for new possibilities of file preparation. Time-consuming pre-processing in non-cutting-specific graphics programs such as Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator is no longer required. Cut lines can be deleted, individual elements moved or geometries optimized directly in the laser software – the time-consuming change between software programms is no longer needed: JobControl® Cut stands for efficient preparation with better cutting results, both in quality and in speed.

The highlights of the new JobControl® at a glance:

OptiMotion™ stands for highly productive laser cutting and engraving. OptiMotion™+ brings additional enhancements within the drive and control technology. The Speedy becomes even faster and can engrave now with up to 4.3 m/s at best quality. 4 point fonts, for example, is engraved sharply and clearly legibly.

Maximum engraving resolution of up to 2540 dpi
But not only the speed was increased, also the resolution was improved with now 2540 dpi: The laser fires 2540 times per inch now. A typical application for this new feature is engraving of high-resolution screen printing clichés or for annealing metal with a fiber laser. With 2540 dpi even more laser energy can be applied to the same area – in comparison to 1000 dpi, more than 2.54 times. As a result, aluminum can now be annealed.

MeshEngraving for optimal engraving results at maximum speed
At very high engraving speed oscillations within the laser machine can occur. In some cases these oscillations can overlay unfavorable and cause stripes. In order to optimize the engraving result for this high speed, Trotec has integrated the patented MeshEngraving into the latest version of JobControl®. This enables best engraving quality at maximum speed. This is especially relevant for fiber laser applications.

Further improvements: JobTime Calculator, JobControl® Vision and Remote Interface

With JobTime Calculator engraving and cutting times are already calculated before laser start. With the new version of JobControl® this planning tool enables now even better more accurate pre-calculation. In addition, JobControl® Vision module has been optimized for the SP2000 and SP3000 large format lasers: The laser head now moves upwards for the process step of registration mark recognition – the field of view of the camera is thus enlarged and the registration marks are read faster and better.

JobControl® also offers a new function with regard to automation requirements: Thanks to the remote interface, system integration of the laser into a production situation is possible without any problems.