Synrad Inc. has launched the 48-1, a 10-W laser for marking permanent, traceable and sterile lot and date codes, order numbers and other manufacturing or personal data on medical devices. It also can be used on plastic tubing, implantable devices, glass vials and paper packaging. Designed for easy OEM integration into machinery, it can identify products without the use of hazardous inks or chemicals. It delivers a TEM00 beam with 95% purity and M2 <1.2. Ellipticity is <1.2, rise time is <150 µs, beam diameter is 3.5 mm, and full-angle beam divergence is 4 mrad. The OEM version is air-cooled, and the key switch version is cooled by water. Maximum heat load is 300 W, input voltage is 30 VDC, and input current is 7 A.