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Print and apply systems HERMES Q
For automatic printing and labeling in production lines

Print and apply system Hermes Q

 

Please note: HERMES Q will replace the Hermes+ series at the end of 2019.

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

Best-selling industrial device, offering 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


 

Labels on rolls

HERMES Q label roll diameter 205 mm
HERMES Q2, Q4, Q6.3
Label roll diameter 205 mm

 

HERMES Q label roll diameter 305 mm
HERMES Q2, Q4, Q6.3
Label roll diameter 305 mm

Slim labels
on rolls or reels

HERMES Q label roll diameter 205 mm
To prevent from folding, labels with liner materials up to 20 mm in width have to be guided centered to the ribbon. Due to that spacers are necessary. These are manufactured order-related.


Directions of label transfer

HERMES QL
HERMES QL
to the left

 

HERMES QR
HERMES QR
to the right

Covers

HERMES Q with cover
HERMES Q2, Q4, Q6.3
suitable for roll diameters up to 205 mm

Sample applications

PCB labeling

PCB
 

Package labeling

VARTA

Container labeling

Rossmann

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Hermes Q functions1 Operation panel
Operating the device is intuitive and simple with the help of self-explanatory symbols to configure settings.

2 Ribbon holder
Three-part tightening axles enable the ribbon to be replaced quickly and easily.

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

4 Applicator assembly
They are mounted on hinge pins and can be pivoted in the case of material replacement or maintenance.

5 Plungers
One plunger is fixed on the inner side. A second one is moved that far to the label margin, until a good print image evokes.

6 Print head
All print heads are freely interchangeable at equal width. Easy replacement

7 Automatic ribbon saving (option)
The print head is lifted during label feed and the ribbon is stopped.

8 Print roller removal
It can be easily removed or inserted in the cases of cleaning or wear.

9 Peel-off plate, pivoted
to improve label transfer onto packaging.

10 Label unwinder
By means of the swing lever and a brake integrated, labels are unwound with constant tension.

11 Liner tape rewinder
After all the labels have been transferred, the liner tape is fully rewound. The three-part tightening axle allows the liner tape to be inserted and removed easily.

12 Label sensor
A gap sensor or a reflective sensor position the imprint precisely on the label and detect the end of the material.

Imprint accuracy
The smaller a label, the higher are the requirements on the imprint accuracy. With the help of the adjustable slip correction, print offset can be reduced by ±0.2 mm.


Operation panel

Operating the device is intuitive and simple with the help of self-explanatory symbols to configure settings.

1 LED signal: Power ON

2 Status bar: data reception, record data stream, ribbon pre-warning, 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 peel-off position, awaiting external start signal

4 USB slot to connect the Service Key or a memory stick, in order to transfer data to the IFFS memory

Operation

Printing icon Printing and labeling in individual steps

Menu 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 options
Setup options

Print position Y
Print position Y

Print parameters
Print parameters

Print speeds
Print speeds

Depending from the orientation of assembly, display is either in landscape or portrait mode.

HERMES Q Display Landscape

Printer rotated by 90°

HERMES Q display portrait mode

Video tutorials

Video tutorials

External operation panel

providing the same functionality as on the printer

Display in landscape or portrait mode

Users are free to choose whether to operate the printer on the external panel or on the one integrated in the device.

Printer connection: USB 2.0 Hi-speed device

External operation panel

1 LED signal: Power ON

2 USB slot to connect the Service Key or a memory stick, in order to transfer data to the IFFS memory

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

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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 or 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 2.2/2.2 5/5
Imprint tolerance1) ± 0.3 ± 0.5
Material
Labels Paper, PET, PE, PP, PI, PVC, PU, acrylate, Tyvec
Labels on roll Typisch Typisch Typisch Typisch
Labels on reel Typisch - - -
Labels2) Width mm 4 - 58 20 - 114 20 - 114 46 - 174
Labels   Height from mm 3 4 4 6
Labels   Thickness mm 0.03 - 0.60 0.03 - 0.60 0.03 - 0.60 0.03 - 0.60
Liner material Width roll mm 24 - 62 24 - 118 24 - 118 50 - 178
Liner material Width reel mm 10 - 62 - - -
Liner material Thickness mm 0.03 - 0.16 0.03 - 0.16 0.03 - 0.16 0.03 - 0.16
Roll unwinder Outside diameter roll up to mm 205 / 305 205 / 305 205 / 305 205 / 305
Roll unwinder Outside diameter reel 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 80
Ribbon    Core diameter mm 25.4
Ribbon    Variable length up to m 500
Ribbon    Width mm 25 - 67 25 - 114 25 - 114 50 - 170
Automatic saving -
Printer dimensions and weights
Width mm 207 260 260 320
Height with roll diameter 205 / 305 mm 400 / 430
Depth with roll diameter 205 / 305 mm 400 / 500
Weight with roll diameter 205 / 305 approx. kg 15 / 16 16 / 17 16 / 17 20
Label sensor with position indication
Gap sensor for labels, punch marks or print marks and end of material
Reflective sensor reflex from below for print marks on non-transparent liner materials and end of material
External label sensor
Distance of sensor to locating edge mm 5 - 26 5 - 60 5 - 60 5 - 60
Material passage mm 2
Electronics
Processor 32 bit clock rate MHz 800
Main memory (RAM) MB 256
Data memory (IFFS) MB 50
Slot to connect a SD memory card (SDHC, SDXC) standard
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 BASE-T LPD, IPv4, IPv 6, RawIP-Printing, DHCP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, SNMP, TIME, NTP, Zeroconf, SOAP web service
1 x USB host on the operation panel for Service Key, USB memory stick, USB WLAN stick, USB Bluetooth adapter
2 x USB host on the back of the device for keyboard, barcode scanner, USB memory stick, warning light, USB WLAN stick,
USB WLAN stick with a rod antenna, USB Bluetooth adapter, external operation panel
Peripheral connection USB host, 24 VDC standard
Digital I/O interface with 10 inputs and 11 outputs standard
2-Port Ethernet Switch 10/100 Mbit/s (in preparation)
PROFINET (in preparation)
Operating data  
Power supply 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 - 80% not condensing
Temperature / humidity: Transport – 25 - 60°C / 20 - 80% not condensing
Approvals CE, FCC Class A, ICES-3, cULus, CB, CCC

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

  1. Calculated with print speed 100 mm/s, roll diameter 205 mm and label height 10 mm
  2. Limitations may apply to small labels, thin materials or strong adhesives. Critical applications need to be tested.
  3. The ribbon should at least correspond with the width of the liner material.


Suitable applicators  you will find:   HERMES Q applicators

Which accessory is standard or option for which HERMES Q device you can find in accessories overview in HERMES Q product catalog.

Documentation

3D CAD models

The files are provided in STEP format, which requires CAD software. Follow this link to download a free STP Viewer:  
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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
      ZIP - 12.94 MB 3.8.0.0 18/01/2019
      Firmware X4
      Firmware SQUIX | MACH 4S | EOS2 | EOS5
      ZIP - 41.40 MB 5.28 19/09/2019
      Release Notes Firmware X4
      cab CHANGELOG - 48 KB 5.00 - 5.28 19/09/2019
  • Drivers

    • Title Format Version Last change Language
      cab Linux x86 - 32 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel 32bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 2.09 MB 1.40 27/08/2019
      cab Linux x86 - 64 Bit Driver
      CUPS Linux Intel/AMD 64bit Driver (min. CUPS 1.2)
      GZ - 2.09 MB 1.40 27/08/2019
      cab MAC OS X Driver
      Apple® Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.14
      ZIP - 4.46 MB 1.40 27/08/2019
      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 05/08/2019
  • 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 1.2.0.2 29/11/2018
      cablabel S3 Lite (Free)
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 58.13 MB 1.2.0.2 06/12/2018
      cablabel S3 Print
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 48.93 MB 1.2.0.2 29/11/2018
      cablabel S3 Pro
      Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
      ZIP - 58.21 MB 1.2.0.2 06/12/2018
      Database Connector
      Windows 32 & 64 bit
      ZIP - 10.93 MB 4.3.0.1 04/07/2017 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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