High performance applicator print engine built for demanding print and apply labelling applications
Intermec is shipping the new PA30 high-performance applicator print engine designed to increase label productivity and placement accuracy in demanding print and apply applications. The automated print and apply process-where a label is printed or encoded, verified and then automatically applied-significantly increases efficiency in high volume applications.
"Automated print and apply of bar code labels has long made economic sense for larger companies applying labels to products and cartons. The faster and more accurately the labels are applied, the more efficient the operation," said PCM Image-Tek Sales Director Pat Walker. "Now with the increased application speed and repeatability of placement offered by the PA30, companies can upgrade to print and apply and realise significant labour savings."
The rugged, metal PA30 includes an extra input/output receptacle and can execute user-defined programmes, thereby eliminating the need for and extra expense of a PC. Flexible connectivity enables the use of up to seven wired and wireless interfaces simultaneously, allowing the PA30 to issue commands to production line machinery, conveyors, and other printers and access information directly from the network host.
The printer applicator engine is fully programmable and easily adapts to new host environments and applications. Powerful, individually controlled micro-step motors, a high-capacity power supply and sophisticated thermal management print head ensure high-quality label production at up to 12 inches-per-second.
Based on PX printer technology, the PA30 features a four-inch print width with left hand orientation and the widely used five bolt mounting pattern. The printer applicator engine is available with interchangeable 203 or 300 dpi resolution print heads.
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops, manufactures and integrates technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets. Core technologies include RFID, mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers and label media. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. Intermec offers a complete RFID product suite including readers, printers, tags, labels and inlays supported by RFID implementation services to guarantee system performance, all from a single source.