SATO launches the next-generation SG112-ex in European market


The SG112-ex series has enjoyed success in the Japanese market with applications in a number of key industries, such as transport and logistics, manufacturing and the automotive supply chain. The printer will now be available in Europe for the first time, offering a strong portfolio of benefits.

Designed to save operators time and improve work efficiency, the printer uses thermal transfer and direct thermal printing in continuous or tear-off operation for a wide range of applications. Replacing the SATO M10e wide format label printer, the SG112-ex brings a unique complement of real-time efficiency benefits to production workflows. The printer has applications in stock management, shipping labels and GHS labelling for chemicals.

By combining larger amounts of information on to a wide format label instead of multiple smaller labels, businesses can make significant gains in costs, time and manpower, contributing to enhanced productivity.

In addition, labels are visible from a greater distance, making information quicker and simpler to communicate in fast-paced production environments. Previous testing has shown a 60% increase in process efficiency when compared to traditional 4” label print machines.

The SG112-ex also benefits from:

  • Print speeds up to 152mm/sec & up to 273mm width with intelligent control for fast, consistent throughput
  • Intuitive multi-language display for flexibility and practicality
  • Heightened connectivity with multiple interface options, such as USB, LAN, IEEE1284 and RS-232C (9 pin)
  • Labels Across function enables large quantities of labels to be printed at the same time, streamlining the workflow for heightened productivity

With a print resolution of 305 dpi, the printer can print a variety of linear barcode formats quickly and reliably, including UPC-A/E, JAN/EAN, Code128, Bookland, and ISBT 128 Industrial, as well as a wide spectrum of GS1 formats. Additionally, the SG112-ex enables high quality print of 2D intelligent coding formats such as QR and MAXICode and composite symbol data.

Detlev Muller, Deputy Managing Director at SATO Europe Regional HQ commented: “The SG112-ex represents a giant step forward in high resolution large format printing. With automatic label loading and durable design, the unit is ideal for applications such as pallet labelling where quality, accuracy and speed are paramount.

“We’re delighted to offer the SG112-ex to the European market. It’s an adaptable machine that brings practicality and value to each stage of the supply chain, offering real-time efficiency gains.”

The machine benefits from the SATO All-In-One tool feature, which simplifies printer configuration and deployment, allows remote configuration of multiple units from a central location and consolidates many of the separate software utilities into one integrated application.

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