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Cobalt 3000  

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The Most Affordable of all CO2 Laser Engravers

The Cobalt 3000 is the latest innovation in long history of plate making lasers from Inkcups Now. Designed exclusively for pad printing plates and developed in-house by Inkcups Now engineers, the Cobalt 3000 CO2 laser etching machine provides the best image quality and simplicity at a fraction of the price of other CO2 laser engravers.

Laser etching machine

The Cobalt 3000 is extremely fast! This laser etching machine will engrave superior quality average-sized logos in less than 5 minutes. Gain precise control over laser power, ensuring accurate depth control on every plate. Eliminate film, chemicals, inconsistent plate hardness and image depth. Use the Inkcups Now Cobalt 3000 to standardize the process, improve production and simply your pad printing with complete depth control and perfect print quality.


Laser Etching Machine Standard Features
  • Industrial grade construction - U.S. Made
  • Magnetic hold-down plate load/unload tray
  • 5W CO2 sealed laser (U.S. made)
  • Adjustable speed & power
  • Class 1 laser enclosure
  • Interlocked safety cover
  • Adjustable power, frequency and speed settings
  • Integrated exhaust control – automatically turns off with laser
  • Ventilation port for RX-4 exhaust
  • Cobalt 3000 software package
  • Life expectancy: 10,000 hours
  • Maximum plate size: 400mm X 300mm (15.75" x 11.8")
  • Marking field: 390mm X 173mm (15.4" X 8.3")
  • Ultra-fine spot size: 50 microns
  • Open & screened images
  • Network connectivity
  • Fast – images take approximately 4 minutes to etch
  • Etched laser plates are 100% repeatable
  • Improved print quality - Laser plates are 1st generation, there is no loss of resolution due to film
  • Etched laser plates are 100% repeatable
  • More productive – the same depth every time make pad printing easy
  • Eliminate film & chemical costs
  • Eliminate hazardous waste stream and supply shipping costs
  • Reduce plate making time
  • Eliminate bad plates - total depth control gives consistent plates every time
  • Eliminate machine downtime - operators waiting for bad plates to be re-delivered

Auxiliary Equipment:
RX4 Ventilation System

This advanced ventilation and exhaust system is a recommended feature for the Inkcups Now Cobalt 3000 Laser. The RX4 will eliminate dust, debris, and any gases to keep your ICN Cobalt 3000 clean and reduce maintenance while filtering up to 99.7% of particles from the air. As all equipment from Inkcups Now, this ventilation system is reliable and user-friendly.

Standard Features:
  • 16 ga. welded steel cabinet with powder-coat finish Filter System
  • Polyester prefilter
  • Pleated panel filter, 85% efficient ASHRAE; HEPA filter, 99.7 % eff.;
  • 5 lbs. blended adsorbent cell
  • Centrifugal blower with ½ hp, no-lube, 20,000 hr MTBF motor
  • One flex collector tube, 3" x 48"
  • Gas Sensor/Filter Saturation Indicator
  • 110 Volt, 1.2 Amps

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