MACH4 - for small footprint and medium runs

The label printers for a great application area

MACH4 has the same performance data as the established industrial printer A4+. Labels and transfer ribbons are feed from the front. Therefore it needs only a small work space. The MACH4 can be fitted with a RFID write/read modul as an option.

It offers all the features of a high class industrial printer with a wide application range. Labels and ribbons can be inserted from the front. The print mechanism and housing are made of premium materials and are perfectly harmonized in their form and function. Easy and comfortable handling and high reliability were the requirements during development.
 

The large display with white backlight offers optimum readability. The navigation pad with the additional “Enter” button simplifies operation, with only the operated functions being displayed.

The centered label path eliminates the need for adjustments and avoids wrinkling of the ribbon.The high-tech electronic board incorporates all the requisite interfaces as standard and works with all kinds of adapters.

Product type overview for MACH4

B with tear-off plate

A minimum label height of 30 mm is required for it to be torn off.

Label printer MACH4 B
Printing method Thermal transfer / Thermal direct
Print resolution dpi 203 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 200 200 100
Print width up to mm  104 105.6 105.6

P with tear-off plate and dispensing function

The label height on dispending is 20 – 200 mm.

Label printer MACH4 P
Printing method Thermal transfer / Thermal direct
Print resolution dpi 203 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 200 200 100
Print width up to mm 104 105.6 105.6

C with tear-off plate and cutter

Labels or continuous material can be cut at a height of just 12 mm.

Label printer MACH4 C
Printing method Thermal transfer / Thermal direct
Print resolution dpi 203 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 200 200 100
Print width up to mm 104 105.6 105.6

Option

RFID

RFID read/write unit

The label printers can also be equipped with an RFID read/write unit for transponders in Smart labels with 13.56 MHz in line with ISO 15693.

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MACH4 C with tear-off plate and cutter

 
Constantly good print quality

High print image with cab ribbons.

The right material for every application.

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MACH4 functions

1. Cover with large window

Can be opened wide. The integrated cushioning mechanism ensures smooth closing. The label stock is visible at all times.

2. Media hub

The roll is inserted into the media hub and centered automatically. Materials of different widths fit easily within the box.

3. Ribbon retainer

The ribbon can be slid onto a ribbon supply hub with spring mounted brackets. It can be centered with a movable flange and a positioning indicator. The ribbon can be inserted quickly and easily into the print mechanism.

4. Print mechanism

It can be opened at the push of a button and offers easy access.

5. Printing with 203, 300 or 600 dpi

The printheads can switch easily between 203 and 300 dpi. The printer detects the resolution automatically.

6. Gap sensor

To detect the beginning or end of labels, the gap sensor is mounted in the center of the label path. With multi-track labels, the user can switch to another sensor that is shifted 10 mm sideways.

7. Label guide

The adjustment knob can be used to adjust the width of the printing area in order to center the labels.

8. Reflex sensor

The adjustable reflex sensor can be used to identify the start of a label, print marks and cut-outs.

9. Drive roller

The drive roller can be easily removed for cleaning or replacement.

10. Peel-off plate

The liner is guided down behind the operation panel. The label is removed from its liner at the peel-off-plate.

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Stand-alone operation

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standard Standard     Option

Approvals
Label printer MACH4 200 MACH4 300 MACH4 600
Print head
Printing method Thermal transfer standard standard standard
Printing method Thermal direct standard standard -
Print resolution dpi 203 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 200 200 100
Print width mm 104 105.6 105.6
Material
Labels, continuous rolls or fan-folded: Paper, cardboard, textile, plastics such as PET, PE, PP, PVC, PU, acrylate, PI
Material thickness mm / weight g / m2 0.055 – 0,8 / 60 – 200
Label width1) mm 6 – 116
Width of carrier or continuous material mm 25 – 120 / from 0.4 mm material thickness 5 – 120
Label height1) mm 5 – 4500
Label heightwhen dispensing1) from mm 20
Material height when cutting1) from mm 12
Media roll Total diameter up to mm 205
Media roll Core diameter mm 38 – 100
Media roll Winding direction Outside or inside
Ribbon
Ink Outside or inside
Roll diameter up to mm 72
Core diameter mm 25
Ribbon length variable up to m 360
Width2) op to mm 114
Printer dimensions
Height x Depth x Width mm 312 x 435 x 240
Weight kg 6
Label sensor  
Gap sensor: For label edge or punching mark and end of material
Position: centered or shifted 10 mm to the left
Reflective sensor from below3): For label edge, punching or centered printing mark
Position: adjustable 56 mm to the left /10 mm to the right
Electronics
Prozessor High Speed 32 Bit ColdFire / clock rate MHz 266
RAM MB 64
Memory IFFS MB Flash 8
Slot for CompactFlash Type I memory card standard
Slot for wireless LAN card standard
Battery buffer for Real-time clock, printout of time and date, data storage on shut-down
Warning signal: Acoustic signal in case of error
Interfaces
Centronics bi-directional acc. to IEEE 1284
RS232 C 1,200 up to 230,400 Baud/8 Bit standard
USB 2.0 high speed slave for PC connection standard
Ethernet 10 / 100 Base T, LPD, RawIP-Printing, ftp-Printing, DHCP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, SNMP, TIME, Zeroconf, mDNS, SOAP standard
RS422, RS485 1,200 up to 230,400 Baud / 8 Bit
WLAN card 802.11b/g WEP/WPA PSK (TKIP)
2 x USB master for external operation panel, keyboard, scanner, service key, USB flash drive
Operating data
Power supply 100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz, PFC
Energy consumption max. 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, CB, CCC, UL
 
  1. Limitations may apply to small labels, thin materials or strong adhesives. Critical materials or applications must be tested and approved.
  2. The ribbon should be roughly the same width as the label in order to avoid folding.
  3. Reflective sensor with RFID not available.
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standard Standard     Option  
Extras MACH4
2.1 External rewinder ER4
2.2 Media hub
2.3 Ribbon holder
2.5 Memory card
2.6 Standard keyboard
Interfaces
3.1 Centronics interface
3.2 Interface RS422/RS485
3.3 Label selection box – I/O box
3.4 WLAN card 802.11 b/g
Connecting cables
4.1 Connecting cable RS232 C
4.2 Patch cable CAT 5e
Software
11.4 Database Connector standard
11.6 Network Manager standard
11.7 cablabel S3 Lite standard
  cablabel S3 Pro
11.10 Programmer's guide

Operation and compliance with CE standards is only warranted by using materials provided or recommended by cab.

Integration of cab label printers

Connecting printers to other equipment or networks for control and monitoring.

Learn more on integration of cab printers

Stand-alone operation

Printing labels without connection to the host system.

More on printing without PC

Video: MACH4 C with tear-off plate and cutter

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Integration of cab label printers

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Stand-alone operation

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More on printing without PC

Documentation

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Stand-alone operation

Printing labels without connection to the host system.

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Maintenance - service - training

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Software & Drivers

  • Firmware

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      Firmware X2
      Firmware A+, Mach4, PX, XD4, XC, Hermes+
      ZIP - 2,54 MB 3.38 08/05/2015
      Release Notes Firmware X2
      Firmware A+, Mach4, PX, XD4, XC, Hermes+
      cab TXT - 5 KB 3.32 - 3.38 08/05/2015
      cabFirmwareUpdater
      Windows 32 & 64 bit
      ZIP - 21,05 MB 3.4.0.1 29/01/2015
      Thai Font
      min. Firmware Version 3.11
      ZIP - 811 KB 12/12/2014
  • Drivers

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cab Windows Driver
      32/64 Bit (XP - 2003 - Vista - 2008 - Windows 7 - Windows 8 - Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2) CERTIFIED
      ZIP - 5,97 MB 5.1.07 15/06/2015
      cab Linux x86 - 32 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel 32bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 1,14 MB 1.26 15/06/2015
      cab Linux x86 - 64 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel/AMD 64bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 1,15 MB 1.26 15/06/2015
      cab MAC OS X Driver
      Apple® Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9
      cab DMG - 3,23 MB 1.27 15/06/2015
  • Software

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cablabel S3 Lite (Free)
      Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
      ZIP - 44,61 MB 1.0.4.3 15/06/2015
      cablabel S3 Pro
      Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
      ZIP - 45,77 MB 1.0.4.3 15/06/2015
      cablabel S3 Print
      Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
      ZIP - 41,87 MB 1.0.4.3 15/06/2015
      Database Connector
      Windows 32 & 64 bits
      ZIP - 9,08 MB 4.2.0.0 15/06/2015 English/Deutsch/Français
      cab Database Connector - old -
      Replaced by „Database Connector“ and „LogService”
      ZIP - 1,69 MB 4.2 10/03/2014 English
      cab Download Converter (download.exe)
      Converts image, font and database files into the JScript download data format.
      Install MS Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable if not available on your system.
      ZIP - 7 KB 2.1 03/02/2015 English
      LogService
      for Database Connector
      ZIP - 3,38 MB 1.7 06/11/2014 English/Deutsch/Français
      Network Manager
      JRE 6 or higher required
      ZIP - 2,36 MB 3.1.0 15/01/2015

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Integration of cab label printers

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Maintenance - service - training

cab printers are easy to maintain. Also we offer worldwide service and training.

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