Tube labeling system AXON 2
Labeling tubes reliably in real time
In order to evaluate analysis reliably and quickly, tubes must be labeled uniquely.
In practice, 2D codes or linear barcodes are printed on self-adhesive labels and the labels are applied on the tubes.
Print resolutions of 300 or 600 dpi, a sharp-edge print image and high contrast enable even tiny 2D codes to be verified. Thermal direct and thermal transfer printing are possible.
AXON 2 suits for labeling tubes individually as a manual workstation or integrated in sample processing systems
Tubes of diameters 10 to 17 mm can be processed, capped or uncapped. Printing and labeling take less than two seconds. After the tubes have been labeled, they can be removed one by one or be ejected to a tray. Self-explanatory symbols enable intuitive operation. The label roll and the ribbon are easy to remove.
If it comes to cleaning or in cases of wear, print rollers and transport rollers can be removed easily by the operator with the help of a tool attached. AXON 2 may be integrated in a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Data transfer from a PC is possible via interfaces such as RS232, USB, Ethernet, or via WLAN.
In stand-alone operation, when no PC is connected, variable data are set with a keyboard or a scanner. Power may be supplied by 110 to 240 VAC voltage or 36 to 60 VDC voltage, 24 VDC on request.
Details on tube labeling
With the help of spacers assembled to the tightening axles, slim ribbons can be set easily.
2) Slim print rollers
In order to achieve accurate imprint on small labels, slim print rollers are needed. These prevent from roller wear, print head contamination and errors during label feed.
3) Peel-off function
Labels are guided over a deflection roller to be applied reliably on the tubes.
4) Transport rollers
They apply the labels on the tubes. Three types are provided for different tubes.
5) Wipe-down rollers
During labeling, they press the tubes to the transport rollers.
6) Pivot arms
They are set according to the length of a tube and the position of the label.
7) Material replacement
Pivoting the applicator allows labels and ribbon to be inserted.
|Tube labeling system||AXON 2
|Printing method Thermal transfer|
|Printing method Thermal direct||–|
|Printable resolution dpi||300||300||600|
|Print speed mm/s||150||150||150|
|Print width up to mm||108,4||105,7||105,7|
|Tubes Orientation during labeling||horizontal|
|Tubes Diameter mm||10 – 17|
|Tubes Length capped mm||38 – 105|
|Tubes Conicity (change of diameter) up to %||0,8|
|Labels Material||Paper, plastics PP, PC|
|Labels Width mm||10 – 56|
|Labels Height from||15|
|Labels Roll diameter up to mm||205|
|Labels Core diameter mm||38 – 76|
|Liner material width up to mm||60|
|Ribbon Ink side||outside or inside|
|Ribbon Roll diameter up to mm||80|
|Ribbon Core diameter mm||25|
|Ribbon Variable length up to m||450|
|Ribbon Width mm||25–114|
|Printer sizes and weight|
|Width x Height x Depth mm||252 x 288 x 520|
|Weight approx. kg||12|
|RS232 C||1,200 to 230,400 baud/8 Bit|
|USB 2.0||Hi-speed device to connect a PC|
|1 x USB host on the operation panel for||Service Key, USB memory stick|
|1 x USB host on the operation panel for||USB WLAN stick 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n|
|2 x USB host on the back of the device for||keyboard, barcode scanner, USB Bluetooth adaptor, USB WLAN stick|
|Digital I/O interface||providing 8 inputs and outputs|
|Power supply||100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, PFC
36 – 60 VDC 24 VDC on request
|Power consumption||Standby < 10 W / typical 100 W|
|Temperature/humidity: Operation||+5 – 40 °C / 10 – 85 %, not condensing|
|Temperature/humidity: Stock||0 – 60 °C / 20 – 85 %, not condensing|
|Temperature/humidity: Transport||–25 – 60 °C / 20 – 85 %, not condensing|
|Approvals||CE, FCC Class A, ICES-3, cULus, CB|
|Coloured LCD touch display Screen diagonal “||4,3|
|Colored LCD touch display Resolution W x H px||272 x 480|