MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection has expanded its product range with the addition of a new, network-enabled thermal transfer printer. As a cost-effective and highly flexible marking solution, the compact TTO 06 is suitable for narrow print widths in a wide range of applications.
With a print resolution of 300 dpi, the TTO 06 can print graphics, logos, 1D and 2D codes as well as fixed, variable and combined text fields. Thanks to the quality of the thermal transfer printing and the high resolution, even the smallest text blocks can be clearly read. In addition to this, the model can also print flexible date or time formats reliably on la-bels and packaging films – while variable real-time data allows automatic updating of time fields, and use-by dates can be automatically calculated. The maximum printing width is 32 mm. The spacing between two printing operations is only 0.5 mm, which means that the ink ribbon consumption is particularly low. In addition to this, the model offers various ribbon-saving functions, which also have a very positive effect on operating economy.
Since the TTO 06 can work both intermittently or continuously, it is suita-ble for a variety of applications. Just like the TTO 10/11/20 models, it can be integrated into a label dispenser, or it can print directly onto the film as a constituent part of a direct web printer on a traysealer or ther-moforming packaging machine. The operation of the printer is com-pletely integrated in the HMI 2.0 of the packaging machine or marking system – and therefore particularly easy and efficient to operate. The print layouts are loaded automatically with the settings for the particular product, and inputs are made via the HMI or via the connection to a database.
MULTIVAC supplies suitable consumable materials of the highest quality, such as thermal printheads and ink ribbons, for optimum marking on the pack or film. This ensures that all the materials used are perfectly coor-dinated with each other. The running lengths of the thermal transfer rib-bons are also ideally matched to the particular printer, so that a high level of printer availability is assured. Rigid plastic cores enable the rib-bon rolls to be changed quickly and simply. If required, MULTIVAC will also conduct tests with customer's specific material, so that these can help to ensure perfect printing results and prevent lost time.