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CoPilot 500 Turbo

More Options, Better Print

Squid Ink’s CoPilot 500 Turbo 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 Turbo offers a versatile, yet cost effective solution for your coding and marking applications.

Application Versatility

The CoPilot 500 Turbo is designed to meet the harsh demands of your application. The printer features a durable touchscreen, industrial strength print head construction, and simple ink delivery system for industrial applications. You can be confident that CoPilot 500 Turbo’s rugged design will withstand the most abusive industrial environments while providing superior quality print. The CoPilot 500 Turbo also features a large 500ml cartridge. The generous ink volume allows users to keep their line running, reducing downtime and maximizing ROI.

Engineered For Maximum Uptime

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.

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




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 – 185 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

A 4.3” full color touchscreen provides access to the systems internal messages and print functions.

The CoPilot 500 Turbo 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, for up to 5.6” of print per system.

Manage messages wirelessly using an optional Windows® tablet with Orion Software.TM

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