The SL501 is our 50 watt CO2 laser for the fastest and most difficult applications. With a standard IP65 rating it is ready to roll onto your production line and produce superior codes.


  • Lower installation costs
  • Less downtime and hassle
  • Simple setup and everyday operation
  • Reliable coding around the clock without the need for manual intervention
  • High quality codes even at higher line speeds

High performance in harsh production environments

  • Prints high quality text, graphics and DataMatrix codes
  • Able to mark a wide range of materials
  • Capable of speeds of over 2200 feet per minute
  • IP65 Stainless Steel enclosure

The perfect fit for your production line

  • Stand-alone mobile cabinet easily moves between production lines
  • Articulated arm allows access to tight spaces
  • No need for factory air or water for cooling laser tube

Full control at your fingertips

  • Program and control coder using integrated keypad or remote panel
  • Remote editing via LinxDraw PC software
  • Ethernet control over multiple machines


PerformanceSL501 (lens 125mm)SL501 (lens 200mm)
Maximum number of actual characters per second20002000
Maximum line speed (substrate dependent one line of 10 characters)500 m/min740 m/min
Spot size0.25 mm0.4 mm
Maximum message length2000mm2000mm
Mark field87 x 84 mm139 x 135 mm
Marking distance117 mm200 mm
Character height1 to 87 mm1 to 139 mm
Coding capabilityStationary or movingStationary or moving
Print orientation0 – 360°0 – 360°
General Features
Set-up/user interfaceVia integrated keypad, remote panel or PC
PC user interface applicationWindows XP/Vista
Multiple operating languagesEnglish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Russian
Comprehensive systems diagnostics including log functionYes
Variable pulse frequency1000 to 38000 Hz
Memory storage (MMC)256MB
Password protection3 protected levels
Dual galvo character generationYes
Automatic safety shutterYes
Printing and programming facilities
Character typeVector fonts
Available fonts9 system fonts, OTF, TTF, PFA, PFB and SVG fonts, Optional customized fonts
Real time with offsetYes (hh:mm:ss)
Date stamp with offsetYes
Julian dateYes
Custom date and time formatsYes
Shift code with time incrementYes
Increment/decrement (batch count)Yes
Unit measurement (imperial and metric)Yes
Last code usedYes
Graphics edit and download capabilityUsing LinxDraw Software
Job controlYes
Job select256 jobs
Bar codesBC25, BC251, BC39, BC39E, BC93, EAN 8, EAN 13, BC128, EAN128, Postnet, SCC14, UPC A, UPC E, RSS14TR, RSS14ST, RSS14STO, RSSLIM, RSSEXP
Data matrix 2D codesECC000, ECC050, ECC080, ECC100, ECC140, ECC200, ECC PLAIN, QR
Circular textYes
Physical characteristics
Stainless steel mobile unit with castorsYes
Weight – laser unit/interface unit134 kg
Articulated arm materialAnodized aluminum
Arm reach0.63m, 1.16m, 1.48m
Environmental protection ratingIP65
CoolingStand Alone Closed Loop (water to air) no factory air or water required
Articulated arm support134 kg
Articulated arm materialOptional
Range of articulated arms0.63m (4 turns), 1.16m (7 turns), 1.48m (7 turns)
Electrical requirements100 – 240V volt single phase +/-10&percent;, 50/60 Hz
Maximum power consumption1.8 kVA
Laser details
Laser typeSealed CO2 RF excited
Laser – maximum power50W
Beam safety shutterAutomatic
Gas consumptionNil
Tube warranty2 years
Environmental details
Ambient operating temperature+5°C to +40°C
Automatic overheat detectionYes
Storage temperature-10°C to +70°C
Humidity range10-90&percent; r.h. (non condensing)
Interface ports1 detector, 1 encoder, 1 Serial RS232, 1 External RJ45, Ethernet Port, 1 Internal RJ45 Ethernet Port
Computer interfaceEthernet
Job selectYes
Good mark outputYes
Bad mark outputctYes
Emergency stopYes
Remote controlYes
Remote updateRS232
Auto start upYes
Regulatory approvals
CE markYes
CDRHAccession number: 0120991-003