Inkcups Launches Cobalt PRO High-Power CO2 Laser for Plate Marking

The Cobalt PRO from Danvers, Massachusetts-based Inkcups is an advanced CO2 laser plate-maker equipped with a 40 watt ceramic core laser, making it the highest wattage laser power available in the Inkcups Cobalt line. The Cobalt PRO can be used to etch plates, including DuraLaze and exposed polymer. In addition to creating plates for pad printing, this 40-watt laser can be used for engraving a variety of substrates such as plastic and wood.

The Cobalt PRO is designed for companies that need both a laser etching machine and plate maker. With CO2 laser technology and an etching area of 440 x 620 mm (17 x 24 in), the machine can produce large and bold high-resolution images of up to 1,500 dpi on the largest variety plates or on multiple plates at once, offering businesses a diversity of options and time savings. With an ease of use, maintenance on the Cobalt PRO is also extremely easy to perform with regards to cleaning optics and moving parts.

A critical feature on the Cobalt PRO is the closed-loop DC servo motor, which ensures greater continuous shaft power at higher speeds than competitive lasers. This feature provides greater accuracy (0.254 mm or 0.1%) due to the continuous movement, rather than constant starting and stopping. The AutoFocus operations control feature works to adjust the Cobalt PRO to the precise focal point on the engraving area, giving businesses accurate results.

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