Large Character DOD Printers Large Character DOD Printers

Out of an extensive experience in the field of large character marking, Zanasi reaches a further stage in the evolution of the DOD product range.

Z408 system is able to drive up to four NZ printheads (even mixed), providing  great flexibility.  The Z408 is ideal for applications with multiple production lines or where situations which require printing a number of lines on the different sides of the package, with a printing range from 5mm up to 190 mm.

Thanks to its compatibility with a wide variety of fast dry and high adhesion inks, the Z408 can print barcodes, logos and alphanumerical texts on the surface of virtually any raw material and secondary packaging, delivering efficiency and reliability across myriad of industries and applications:

Z402 sector applications

The solid and compact stainless steel cabinet is equipped with enhanced IP protection, making the system particularly resistant to dust, high temperatures and water jets.  The Z408 is therefore suitable for use in the harshest work environments.

Interacting with Z408 is easy thanks to Orkestra®, revolutionary management software with a customizable user interface for each operator including language, keyboards and activities. The 10.1″ color touch-screen display further simplifies the coding experience, as well as the use of the graphic editor and of the stretch and drag & drop functions.

The software was born of the need to encompass and meet the future requirements of Industry 4.0, therefore it has been provided with specifically developed modules for interacting with data and for controlling the production processes:

  • the Ethernet, USB and serial ports allow to access external databases and to organise their content, as well as to monitor the system’s performances remotely;
  • the I/O Module freely configures inputs and outputs thanks to default functions (es. counter reset, print start and stop signal, alarm enabling) according to the specific needs of the production line, and without having to modify the software;
  • the Serial Interpreter Module automatically detects, decodes and translates the information coming from the most common external devices, such as ERP, PLC, scales, scanners and labelling machines.

Finally, its renowned robust solenoid technology guarantees low initial investment and low costs per print, minimizing ownership costs.

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Technical specifications

Printing characteristics
  • Management of up to four 7 or 16 dot, or two 32 dot, or one 48 dot printheads
  • Up to 10 printing lines
  • Print height from 5 to 190 mm (0.20” – 7.48”)
  • Line speed capability: up to 180 mt/min (591 ft/min)
  • Printing rate: up to 266 ct/sec
  • Up to 6800 stroke per message
  • Messages and logos storage: up to 4GB with expandable micro SD memory
  • Fixed and variable text fields types (automatic or external)
  • Available fonts: 5×4, 5×5, 6×4, 7×4, 7×5, 9×5, 9×7, 10×8, 12×10, 16×10, 24×16, 32×18 and TrueType
  • Logos, shapes and lines easy and quick creation through touch-screen display
  • Automatic date, time, offsets and expiry date multifunction
  • Incrementing/decreasing alphanumeric products counter up to 9 digits
  • Metric repeat print–message function
  • Customizable message repeat with single print start
  • Field orientation: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
  • Tower print function (Text rotation of 90°)
  • Coding throw distance up to 35 mm (1.37”)

  •  2/5 Industrial, UPC-A, CODE 39, EAN 13

Control unit characteristics
  • 10,1” TFT full color anti-reflection high contrast LED touch-screen
  • Stainless steel structure AISI 304
  • Printhead-console distance: up to 10 mt (33 ft)
  • Support on rubber feet

General features
  • Exclusive customizable user interface for single operator (functionality, language and alphabets)
  • Intuitive user interface with graphic icons
  • Innovative graphic editor with stretch and drag&drop
  • User interface and virtual keyboard with foreign languages and alphabets
  • Purge and calibration per single dot
  • Message storage with file name
  • Print parameters storage in the messages
  • Message dimension check before print
  • Multi-level access with login
  • Real time throughput counter
  • Online help and user manual with contextual photos and videos

  • High efficiency Solenoid technology
  • Stainless steel structure AISI 304
  • Fast dry and high adhesion inks
  • Stainless nozzle plate AISI 304
  • High precision nozzles made of synthetic ruby
  • Dimensions 7 dot printhead: 230 mm x 80 mm x 45 mm (9.0” x 3.15” x 1.80”)
  • Dimensions 16 dot printhead: 230 mm x 80 mm x 85 mm (9.0” x 3.15” x 3.35”)
  • Dimensions 32 dot printhead: 230 mm x 80 mm x 154 mm (9.0″ x 3.15″ x 6.06″)
  • Dimensions 32 dot misaligned printhead: 230 mm x 80 mm x 139 mm (9.0″ x 3.15″ x 5.47″)
  • Dimensions 48 dot printhead: 230 mm x 80 mm x 213 mm (9.0″ x 3.15″ x 8.38″)

External connections
  • Serial connection RS232
  • Ethernet interface for LAN 10/100 connection
  • USB port version 2.0
  • Sensor management for product reading
  • System ready output
  • Shaft Encoder input for variable speed production lines
  • External alarm outputs for low ink level
  • Parallel interface BCD, 6 bit
  • Configurable I/O ports

Environment/Electical requirements
  • Temperature: 0° – 50°C (32° – 122°F)
  • Humidity: 0 – 90% (non-condensing)
  • Single phase, 85 – 240 Vac, 50 – 60 Hz, 400VA
  • Single phase, 85-240Vac, 50-60Hz, 800VA (more than 32 dots)

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Interested in learning how Zanasi Z408 printers can solve your printing challenges?  Contact us today!

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