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SATO Strengthens Print Engine Lineup

SATO Strengthens Print Engine Lineup

30 October 2014

SATO Strengthens Print Engine Lineup

Delivering exceptional throughput and easy operation, the new S84-ex and S86-ex machines from SATO maximize productivity for Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health and Beauty, Retail and Logistics Industries

SATO announced today 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 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).