6984/6986 SATO Based Label Print and Apply

Maximize your productivity with FOX IV label print and apply systems built with the SATO OEM print engines. Designed for reliable 24/7 operation, these labeling systems combine the latest SATO printing technology with FOX IV's proven, rugged, industrial design.  The 6984 and 6986 are both user and maintenance friendly with tool free print engine maintenance, intuitive full-color controls, and enhanced connectivity.  The 6980 Series is available with a range of label application methods, including tamp, dual panel, and merge/wipe, to ensure the best label adhesion for your application.  With a large 16"/406.4 mm label roll OD capacity, you'll enjoy longer production between roll changes leading to increased productivity.

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Media Width: .0.51 in. /13 mm - 5.16 in./131 mm 2.13 in. /54 mm - 7.09 in./180 mm
Maximum Print Width: 4.09 in./104 mm 6.6 in./168 mm
Min. Label Length: 0.51 in./13  mm .51 in./13  mm
Max. Label Length: Application Dependent Application Dependent
Label Roll: 3 in. ID/76 mm x maximum 16 in. OD/406 mm 3 in. ID/76 mm x maximum 16 in. OD/406 mm
Ribbon Width: 0.98 in./25 mm - 5.04 in./128 mm 2.32 in./59 mm - 6.99 in./177 mm
Ribbon Length: 1968 ft/600 m on a 1 in./25.4 mm core 1968 ft/600 m on a 1 in./25.4 mm core

Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer, Direct Thermal Only, Ribbon Saver (6984)
6984 - 203, 305, or 609 dpi/8, 12, 24 dots per mm print resolution
6986 - 203, 305, dpi/8, 12 dots per mm print resolution
RFID encoding
Right or Left Handed

Swing-Away™ Cylinder with Tamp, Tamp Blow, or Tamp Roll Applicator
Repeater™ Adjacent Panel Label Applicator
Wipe on/Merge Applicator
Vacuum Belt Applicator
Custom Application Methods

Full Color 4.3 Touch Display
Tool free Printhead and Roller Replacement
Screened/Color Coded Media Paths
Intuitive HMI Controls
Centralized Controls
Standard On-board Emulations


  • Reliable SATO Printing Technology
  • Addressable Allen Bradley PLC Controller
  • Up to 600 dpi Print Resolution
  • Enhanced Connectivity
  • 16" OD Label Roll Capacity
  • Ribbon Saver and RFID Options

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