SAMLight is based on the technology of SAM and provides the functionality for many industrial applications as well as for job shops.

User Interface

  • runs under Windows 10, 8 and 7 (32 + 64 bit)
  • English, French, German and Chinese versions available. Other languages can be added with an integrated resource editor
  • customized installer and GUI
  • password protected user levels

    Job Editor

    • fast rendering of graphical data
    • transformation of data with mouse and keyboard input
    • comfortable alignment and spacing functions
    • property page concept for fast adjustment of pens, hatch parameters etc.
    • transformation of point items
    • entity list for defining the order of marking

    File Formats

    • SJF (SCAPS Job Format) with fast preview capabilities
    • many bitmap and vector import and export formats (bmp, png, jpg, plt, dxf, ai, svg, cnc, txt etc.)


    • different control objects (wait, timer, I/Os etc.)
    • remote control via ethernet or direct program calls (CCI)
    • special sequence jobs (pre- / post mark processing etc.)
    • counter mode


      • supports different scanner controller cards
      • variable adjustment of laser and scanner parameters
      • easy management of multiple optic settings
      • scanner movement preview
      • laser power save and shutter control

        Pens and Styles

        • perforation tool for cutting
        • wobble tool for welding
        • point to geometry mode for drilling
        • power and speed ramping
        • SkyWriting
        • combination of pens and hatches to styles


        • up to 10 hatches
        • filling of 2D polygon lines and layer structures with various styles
        • beam compensation of closed polygon lines during hatching


        • generation of markable scanner bitmaps
        • dithered and grayscale marking
        • improved grayscale to power mapping


          • generation of different 1D and 2D barcodes (3of9, EAN, EAN-128, Code-128, UPC-A, Data Matrix, QR etc.)
          • extended Data MatrixECC 200 access mode
          • Data Matrix dot generation
          • QR code with logo

            Text and Fonts

            • linear and radial text
            • Windows true type fonts (*.ttf)
            • open type fonts (*.otf)
            • laser fonts
            • font editor for defi ning customized laser fonts

              Serial numbers and date/time objects

              • customized serial number and date/time objects
              • file serialization (*.txt, *.xlsx)
              • time shift, year, month and day mapping

              Motion Control

              • for driving up to 6 axes
              • direct motion control and job control objects
              • homing procedure
              • GUI for easy setup
              • step and repeat functionality


              Several planar and angular splitting modes are
              available for marking of objects which are larger
              than the working area. For all modes, fixed or
              adaptable split sizes can be used. Between two
              split parts, SAMLight manages the movement
              of the axes automatically.

              • 1D Planar Splitting
              • 2D Planar Splitting
              • Angular and Ring Splitting
              • 1D MOTF Splitting

              Parameter Finder

              The Parameter Finder is a tool that helps to optimize pen parameters. It is structured as a wizard which guides the user through the different steps of:

              • Define the pen which should be optimized, the grid and the entity to be used for testing.
              • Choose the "X Parameter" to be varied in horizontal direction.
              • Choose the "Y Parameter" to be varied in vertical direction.
              • Mark and select the best result or fine tune iteratively.
              • Use an automated log file to find perfect pen parameters.