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Print and apply systems HERMES Q
Printing and applying labels automatically in production lines

Print and apply system Hermes Q

 

The slim one

to print small labels

1.1 Label printer HERMES Q2
Printable resolution dpi 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 300 150
Print width up to mm 56.9 54.1
Label roll outside diameter mm 205 / 305
Label width up to mm 58

The universal one

An industrial bestseller, providing a wide range of accessories

1.2 Label printer HERMES Q4.3 HERMES Q4
Printable resolution dpi 200 300 300 600
Print speed up to mm/s 300 300 300 150
Print width up to mm 104 108.4 105.7 105.7
Label roll outside diameter mm 205 / 305
Label width up to mm 114

The wide one

to print Odette, UCC and GS1 labels in logistics applications

1.3 Label printer HERMES Q6.3
Printable resolution dpi 200 300
Print speed up to mm/s 250 250
Print width up to mm 168 162.6
Label roll outside diameter mm 205 / 305
Label width up to mm 174

Sample applications

Circuit board

VARTA

Rossmann

Case study Geiger
Case study
Case study

Label rolls

All the units can provide an unwinder for picking up rolls with maximum diameters either 205 mm or 305 mm.

HERMES Q label roll diameter 205 mm

HERMES Q label roll diameter 305 mm


Direction to which labels are dispensed

All the units can be designed for providing labels either to the left or to the right.

HERMES QL
left

HERMES QR
right

Orientations of assembly

All the units can be rotated vertically by at most 360° or assembled in horizontal orientation.

Orientations of assembly 0 degree
Orientations of assembly 90 degree
90º
Orientations of assembly 180 degree
180º
Orientations of assembly 270 degree
270º
Orientation horizontalhorizontal
 


Video: Hermes Q with applicator 4114 and form pad

Labels are applied precisely to cylindric objects, oblique or curved surfaces.

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HERMES Q in detail

Hermes Q in detail1 Operation panel
Self-explanatory symbols are on display. The device can thus be operated intuitively and settings be configured easily.

2 Ribbon holder
On the basis of a three-part tightening axle, ribbons can be replaced easily and quickly.

3 Rugged metal chassis
It is made of cast aluminum. All the parts are assembled to it.

4 Applicator
It can be assembled to hinge pins and pivoted if the device requires maintenance or materials have to be replaced.

5 Pressing plungers
One is fixed near the chassis wall. The second one is pushed to the label margin, as far as necessary to evoke a good print image.

6 Print head
Units of the same width are interchangeable. Replacement requires only few steps.

7 Print roller
It can be removed/inserted quickly in cases of cleaning or wear.

8 Peel-off plate
Pivoting improves labels be applied to packages.

9 Label unwinder
A swing arm and an integral brake enable labels be unwound at constant force.

10 Liner rewinder
Subsequent to all the labels been dispensed, the entire liner tape is rewound. On the basis of a three-part tightening axle, liner tapes can be inserted and removed easily.

11 Pulling system
A liner tape is clamped between a draw roller and a pinch roller. Labels are dispensed using feed synchronous to the print roller.

12 Label sensor
Imprint is precisely set on spot on a label and materials ending detected by a transmissive or a reflective sensor.

Accurate imprint
The smaller a label, the higher are the demands regarding the accuracy of an imprint. Print offset can be reduced by ±0,2 mm using adjustable slip correction.

Print heads

Print heads

Units of the same width are interchangeable. They are detected by the CPU automatically and calibrated. The print distance to the locating edge can be adjusted.

Major data such as the operational performance, maximum operating temperature and heat energy are recorded on the print head. Data can be read at the factory.

Print heads provided for HERMES Q2, HERMES Q4 - 300, 600 dpi

  • sharp-edge print images
  • e.g. when printing small fonts and graphics on typeplates
  • e.g. when printing on materials requires high energy needs

Print heads provided for HERMES Q4.3, HERMES Q6.3 - 200, 300 dpi
persistent; when labeling in rough settings and thermal direct method

Print rollers

Print rollers

Two types of materials:

Print rollers DR
providing a synthetic rubber coating
They enable highly accurate imprint and are provided by default.

Print rollers DRS
providing a silicone coating
Product life is extra long, taken a higher print offset into account.

Interfaces

Interfaces

1 to insert a SD memory card

2 2 USB hosts to connect a service key, USB memory stick, keyboard, barcode scanner, USB Bluetooth adapter, USB WLAN stick, warning light, an external operation panel

3 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to connect a PC

4 Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s

5 RS232C 1,200 to 230,400 baud / 8 bits

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

PNP inputs
Start printing or labeling
Print first label
Reprint
Delete print job
Label removed
Stop printing or labeling
Label feed
Label rotated by 90° (to be applied by appl. 4214)
Pause
Reset

PNP, NPN outputs
Device ready
Print data available
Initial / upper end position
Paper feed ON
Label in transfer position
Label application / lower end position
Pre-warning to a ribbon ending
Pre-warning to a label web ending
End of a ribbon and/or a label web
Collective error

Option:

7 2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s

2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s


Operation panel

Self-explanatory symbols are on display. The device can thus be operated intuitively and settings be configured easily.

1 LED: Power ON

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

Printer status: ready, pause, number of labels printed in a print job, label in transfer position, awaiting external start signal

4 USB slot to connect a service key or a memory stick, to transfer data to the IFFS memory

Operation

Printing icon Printing and applying labels in individual steps

Menu Jump to menu

Reprint  Reprint the latest label

Interrupt  Interrupt and continue a print job

Stop  Stop and delete all print jobs

Label feed  Label feed

 

Setup options
Setup options

Print position Y
Print offset Y

Print parameters
Print parameters

Print speeds
Print speeds

Landscape or portrait display, depending from the orientation of assembly

HERMES Q Display Landscape

Printer rotated by 90°

HERMES Q display portrait mode

Video tutorials

Video tutorials

External operation panel

Functionalities are the same as on a printer

Landscape or portrait display

Operators are free to choose whether to instruct on an external panel or the one on the printer.

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to connect to a printer

External operation panel

1 LED: Power ON

2 USB slot to connect a service key or a memory stick, to transfer data to the IFFS memory

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

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Technical data

Typisch typical     standard standard     option

  Label printer type HERMES Q2 HERMES Q4.3 HERMES Q4 HERMES Q6.3
Printing method Thermal transfer Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch
Printing method Thermal direct - - Typisch Typisch - - Typisch Typisch
Printable resolution dpi 300 600 200 300 300 600 200 300
Print speed up to mm/s 300 150 300 300 300 150 250 250
Print width up to mm 56.9 54.1 104 108.4 105.7 105.7 168 162.6
Direction of label transfer L = to the left / R = to the right
Print distance to locating edge mm 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Print distance to locating edge with automatic saving L/R mm - - 2.2/1.6 0/-0.7 1/1 1/1 0.2/0.2 2.9/2.9
Materials
Labels Paper, PET, PE, PP, PI, PVC, PU, acrylate, Tyvec
Labels on a roll Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch
Labels on a reel Typisch - - -
Labels1) Width mm 4 - 58 10 - 114 10 - 114 46 - 174
Labels   Height from mm 3 4 4 6
Labels   Thickness up to mm 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60
Liner tape Width if operating a roll mm 24 - 62 24 - 118 24 - 118 50 - 178
Liner tape Width if operating a reel2)  mm 10 - 24 - 10 - 24 -
Liner tape Thickness up to mm 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16
Roll unwinder Outside roll diameter up to mm 205 / 305 205 / 305 205 / 305 205 / 305
Roll unwinder Outside reel diameter up to mm 205 - - -
Roll unwinder Core diameter mm 76
Roll unwinder Winding outside or inside
Roll rewinder Outside diameter up to mm 155 / 205
Roll rewinder Core diameter mm 76
Ribbon3) Ink side outside or inside
Ribbon    Roll diameter up to mm 90
Ribbon    Core diameter mm 25.4
Ribbon    Length up to m 600
Ribbon    Width mm 25 - 67 25 - 114 25 - 114 50 - 170
Ribbon    Automatic ribbon saving -
Printer dimensions and weights
Width mm 207 260 260 320
Height roll diameter 205 / 305 mm 400 / 430
Depth roll diameter 205 / 305 mm 400 / 500
Weight roll diameter 205 / 305 approx. kg 15 / 16 16 / 17 16 / 17 20
Label sensor indicating positions
Transmissive sensor detecting labels, punch marks or print marks, as well as materials ending
Reflective sensor bottom reflex detecting print marks on non-transparent liners, as well as materials ending
Sensor distance to the locating edge mm 2 - 26 2 - 60 2 - 60 2 - 60
Material passage mm 2
Electronics
32-bit processor MHz 800
RAM MB 256
IFFS memory MB 50
Slot to insert a memory card (SDHC, SDXC) standard
Battery to display date and real time standard
Data (e.g. serial numbering) preserved if power turns off standard
Interfaces  
RS232C 1,200 to 230,400 baud / 8 bit standard
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed 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 USB host on the operation panel provided for a service key, USB memory stick, USB WLAN stick, USB Bluetooth adapter
2 USB hosts on the back of the device provided for a keyboard, barcode scanner, USB memory stick, warning light, USB WLAN stick, USB WLAN stick including a rod antenna, USB Bluetooth adapter, an external operation panel
USB host 24 VDC, to connect a peripheral device standard
Digital I/O interface, 10 inputs / 11 outputs standard
2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s
Operating data  
Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, PFC
Power consumption standby <10 W / typical 150 W / up to 300 W
Temperature / humidity: Operation + 5 - 40°C / 10 - 85% not condensing
Temperature / humidity: Stock 0 - 60°C / 20 - 85% not condensing
Temperature / humidity: Transport – 25 - 60°C / 20 - 85% not condensing
Approvals CE, FCC Class A, ICES-3
Approvals in preparation cULus, CB, CCC

  For more technical data please read the product brochure (PDF)

 

  1. Limitations can occur when processing small labels, thin materials or materials using a strong adhesive. Critical applications need testing.
  2. The ribbon is fed centered above the labels using spacers on the units that unwind the label mat erial and rewind the liner tape.
  3. The ribbon must correspond at least to the width of the liner t ape.
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Suitable applicators  you will find:   HERMES Q applicators

Accessories are plugged or screwed to a printer by the customer.

Options

.250, .251: Assembly ex factory
.001: Spare part

        1.1 1.2 1.3    
Pos Designation roll Ø 205 roll Ø 305 HERMES Q2 HERMES Q4.3 HERMES Q4 HERMES Q6.3 .250
.251
.001
3.1 Automatic ribbon saving Typisch Typisch - Option Option Option Typisch -
3.2 Label unwinder K40 Typisch Typisch Option Option Option Option Typisch -
3.3 Adapter 50 Typisch Typisch Option Option Option Option Typisch Typisch
3.4 Spacer Typisch - Option Option Option - Typisch -
3.5 Margin stop10 Typisch - Option Option Option Option Typisch Typisch
3.6 Cover Typisch - Option Option Option Option Typisch Typisch
3.7 Print head pressure system with reduced pressure force Typisch Typisch Option Option Option Option Typisch Typisch
3.8 Extended peel-off plate (10 mm) Typisch Typisch Option Option Option Option Typisch Typisch
3.9 Print roller DRS Typisch Typisch Option Option Option Option Typisch Typisch
3.10 Antistatic brush Typisch Typisch Option Option Option - Typisch Typisch
3.11 Draw roller ZS Typisch Typisch Option Option Option Option Typisch Typisch
3.12 2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s Typisch Typisch Option Option Option Option Typisch Typisch

Options are parts or units assembled to a printer on special occasions, either in addition to or instead of standards.

Automatic ribbon saving

Automatic ribbon saving

Use is recommended in cases of at least 60 mm unprinted area on labels

While labels are fed, the print head is lifted and the ribbon stopped, resulting in less material consumption.

Assembly ex factory only

Label unwinder K40

HERMES Q Label unwinder K40

to process label rolls having a core diameter of 40 mm
Assembly ex factory only

Adapter 50

Adapter 50

to pick up label rolls having a core diameter of 50 mm and minimum widths of 20 mm
Operate only in conjunction with a label unwinder K40

Spacer

HERMES Q spacer
Spacer

to process narrow labels provided on liners ≤ 20 mm wide, wound on a roll or a reel. Ribbon protruding on both sides prevents from wrinkling. The label guidance is therefore offset by 7 mm from the middle wall with spacers.

Reel plate walls must be 1 – 2 mm thick

Assembly ex factory only; do not combine with an extended peel-off plate

Margin stop 10Margin stop 10

to process narrow labels provided on liners 10 – 24 mm wide, wound on rolls (no reels) having a core diameter of 76 mm
Operate only in conjunction with a spacer

Cover

HERMES Q cover

HERMES Q coverto prevent label rolls having an outside diameter no more than 205 mm from contamination and contact

If the tamp pad of an applicator immerses at least 25 mm, the cover must be adapted.

Assembly in vertical orientation, rotated by ± 90° or horizontally

Print head pressure system with reduced pressure force

HERMES Q Unit exerting reduced pressure to a print head

Unit exerting reduced pressure to a print headThermal direct printing requires less pressure on a print head, resulting in a decrease of wear, whereas its product life extends.

Thermal direct printing only

Extended peel-off plate (10 mm)

HERMES Q Peel-off plate extended by 10 mm

Peel-off plate extended by 10 mmRecommended

- if labels are picked up by a robotic arm,
- if readable area is required for scanning,
- when installing an antistatic brush

Print roller DRS

HERMES Q  Print roller DRS

Print rollerSilicone coating enables an extra long product life. A higher print offset must be expected.

Antistatic brush

HERMES Q Antistatic brush

Antistatic brushElectrostatic charge is reduced when plastic labels are printed and peeled off.

Operate only in conjunction with an extended peel-off plate

Draw roller ZS

HERMES Q Draw roller

ZugwalzeIt avoids tension on a liner tape

- if labels processed are at least 150 mm high,
- when peeling off labels without backfeed,
- when applying labels using a demand module 5114/16.

Made of steel

2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s

2 port Ethernet switch 10/100 Mbit/s

Ethernetto connect another terminal device in a joint network. Signals are looped through.

Video: HERMES Q with Robotic Applicator

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Video: Hermes Q with applicator 4114 and silicone form pad

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Other formats

cab Video Tutorials

HERMES Q: Cleaning printhead Play

HERMES Q: Cleaning printhead

HERMES Q: Cleaning print rollerPlay

HERMES Q: Cleaning print roller

HERMES Q: Loading labelsPlay

HERMES Q: Loading labels

HERMES Q: Adjust light barrierPlay

HERMES Q: Adjust light barrier

HERMES Q Loading ribbonPlay

HERMES Q: Loading ribbon

HERMES Q: Ajust pressure systemPlay

HERMES Q: Adjust pressure system

 

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Documentation

3D CAD models

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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 10/07/2020
      Firmware X4
      Firmware SQUIX | EOS2 | EOS5 | MACH 4S | HERMES Q | PX Q
      ZIP - 45.53 MB 5.34 06/08/2020
      Release Notes Firmware X4
      cab TXT - 58 KB 5.00 - 5.34 06/08/2020
  • 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
      ZIP - 2.75 MB 1.42 05/10/2020
      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 10/07/2019 English
      cablabel S3 Demo (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 51.42 MB 1.4.0.0 04/06/2020
      cablabel S3 Lite (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 61.79 MB 1.4.0.0 10/07/2020
      cablabel S3 Print
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 52.38 MB 1.4.0.0 10/07/2020
      cablabel S3 Pro
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 62.02 MB 1.4.0.0 10/07/2020
      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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