Trotec redefines the laser workflow with new Ruby software

Trotec is set to make working with lasers simpler and faster with a new digital to the core software.

From its release date on July 15, Ruby software will redefine working with laser cutting and engraving systems, accompanying the user from the initial idea to the finished product and offering unprecedented and valuable features for engravers, print shops, manufacturers and schools to name a few.

The platform will facilitate online order processing and provide users with a connected, web-based and digital to the core setup for the first time.

Dr Andreas Penz, managing director, said: “Laser machines will be fully digitalised in the future. The Trotec team has been working intensively on a new generation of software for years. The scalable software architecture has been developed from scratch. Now customer requests can be addressed  much faster. With Ruby, we’re setting new standards once more. Our customers will benefit from day one and they’ll be able to follow the digital change of our time in a future-proofed manner.”

The new platform enables the laser user to create graphic, photo and text elements and make adjustments quickly with an integrated workflow which incorporates all of the graphics tools that a laser user needs. Ruby allows the direct import of files such as pdf, svg, png, ai, etc. and the complicated process of printing out the laser job from a separate graphics program is no longer necessary.

Ruby connects all laser machines in one network, locally or remotely. In this way, laser cutting and engraving jobs can be distributed from a number of PCs or Macs to multiple laser machines. Jobs are loaded onto the integrated storage of the laser machine and processed without the need for an additional PC.

Trotec is breaking new ground in terms of user management, introducing an innovative workflow whereby jobs can be prepared by one user and produced by another, anytime and anywhere; whether in the office, at home or in the workshop.

For operators of laser machines in particular, the new web-based software offers options that have been in demand for a long time but were previously unthinkable, such as complete independence from the operating system or the client.

As part of the new Ruby release, Trotec will also combine this most intelligent laser software with the Speedy 400, the world’s fastest laser engraver. This powerful new laser system, Speedy 400 Run on Ruby, features a touch panel which makes it possible to operate the laser in a network via Ethernet or WiFi without an additional PC.

All new Speedy lasers will be supplied with Ruby software included. Existing owners of Speedy laser engravers will be able to benefit from upgrading to Ruby for free until October 31 after which it will be chargeable. The upgrade process is simple and existing material parameters and laser jobs are easily transferred over.

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