It features a complete software package, a backlit WYSIWYG display, up to four lines of print and eight barcode symbologies as standard. A Complete System EVOLUTION II is complete and ready to install right out of the box.
The system includes the mounting bracketry, a hand held controller with tactile keypad for message entry and the printhead module with internal product sensor.
The EVOLUTION II is powered with ink jet technology by Hewlett Packard. This combination gives you the benefits of an affordable, compact, and efficient design coupled with the reliability of printhead technology by Hewlett Packard.
EVOLUTION II delivers bold, highly legible and fully formed characters in a print resolution of 300 dpi at production line speed of up to 200 feet per minute.
Print up to Four Lines of Text Print a one line message in 1/2” characters, two lines of text in 7/32” high characters, three lines of 1/8” or four lines of 3/32”. All four character heights are selectable through the font key on the hand held controller.
Ink Supply Built into the cartridge is a 42 cc ink supply. Once the ink in the cartridge is depleted, it can be taken out, disposed of and a new ink cartridge inserted in just minutes.
A typical powered conveyor or case taper corrugated cartons can sometimes come through skewed or off center. The horizontal adjusting rod that holds the printhead module has been designed with a breakaway feature that moves the printhead out of harms way should the carton come in contact with it. A detent in the assembly allows you to securely snap the printhead back into position after the misaligned carton has past.
Adding another printhead is as simple as sliding it on. Each printhead module is manufactured with a dove-tail slot on one side and a dovetail slide on the other. You can attach up to three additional printheads on a single bracket by inserting the slide on one into the slot on the other. A small RS 485 data cable is then used to connect the modules. This allows the hand held controller to network all of the printheads on the production line.
EVOLUTION II is supplied with a built in font style. Optional alternative fonts are available and can be downloaded into the printhead modules through flash card media. Logos are another option, and up to 3 can be downloaded into the message via the flash card.
The hand held controller has the capability of controlling up to 32 individual printhead modules through the use of a RS 485 data cable. A small data cable is used to connect the modules on the same production line while a longer cable connects them to the next production line in the manufacturing area. The printhead modules have a discreet address which is used to identify them for message entry functions. Complete PC control of the EVOLUTION II network through our EVOLUTION-NET software is available as an option.