InScript

User-friendly and versatile software solution

Compatible with ASC controller series
Pattern bg

About InScript Software

Novanta’s ARGES product line portfolio of laser control software products enable you to optimize laser control and scanning performance, while providing easy integration with an OEM’s system. Our InScript software works in conjunction with both of our ASC controller series, ARGnet series and HSSI series.

This laser control solution features proprietary algorithms and predictive controls that increase scanning performance for the most demanding applications. Our InScript software features powerful package of designer tools that conveniently support standard file formats. Our ASC controller series and software solution is compatible with all ARGES scan heads.

View InScript Manuals

InScript Highlights

01

Adaptable Interface with Advanced Application Features

  • Full featured software for 2-axis and 3-axis scan heads with no dongles or locks
  • Single software solution for multiple applications with built-in advanced application-specific features
  • Adaptable automation interface with built-in advanced scripting language
  • User-friendly user interfaces and wizards designed specifically for certain tasks, e.g., for setting up and configuring the system
asc_expanded_features
02

Expanded Features

  • Timestamp based infrastructure for precise scanner and laser real-time control
  • Application-based features like on-the-fly, enhanced 3D marking performance, estimate build time feature for sintering machine and polygonal scanning support for high-precision cell sorting.
  • New 3D-ScanFieldCalibration engine
  • New user-friendly calibration wizard for 2D & 3D
  • Controller services for system health, support-tasks, update-tasks and more
dart_device_inscript
03

Dart Device Feature

InScript now supports our Dart, Picosecond laser with the Dart device feature, enabling full control of our of the laser via ARGNET. The Dart laser is the first laser that can be fully controlled via ARGNET. This allows full synchronization of the scanner, controller, and laser at 200K sample rate, making configuration and monitoring easy and manageable.

controller_services_inscript
04

Controller Services

The Controller Services provide user-friendly functions and methods for managing and monitoring the entire controller as well as all devices connected via ARGNET.

  • Basic functionalities for the setup and administration of the controller are provided, like the creation of ‘Support Infos’, enabling the configuration of external interfaces up to a fully automated update routine. Using the update routine, all system components of the system (OS, buildroot, firmware, FPGA of the controller and scanhead) are updated with the selection of only one update package.
  • In addition, AutoLoad/AutoSelect functions have been integrated into the Controller Services to simplify integration of the controller into a fully automated factory.
  • A system configuration can be cloned to set up other systems quickly and easily in the same way.
  • Methods have also been added that make it easy to read out all relevant information about the controller internal installed system components and software revisions. Methods for cleaning up the OS have also been added.
tssr_inscript
05

Timed Signal Stream Recorder

Timed Signal Streams (TSS) are streams of various data which can be requested from a ARGNET controller. The TSS Recorder in InScript provides a very simple way to capture these streams and save them to files (binary or CSV) for further analysis on an external PC or device. The TSS Recorder comes with a scalable sample rate and CSV export. The resolution of the streams can be configured stepwise per stream up to 200K sample rate. The recordings of all data streams can be used for external data analysis, quality purposes, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and external visualization of process signals with time resolution of 5 microseconds.

patches_software
06

Stabilization & Usability Patch for the ARGNET Series

In this latest June, 2022 release, major usability patches for core components of the system such as the Vector Editor, the SFC Wizard, the Timed Signal Stream Views and various other components are included. In addition, the version includes major stabilization and performance enhancements that enable a more efficient and user-friendly work experience.

Application Advantages

Cutting & Welding for eMobility

For the best results in applications such as cutting electrode foils and welding battery cells, both statically and during movement, our InScript software offers all facets for flexible material processing with respect to:

  • Precision and quality
  • Throughput improvement
  • Process data achievement
Drilling and Micromachining

Precision and ultra-fine levels of accuracy are critical advantages of laser scanning control in micromachining applications. Users that add InScript to their laser scanning solution can achieve:

  • Highest accuracy in small areas
  • Flexibility in job design
  • Drilling and micro-cutting features
Optical Coherence Tomography

Using an OCT as a tool for pre-, in- and post-processing needs a powerful software solution for data post-processing and visualization, which is provided by the InScript software with features like:

  • Laser scanning visualization for pre- and post-processing
  • Bottom surface breakthrough and drilling applications
  • Layer-wise height measurement and process stop for ultrafast ablation processes

Manuals & Documents

This latest release of our ASC and InScript laser controller solution provides a fully synchronous laser scanning system which connects a scanner, controller, and laser through our proprietary ARGNET protocol. With this release we provide the ability to add our Picosecond laser, Dart as a device within the InScript software to  be driven completely by our InScript software, adding extra flexibility and control over our solutions. We also added user-friendly controller services for controlling and monitoring the entire laser scan system. These extended functions enable a seamless integration of the controller into a large automated production environment. Major usability & stabilization patches for the ARGNET Series are also included in this release.

View InScript Manuals