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Model 5300rfid Smart Label
Printer-Applicator

Weber's exclusive Model 5300rfid label printer-applicator makes it easy to print, encode, verify and apply pressure-sensitive RFID smart labels to cartons and pallet loads in one automatic operation. In addition, the system determines if a tag is unverifiable and rejects it prior to application.

Choose from 203- and 300-dpi print engines
Capable of handling print speeds up to 16 ips
Numerous I/O's ease interfacing with external devices
Monitor operation via a web browser

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Model 5300 RFID label printer applicator

Features

Model 5300rfid Label Printer-Applicator

Designed and engineered by Weber, this system provides high-quality smart labeling that will meet the RFID supply chain requirements of major retailers and government agencies, plus ensures precise label printing and application.

The Model 5300rfid offers a selection of thermal/thermal-transfer print-encode engines that produce smart labels imprinted with text, bar codes and graphics at 203 or 300 dpi. Depending upon the print engine selected, smart labels can be up to 5" wide and 6" long and can be dispensed at up to 16 ips.

As a smart label is printed, the Model 5300rfid's integrated encoder simultaneously transfers digital information to the thin, ultra-high frequency (UHF) transponder that is embedded in the pressure-sensitive label material.

That encoded information instantly is verified by the system, which then applies the smart label to the top or side of a carton or pallet load as it moves by on a conveyor line. Labels are applied using the non-contact, tamp-blow method, which gently blows the label onto the surface from 0.25" and is accurate to within 0.03".

The Model 5300rfid also provides XML-enabled printing to permit direct smart label printing and encoding from leading ERP applications.


5300 RFID labeling systemPre-Apply Reject.

If a tag is not verifiable, the system's unique swing plate automatically is deployed to intercept the smart label prior to application. This method does not alter print engine operation, media handling or dispensing, yet collects and counts the rejected labels for subsequent disposition.

The print engines encode EPC Gen 2 protocols. And because its firmware is upgradeable to support new protocols, users are assured that they can seamlessly upgrade to future RFID protocols as needed.

In addition, Weber is offering special retrofit kits that will enable present users of Model 5300 printer-applicators to upgrade their units to meet the requirements of smart labeling without completely replacing existing systems.


Special Features & Options

The Model 5300rfid system includes a number of noteworthy features that add to the operational versatility of this printer-applicator:

Browser-based monitoring. The status of all operational functions and configurations can be monitored by logging on to a web page that is unique to each Model 5300 unit.

Numerous I/O's. The system can be interfaced with many types of external devices.

One-to-one media consumption. Special label unwind and rewind dimensions are matched to the system's ribbon supply to ensure they are consumed at the same rate, reducing downtime and eliminating partial changeovers.

Print job storage. Multiple label printing formats can be stored in the system's memory, making it easier for an operator to select a job directly from the applicator instead of downloading a computer file.

The Model 5300 system boasts numerous additional features as well, including a microprocessor controller with downloadable firewall capability, various inputs/outputs, plus durable construction that will withstand harsh industrial environments.

Other options include a 15-foot umbilical connection that enables the remote location of the unit's controller; an adjustable stand for optimum system orientation; label-on-pad sensor for added functionality; plus beacon light alerts to signal the status of label and ribbon supplies.

Labels are formatted using Weber's proprietary Legitronic® Labeling Software, a package that combines label design, editing and printing with RFID encoding to create great-looking, readable smart labels.

Pressure-sensitive smart labels embedded with EPC Gen 2 inlays are available from Weber. These labels also are ideal for high-quality thermal/thermal-transfer imprinting. Weber supplies a variety of compatible thermal-transfer ribbons, as well.


Options
Adjustable stand
Label-on-pad sensor
Product presence sensor
RFID retrofit kits

Specifications

Model 5300rfid Label Printer-Applicator Specifications
Dimensions
29.92"L x 27.25"W x 27.15"H
(75.9cm x 69.2cm x 71.5cm)

Weight
Approximately 174 lbs. (78.8kg); varies slightly with printer selected

Electrical
115 VAC, 60 cycle, 5 amps; overload protection built in
220 VAC, 50 cycle optional

Communication Interface
RS-232-C; Centronics compatible

Air Requirements
3 cfm at 90 psi

Product Sensing
Photoelectric

Processor
Rabbit 3000 Microprocessor

Printing Methods
Direct-thermal and thermal-transfer

Supported Transponder Type
EPC Gen 1 and Gen 2; upgradeable to support future protocols

Print Resolution
203 or 300 dpi, dependent upon print engine-encoder

Label Roll Size
Maximum diameter 13.75" O.D. (350mm)

Print Speed
Up to 16" (406mm) per second, depending upon print engine-encoder

Label Placement
Accurate to ±0.03" (.76mm) when labels are produced to specifications and product handling is controlled and consistent

Labels
Die-cut, waste removed with 0.125" (3mm) minimum separation between labels in running direction and 0.125" (3mm) maximum web over label width; direct or thermal-transfer

RFID label  with inlay
Label Sizes
Up to 6.0"W x 6.0" L, depending upon print engine-encoder
(152.4mm x 152.4mm)

Labeling Software
Weber Legitronic® Software

Bar Code Symbologies
UPC-A/E, EAN-8/13, Code 39, I 2 of 5, Code 128, Codabar, MSI, 2 of 5, Code 93, UPC Bookland, Matrix 2 of 5, Postnet, UCC/EAN 128, PDF-417, Maxicode, Data Matrix

Optional Features
Adjustable Stand
Quick-change tamp pad
Label-on-pad sensor
Product-presence sensor
Beacon alert lights

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