Print and apply systems HERMES Q
For automatic printing and labeling in production lines

HERMES Q2

The slim one
to print small labels

1.1 Label printer HERMES Q2
Printable resolution dpi 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 300 150
Print width up to mm 56.9 54.1
Label roll outside diameter mm 205 / 305
Label width up to mm 58

HERMES Q4

The universal one
Best-selling industrial device, offering a wide range of accessories

1.2 Label printer HERMES Q4
Printable resolution dpi 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 300 150
Print width up to mm 105.7 105.7
Label roll outside diameter mm 205 / 305
Label width up to mm 114

HERMES Q6

The wide one
to print Odette, UCC and GS1 labels in logistics applications

1.3 Label printer HERMES Q6
Printable resolution dpi 200 300
Print speed up to mm/s 250 250
Print width up to mm 168 162.6
Label roll outside diameter mm 205 / 305
Label width up to mm 174

Labels on rolls

HERMES Q2, Q4, Q6.3
Label roll diameter 205 mm

HERMES Q2, Q4, Q6.3
Label roll diameter 305 mm

Slim labels
on rolls or reels

If labels are processed on liner materials less than 20 mm wide, the ribbon needs protruding on both sides to prevent from folding. For this purpose, the label guide is offset by 7 mm with spacers.

Sample applications

PCB labeling

Package labeling

Container labeling

Details


1) Operation panel
Operating the device is intuitive and simple with the help of self-explanatory symbols to configure settings.

2) Ribbon holder
Three-part tightening axles enable the ribbon to be replaced quickly and easily.

3) Rugged metal chassis
made of cast aluminum; basis to assemble all units

4) Applicator assembly
They are mounted on hinge pins and can be pivoted in the case of material replacement or maintenance.

5) Plungers
One plunger is fixed on the inner side. A second one is moved that far to the label margin, until a good print image evokes.

6) Print head
All print heads are freely interchangeable at equal width. Easy replacement

7) Automatic ribbon saving (option)
The print head is lifted during label feed and the ribbon is stopped.

8) Print roller removal
It can be easily removed or inserted in the cases of cleaning or wear.

9) Peel-off plate, pivoted
to improve label transfer onto packaging.

10) Label unwinder
By means of the swing lever and a brake integrated, labels are unwound with constant tension.

11) Liner tape rewinder
After all the labels have been transferred, the liner tape is fully rewound. The three-part tightening axle allows the liner tape to be inserted and removed easily.

12) Label sensor
A gap sensor or a reflective sensor position the imprint precisely on the label and detect the end of the material.

Imprint accuracy
The smaller a label, the higher are the requirements on the imprint accuracy. With the help of the adjustable slip correction, print offset can be reduced by ±0.2 mm.

  Label printer Type HERMES Q2 HERMES Q4.3 HERMES Q4 HERMES Q6.3
Printing method Thermal transfer Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch
Printing method Thermal direct Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch
Printable resolution dpi 300 600 200 300 300 600 200 300
Print speed up to mm/s 300 150 300 300 300 150 250 250
Print width up to mm 56.9 54.1 104 108.4 105.7 105.7 168 162.6
Direction of label transfer L to the left or R to the right
Print distance to locating edge mm 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Print distance to locating edge with automatic saving L/R mm 2.2/1.6 0/-0.7 1/1 1/1 2.2/2.2 5/5
Imprint tolerance1) ± 0.3 ± 0.5
Material
Labels Paper, PET, PE, PP, PI, PVC, PU, acrylate, Tyvec
Labels on roll Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch
Labels on reel Typisch
Labels2) Width mm 4 – 58 20 – 114 20 – 114 46 – 174
Labels   Height from mm 3 4 4 6
Labels   Thickness mm 0.03 – 0.60 0.03 – 0.60 0.03 – 0.60 0.03 – 0.60
Liner material Width roll mm 24 – 62 24 – 118 24 – 118 50 – 178
Liner material Width reel mm 10 – 62
Liner material Thickness mm 0.03 – 0.16 0.03 – 0.16 0.03 – 0.16 0.03 – 0.16
Roll unwinder Outside diameter roll up to mm 205 / 305 205 / 305 205 / 305 205 / 305
Roll unwinder Outside diameter reel up to mm 205
Roll unwinder Core diameter mm 76
Roll unwinder Winding outside or inside
Roll rewinder Outside diameter up to mm 155 / 205
Roll rewinder Core diameter mm 76
Ribbon3) Ink side outside or inside
Ribbon    Roll diameter up to mm 80
Ribbon    Core diameter mm 25.4
Ribbon    Variable length up to m 500
Ribbon    Width mm 25 – 67 25 – 114 25 – 114 50 – 170
Automatic saving
Printer dimensions and weights
Width mm 207 260 260 320
Height with roll diameter 205 / 305 mm 400 / 430
Depth with roll diameter 205 / 305 mm 400 / 500
Weight with roll diameter 205 / 305 approx. kg 15 / 16 16 / 17 16 / 17 20
Label sensor with position indication
Gap sensor for labels, punch marks or print marks and end of material
Reflective sensor reflex from below for print marks on non-transparent liner materials and end of material
External label sensor
Distance of sensor to locating edge mm 5 – 26 5 – 60 5 – 60 5 – 60
Material passage mm 2
Electronics
Processor 32 bit clock rate MHz 800
Main memory (RAM) MB 256
Data memory (IFFS) MB 50
Slot to connect a SD memory card (SDHC, SDXC) standard
Battery for time and date, real-time clock standard
Data memory when power is switched off (e.g. serial numbering) standard
Interfaces
RS232C 1,200 to 230,400 baud/8 bit standard
USB 2.0 Hi-speed device to connect a PC standard
Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s LPD, IPv4, IPv 6, RawIP-Printing, DHCP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, SNMP, TIME, NTP, Zeroconf, SOAP web service
1 x USB host on the operation panel for Service Key, USB memory stick, USB WLAN stick, USB Bluetooth adapter
2 x USB host on the back of the device for keyboard, barcode scanner, USB memory stick, warning light, USB WLAN stick,
USB WLAN stick with a rod antenna, USB Bluetooth adapter, external operation panel
Peripheral connection USB host, 24 VDC standard
Digital I/O interface with 10 inputs and 11 outputs standard
2-Port Ethernet Switch 10/100 Mbit/s (in preparation)
PROFINET (in preparation)
Operating data
Power supply 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, PFC
Power consumption Standby <10 W / typical 150 W / up to 300 W
Temperature / humidity: Operation + 5 – 40°C / 10 – 85% not condensing
Temperature / humidity: Stock 0 – 60°C / 20 – 80% not condensing
Temperature / humidity: Transport – 25 – 60°C / 20 – 80% not condensing
Approvals CE, FCC Class A, ICES-3, cULus, CB, CCC