Marking System Controller
TMC600 marking system controllerruns the Merlin®Touch PS softwareand provides a touch screen userinterface for operating the markingsystem. The controller features anintegrated, 10-in., high-resolution,touch screen monitor in the toppanel. The back panel of thecontroller provides the electricalinterfaces for onnecting to themarking system and optional,remote I/O sources.
The powerful Telesis Merlin®TouchPS oftware is a Windows®based software package that comes installed inthe TMC600 controller. It is a graphical user interface that makespattern design and marking quick and easy. The WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-whatyou-get) interface provides a scale image of the pattern as it is created. The Merlin®Touch PSsoftware includes tools to create and edit pattern files for marking. Each pattern can contain oneor more fields; each field defines a single object. Printable objects may be created consistingof any combination of text strings, arc-textstrings, geometric text strings, geometricshapes, graphics, and machine-readabledata matrix symbols. Just “click and drag” forimmediate adjustment to object size, location,or orientation.
Printable text fields may include alphanumericcharacters, symbols, and special messageflags. Message flags automatically insert datainto the text string, such as serial numbers,times, dates and user-defined codes. Multiplefields may be grouped and saved as a blockto form a logo. Existing DXF files can alsobe imported for marking. Non-printable fields can be created to clearly display a graphicalrepresentation of the part being marked. Commands may be defined to perform specific tasksduring the marking cycle (e.g., Pause, Go to, Input, or Output).