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A

Mechanical Angle The mechanical angle is the ...

SCANLAB distinguishes between analog and digital ...

C

see Angle Terms

Scan systems transform lasers into highly flexible ...

A correction file enables compensation of system-specific ...

cps (characters per second) is the number of characters/symbols ...

D

see Digital Encoder Technology

SCANLAB offers galvanometer scanners equipped ...

Dither is positioning noise of the scan mirrors ...

Drift is alteration of the image field over a ...

see Tuning

E

see Digital Encoder Technology

F

F-Theta lenses – also called scan objectives ...

The spot diameter is defined as the diameter in ...

see Angle Terms

G

Gain error is incorrect scaling of the image field ...

A galvanometer scanner is a highly dynamic electro-optical ...

I

By Image field calibration a scan-head-specific ...

L

see Marking Speed

see Nonlinearity

M

The typical marking speed is the speed at which ...

see Angle Terms

N

Nonlinearity describes image field distortions ...

O

Offset error is a shift of markings along one ...

see Angle Terms

P

see Angle transmitter

Position resolution is a measure of how precisely ...

The typical positioning speed is the speed at ...

see marking speed

R

The distance to the beam waist, until the beam ...

Repeatability describes the precision of multiple ...

The Root Mean Square is identical to the standard ...

S

see Digital Encoder Technology

see offset error

Skew error is tilting of the image field axes ...

see Focal Diameter (Focal Spot)

The step response time is the time interval required ...

T

Tracking error is the time interval between the ...

Tuning is a particular method of dynamically optimizing ...

see Angle Terms

W

Each scan system is equipped with appropriately ...

Working distance A is the distance between the ...

see CPS

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