CRB Launches Unique Mobile Thermal Transfer Printing Solution Using Datamax-O'Neil's MP Nova Printer

Thermal transfer printers offer maximum reliability, stability and the best usability when installed on forklift trucks and stacker cranes

BOURG-LÈS-VALENCE, FRANCE – Datamax-O'Neil's partner CRB Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH has developed a mobile printer solution that can be used to produce thermal transfer labels directly on the warehouse vehicle, a world-wide first. The solution is based on Datamax-O'Neil's MP Nova thermal transfer printer, allowing high print speeds and the use of large rolls of labels. Thanks to their metal housing, the devices are also suitable for use in harsh industrial environments and even withstand the severe vibrations of forklift trucks and stacker cranes. What is more, the printers have a WLAN module to provide wireless data transmission and are equipped with firmware developed by CRB which ensures their compatibility with previously installed printer systems.

"The Datamax-O’Neil MP Nova mobile printer solution is the only option in the sector for printing thermal transfer labels of this size quickly, flexibly and reliably on a forklift truck", says Ulrich Beckmann, managing director of CRB Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH. "We are currently seeing a significant demand for mobile thermal transfer printers in the market and have found a suitable partner in Datamax-O’Neil allowing us to offer these solutions."

The printer meets a current requirement from the automotive industry, among others: manufacturers of components that are used in this market or are supplied as spare parts must have a label based on the VDA/Odette standard. Companies require at least a 6-inch printer, generally only available as a stationary device, to produce these labels. The new MP Nova thermal transfer solution now allows users also to produce the standardised labels in a mobile set-up.

"We are delighted that our close and constructive collaboration with our partners has once again produced a unique innovation from which companies in the widest array of sectors will benefit", added Christian Bischoff, Regional General Manager EMEA at Datamax-O’Neil. "Thanks to the mobile printer solution using the CRB WLAN module for wireless data communication, users no longer need expensive vehicle terminal units through which printer jobs usually have to be transmitted to the printers fitted. Savings on each truck are in four figures."

The mobile solution using Datamax-O’Neil's MP Nova mobile thermal transfer printer speeds up picking using forklifts trucks or stacker cranes, optionally using thermosensitive or thermal transfer printing methods. Label printing can be adapted to provide print resistance to heat and moisture. The MP Nova printer solution is available from CRB.

About CRB

CRB Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH has been providing print solutions for producing labels and tickets since 1994. CRB offers custom solutions in label printing - both for stationary use in a small office and for mobile installation on forklift trucks in large warehouses. In addition to the printers, CRB is able to supply its customers with all the consumables they require such as labels and ink ribbons, and a comprehensive service for its equipment. Its well-stocked spare parts store guarantees rapid service to get printers back into operation after a breakdown promptly and without fuss.

About Datamax-O'Neil

Datamax-O'Neil is a trusted global provider of stationary, portable and mobile label and receipt printing solution products that enable manufacturing and supply markets to capture the benefits of automated product identification and automated legal and financial transactions. Datamax-O'Neil is the barcode and mobile printing business group of Dover Corporation's Engineered Systems segment. The company's products address a wide variety of applications, including those in the industrial, healthcare, retail, automotive and ticketing market sectors. Datamax-O'Neil is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and maintains key facilities in California, Illinois, and France, as well as sales and technical support offices around the world.

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