Markem-Imaje® Thermal Transfer Coder Model SmartDate x40

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The thermal transfer date coder introducing intelligent printhead, with automatic setup and dead-dot detection for optimum print quality

Lower cost 32 mm printhead option (standard 53 mm) for applications requiring less than 35 mm ribbon

Patented ribbon saving features help to minimize ribbon waste

Print speeds up to 600 mm/s

The automatic Thermal Transfer Coder we manufacture has a good reputation both domestically and internationally. We have strong design capabilities and quality control capabilities to ensure the quality of our Industrial Thermal Transfer Coder. In the following article, we list the specific parameters and manufacturing details of manufacturing date Thermal Transfer Coder so that you can understand. We believe that our products and services will definitely satisfy you. We hope that our introduction can help you understand more about automatic industrial manufacturing expiry date thermal transfer coder, you can also initiate a consultation with us at any time.


Print Features

Print Speed

    Intermittent model up to 600 mm/s

    Continuous model 10 to 600 mm/s

Print Area

    Intermittent model 53 mm or 32 mm x 75 mm

    Continuous model 53 mm or 32 mm x 100 mm

Print Features

    Automatic printhead setup

    Dead-dot detection

    Intermittent and continuous printer

    Easily changes from left to right hand with no additional parts

    Average gap between prints 0.5 mm

    Automatic shift codes and serial numbers

    Multiple variable user input fields with alpha-numeric texts

Ribbon Saving Mode

    Radial ribbon saving

    Interlaced mode

    Multi-print triggers

    Negative ribbon advance

Print specifications

    Full true type font support, including non-Roman characters and symbols. 

Printing of real-time clock, dates and auto updating best before dates, barcodes; 

ITF, Code 39, Code 128, EAN 128, EAN 8, EAN 13, UPC A, UPC E, RSS linear, PDF 417, ID Matrix, QR and Composite RSS barcodes support


User interface

    Monochromatic user interface or color LCD touch screen for message selection, variable data entry, diagnostics and system setup

Master/slave function to allow master control up to 4 slaves

WYSIWYG print preview of printed message, real-time display of remaining print capacity expressed in hours and number of prints

Full diagnostics

Robust LED status indicators on the printer

Webbing diagram for fast ribbon changes

Hardware interface

    Inputs - "Print go" and 1 configurable input

    Outputs - Fault, warning, and 2 configurable outputs

S/W interface

    USB for downloading images, settings and data files

    RS232, Ethernet communications standard

    Communications protocols for PCs, PLC and packaging machines, including full remote control web server

PC Software

Included, free of charge, CoLOS® Create 5.0 for design of simple messages; compatible with CoLOS® Create Pro and Enterprise version 4 or higher.

Other Characteristics 


    Thermal transfer ribbon available in a variety of grades and colors

    Maximum ribbon length up to 1100 m

    Minimum ribbon width 20 mm

    Maximum ribbon width 55 mm


    Printer 7.8 kg

    Color controller 4.5 kg

    Mono controller 4.0 kg

    Electrical power supply 90 - 264 V with automatic switching; frequency 47/63 Hz, power 150 VA

    Air supply 6 bar/ 90 psi (maximum) dry, uncontaminated

    Air consumption down to 0.4 ml/print at 2.5 bar

    Operating temperature range 0 to 40°C

    Humidity 10% to 90% non-condensing


Web UI for OEM integration

IP protection option suitable for pressured water cleaning

OEM control box for easy integration


Mounting bracket


IP protection kit for installed SmartDate X40



Established in 1985, Shenzhou Packing Machine Co., Ltd. started business with a 3-staff store selling consumable packaging material such as Adhesive Tapes & PP Strap Belt. After 35 years, we have grown into a 80-staff team running a 1,200 square meters factory with annual revenue 1.2 million US dollars.

Shenzhou Packing Machine Co., Ltd. is well recognized both in China and international markets as a reputable manufacturer supplying quality Air Convection Shrink Tunnel, Steam Shrink Tunnel and Automatic Shrink Wrap Packaging System. 

In addition, being an authorized distributor, we introduce top quality Made-in-China packing machines to buyers & users in the world wide who look for Automatic Cartoning System, Automatic Cellophane Overwrapping Machine, Industrial Coding Machine and Pallet Stretch Wrapper.

With Shenzhou, you have a large choice in packing machines that meet your requirements. Giving your trust, we return our affordable packaging solution, trouble-free machine, professional service and trustworthy partnership.

Confused by thousands of packing machines look similar? Lost in millions of choices without knowing the best to your project? Worry about international trade risk? You can always rely on Shenzhou, a partner when you need packaging solution.


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