SATO, a leader in barcode printing, labelling, and EPC/RFID solutions, has announced the release of its new high-performance S84-ex and S86-ex print engines for case carton, pallet and individual product identification, and print and apply applications. The new generation of SATO print engines offers significant industry advancements in quality imaging, exceptional throughput, and incomparably easy operation, setup and maintenance.
The new print engines incorporate two-colour LCD and LED displays which help operators understand print status from a distance. A simple standalone mode also provides independent operation via LCD control. Font and printer settings can be uploaded or downloaded without the use of software tools via SD/USB, and remote printer settings can be handled via web browsers.
“The S84-ex and S86-ex offer flexibility and convenience, providing customers with numerous interfaces as well as tool-less maintenance, and optional wireless LAN and Bluetooth allow for even greater connectivity in continuously changing operating environments,” stated Noriyasu Yamada, SATO’s Chief Product Planning Officer. “SATO launched its first print engine in 1985, and has always remained committed to continual improvement. As a pioneer in the field, we were able to call on thirty years of experience to design a flagship that goes beyond the expectations of our customers.”
The new models utilise a number of redesigns that make it easier for operators to use and maintain their systems to ensure continued operations. Print head replacement is simple thanks to a tool-less design, lengthy cable and easy access. Locking side covers allow for quick and easy replacement of platen rollers, and the sensor cover’s design and non-stick surface help service engineers or operators easily clean or replace parts without the necessity of tools.
Through a variety of enhancements and model options, SATO’s new print engine family provides both reliability and flexibility across industries and applications including:
– Food and Beverage – Tracking and traceability, regulatory compliance, ingredient labeling, allergic caution notices, food safety management
– Pharmaceutical – Tracking and traceability, security labeling, GTIN, FDA, UID and GS1 standard compliance
– Health and Beauty – Traceability, ingredient labeling, pallet/carton management
– Retail – Traceability, routing, inventory management
– Logistics – Automation, freight forwarding, shipping, inventory control
The S84-ex and S86-ex are available in 4-inch, 6-inch, direct thermal transfer/thermal transfer and direct thermal-only models, as well as a Ribbon Saver model (S84-ex only).
The S84-ex and S86-ex will be on display at the EMBALLAGE Packaging Exhibition from November 17-20, 2014 at Paris-Nord Villepinte. (stand 4F091).