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Sato unveils new label printer for food industry

UK-based barcode printing, labeling and EPC/RFID solutions provider Sato has announced the launch of its new TH2 label printer that has applications specific to the food industry and enables users to stick to food preparation and labeling legislation.

The printer enables food manufacturers to conform to the latest requirements brought by a new European law on food traceability, under which they are required to inform consumers of the origin of fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, the presence of allergens such as eggs, peanuts, nuts, milk as well as gluten that is contained in wheat, rye, barley and oats.

The TH2 label printer offers portable, standalone, intelligent printing and introduces the concept of Application Enabled Printing (AEP). The software enables user to create a new application and transfer or update the information onto the SD memory of the unit through USB or LAN.

According to Sato, the versatile printer can contain its own programs and database that can be altered at any time and allows manufacturers to add any information necessary to their food preparation.

Featuring an in-built keypad and a wide, adjustable LCD screen display, the simple to use, lightweight TH2 has an anti-microbial coating and is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that allows between 4,000 and 5,000 labels to be printed from a single charge.