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Small printing mechanisms for portable electronics
9 August 2006, Electronics Technology

Custom Engineering has launched two new printers, the Plus and Mini-Plus. These very small thermal panel printers accept 58 mm paper width, and use the company's 'Sixload' easy paper loading system.

The Plus is versatile, said to be able to satisfy any printing requirement for industrial automation and garage equipment. In particular, it is suitable for measurement instrument applications, analysis and checking, weighing systems, gas analysers and anti-theft devices.

The double hook lock system makes the Plus safe and reliable. The innovative fixing system called 'Easylock' allows one to adapt the printer to any panel thickness. It can also be equipped with an adaptor setting that makes it completely compatible with the company's established line of panel printers, the P/F series.

The main technical features are: 50 mm paper roll diameter; 24/40 columns; RS232/Centronics/TTL interface; paper sensor; 100 million MTBF reliability (pulse); 85,5 x 85 x 55 mm in size; easylock mechanism.

The Mini Plus is a compact version of the Plus printer with the following features: 30 mm paper roll diameter; 24 columns; RS232 serial interface; paper presence sensor is optional; MTBF 50 km/100 million pulse; 87,2 x 61,2 x 52,6 mm; easylock mechanism.

Both mechanisms use a 5 V d.c. ±10% power supply, with models for extended power supply range of 9-48 V also available.

For more information contact Kenny van Heusden, QD Group, +27 (0)11 466 2300, kennyh@qd-group.co.za


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