The SATO S84NX & S86NX are ultra-versatile thermal 4” and 6” print engines, more flexible, usable and reliable than ever, and with exceptional connectivity. Designed to withstand the harshest of environments and water or solvent spills, these print engines come purpose-built to accelerate and streamline warehouse labelling automation.
Warehouse employees will also appreciate the lack of complex training needed. Navigating these printers can be done in just minutes after watching short videos on the 3.5” colour display screen – no QR codes to scan. The hardware can also be easily customised and supplemented if the premises in which it is used in have more specific requirements or safety procedures.
There’s also good news for operators used to endless and seemingly unsolvable print head jams. The non-stick surface of the print engine prevents labels from sticking. Better still, the print head is also seamlessly replaceable without tools. And the use of a universal gearbox that supports all print resolutions keeps operator and inventory space headaches to a minimum.
Only fast, reliable and accurate automation technology can meet consumer demand while keeping workers engaged and productive. If employees have to fix non-stop hardware breakdowns or patch vulnerabilities in automation software, they are liable to miss KPIs, which would elevate stress levels even further. Machines capable of labelling thousands of items daily, while complying with industry-specific labelling requirements, are key to a smooth supply chain.
Fortunately, the S84NX and S86NX offer high-speed data rates and right-first-time tagging for even the most complex of business environments. The inbuilt RFID functionality also lets operators apply smart labels to cartons and pallet loads to streamline downstream stocktaking. And the smart Application-Enabled Printing (AEP) solution helps you print faster, simpler and more economically than ever, while boosting worker productivity.
SATO’s AEP printers are usable without PCs – simply connect them to peripherals directly to print your labels and tags of choice. They include a programmable logic controller (PLC) to maximise productivity, which eliminates the need for special firmware and halves the time such work used to take3. Users can even install customised apps and print based on keyboard or scanner input, or conduct local or cloud database searches.