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Label printers SQUIX
Flexible printers for industrial applications

  • Reliable and quick printing
  • Accurate print images
  • Easy to operate
  • Compact design
  • Maximum quality standards

They find use in various areas of use. They have been developed with consistent focus on intuitive usability and highly reliable processing.

Print mechanics and chassis are made of high-quality materials and match perfectly in design and function. A wide range of peripherals and software enable user-specific solutions.

The rugged printers stand up to any demand, whether operated stand-alone, with a PC or in a network. Print jobs are performed quickly and labels are provided straight away thanks to a high-speed processor.

Sample applications

PCB labels
PCB

 
TyType plates
Type plates

 
Cardboard box and pallet labels
Cardboard and pallets
 

Label printers guiding materials aligned to the left

Optimum printing in matters of different widths and materials

Slim ones
for printing small labels

Label printer SQUIX 2
Print resolution dpi 300 600
Print speed mm/s max. 250 150
Print width mm max. 56.9 54.1

Universal ones
Best-selling industrial units, providing a wide range of accessories

Label printer SQUIX 4.3 SQUIX 4
Print resolution dpi 203 300 300 600
Print speed mm/s max. 300 300 300 150
Print width mm max. 104 108.4 105.7 105.7

A cutter can be provided integral to a basic unit.

Wide ones
to print Odette, UCC and GS1 labels in logistics operations

Label printer SQUIX 6.3
Print resolution dpi 203 300
Print speed mm/s max. 250 250
Print width mm max. 168 162.6

Extra wide ones
for printing pallet and drum labels

Label printer SQUIX 8.3
Print resolution dpi 300
Print speed mm/s max. 150
Print width mm max. 216

SQUIX 4  Basic unit

Basic units provide a tear-off plate

Printed labels or continuous materials, wound on a roll or fanfold, can be torn off on a jagged plate.

Cutting a material is another option, so is external rewinding.

SQUIX 4 Peel-off version P

Peel-off units provide an internal rewinder

Dispense adds to the features of a basic unit. Printed labels are peeled off their liner and can be removed by hand or by an applicator.


See also:

SQUIX label printers with centered material guide

CenteredMaterial guide
centered

 

More information to SQUIX 4 M SQUIX 4 M
especially for very small labels or slim continuous materials

More information to SQUIX 4 MT SQUIX 4 MT
especially for continuous textil materials



Video: Label printer SQUIX

designed for industrial application

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Label printers guiding materials aligned to the left

SQUIX details
SQUIX 4 P peel-off printer
providing an internal rewinder

1 Hinged cover
Material stock can be checked and printer processes be followed through a large panoramic window.

2 Plungers
One is fixed next to the chassis inside. The other can be aligned to the outside margin of a label for optimum print images.

3 Metal chassis
It is the base to assemble components. Made of cast aluminum

4 Print roller coating
Synthetic rubber is standard, enabling highly accurate print images. Silicone is an option if aiming for extra long life cycles.

5 Label dispense
Labels are separated on a peel-off plate from their liner. A powered guide roller and a pinch roller enable highly accurate processes when printing and applying labels.

6 Peripheral port
Additional modules can be plugged easily and quickly to a unit and fixed with a screw.

7 Ribbon retainer
Replacing a ribbon is no big deal thanks to three-part clamping axles.

8 Roll retainer
The spring-mounted margin stop provides a screw cap and enables constant tension while materials are fed.

9 Internal rewinder
Labels or liners with or without a cardboard core can be wound on peel-off units. Handling a material is simplified by a three-part clamping axle.

10 Rocker
Spring mounting and guide rollers made of Teflon reduce traction and improve the accuracy of print images.

11 Material guide
It is assembled to the rocker. By turning the rotary knob, the stop can be aligned to the margin of a label.

Print image accuracy
The smaller a label, the higher are the demands. Print offset can be reduced by ±0.2 mm using slip correction.

Control panel

Self-explanatory symbols simplify settings and enable printers be operated intuitive and easily.

Operation panel1 LED: Power ON

2 Status bar: receive data, record data stream, prior warning to a ribbon ending, SD memory card / USB stick plugged, Bluetooth, WLAN, Ethernet, USB slave, time

3 Printer status: ready, pause, number of labels printed in a print job, label peeled off, awaiting external start signal

4 USB port for plugging a service key or a memory stick, to transfer data to the IFFS memory

5 Operation

Cutter Cutter / perforation cutter: cutting
External rewinder: outside or inside winding
Tear-off mode / peel-off mode: printing a label
Applicator: printing and applying a label in individual steps

Jump  Jump to menu

Reprint  Reprint last label

Interrupt  Interrupt and continue print job

Stop  Stop and delete all print jobs

Label feed  Label feed


Printing parametersvergrößern
Printing parameters
Print position Yvergrößern
Print position Y
Print speed selectionvergrößern
Print speed
Video tutorialsvergrößern
Video tutorials
 

External control panel

If the control panel of a printer cannot be accessed, an additional external one can be plugged.

Same functionality as on the printer

Landscape or portrait mode

Operability as targeted, either on an external panel or on a printer

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed device for plugging a printer

1 LED: Power ON

2 USB port for plugging a service key or a memory stick, to transfer data to the IFFS memory

3 cab provides specified USB cables for power supply. Lengths are 1.8 m to 16 m

External operation panel

Print heads

Print heads

A print head can be replaced by any other one, provided they are of equal width. They are detected by the CPU and calibrated.
Major data such as operational performances, maximum operational temperatures and heating are kept in memory by the print head. The data can be read at the premise.

Print heads provided for SQUIX 2, SQUIX 4 - 300, 600 dpi
sharp-edged print images
small fonts, graphics on typeplates
printing on materials that imply high energy needs

Print heads provided for SQUIX 4.3, SQUIX 6.3 - 203, 300 dpi
Print heads provided for SQUIX 8.3 - 300 dpi

durable, printing in harsh environments, direct thermal printing

Maintenance

Cleaning of the label sensor
Label sensors

They can be unlocked by touch and pulled out for cleaning.

Change of print head
Print heads

They are easy to replace in few steps. In general, no adjustments are required.

Cleaning of print roller
Print rollers

They are quick and easy to loosen for cleaning or removal using a screw.

Assembly tool SQUIX

All-purpose tool
It is provided close at hand on a unit for replacing components and assembling periphery.

Technical data SQUIX: all models in comparision (PDF)

Typical typical  Possible  possible   standard standard     Option option

  1.1, 1.2 1.3, 1.4 1.5, 1.6 1.7, 1.8
Materials guided aligned to the leftType SQUIX 2 SQUIX 4.3 SQUIX 4 SQUIX 6.3 SQUIX 8.3
Print method: Thermal transfer Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical
Direct thermal Possible - Typical Typical Possible - Typical Typical Typical
Print resolutiondpi 300 600 203 300 300 600 203 300 300
Print speed mm/s max. 250 150 300 300 300 150 250 250 150
Print width mm max. 56.9 54.1 104 108.4 105.7 105.7 168 162.6 216
Initial print Distance to locating edge mm 2 2.8 1.2 2 0.5 3.2 2
Material1)
Paper, cardboard, synthetics PET, PE, PP, PI, PVC, PU, acrylate, Tyvec Typical Typical Typical Typical
Direct thermal paper / cardboard Possible - Typical Typical Possible - Typical Typical Typical
Shrink tube ready for use - Possible - -
continuous, pressed Possible Possible - -
Textile tape Possible Possible - -
Finishing Roll, fanfold Typical Typical Typical Typical
Roll diameter mm max. 205
Core diametermm 38.1 - 76
Winding outside or inside
Label Widthmm 4 - 63 20 - 116 46 - 176 46 - 220
Height no label backfeed2) mm at least 4 4 6 25
label backfeed2) mm at least 4 6 12 25
label backfeed, peel-offmm at least 6 6 12 25
Thicknessmm 0.03-0.6 0.05 - 0.6
Liner Widthmm 24 - 67 24 - 120 50 - 180 50 - 235
Thicknessmm 0.03 - 0.16 0,05 - 0,16
Continuous Widthmm 24 - 67 24 - 120 50 - 180 50 - 235
Thicknessmm 0,05 - 0,5
Weight (cardboard) g/m2 max. 300
Shrink tube Width ready for use mm max. - 120 - -
Width continuous, pressed mm 24 - 67 24 - 85 - -
Thickness mm max. 1.1 1.1 - -
Ribbon3) Color layer outside or inside
Roll diameter mm max. 80
Core diameter mm 25,4
Length m max. 600 360
Widthmm 25 - 67 25 - 114 50 - 170 220
Internal rewinder provided on peel-off units
Outside diameter mm max. 142
Core diametermm 40
Winding outside
Printer dimensions, weights
Width x Height x Depthmm 200 x 288 x 460 252 x 288 x 460 312 x 288 x 460 352 x 288 x 460
Weightkg 9 10 14 15
Label sensors, position indicators  
Transmissive sensor detecting labels, punch marks, materials ending, print marks on translucent materials
Reflective sensor from below or top detecting labels, materials ending, print marks on non-translucent materials
Sensor distance to locating edge aligned to the left mm 5 - 26 5 - 60 5 - 60 5 - 60
Material passage mm max. 2 (5 are an option)
Interfaces
RS232-C 1,200 to 230,400 baud / 8 bit standard
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed device for plugging a PC standard
Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s LPD, RawIP printing, SOAP web service, OPC UA, WebDAV, DHCP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/FTPS, TIME, NTP, Zeroconf, SNMP, SMTP, VNC
1 USB host on the control panel for plugging a service key, an USB stick, USB WLAN stick, USB Bluetooth adapter
2 USB hosts on the back of a unit for plugging a keyboard, barcode scanner, an USB stick, USB WLAN stick, USB WLAN stick with a rod antenna, USB Bluetooth adapter, external control panel
USB host, 24 VDC, for peripheral plugging standard
Digital I/O interface providing 8 inputs and 8 outputs
Operating data
Voltage 100 - 240 VAC ~ 50/60 Hz, PFC
Consumption of power <10 W in standby / 100 W in typical operation
Temperature / humidity: Operation +5 - 40°C / 10 - 85 %, not condensing
Stock 0 - 60°C / 20 - 85 %, not condensing
Transport –25 - 60°C / 20 - 85 %, not condensing
Approvals CE, FCC Class A, ICES-3, cULus, CB, CoC Mexico, CCC, EAC, BIS, BSMI, KC-Mark
Control panel
Color LCD touchscreen Diagonal 4.3
Color LCD touchscreen Resolution Width x Height px 272 x 480
 

Technical data SQUIX: all models in comparison (PDF)

  1. Specifications are standards. Operations including small, slim, thick or stiff materials need testing, so do strongly adhesive labels.
  2. if labels are torn off, cut, rewound
  3. A ribbon should be at least as wide as the liner material.
cab and the Smart Factory

Ready to interact with machines and components of different manufacturers in industrial plants.

Networked labeling with OPC UA

Plug-and-play using OPC UA

Interface modeled by cab for robotics operations of tomorrow.

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An overview of which accessories are compatible with which device version and which accessories can be adopted from the A + series you can find in the product brochure.

Video: Label printers SQUIX - designed for industrial application

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SQUIX case studies

Case study Formula Student Play

Formula Student: SQUIX dynamically imprints names on acetate silk
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Case study wine Play

20 years united by wine labeling: Vier Jahreszeiten winegrowers and cab
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SQUIX Accessories

Scanner CC200-SQ Play

Scanner CC200-SQ to detect linear 1D barcodes, 2D and stacked codes

Cutter CSQ 400 Play

Cutter CSQ 400 provided for all basic SQUIX 4 devices

Cutter CU Play

Cutter CU

External rewinder ER4 Play

External rewinder ER4 providing a built-in power supply unit

External unwinders EU Play

External unwinders EU

 

cab Video Tutorials SQUIX

cab SQUIX Base version: Loading labels Play

SQUIX Base version: Loading labels

cab SQUIX: Loading  leporello Play

SQUIX: Loading  leporello

cab SQUIX Base version: Loading ribbon Play

SQUIX Base version: Loading ribbon

cab SQUIX: Cleaning printhead Play

SQUIX: Cleaning printhead

cab SQUIX: Cleaning print roller Play

SQUIX: Cleaning print roller

cab SQUIX: Changing print roller Play

SQUIX: Changing print roller

cab SQUIX Dispensing version: Rewind labels internally Play

SQUIX Dispensing version: Rewind labels internally

cab SQUIX Dispensing version: Remove internally wound labels Play

SQUIX Dispensing version: Remove internally wound labels

cab SQUIX Dispensing version: Dispensing labels Play

SQUIX Dispensing version: Dispensing labels

cab SQUIX Dispensing version : Changing dispense plate Play

SQUIX Dispensing version : Changing dispense plate

cab SQUIX: Install WLAN stick Play

SQUIX: Install WLAN stick

 
 

Documentation

3D CAD models

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Services and trainings

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Here you can download firmware, drivers and software. Documentation on label software, printers programming and administration as well as integration of cab printers into SAP systems:
Label software

Software & Drivers

  • Firmware

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      Firmware X4
      Firmware SQUIX | EOS2 | EOS5 | MACH 4S | XD Q | HERMES Q | PX Q | AXON
      ZIP - 49.99 MB 5.42.3 02/01/2023
      cabFirmwareUpdater
      Windows 32 & 64 bit (starting from Vista)
      ZIP - 16.54 MB 3.11.0.0 06/12/2022
      Release Notes Firmware X4
      cab TXT - 77 KB 5.00 - 5.42.3 02/01/2023
  • Firmware periphery

  • Drivers

  • Software

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cablabel S3 Demo (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
      ZIP - 51.42 MB 1.4.0.3 30/09/2021
      cablabel S3 Lite (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2022
      ZIP - 64.24 MB 1.4.0.4 13/10/2022
      cablabel S3 Print
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2022
      ZIP - 53.90 MB 1.4.0.4 13/10/2022
      cablabel S3 Pro
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2022
      ZIP - 64.51 MB 1.4.0.4 13/10/2022
    • Other languages

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cab and the Smart Factory

Ready to interact with machines and components of different manufacturers in industrial plants.

Networked labeling with OPC UA

Plug-and-play using OPC UA

Interface modeled by cab for robotics operations of tomorrow.

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