New 6950 Texts Operators, Supervisors

OMG! My LPA Can TXT!
New PLC Based Label Printer Applicator TEXTS Operators, Supervisors.

EXPORT, PA — October 23, 2013

FOX IV 6950 Texts

The 6950 can text alerts and status.

What if your label printer applicator could text you when the labels are low or if the printer needs attention? Well, the NEW 6950 PLC based printer-applicator from FOX IV Technologies can do just that! The 6950 print and apply is thoughtfully designed to make integration and operation simple and stress –free with many operation friendly features and options like unit status texting.

The FOX IV 6900 printer-applicator features an Allen-Bradley PLC control system, modular print engine and large 4.3″ diagonal full color user interface. With its addressable Ethernet I/O, the need a discreet I/O package is eliminated. The PLC controller makes integrating into Allen Bradley based WCS seamless. A WCS can pull information directly from the FOX IV 6900’s PLC controller through the Ethernet network allowing remote monitoring and data collection. Alternately, the 6950 can transmit data through a web port and generate operating reports through a web-based software system. This information can be used to improve overall equipment efficiency and material handling efficiency.

The 6950’s texting option works through a GSM cellular network to text operational conditions to up to 5 cell phones. Conditions like “Printer On,” “Printer Fault,” “Low Label” and “Low Ribbon” are sent via text to maintenance, operators or supervisors to bring immediate attention to the unit from anywhere in the plant and increase unit uptime. The large, full color display on the 6950 also displays warning, fault and ready conditions as do optional light beacons. The display is easily visible with intuitive controls and functions in addition to the graphical displays of operating function and warnings/faults. These key system conditions are also available to WCS systems through the addressable Ethernet connectivity.

The FOX IV 6950 includes many FOXfirst™ user-friendly features that make the FOX IV 6900 operator easy and production ideal. The large label roll (up to 16” OD), screened media paths, Swing-Away cylinder and precision construction make the 6900 simple to run and maintain.

The 6900 can be equipped with any of the standard modular print and apply print engines – Zebra, SATO or Datamax O’neil – for quick engine swaps and increased uptime. A variety of application methods are available for the 6900 including standard tamp, tamp-blo, blow-on, wipe-on and two panel applicators as well as custom application methods. Additional options include material handling and system integration, custom software, environmental enclosures and stands.

With ease of integration, operator friendly features, the FOX IV 6900 is perfect for warehouse and distribution center operations and integrated production lines such as routing labeling, shipping labeling, or product labeling.