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Microplex in the Automotive Industry - the right printer for every application.

Storage Slips and Labels, Shipping Documents, GTL and More

When it comes to production-related warehousing, the focus is on just in time handling. Spare parts and production materials must be labeled quickly and reliably. Microplex thermal printers with print widths from 4 inches to 8 inches are used for printing storage labels. You can output data from different systems in different printer languages on one printer. Printer options such as rewinder, tear-off edge and cutting knife are available for effective further processing.

In a specific application, for example, Labelpoint data is extended to print modern 2D barcode labelling. The data are generated with the help of a specially designed software and sent to the printer. Especially important is the support of the proprietary communication protocol, which provides feedback from each single print page (XT-Printcon).

Both the Labelpoint emulation (formerly Markpoint) and the XT-Printcon communication have been adapted to the special customer requirements in the firmware of the printer.

Other applications include PCL5 print data, which must be printed on labels made of cardboard or foil in a wipe and scratch resistant manner. The long-term legibility of the labels is crucial here. Feedback signals to the system are sent via i.e. the serial interface. When printing shipping labels, readable barcodes are essential. By using a Microplex printer you increase your process reliability. Barcodes are always printed with sharp edges and high contrast in the optimal running direction, so that incorrect readings and the associated additional effort are avoided. Benefit from the robust reliability of the Microplex printers for smooth multi-shift operation, high availability and short downtimes for material changes.

Shipping labels are often created using ERP systems such as SAP® providing data suitable for laser printers (PCL5). Microplex printers support this emulation and can print PCL5 data immediately. There is no need to change the software. The Microplex printers support barcode printing under PCL5 with the emulation of the so-called JetCAPS module, which provides barcode commands for PCL5.

8-inch printers from Microplex are used for VDA (similar to ODETTE, GTL) and KLT (similar to small GTL) labels. Thanks to the printing width, the 210 mm (A5) wide labels can be processed across in the optimal orientation (in the direction of paper movement) and thus have the best possible print quality. Configuration, monitoring and service (e.g. firmware update) are conveniently carried out via the network with the help of a software tool.

  • Compatible with IGP, IPDS, Labelpoint, PCL5, ...

  • Support of narrow formats (small GTL) on laser printers

  • Software tool for configuration & firmware update via network

Support of IEEE 802.1x Authentication Protocol

Modern security standards in the highly innovative automotive industry increasingly require advanced security mechanisms. When registering printer clients in the internal network, customers often rely on authentication using authentication servers according to IEEE 802.1x.

Microplex printers with the latest controller technology support this authentication method. The necessary settings and the uploading of the certificate are carried out on the internal website of the respective printer.

  • Fully compliant to the IEEE 802.1x standard

  • Suitable for LAN and WLAN connections

  • Available for all Microplex printers with the latest controller technology

Available for all Microplex printers with the latest controller technology

Two-Color Product Labels and Mobile Applications

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