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Trotec redefines the laser workflow with Ruby Software

Trotec redefines the laser workflow with Ruby Software
Trotec, one of the UK’s leading laser machine manufacturers is set to make working with lasers simpler and faster with the introduction of its new ‘digital to the core’ software.

Launched today (15th July 2021), Ruby software is designed to redefine working with laser cutting and engraving systems and accompanies the user on their journey from the initial idea to the finished product, while also offering valuable features for engravers, print shops, manufacturers and schools to name but 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.

“Laser machines will be fully digitised in the future,” said Dr. Andreas Penz, Managing Director of Trotec Laser. “The Trotec team has been working intensively on a new generation of software for years and the scalable software architecture has been developed from scratch. Now customer requests can be addressed much more quickly. With Ruby, we’re setting new standards once more and our customers will benefit from day one as 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 that incorporates all of the graphic tools that a laser user needs. Ruby facilitates 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.

Dr. Penz added: “To sum up, these functionalities cut time from idea to finished product in half.”

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 also breaking new ground in terms of user management, by introducing an innovative workflow that enables jobs to 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 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 that makes it possible to operate the laser in a network via Ethernet or WiFi without an additional PC.

All Speedy laser users can now benefit from Ruby 2, as all new Speedy lasers will be supplied inclusive of Ruby software and, in addition, existing owners of Speedy laser engravers will be able to upgrade to Ruby for free until 31st October 2021, after which the upgrade will be chargeable. The upgrade process is simple and existing material parameters and laser jobs are easily transferred over.

Ruby is available for download from 15th July, 2021 at




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