The CoPilot 500/500HS Hi-Resolution Printing System
Squid Ink’s CoPilot 500 printing system is designed to print superior quality hi-resolution with up to 2.8” of print height per printhead and the ability to run up to 2 printheads from one controller. The CoPilot 500 offers a versatile, yet cost effective solution for your coding and marking applications.
The system is capable of running oil-based or solvent-based inks to print up to 5.6” (2.8” from a single head) of hi-resolution characters, razor-sharp text, scannable bar codes, and great looking logos at 180 dpi. For non-porous applications, users have the option of utilizing Squid Ink’s solvent-based ink to print on a variety of non-porous products like coated cartons, polystyrene, and more. Squid Ink’s PZ-1000 ink for porous substrates offers ultra-low maintenance, eliminating the need for auto-priming functions and offering better ink utilization than competitive systems.
Engineered For Maximum Uptime
The CoPilot 500 is designed to meet the harsh demands of your application. The printer features a durable touchscreen, industrial strength printhead construction, and simple ink delivery system for industrial applications. You can be confident that CoPilot 500’s rugged design will withstand the most abusive industrial environments while providing superior quality print. The CoPilot 500 also features a large 500ml cartridge. The generous ink volume allows users to keep their line running, reducing downtime and maximizing ROI.
CoPilot 500 print sample
The CoPilot 500 utilizes oil-based, or solvent-based inks for printing on a wide range of porous or non-porous substrates.
Run up to two printheads from a single controller.
A 4.3” full color touchscreen provides access to the systems internal messages and print functions.
Manage messages wirelessly using the optional 10.1” full color touchscreen with Orion Software
- Print Technology – Piezo impulse printhead technology
Maximum Print Height – 2.8” (7.1 cm) per printhead, 5.6” (14.2 cm) total
Vertical Print Resolution – 180 dpi capable of printing razor-sharp graphics, small character text, and scannable bar codes
Horizontal Print Resolution – 205 dpi
Print Speed – CoPilot 500 (oil-based) 205 ft/min; CoPilot 500HS (oil-based) 300 ft/min; CoPilot 500 (solvent-based) 150 ft/min
Time & Date – Internal real time clock with battery back-up
Product Sensor – External diffuse beam photocell standard
Communication Interface – One USB host and one Ethernet input
Touchscreen – 4.3” (10.9 cm) full color touchscreen display
Ink Cartridge Volume – 500ml cartridge or bag
Low Ink Indicator – Status alert on touchscreen, LED light beacon optional
Substrate Capabilities – Porous or non-porous surfaces
Electrical Requirements – 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Operating Environment – 34°F – 104°F (1° – 40°C) oil-based; 62°F – 100°F (17° – 37°C) solvent-based
Agency Certifications – CE, TUV, FCC
- Encoder – For operation with variable speed conveyors
Bar Code Laser Scanner – Allows scan and print message retrieval
External Light Beacon – Indicates low ink levels
Wireless USB Device and Router – For wireless connectivity
Windows Tablet – Pre-loaded with Orion software; includes mounting bracket with swivel arm, USB to ethernet cable and stylus
Conveyor Mounting Bracket – Provides stable mount to conveyor or other material handling equipment
Floorstand – Includes mounting brackets and legs with leveling feet; 59” (1.5m) total heights
Starter Kit – Includes ink, cleaner and flush solution, printhead wipes, hand cleaner and latex gloves
- Time & Date – Full time and date functionality including expiration date and Julian Dates.
Item Numbering – Sixteen counters, one of which can be a daily counter and production counter
Shift Codes – Four programmable shift codes with automatic rollover
Bar Codes – All standard bar codes including 2D
Fonts – Arial, Arial Bold, Arial International, Arial Monospaced, Courier, Tahoma Bold and Lucida resident fonts for use in variable data elements. Static elements in any Windows® font Software
Logos – Most image files supported with Orion software
Printing Features – Reverse, invert, rotate, repeat; print on/off button
Message Length – Up to 120” (3.05 m)
Number of Messages – 4GB storage space will store approximately 1000+ messages
Ink Usage – Show in Orion software
User Data Prompts – Prompts for user input at start of print job by manual input on touchscreen
Bluetooth Connectivity – For connectivity with Bluetooth keyboards
Wireless Connectivity – For wireless connection between PC or tablet and printer controller
Database Capability – Ethernet communication protocol for external communication
Languages – English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian