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Build & price SATO S86-ex print engine for your application

Industrial print engine for the core of automatic label applicators. The S86-ex is best for labels between 4.1” and 6.6” wide, of any length. Available for either direct thermal or thermal transfer labels. Easily configure printers across your fleet with settings cloning by USB. Compatible with all major printer control languages.

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Our selector tools were developed to help you easily find the right SATO print engine model based on your unique criteria.

Select all the S86-ex options you’re interested in to configure a print engine by resolution, print method, printer orientation and communication interface. When you’re finished, simply click on “Build my printer” and the printer with each option you’ve chosen will appear.

You can always reconfigure a print engine at any point in the process. All from the comfort of your office or home at the best price around!

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s84-ex easy to use

Easy to use

  • Two color status LED and LCD
  • Best-in-class print speed and throughput
  • Simple standalone mode support
  • Downloadable/uploadable printer setting, log, data, via SD and USB
s84-ex quick maintenance

Quick maintenance

  • Easy printhead and roller replacement
  • Convenient access to backside
  • Tool-less sensor cover replacement/cleaning
s84-ex enhanced connectivity

Enhanced connectivity

  • Multiple interfaces on-board
  • D-SUB 25 pin EXT interface – NPN/PNP connection
  • Standard emulations on-board, SZPL, SDPL, SIPL
  • Multi-national language support

203 dpi 305 dpi
Method Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer; Direct Thermal only
Mode Continuous, dispense
Speed 14 ips
(355.6 mm/sec)
12 ips
(304.8 mm/sec)
Print area
Maximum width 6.6″ (167.5 mm)
Maximum length 49.2″ (1,249.0 mm)

Sensor type Adjustable transmissive sensor for gap
Adjustable reflective sensor for black mark
Paper end
Ribbon near-end/end
Media type Die-cut labels 0.125″ Gap
Continuous labels
Roll
Media Width
2.13″ (54 mm) to 7.09″ (180 mm)
Minimum length 
Continuous mode 0.36″ (9 mm)
Dispense mode 0.51″ (13 mm)
Thickness 0.002″ (0.05 mm) to 0.012″ (0.31 mm)
Ribbon Width
2.32″ (59 mm) to 6.99″ (177 mm)
Length
1968.5 ft (600 m) on 1″ (25.4 mm) ID core
Wind Face-in/face-out, no setting change required
SATO genuine consumables For maximum print quality and optimum use, SATO recommends the use of SATO genuine consumables

Receive buffer 2.95 MB
Memory 48 MB flash, 64 MB RAM

Large status LCD Blue/red
Status LCD White/orange
Audible alerts Adjustable volume setting
Self diagnosis Head check
Auto sensor calibration
Simple standalone mode Store up to 9 formats
Multi-national language support Internal scalable fonts for print
Selectable LCD languages
Emulations LCD selectable – SZPL, SDPL, SIPL (pre-installed)
Remote setting Web browser
SATO all-in-one printer utilities
Drivers Windows, Linux, SAP Smart Forms, OSX

Standard USB 2.0 (Type B), RS232C, IEEE1284, Ethernet (Protocol TCP/IP: LPR, FTP, TELNET, SNTP), D-SUB 25 pin EXT (14 pin conversion cable included)
Optional interfaces Wireless LAN, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Protocol TCP/IP: LPR, FTP, TELNET Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2, Dynamic WEP), Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR Class 2 SPP
External memory USB Type A, SD/SDHC card

W-LAN Kit
Bluetooth Kit

Internal fonts Bitmap: U, S, M, WB,WL, XS, XU, XM, XB, XL, OCR-A, OCR-B, Chinese (GB18030, Big5), Korean (KSX1001)
Scalable: CG Times, CG TriumvirateTM, SATO GAMMA, SATO VICA, Thai, Arabic
Downloadable fonts support Bitmap, True Type (1 byte/2 byte), maximum 11.7 MB

Barcodes Linear: Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, CODABAR (NW7), EAN 8/13, GS1 DataBarTM, GS1-128 (UCC/EAN 128), Interleaved 2/5, Industrial 2/5, JAN 8/13, Matrix 2/5, MSI, Bookland, POSTNETTM, UPC-A/E Intelligent Mail Barcode
2D symbologies: PDF417, Micro PDF, Maxi Code, GS1 Data Matrix, QR Code, Micro QR Code, Security QR, Composite Symbologies

Electrical requirements Universal auto-ranging power supply, 100-240 VAC +/- 10%, 50/60 Hz
Standard & agency approvals IEC 60950, CE Marking, EN 60950-1, EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024, R&TTE, NEMKO-GS, cMETus, UL60950-1/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, FCC, ICES-003, NMB-003, RCM, CCC, SRRC, KC
Environment Operating: 23 to 104°F (-5 to 40°C), 15-85% RH, non-condensing
Storage: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C), 15-90% RH, non-condensing

Dimensions Width: 9.65″ (245 mm)
Depth: 18.23″ (463 mm)
Height: 11.81″ (300 mm)
Weight Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer model: 33.3 lbs (15.1 kg)
Direct Thermal only model: 30.0 lbs (13.6 kg)

Applications

  • Automotive labeling
  • Bag and sack tagging
  • Bin labels
  • Case/carton shipping & logistics
  • Chemical labeling
  • Compliance labeling
  • Forms
  • Item identification
  • Labeling
  • Logistic tracking
  • Mailing labels
  • Online order fulfillment centers
  • Pallet labeling
  • Price labels
  • Product & service information
  • Product identification
  • Product nutritional information
  • RFID
  • Routing labels
  • Shipping labels
  • Tagging