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Tube labeling systems AXON 1
Fast and reliable allocation of samples in labs with vertical tube/vial position

Samples identified in real time

Tube labeling systems AXON 1vergrößern

Tubes
Labeling tubes


Vials
Labeling vials

Unique labeling enables samples be assigned quick and reliably in labs. In practice, self-adhesive labels are applied individually to tubes or vials. 1D or 2D encoding enables samples be processed fully automated in transport and filing.

AXON has been designed for direct thermal and thermal transfer label printing. 300 dpi or 600 dpi print resolutions favor sharp-edge and high-contrast print images. The smallest codes and fonts can be verified reliably.

A labeling cycle takes less than two seconds. Tubes and vials with or without a closure cap can be inserted by hand or automated by a handling system.

Symbols on the control panel support AXON be operated intuitively. Replacing a label roll or a ribbon is no big deal. In cases of cleaning or wear, print rollers and transport rollers are easy to remove using a tool attached.

RS232, USB, Ethernet, WLAN and Bluetooth ensure data be transferred. AXON integrates to Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). If no PC is plugged, variable data can be entered on a control panel, with the help of a keyboard or a scanner. 110 VAC to 240 VAC input voltage at 50 / 60 Hz, 24 VDC to 60 VDC are options

Comparison of the tube labeling systems

AXON 1
AXON 1
AXON 2
More information about AXON 2
AXON 1   AXON 2
Modules of a SQUIX 2P label printer and modules of the tube applicator are united in one chassis. Printer Standard SQUIX 4MP label printer providing an AXON 2 applicator
no more than 56 mm Label widths no more than 110 mm
vertical Tube / vial orientation horizontal
Once tubes or vials have been inserted to the retainer, they can be filled and sealed. Particularity Identified tubes and vials can be ejected automatically, for example to a tray.
7 - 26 mm, a maximum of 35 mm may be possible upon request Tube / vial diameters 7 - 22 mm
20 - 130 mm Tube / vial lengths 25 - 120 mm
Warning on a label roll ending
Codes be verified
Options -


Video: Tube labeling system AXON 1

Labeling tubes reliably in real time

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1 Ribbon retainer
Materials are easy to remove with the help of a three-part tightening axle.

2 Antistatic brush
Electrostatic charge dissipates after printing, in particular if plastic materials are in use.

3 Transport roller
Labels are applied to tubes or vials. Height setting according to the length of a tube or vial

4 Control panel
Intuitive operation using self-explanatory symbols Rotation in steps of 90° by software command

5 Internal liner rewind unit
Materials are easy to remove with the help of a three-part tightening axle.

6 Print roller
Synthetic rubber favors highly accurate print images.

7 Peel-off plate, extended
It promotes labels be applied reliably to tubes or vials.

8 Pinch roller
Tubes or vials are pressed against the transport roller as labels are applied.

cab AXON 1.2 details
AXON 1.2 processing labels 5 mm to 56 mm wide

9 Solid cast aluminum chassis
Base of all components

10 Base plate
Height setting enables labels be located accurately to target positions on tubes or vials.

cab AXON 1.1 details
AXON 1.1 processing labels 5 mm to 24.5 mm wide. Small tubes or vials can be inserted more easily.

Control panel

Intuitive operation. Settings are easy to configure using self-explanatory symbols.

1 LED: Power ON

2 Status bar: Receive data, record datastream, warning on a ribbon ending, SD memory card / USB stick plugged, Bluetooth, WLAN, Ethernet, USB slave, Time

Printer status: Ready, pause, number of labels printed on a print job,
label in peel-off position, awaiting external start signal

4 USB slot to plug a service key or a memory stick, to store data in the internal IFFS printer memory

Operation

Print Print and apply labels step by step

Jump Jump to menu

Reprint  Reprint the last label

Interrupt   Interrupt and continue a print job

Stop  Stop and delete all print jobs

Label feed  Label feed

 

Setup options
Setup options

Print positions Y
Print positions Y

Print parameters
Print parameters

Print speeds
Print speeds

AXON 1 tube labeling system
Landscape or portrait display depending on the orientation of assembly

Display AXON 1
Rotation in steps of 90° by software command

SQUIX label printer representing AXON 2

Display AXON 2


Video tutorials

Video tutorials


Interfaces

1 Slot to plug a SD memory card

2 2 USB hosts to plug a service key, a USB stick, a keyboard, a barcode scanner, an USB Bluetooth adapter, an USB WLAN stick or an external control panel

3 USB 2.0 Hi-speed to plug a PC

4 Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s

5 RS232C 1,200 to 230,400 Baud / 8 Bit

Options

6 Digital I/O interface; SUB-D socket connector, 25 pins
compliant with IEC/EN 61131-2, Type 1+3
Inputs and outputs are galvanically isolated and protect from reverse polarity. Outputs are short-circuit proof.

PNP inputs
Start printing / applying a label
Print initial label
Reprint
Delete print job
Label removed
Stop printing / applying a label
Label feed
Pause
Reset

PNP, NPN outputs
Device ready
Print data available
Initial position / upper end limit
Paper feed ON
Label in peel-off position
Labeling position / lower end limit
Warning on a ribbon ending
Warning on a label roll ending*
Ribbon / Label roll ending
Collective error

Digitale I/O-Schnittstelle 24 VDC*AXON 1 only

or

2-Port Ethernet Switch 10/100 Mbit/s7 2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s

AXON 1 tube labeling system

AXON 1 interfaces

SQUIX label printer representing AXON 2

AXON 2 Interfaces

typical typical     standard standard     Option option

Tube labeling system AXON 1.1 AXON 1.2
Print head
Print method Thermal transfer typical typical typical typical
Print method Direct thermal typical - typical -
Print resolution dpi 300 600 300 600
Print speed mm/s 100 100 100 100
Print width mm max. 25.4 25.4 56.9 54.1
Material
Tubes / Vials Orientation at the time of a label be applied vertical
Tubes/Vials Diameter mm 7 - 26
Tubes/Vials Durchmesser mm upon request max. 35
Tubes/Vials Length, closure cap included mm 20 - 50 32 - 130
Tubes/Vials Conicity (change in diameter) % max. 0.8
Labels1) Material Paper, plastics such as PET, PP
Labels    Width mm 5 - 25.4 5 - 56
Labels    Height mm at least 12
Labels    Thickness mm at least 0.05
Labels    Roll diameter mm max. 205
Labels    Core diameter mm 76
Labels    Winding outside
Liner Width mm 16 - 30 24 - 60
Liner Thickness2) mm at least 0.05
Ribbon Coating outside or inside
Ribbon Roll diameter mm max. 80
Ribbon Core diameter mm 25
Ribbon Length m max. 600
Ribbon Width mm 25 - 38.1 25 - 60
Printer dimensions and weights
Width x Height x Depth mm 270 x 195 x 560
Weight kg approx. 12
Label sensors / Position indicators
Transmissive sensor to detect labels or punch marks and materials ending, print marks on transparent materials
Reflective sensor bottom or top reflex to detect labels and materials ending, print marks on non-transparent materials
Sensor distance to the contact edge left-aligned mm 8 5 - 12
Interfaces
RS232-C 1,200 to 230,400 Baud / 8 Bit standard
USB 2.0 Hi-speed to plug 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 USB host on the control panel to plug a service key, USB stick
2 USB hosts on the back of the device to plug a keyboard, barcode scanner, USB Bluetooth adapter, USB WLAN stick
Digital 24 VDC I/O interface Option
2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s Option
Operational data
Voltage 100 - 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz, PFC standard
Voltage  24 - 60 VDC Option
Power input <10 W in standby / 100 W are typical
Temperature / Humidity: In operation +5 - 40 °C / 10 - 85 %, not condensing
Temperature / Humidity: On stock 0 - 60 °C / 20 - 85 %, not condensing
Temperature / Humidity: In transport –25 - 60 °C / 20 - 85 %, not condensing
Approvals CE (In-vitro), FCC Class A, ICES-3, cULus, CB
Control panel
LCD color touchscreen Screen diagonal“ 4,3
LCD color touchscreen Screen Resolution - Width x Height px 272 x 480
 
  1. Limitations may apply when using small labels, thin materials or strong adhesive. Critical applications need testing.
  2. Peeling labels off a liner requires liner materials not thicker than the labels.

For a comparison of AXON 1 and AXON 2 technical data and other technical data, see the product brochure. (PDF)

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Cast aluminum cover

Cast aluminum cover

It prevents from contamination.
A large inspection window is provided.

CC200-AXON code verifier

Code-Checker CC200

provided upon request
One 1D code* on a label can be checked on readability (GOODBAD) by a camera. Results are compared with the print data (VERIFY).

*2D-Codes in preparation

Warning on a label roll ending

Warning on a label roll ending, in preparation

in preparation
Remaining roll diameters are detected by a sensor. The I/O interface indicates predefined minimum values. Diameters may be requested or displayed also using data interfaces.

K Type peel-off plate

K Type peel-off plate, customer-specific

customer-specific
If closures of tubes or vials interfere with a peel-off plate, adaption is required.

 

Interfaces

1 24 VDC - 60 VDC input voltage
Instead of standard power supply, a 24 VDC to 60 VDC module can be installed. A mating plug is provided on delivery.

Digital I/O interface2 Digital 24 VDC I/O interface
SUB-D socket connector, 25 pins

 2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/sor
3 2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s
Another terminal device can be plugged to a shared network. Signals loop through.

 

Video: AXON 1 with robot - Labeling of tubes in medical industries

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cab shows in this study the universal labeling of different label formats and flexible labeling positions with a robot. Alternatively, the label printers are equipped with both the same label format and ensure continuous operation at media end.

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Video: Tube labeling system AXON 1

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Documentation

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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
      cabFirmwareUpdater
      Windows 32 & 64 bit (starting from Vista)
      ZIP - 14.11 MB 3.9.0.0 02/02/2021
      Firmware X4
      Firmware SQUIX | EOS2 | EOS5 | MACH 4S | HERMES Q | PX Q
      ZIP - 45.77 MB 5.37 23/06/2021
      Release Notes Firmware X4
      cab TXT - 61 KB 5.00 - 5.37 23/06/2021
  • Drivers

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cab Linux Armv7 - 32 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Armv7 32bit Driver RPi 2/3/4 (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 2.89 MB 1.42 05/10/2020
      cab Linux x86 - 32 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel 32bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 2.90 MB 1.42 05/10/2020
      cab Linux x86 - 64 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel/AMD 64bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 2.88 MB 1.42 05/10/2020
      cab MAC OS X Driver
      Apple® Mac OS X 10.15 - 11.0
      ZIP - 2.75 MB 1.42 08/12/2020
      cab MAC OS X Driver
      Apple® Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.14
      ZIP - 5.33 MB 1.42 05/10/2020
      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 05/10/2020
  • 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 19/07/2021
      cablabel S3 Demo (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 51.42 MB 1.4.0.2 09/12/2020
      cablabel S3 Lite (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 61.88 MB 1.4.0.2 09/12/2020
      cablabel S3 Print
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 52.46 MB 1.4.0.2 09/12/2020
      cablabel S3 Pro
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 62.10 MB 1.4.0.2 09/12/2020
      Database Connector
      Windows 32 & 64 bit
      ZIP - 10.93 MB 4.3.0.1 15/12/2020
      LogService
      for Database Connector
      ZIP - 4.15 MB 1.7.1.0 15/12/2020

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