South Tyneside-based Trotec Laser Ltd
, a market-leading supplier of laser machines and engraving materials, ‘has redefined laser processing’ with the launch of its brand new Trotec Ruby laser software package.
Characterised by a fast and intuitive workflow from idea to product, Ruby guarantees faster, easier and more profitable laser processing with a connected, Web-based platform.
Dr Andreas Penz, Trotec Laser GmbH managing director, said: “Ruby is not just a laser software package, it is a platform that guarantees profitable processing of jobs. Thanks to a connected, web-based and digital-to-the-core set-up. This technology will offer laser users unmatched added value and will be setting new standards.”
He continued: “Laser machines will be fully digitalised in the future and to this end, the Trotec team has been working intensively on a new software generation for three years. The new, scalable software architecture has been created from the ground up, creating the basis for future developments.
For laser users in particular, the new Web-based platform offers possibilities that have long been in demand but were previously unthinkable including complete independence from the operating system.
Ruby removes the requirement and cost for additional graphics software by combining design and production capabilities into a single software with an integrated workflow.
The software package not only features all the graphic tools required to create a design, the software enables direct file imports of common files including PDF, PNG and SVG, while incorrect files are automatically cleaned and adjusted during the import.
Dr Punz concluded: “These functionalities halve the time from the idea to the finished product. Without incurring costs for additional software packages.”
Trotec Ruby connects all laser devices in a single network either locally or in the cloud, allowing jobs to be distributed to multiple machines from a PC or Apple Mac.
Jobs are loaded onto the laser machine's integrated memory and processed without an additional PC. The innovative workflow means that jobs can be prepared by one user and produced by another at any time and from any location.
Ruby breaks new ground in user management with this integrated workflow and different roles and rights. Ruby’s application programming interface makes the complete automation of business processes possible.