Epilog Laser, the leading producer CO2 and fiber laser engraving, marking and cutting systems today announced the launch of the 50-watt FiberMark, the first flying-optics laser system designed for permanent metal and plastic marking.Previously available in only 20 or 30-watt models, the new 50-watt FiberMark offers more power and speed in conjunction with an already extremely user-friendly interface and generous marking area.“The 50-watt FiberMark will result in faster marking speeds for users,” said Bob Henry, FiberMark product manager. “Depending upon the material, users can expect to reduce the cycle time of many metals and plastics – in some cases even up to 100 percent.” “Like the 30-watt FiberMark, our extensive testing on the 50-watt machine has produced more color differentiation on various plastics and metals,” Henry said. “While different colors can be challenging to produce because you must determine the precise settings for different metals, it definitely can be done.”“Metal and plastic marking requirements are heightening across the board,” Henry said. “From the aerospace industry to medical device manufacturing to electronic product design, the demand for marking solutions has never been greater. The FiberMark was designed specifically for both metal and plastic marking, which regardless of industry can help organizations increase traceability and strengthen identification processes in a convenient and cost effective manner.”• Laser Type - Ytterbium Fiber Laser (air cooled) • Laser Power - 10, 20, 30, or 50 watts pulsed • Wavelength - 1062 nm • Mode of Operation - Pulsed 20-80 kHZ • Repetition Rate (Frequency) - 20 kHz - 100 kHz depending on laser wattage • Beam Quality - M2 < 1.1 • Focal Length (F-Theta Lens) - 3" (76.2 mm) • Marking Area - 24" x 12" (610 x 305 mm) • Maximum Material Thickness - 5" (127 mm) • Laser Source - Solid State Pulsed Ytterbium (Yb) Fiber Laser (air cooled, includes collimator). 20 or 30 watts • Output Power - 10, 20, 30, or 50 watts pulsed • Intelligent Memory Buffer - Store unlimited files up to 64 MB. Rolling buffer allows files of any size to be engraved. • Air Assist - Attach the included air compressor to our Air Assist to remove heat and combustible gasses from the cutting surface by directing a constant stream of compressed air across the marking surface. • Laser Dashboard - The Laser Dashboard™ controls your Epilog Laser's settings from a wide range of software packages - from design programs to spreadsheet applications to CAD drawing packages • Red Dot Pointer - Since the laser beam is invisible, the Red Dot Pointer on Epilog's FiberMark Laser allows you to have a visual reference for locating where the laser will fire • Relocateable Home - When engraving items that are not easily placed at the top corner of the laser, you can set a new home position by hand with the convenient Moveable Home Position feature on the FiberMark Laser. • Operating Modes - Optimized raster, vector or combined modes • Motion Control System - High-speed, continuous-loop, DC servomotors using linear and rotary encoding technology for precise positioning. • X-Axis Bearings - Ground and polished stainless steel NeverWear™ Bearing System. • Belts - Advanced B-style Kevlar Belts • Resolution - User controlled from 75 to 1200 dpi • Speed and Power Control - Computer or manually control speed and power in 1% increments to 100%. Vector color mapping links speed, power and focus to any RGB color. • Print Interface - 10 Base-T Ethernet or USB Connection. Compatible with Windows® XP/Vista/7 • Size (W x D x H) - 34.5" x 24.5" x 16" (876 x 622 x 406 mm) • Electrical Requirements - Auto-switching power supply accommodates 110 to 240 volts, 50 or 60 Hz, single phase, 15 amp AC • Ventilation System - External exhaust to the outside is required via single 4" (101.6 mm) output port.