ScanLab GmbH launched its Z-axis generation varioScan II. The system design with new bearing technology now enables the compact Z-axis to be integrated into a laser machine in any mounting orientation. This additional flexibility simplifies the implementation of different laser system concepts for machine builders. The product line is for applications requiring f-theta lenses, as well as applications for which these lenses are unavailable. In the second case, the focusing system provides a plane focusing surface in addition to Z-adjustment of the focus. All mechanical and electrical interfaces of the focusing system are designed as a drop-in replacement for the previous model.