Vector XII

The Vector XII large character industrial ink jet printer offers the modularity and versatility that manufactures and contract packagers need. With the ability to print up to 12 lines from 6 print heads, the Vector XII large character ink jet printer has the tools you need to get the job done. 1" and 1 3/4" print head sizes are available offering six print sizes ranging from 1/2" to 1 3/4". The Vector XII system can also be programmed and maintained with a PZ through a standard RS-232 port.

Features:

  • Print up to 12 lines from one controller on a variety of products
  • Modular design allows flexibility to add print heads as printing needs change
  • Ideal for contract packagers or manufacturers with multiple printing requirements
  • Two models: water-based for porous surfaces or solvent-based for non-porous surfaces
  • Ability to run up to 6 print heads from the same controller
  • Component modularity eliminates the need for service calls and minimizes downtime; print heads and components can be replaced in less that 5 minutes
  • Easy message programming and storage of up to 128 messages for quick retrieval

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Technical Specifications
Printer Type Large character ink jet printer
Printhead options Users have the option to use up to:
Six V-1600 Series Printheads, or
Six V-1600HD Series Printheads
Character height V-1600 Series Printheads (16-channel dot matrix characters)
1.75″ (4.45cm) at 100% 16 dot height, 0.70″ (1.77cm) at 40% 7 dot height, or 0.46″ (1.16cm) at 26% 5 dot height with split-line capability to print two lines of text
1.0″ (2.54cm) at 100% 16 dot height, 0.40″ (1.01cm) at 40% 7 dot height, or 0.27″ (0.68cm) at 26% 5 dot height with split-line capability to print two lines of text

V-1600HD Series Printheads (32-channel hi-definition characters)
1.75″ (4.45cm) at 100% 16 dot height, 0.70″ (1.77cm) at 40% 7 dot height, or 0.46″ (1.16cm) at 26% 5 dot height with split-line capability to print two lines of text
Character set 61 character ASCII set
Print speed 20 feet/minute (6.1m/minute) to 300 feet/minute (91.44m/minute) line speed depending on message length
Message length 128-character length per message per board pack; 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, character boldness, photocell on/off/repeat/encoder input, 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
Printhead dimensions 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
Product sensor Diffuse beam photocell (24v) or hardware sinking signal
Electrical requirements 220/240 VAC, 50/60Hz, 8 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 gallon (18.93 liter) pail or 17-gallon (64.35 liter) returnable container