Pipeline-1 Scan Controller

A 19-inch 1U Rack Mount Configuration

Excellent for Laser Mark-on-the-Fly Applications


The Pipeline-1 Scan CPipeline-1 Scan Controller from Nutfield Techontroller incorporates the SurfBoard-1, power supply, signal interface board and other components in a 19-inch 1U rack mount enclosure. A front panel key switch with 5-second delay, mark in progress indicator, and safety interlock loop are provided. The interface board implements key features necessary to manage fiber laser control signals.

Nutfield Technology’s Pipeline-1 USB scan controller coordinates any laser with a 2-axis or 3-axis galvo scanning system.  Hardware I/O can be configured to interact with other devices for handshaking and synchronizing functions, and can control motion devices such as XY tables and rotary stages. Motion axes may be controlled via I/O or RS-232.

Vectors and commands are downloaded over the USB interface from the connected host system. Execution is independent of the host computer allowing true real time control. Jobs may be constructed and run from the WaveRunner GUI or by other user software through the Scan Card Interface option.

A Pipeline Scan Controller provides:
Key switch with 5-second delay prior to setting the LASER ENABLE signal
Connector ports that simplify the wiring process
Scan head-to-controller cable
Controller-to-laser cables for selected fiber lasers
Fiber Laser Operating Logic

For advanced features such as stand-alone operation and Ethernet connectivity consider the Pipeline-2 controller.

To request a FREE Demo Download of our WaveRunner Scan Control Software, click here.

Contact Nutfield Technology for assistance with identifying a solution for your scanning application.


Key features of the Pipeline-1 Scan Controller:

XY2-100 3-axis digital interface
6 opto-isolated outputs (5 – 24 V level)
6 opto-isolated inputs (5 – 24 V level)
RS-232 port
USB interface
Internal power supply
Differential encoder input for MOTF


Specifications for the Pipeline-1 Scan Controller:

1U rack mount enclosure
Universal voltage power supply
5V and 24V I/O options


Nutfield’s Pipeline-1 Scan Controller allows for the following laser applications:



Accessories available for the Pipeline-1 Scan Controller:

IPG, SPI and other popular laser control cables