SQ/2 Scorpion

The SQ/2 Scorpion industrial large character ink jet printer includes upgraded software delivering more features. SQ/2 Scorpion users have the option of choosing from several print head configurations. Five different print head sizes are available, offering 12 print sizes ranging in height from 3/8" up to 1 3/4". The 1600 Series print heads offer split-line capability and the option of printing full-size characters or half-size characters with the same print head.

Features:

  • Upgraded features include increased message locations, expiration date, shift organizer and encoder input
  • Built-in air gauge to view regulated air pressure within the system and fine-tune print quality
  • Proven plunger technology ensures uptime and keeps maintenance costs to a minimum
  • Two models: water-based for porous surfaces or solvent-based for non-porous surfaces
  • Ability to run two SQ/2 Series print heads or one 1600 Series print head
  • Component modularity eliminates the need for service calls and minimizes downtime; print heads and components can be replaced in less that 5 minutes

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Technical Specifications
Printer Type Large character ink jet printer
Printhead options Users have the option to use up to: two SQ/2 printheads, or one 1600 Series printhead
Character height SQ/2 Series Printheads (7-channel dot matrix characters)
.75″ (1.9cm) in 7 x 5 matrix; .5″ (1.3cm) in 5 x 5 matrix, or
.5″ (1.3cm) in 7 x 5 matrix; .375″ (1.0cm) in 5 x 5 matrix, or
.375″ (1.0cm) in 7 x 5 matrix; .25″ (.6cm) in 5 x 5 matrix

1600 Series Printheads (16-channel dot matrix characters)
1.75″ (4.5cm) in 16 x 10 matrix, with split-line capability to print two lines of the following size characters: .75″ (1.9cm) at 7 x 5 matrix; .5″ (1.3cm) in 5 x 5 matrix, or
1.0″ (2.5cm) in 16 x 10 matrix, with split-line capability to print two lines of the following size characters: .375″ (1.0cm) at 7 x 5 matrix; .25″ (.6cm) in 5 x 5 matrix
Character set 61 character ASCII set
Print speed Up to 200 feet/minute (61m/minute) line speed
Message length 128 character length per message; 128 memory locations
Communication RS-232C, 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 start, 1 stop, Asynch
Software features Counter, lot counter, 24-hour clock, 8 or 12 hour programmable shift code, Julian date, 3-letter month name, 3-letter weekday name, expiration date, expiration month, expiration day, expiration year, expiration Julian date
Operating features Dot size, print delay, character width, photocell on/off/repeat, invert print, reverse print, purge routine
Shaft encoder output Resident software allows communication with shaft encoder for use with variable speed conveyors
Component modularity Eliminates the need for costly service calls and minimizes downtime; printheads and components can be replaced in less than 5 minutes
Controller dimensions 12″ (31cm) H x 12″ (31cm) W x 5.25″ (13cm) D
Controller weight 10.5 lbs. (4.8kg)
Printhead dimensions SQ/2 Series Printheads: 3″ (7.6cm) H x 1.6″ (4.1cm) W x 7″ (17.8cm) L
1600 Series Printheads: 2.5″ (6.4cm) H x 1.5″ (3.8cm) W x 7″ (17.8cm) L

Dimensions are for the printhead only – an additional 3″ (7.6cm) is needed for the ink line and printhead cabling which extends from the back of the printhead
Product sensor Diffuse beam photocell (24v) or hardware sinking signal
Communication interface Two RS-232 ports for connection to input device, host PC, and PLC for input from scale, scanner or external alarm
Electrical requirements 220/240 VAC, 50/60Hz, 1.6 amp
Cabinet construction Industrial gauge coated steel
Operating environment Water based: 32°F (0°C) to 122°F (50°C)
Solvent based: 0°F (-18°C) to 122°F (50°C)
Substrate capabilities Porous or Non-Porous surfaces
Air requirements Internal air pump module provides necessary air pressure; external air not recommended
Ink capabilities Porous: Squid Ink SQ-60™ no-clog ink Non-Porous: Several Squid Ink solvent based fluids to meet adhesion and dry time needs
Ink volume .5 (1.89 liters) gallon bottle standard; available upgrade (water-base ink only) to 5.0 gallon pail (18.93 liters)