SQ/2 Scorpion

The Squid Ink SQ-2 Scorpion DOD drop-on-demand large character industrial inkjet printer case coding and marking date codes and lot codes

The SQ/2 Scorpion Drop on Demand Large Character Printing System

The SQ/2 Scorpion industrial large character ink jet printer includes upgraded software delivering more features. SQ/2 Scorpion users have the option of choosing from several print head configurations. Five different print head sizes are available, offering 12 print sizes ranging in height from 3/8″ up to 1 3/4″. The 1600 Series print heads offer split-line capability and the option of printing full-size characters or half-size characters with the same print head.

True Versatility for Your Needs

SQ/2 Scorpion users have the option of choosing from several printhead configurations. Five different print sizes are available: 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” or 1-3/4” character height. All printheads are capable of printing at 100% or 70% character height, offering 12 print sizes ranging from 1/4” to 1-3/4” in height. The 1” and 1-3/4” (1600 Series) printheads even offer split-line capability and the option of printing full-size characters or half-size characters with the same printhead.

More Brain. More Brawn.

The SQ/2 Scorpion is upgraded with software features that ink jet users need most: increased memory locations for up to 128 messages, the ability to automatically print a manufacturing date and an expiration date, as well as a shift organizer to automatically separate and code different work shifts within your packaging operation. The SQ/2 Scorpion also comes standard with a shaft encoder input for packagers using a variable speed conveyer. On the hardware side, the SQ/2 Scorpion features a built-in central air gauge to view regulated air pressure within the system and fine-tune your print quality.

 

The Squid Ink SQ-2 Scorpion DOD drop-on-demand large character industrial inkjet printer uses water-based or solvent-based inks to print on a variety of surfaces

The SQ/2 Scorpion utilizes water-based or solvent-based inks for printing on a wide range of porous and non-porous surfaces.

The Squid Ink SQ-2 Scorpion DOD drop-on-demand large character industrial inkjet printer case coding and marking with two printheads

Run one or two SQ/2 Scorpion printheads for versatile single line printing.

 

The Squid Ink SQ-2 Scorpion DOD drop-on-demand large character industrial inkjet printer 1600 printhead offers full character size and splitline capability

Or run one Series 1600 printhead for full character size and splitline capability.

The Squid Ink SQ-2 Scorpion DOD drop-on-demand large character industrial inkjet printer uses our patented no-clog SQ-60 ink

Squid Ink’s patented SQ-60 no-clog ink allows users to leave ink in their printhead without having to flush their system.

 

  • BENEFITS
  • SYSTEM
  • OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
  • VIDEOS
BENEFITS OF THE SQ/2 SCORPION

  • Upgraded features include increased message locations, expiration date, shift organizer and encoder input
  • Built-in air gauge to view regulated air pressure within the system and fine-tune print quality
  • Proven plunger technology ensures uptime and keeps maintenance costs to a minimum
  • Two models: water-based for porous surfaces or solvent-based for non-porous surfaces
  • Ability to run two SQ/2 Series print heads or one 1600 Series print head
  • Component modularity eliminates the need for service calls and minimizes downtime; print heads and components can be replaced in less than 5 minutes

SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

  • Printer Type – Large character ink jet printing system
  • Printhead Options – Users have the option to use up to two SQ/2 printheads, or one 1600 Series printhead
  • Character Heights – SQ/2 Series Printheads (7-channel dot matrix characters) .75” (1.9cm) in 7 x 5 matrix; .5” (1.3cm) in 5 x 5 matrix, or .5” (1.3cm) in 7 x 5 matrix; .375” (1.0cm) in 5 x 5 matrix, or .375” (1.0cm) in 7 x 5 matrix; .25” (.6cm) in 5 x 5 matrix Character Heights – 1600 Series Printheads (16-channel dot matrix characters) 1.75” (4.5cm) in 16 x 10 matrix, with split-line capability to print two lines of the following size characters: .75” (1.9cm) at 7 x 5 matrix; .5” (1.3cm) in 5 x 5 matrix, or 1.0” (2.5cm) in 16 x 10 matrix, with split-line capability to print two lines of the following size characters: .375” (1.0cm) at 7 x 5 matrix; .25” (.6cm) in 5 x 5 matrix
  • Character Set – 61 character ASCII set Print Speed – Up to 200 feet/minute (61m/minute) line speed
  • Message Length – 128 character length per message; 128 memory locations
  • Communication – RS-232C, 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 start, 1 stop, Asynch
  • Software Features – Counter, lot counter, 24-hour clock, 8 or 12 hour programmable shift code, Julian date, 3-letter month name, 3-letter weekday name, expiration date, expiration month, expiration day, expiration year, expiration & Julian date
  • Operating Features – Dot size, print delay, character width, photocell on/off/repeat, invert print, reverse print, purge routine
  • Shaft Encoder Output – Resident software allows communication with shaft encoder for use with variable speed conveyors
  • Controller Dimensions – 12” (31cm) H x 12” (31cm) W x 5.25” (13cm) D
  • Controller Weight -10.5 lbs. (4.8kg)
  • Printhead Dimensions – SQ/2 Series Printheads: 3” (7.6cm) H x 1.6” (4.1cm) W x 7” (17.8cm) L 1600 Series Printheads: 2.5” (6.4cm) H x 1.5” (3.8cm) W x 7” (17.8cm) L Dimensions are for the printhead only – an additional 3” (7.6cm) is needed for the ink line and printhead cabling which extends from the back of the printhead
  • Product Sensor – Diffuse beam photocell (24v) or hardware sinking signal
  • Communication Interface – Two RS-232 ports for connection to input device, host PC, and PLC for input from scale, scanner or external alarm
  • Air Pump – Internal air pump module provides necessary air pressure; external air not recommended
  • Electrical Requirements – 90-120 VAC, 50/60Hz, 4.0 amp
  • Cabinet Construction – Industrial gauge coated steel
  • Operating Environment – Water-Based Ink: 32ºF (0ºC) to 120ºF (50ºC) Solvent-Based Ink: 0ºF (-18ºC) to 120ºF (50ºC)
  • Substrate Capabilities – Porous or Non-Porous surfaces
  • Ink Capabilities – Porous: Squid Ink SQ-60 no-clog ink Non-Porous: Several Squid Ink solvent based fluids to meet your application needs for adhesion and dry time
  • Ink Volume – .5 gallon (1.9 liters) bottle standard; available upgrade (water-base ink only) to 5.0 gallon (18.9 liters) pail

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Spare Parts Kit – Includes spare printhead, card cage and PC board pack, air pump module, data cable and master cap
  • Starter Kit – Includes ink, cleaner for flushing the system, spray bottle for cleaner, hand cleaner and wipes for the printhead

THE SQ/2 SCORPION IN ACTION