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SQ-30 CO2 Laser Coding System

Squid Ink’s SQ-30 laser coding systems are designed for high speed food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and other primary coding applications. Squid Ink’s CO2 lasers can permanently mark onto paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, wood, coated metal, leather, and more.

Application Versatility

  • Permanent coding of text, time and date, bar codes,
    serial numbering and more
  • Quick and easy installation for both stationary and moving products
  • Easily fits into production environments where space is limited
  • Laser head can be rotated 90° in less than 5 minutes

Reliable & Economical

  • No ink/consumables for lower cost of ownership
  • Clean and eco-friendly coding system
  • Rugged cast aluminum controller body
  • IP54 rating ensures maximum reliability and uptime in demanding applications
  • Integrated key switch and interlock relay for increased safety on the production floor

High Quality Code Generation

  • Scribing technology produces non-dot matrix, razor sharp marks on a variety of substrates
  • Ability to mix different fonts and logos in a single message
  • Discrete coding ability for anti-counterfeiting and traceability
  • Ideal coding alternative where CIJ systems are not practical
  • 10.6μm system available for coding PET bottles for the beverage industry

Easy to Start, Simple to Run

  • All-in-one design for fast installation and line changes
  • Easy to use touchscreen software built right into controller
  • Optional 10” touchscreen controller for remote system programming where space is limited
  • Intuitive system includes focus finder and code area preview window on product during setup; enables initial laser marking setup within minutes
  • Easily configurable in a variety of angles with optional mobile stand
  • Optional fume extraction systems available that connect directly to SQ-Laser systems

An optional heavy duty stand is available to simplify setup and install the system in a variety of configurations


The laser head can be rotated 90 degrees in less than 5 minutes


Easy to use touchscreen controller built right into the power supply for system configuration and message programming


An integrated key switch and interlock relay is included for safety on the production floor.


  • CO2 marking system
  • 30W model
  • 9.3μm or 10.6μm model
  • Static or continuous marking modes
  • No inks or solvents – environmentally friendly and cost-effective
  • Marks on paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, wood, coated metal, leather, and more


  • Print Technology – CO2 laser coding system, full sealed RF-excited metal tube
  • Laser Wavelength – 9.3μm or 10.6μm
  • Laser Galvanometer – High-precision 2D high-speed scanning galvanometers
  • Cooling Method – Atmospheric air-cooled
  • Dust Way – Sealed
  • Power Consumption – 500W – 1000W (110VAC, 60Hz)
  • Marking Focal Length – 100mm – 190mm
  • Position Accuracy– 0.01mm
  • Minimum Line Width – 0.1mm
  • Marking Area – 50mm X 50mm – 175mm X 175mm
  • Assembly Line Speed Support – <120m/min
  • Marking Speed – 800 – 1000 characters/second
  • Character Size – Adjustable in marking range
  • Marking Line Number – Code Rotation – 0 to 360°
  • Software Features – Counter, lot counter shift code, time and date, expiration date, 2D and linear bar codes
  • Safety Features – Integrated key switch and interlock relay included for safety on the production floor; customer provided shielding necessary to prevent eye or skin exposure
  • Operating Languages – English and Chinese
  • Cabinet Construction – Heavy duty cast aluminum
  • Cabinet Dimensions – 29” (74cm) L x 6.25” (16cm) W x 7.25” (19cm) H
  • Power Controller Dimension – 15” (38cm) L x 15” (38cm) W x 6” (15cm) H
  • Electrical Requirements – 90 – 240VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Operating Environment – 40°F – 105°F (5°C – 40°C)
  • Humidity Range – 10 – 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Packaged Weight – 67 lbs. (30kg)


  • Print Trigger – Optical, fiber optic, ultrasonic, laser, metal proximity, capacitive proximity
  • Encoder – For operation with variable speed conveyors
  • Mobile Stands – Heavy duty stand with ability to rotate laser controller in any direction and easily raise and lower marking machine by a single operator; includes casters for easy transportation within plant
  • 90 Degree Head Pivot Extension – Mirror assembly that allows marking head to point lens in line with unit axis
  • Hand Held 10” Touchscreen Controller – Allows complete control of the system when access is limited due to mounting requirements
  • Laser Fume Extraction Systems – SQ-LFX or SQ-LFX PVC for the proper extraction of laser application fumes
  • Installation and Training – On-site installation and training available


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