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Label printers SQUIX
Flexible printers for industrial applications

  • reliable and fast printing
  • accurate print images
  • easy to operate
  • compact design
  • maximum quality standards

They are for use in a wide range of applications. They have been developed with a constant focus on easy and intuitive operation as well as high reliability.

The print mechanics and the chassis are made from high-quality materials and perfectly match in shape and function. A large number of peripherals and software enable customer-specific solutions.

Whether operated stand-alone, linked to a PC or in a network – the rugged printers are always up to the mark. A powerful processor results in print jobs performed quickly and labels provided straight away.

Sample applications

PCB labels
PCB labeling

 
TyType plates
Type plate labeling

 
Cardboard box and pallet labels
Cardboard and pallet labeling
 

Label printers with left-aligned material guidance

designed for printing in different print widths on various materials

Slim ones
to print small labels

1.1, 1.2 Label printer SQUIX 2
Printable resolution dpi 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 250 150
Print width up to mm 56.9 54.1

Universal ones
Best-selling industrial device with a wide range of accessories.

1.3, 1.4 Label printer SQUIX 4.3 SQUIX 4
Printable resolution dpi 203 300 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 250 250 300 150
Print width up to mm 104 108.4 105.7 105.7

NEUBasic devices may be provided with an integral cutter.

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

1.5, 1.6 Label printer SQUIX 6.3
Printable resolution dpi 203 300
Print speed up to mm/s 250 250
Print width up to mm 168 162.6

SQUIX 4  Basic version

Basic device
providing a tear-off plate

They print on labels or on continuous materials wound on rolls or fanfold. Materials are torn off on a jagged plate. Cutting is an option, so is external rewinding.

SQUIX 4 Peel-off version P

Peel-off device
providing a rewinder internally

Peeling off labels is a feature added to a basic version. Labels are separated from the liner after printing to be removed by hand or by an applicator. Delivery includes a digital I/O interface


The extra wide one
to print pallet or barrel labels

Label printer A8+
Printable resolution dpi 300
Print speed up to mm/s 150
Print width up to mm 216

More information to Label printer A8+


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 printer with left-aligned material guidance

SQUIX details
Label printer SQUIX 4 P,
peel-off device providing a rewinder internally

as a peel-off device providing a rewinder internally

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

2 Plungers
One is fixed on the inside. To get a good print image, the second one is moved to the outside margin of a label.

3 Rugged metal chassis
made of cast aluminum to assemble all the units

4 Coated print rollers
Synthetic rubber is a standard to get highly accurate print images. Silicone coating is an option for extra long service life.

5 Peel-off function
to separate labels from the liner. A powered guide roller and a pinch roller enable highly accurate imprint and peel-off.

6 Peripheral port
to plug additional modules easily and quickly. They are screw-fixed.

7 Ribbon holder
Ribbons are quick and easy to replace using three-part tightening axles.

8 Roll holder
Constant tension by means of the margin stop (spring-mounted, screw-capped) while material is fed

9 Internal rewinder
to wind labels or liners with or without a cardboard core on peel-off devices. Materials are easy to handle using a three-part tightening axle.

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

11 Material guide
assembled to the rocker. By a user turning the rotary knob, the stop moves to the margin of a label.

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

Operation panel

Self-explanatory symbols help with the device settings and enable a printer to be operated intuitive and easily.

Operation panel1 LED: Power ON

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

3 Printer status: ready, pause, number of labels printed in a print job, label in peel-off position, external start signal awaited

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

5 USB WLAN stick 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n enclosed in the scope of delivery; In hotspot mode, mobile devices can connect directly to a printer via WLAN.

6 Operation

Cutter Cutter / perforation cutter: cutting
External rewinder: wound outside or inside
Tear-off mode / peel-off mode: printing a label
Applicator: printing and labeling 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


Setup optionsvergrößern
Setup options
Printing parametersvergrößern
Printing parameters
Print position Yvergrößern
Print position Y
Print speed selectionvergrößern
Print speed selection
Video tutorialsvergrößern
Video tutorials
 

External operation panel

same functionality as on the printer

display in landscape or portrait mode

Users are free to choose whether to operate the external panel or the one installed on the printer.

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed device to connect a printer

1 LED: Power ON

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

3 Connecting USB cable, lengths 1.8 m to 16 m. If length succeeds 3 m, use only specified cables. For dimensions see assembly instructions

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 and calibrated by the CPU automatically.
Major data such as the operational performance, maximum operational temperatures and heat energies are kept in memory on a print head. The data can be read at the premise.

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

Print heads provided for SQUIX 4.3, SQUIX 6.3 - 203, 300 dpi
durable
to operate in harsh environments, thermal direct printing

Maintenance

Cleaning of the label sensor
Label sensors

unlock by touch to be pulled out.

Change of print head
Print heads

require few steps to be replaced. In general, no adjustments are needed.

Cleaning of print roller
Print rollers

are quick and easy to remove using a screw.

Assembly tool SQUIX

ONE tool
is provided ready on a device to replace all the components and assemble periphery.

Technical data SQUIX  with SQUIX M and SQUIX MP by comparison (PDF)

Typical Typical  Possible  Possible   standard Standard     Option Option

  1.1 1.2 1.3
Label printer SQUIX 2 SQUIX 4.3 SQUIX 4 SQUIX 6.3
Material feed Left-aligned
Printing method: Thermal transfer Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical Typical
Printing method: Thermal direct Possible - Typical Typical Possible - Typical Typical
Printable resolution dpi 300 600 203 300 300 600 203 300
Print speed up to mm/s 250 150 250 250 300 150 250 250
Print width  up to mm 56.9 54.1 104 108.4 105.7 105.7 168 162.6
Start of printing: Distance to locating edge mm 2 2.8 1.2 2 0.5 3.2
Material1)
Paper, cardboard, plastics PET, PE, PP, PI, PVC, PU, acrylate, Tyvec Typical Typical Typical
Shrink tubes ready-for-use - Possible Possible
Packing on rolls, fanfold Typical Typical Typical
Packing Roll diameter up to mm 205
Packing Core diameter mm 38.1 - 76
Packing Winding outside or inside
Labels Width mm 4 - 63 20 - 116 46 - 176
Labels  Height excl. label backfeed2) from mm 4 4 6
Labels  Height incl. label backfeed2) from mm 4 6 12
Labels height incl. label backfeed / peel-off from mm 6 6 12
Labels Thickness mm 0.03-0.6
Liner material Width mm 24  -67 24 - 120 50 - 180
Liner material Thickness mm 0.03-0.16
Continuous material Width mm 24 - 67 24 - 120 50 - 180
Continuous material Thickness mm 0.05-0.5
Continuous material Weight (cardboard) up to g/m2 300
Shrink tubes Width ready-for-use up to mm - 120 -
Shrink tubes Thickness up to mm - 1.1 -
Ribbon3) Ink side outside or inside
Ribbon    Roll diameter up to mm 80
Ribbon    Core diameter mm 25.4
Ribbon    Variable length up to m 450
Ribbon    Width mm 25 - 67 25 - 114 50 - 170
Internal rewinder in peel-off version
Outside diameter up to mm 142
Core diameter mm 40
Winding outside
Printer sizes and weights
Width x Height x Depth mm 200 x 288 x 460 252 x 288 x 460 312 x 288 x 460
Weight kg 9 10 14
Label sensor indicating the position
Gap sensor for labels or punch marks and end of material, print marks on transparant materials
Reflective sensor reflex from below or top for labels and end of material, print marks on non-transparent materials
Distance of sensor to locating edge left-aligned mm 5 - 26 5 - 60 5 - 60
Material passage up to mm 2
Electronics
Processor 32 bit clock rate MHz 800
Main storage (RAM) MB 256
Data storage (IFFS) MB 50
Slot for SD memory card (SDHC, SDXC) up to GB 512
Battery for time and date, real-time clock standard
Data memory when power is switched off (e.g. serial numbering) standard
Interfaces
RS232C 1,200 to 230,400 baud/8 bit standard
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed device to connect a PC standard
Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s LPD, RawIP printing, SOAP webservice, OPC UA, WebDAV, DHCP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/FTPS, TIME, NTP, Zeroconf, SNMP, SMTP, VNC
1 x USB host on the operation panel for
1 x USB host on the operation panel for
Service Key or USB memory stick
USB WLAN stick 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n
2 x USB host on the back of the device for Service Key, USB memory stick, keyboard, barcode scanner, USB Bluetooth adapter, USB WLAN stick, external operation panel
USB WLAN stick 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n hotspot mode or infrastructure mode standard (enclosed in the scope of delivery)
USB WLAN stick 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n + 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac, rod antenna hotspot mode or infrastructure mode 
USB Bluetooth adapter
Periphery connection USB host, 24 VDC standard
Digital I/O interface with 8 inputs and outputs Peel-off device standard
Digital I/O interface with 8 inputs and outputs Basic device
Operating data
Power supply 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, PFC
Power consumption Standby <10 W / typical 100 W
Temperature / humidity: Operation +5 - 40°C / 10 - 85% not condensing
Temperature / humidity: Storage 0 - 60°C / 20 - 85% not condensing
Temperature / humidity 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, RCM

Technical data SQUIX  with SQUIX M and SQUIX MP by comparison (PDF)

  1. The material specifications are standard values. Applications with small labels, thin, slim, thick and stiff materials as well as strongly adherent labels have to be tested.
  2. in cases of tearing off, cutting, rewinding
  3. The ribbon should at least correspond with the width of the liner material.
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Ready to interact with machines and components of different manufacturers in industrial plants.

Networked labeling with OPC UA

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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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

Well-trained cab service engineers worldwide support in the maintenance and repair of the devices.

Learn more

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

cab uses Free and Open Source Software within its products. For more information see www.cab.de/opensource.

Software & Drivers

  • Firmware

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      Firmware X4
      Firmware SQUIX | EOS2 | EOS5 | MACH 4S | HERMES Q | PX Q
      ZIP - 45.08 MB 5.32 18/03/2020
      cabFirmwareUpdater
      Windows 32 & 64 bit (starting from Vista)
      ZIP - 14.11 MB 3.9.0.0 05/12/2019
      Release Notes Firmware X4
      cab TXT - 54 KB 5.00 - 5.32 18/03/2020
  • Drivers

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cab Linux x86 - 32 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel 32bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 2.62 MB 1.41 30/03/2020
      cab Linux x86 - 64 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel/AMD 64bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 2.61 MB 1.41 30/03/2020
      cab MAC OS X Driver
      Apple® Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.15
      ZIP - 4.79 MB 1.41 30/03/2020
      cab Windows Driver
      32/64 Bit (Vista - Windows 7 - Windows 8 - Windows 8.1 - Windows 10 - Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019) CERTIFIED
      ZIP - 9.37 MB 5.3.03 05/12/2019
  • Software

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      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 - 9 KB 2.3 10/07/2019 English
      cablabel S3 Demo (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 51.42 MB 1.3.0.0 27/11/2019
      cablabel S3 Lite (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 59.84 MB 1.3.0.0 05/12/2019
      cablabel S3 Print
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 50.80 MB 1.3.0.0 05/12/2019
      cablabel S3 Pro
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 59.97 MB 1.3.0.0 05/12/2019
      Database Connector
      Windows 32 & 64 bit
      ZIP - 10.93 MB 4.3.0.1 05/12/2019 English/Deutsch/Français
      LogService
      for Database Connector
      ZIP - 4.15 MB 1.7.1.0 11/01/2016 English/Deutsch/Français

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