Videojet Technologies Inc.

Sept. 12, 2005
Label Printer Applicator Offers Reliable Labeling Solution
Videojet Technologies Inc. (a Danaher company) has a modular design for seamless combination of the base system, a print engine, and one of eight standard application modules. The system has a standard 14-inch (350mm) unwind reel [16-inch (400mm) optional] that results in fewer label changes and increased uptime. Also standard is an optical low-label sensor, which is an option on competitive products. These features, along with one-screen set up, make the P3400 a customizable, off-the-shelf solution that can overcome even the most challenging applications.The P3400 features premium-quality thermal transfer printing for high-resolution bar codes and text for shipping labels, which are subsequently affixed virtually anywhere on a shipping carton or case.“The P3400 modules give customers a range of application options,” says Ian Carver, Videojet product manager. “The modules allow users to place a label wherever they want to, including boxes and pallets, corners and multiple panels.”The versatility of a modular design minimizes changeover downtime due to its easy-change electronics and air module. Ethernet connectivity with a host PC makes the P3400’s set up and control simple through a familiar HTML Web page interface. The system’s software features a multiple label configuration menu and user-configured beacon and status output. The P3400 is compatible with a variety of thermal transfer and RFID print engines, including those from Zebra Technologies Corp. and SATO America, Inc. Other features include flight time compensation for automatic label placement control; shaft encoder input for variable speed conveyors; and rugged construction that can handle the most challenging environments. The P3400 is CE, UL, CSA and TUV GS certified (dependant on application module).