Ruida controller reporting webservice

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Brian Green
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun May 31, 2020 8:53 pm
Location: madison, AL
Country: United States of America
Nickname: justageek
Laser Machine Make or Type: chinese CO2 laser
Laser Power: 100w
Laser Bed Size: 39X51
Home Position: TR
RDWorks Version: 8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Accessories: Autofocus, rotary
Windows Version: 10 pro

Ruida controller reporting webservice

Post by Brian Green »

Hello,
I work with a local Makers space and we have a Chinese 100w CO2 laser with the Ruida RDC6442s controller. We want to be able to update our website with a webcam image of what is going on in the bed of the laser and also update the current status of what file is being run and what the expected and current run time is on the project file.
Has anyone setup a service that outputs this, or is there a way to read the data from the controller via ethernet?
Thanks in advance for the help.
-Brian
Pete Cyr
Posts: 1700
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:16 pm
Location: Suffolk Virginia
Country: United States
Laser Machine Make or Type: Boss 1630
Laser Power: 100w
Laser Bed Size: 16"x30"
Home Position: TR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Accessories: roller rotary attachment
Windows Version: Win 10

Re: Ruida controller reporting webservice

Post by Pete Cyr »

i have a PTZ camera setup to monitor my laser when operating. When working in the shop it is more convienent to look up a monitor while working on other stuff than to stand in front of the laser.

I would not recommend using a camera to monitor progress from afar.
I don't know a way to display the controller progress via the ethernet - RDworks communicates with the laser via ethernet but it does not status work in progress.
Location - VA
Equipment - Boss Laser 1630
Power - 100W
Laser Bed Size - 16" x 30"
Home Position - TR
Full RDWorks Version - v8.01.18
First name - Pete
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Gene Uselman
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Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: Ruida controller reporting webservice

Post by Gene Uselman »

I think Brian wants to show the laser in use in actual time rather than monitoring it from a remote site? I would look to Lightburn software which actually can use a camera in it's operation. Their program is much more modern and their people are responsive.
I have noticed that people really like to watch the laser in action, it is mesmerizing.
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Brian Green
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun May 31, 2020 8:53 pm
Location: madison, AL
Country: United States of America
Nickname: justageek
Laser Machine Make or Type: chinese CO2 laser
Laser Power: 100w
Laser Bed Size: 39X51
Home Position: TR
RDWorks Version: 8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Accessories: Autofocus, rotary
Windows Version: 10 pro

Re: Ruida controller reporting webservice

Post by Brian Green »

Basically we want to know what the current job is and how long it will be running so our maker space members can quickly look at the website and will be able to know when the laser will become available. Just Basically for scheduling of laser use time. We do want to use the Webcam to watch the laser in action cause it is quite mesmerizing.
Pete Cyr
Posts: 1700
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:16 pm
Location: Suffolk Virginia
Country: United States
Laser Machine Make or Type: Boss 1630
Laser Power: 100w
Laser Bed Size: 16"x30"
Home Position: TR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Accessories: roller rotary attachment
Windows Version: Win 10

Re: Ruida controller reporting webservice

Post by Pete Cyr »

understand - I do not believe the controller will define the duration of the project -it will show the elapsed time. The simulation mode in RDWORKS will give you a time estimate for a project but that information is not associated with the controller.
Location - VA
Equipment - Boss Laser 1630
Power - 100W
Laser Bed Size - 16" x 30"
Home Position - TR
Full RDWorks Version - v8.01.18
First name - Pete
Dean Welbourn
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:48 am
Location: North Yorkshire
Country: United Kingdom
Laser Machine Make or Type: Opus
Laser Power: 100W
Laser Bed Size: 800x600
Home Position: TL
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: v8
Ruida Controller: RDC6442
Windows Version: 10

Re: Ruida controller reporting webservice

Post by Dean Welbourn »

Hi Brian,

Did you manage to get a status report from your Ruida controller via its network connection? I'd like to do a similar thing and retrive the running/idle status, and would be interested in your experiances.

Best wishes,

Dean
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