MOTION CONTROL: WAGO Corp.’s IP 200 plotter bundles universal marking capabilities into a compact, value-priced unit. At 17.3 inch sq - half the size of traditional plotters - the DIN A4-size IP 200 marks all WAGO markers, marker strips and wire markers, along with cards from other manufacturers.The IP 200 accommodates two carrier plates, carries a USB interface and is compatible with WAGO’s EG 450 Engraver. This enables the IP 200 to engrave push buttons, legend plates and ID tags on plastic or aluminum components.
For custom marking, the IP 200 is compatible with WAGO’s ProServe design suite. ProServe combines design (smartDESIGNER) and marking capabilities (smartMARKING) with WAGO’s 16,000+ product catalog (productLOCATOR), streamlining the design process. Via ProServe’s smartMARKING tool, the WSIWYG-based interface enables creation of marking strips and print cards using a symbol library and a text length verification feature. The completed design is then output to the IP 200.
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