One of the first successful commercial uses of a laser was the audio CD, which came out in 1982. Six years later, SCHMIDT was a vin laser system supplier to General Motors. Naturally, things have changed a lot since then. Like the first computers, early lasers started out as a huge investment. A great amount of expertise was required to run them and keep them going. But today, lasers are affordable, energy efficient and simple to use. However, one thing hasn’t changed. They still need the proper programing to perform as advertised. For this reason:
SCHMIDT uses editing software developed specifically for our laser marking systems.
This means your SCHMIDT laser marking machine is always equipped with the proper software. Much like our laser marking systems, the software can be simple or sophisticated.
Our basic software package provides the features you need right out of the box. This includes the ability to serialize, date code, import logos and graphics, and mark 2-D bar codes and 1-D linear codes.
Shop owners want the software to be easy enough for any shop floor employee to use. A simple demonstration is usually enough to confirm this. The software is Windows-based and icon-driven, which makes it simple to learn quickly and use daily. Using our software, a straightforward program can be written in under a minute.
Even with the basic package, shop workers often battle initial nervousness because laser marking is usually something they haven’t done before. We frequently see operators new to the software writing their own programs in the first 30 minutes.
Beyond the basic software package.
While many companies find the basic setup sufficient for their needs, you may want specific items that are outside of the normal software parameters and require some customization. SCHMIDT is able to take your special requests and write the custom code ourselves. Our years of experience working in industrial manufacturing gives us a singular focus: to cost-effectively deliver what you need to get the job done.
What does more complex laser marking software look like? It all depends on what you need. We can take your information, populate marking fields as required and write the information to a file for complete traceability of the mark. Information can be entered manually, scanned with a barcode scanner or downloaded directly from your network.
Our lasers can also be programmed to mark automatically or manually. If you have an operation that runs 24 hours a day, we can encode our lasers to fit seamlessly into that environment.