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BestCode Model 82 System

BestCode Model 82 System

Mark and Code Anything


The BestCode Model 82 is targeted at basic entry level applications, printing 1 or 2 lines of text, barcodes or graphics. A complete range of dye and soft pigmented inks available for a wide range of applications.

Typical applications mark and code one to two shifts per day, five days per week, averaging 2,000 — 4,000 hour annual operation. Utilize integrated RS232 and programmable inputs\outputs for remote control and communications.

Systems are simplified to allow anyone to operate, minimizing operator touches.

Key Features

Lines of Print

1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 lines of text, graphics and barcodes

Image Height

From .025" (.6 mm) to .40" (10 mm)

Non-Contact Printing

Ink throw distances from .4" (10 mm)

Print Speeds

- Single line of print up to 1800 feet/minutes (550 meters/minute)
- Two lines of print up to 475 feet/minutes (145 meters/minute)
- Three lines of print up to 237 feet/minutes (72 meters/minute)
- Four lines of print up to 164 feet/minutes (50 meters/minute)
- Five lines of print up to 156 feet/minutes (47 meters/minute)

Technical Specification


Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) Technology, Single Printhead Control

User Interface

10.4" (264mm) Color LCD, Touch Screen, Icon based - Graphical User Interface (GUI)


Printhead Orientation – Omnidirectional

Lines of Print

1-2 Lines, 16 pixel

Print Fonts

5, 7, 9, 12, 16

Adjustable Print Height

.06" (1.5 mm) - .75" (19 mm)

Print Speed

Up to 600 Feet/Minute (190 M/minute)

Ink Throw Distance

.5" (12mm) - 2" (50mm)

Machine Interface



1 Photocell, 1 Photocell or Programmable Input, 1 Shaft Encoder, 8 Field Programmable Inputs (256 message select)


4 Alarms Outputs, 1 Relay Output


IP55 Stainless Steel Enclosure 304

SmartFilter™ Life

2,000 hours

Operating Environment

Temperature: 32° - 122° F (0° - 50° C), % Relative Humidity: 10 - 90% (non condensing)

Electrical Requirements

Auto Ranging: 100 - 240 VAC (3 Amp), Frequency: 50 - 60 Hz, Power Consumption: 50 W


CE Certified, RoHS Compliant

Messages/Operation Features

Dynamic Message Storage (over 1000 Messages), WYSIWYG Message Editing, Drag/Drop Field Based Formatting, Multi-National (Unicode) Character Printing, Real and Expiration Time and Date, Shift and Rollover Functions, Product and Batch Counting, Remote Count Resets, Graphic Printing, Continuous and Repeat Print, Auto Reverse/Traverse Print, Icon Based Operation, Single Button Start, Single Button Stop/Power Off, Password Security, Automatic Diagnostics, Error and Activity Logs, Service Reminder

Operation Features

Icon Based Operation, Single Button Start, Single Button Stop/Power Off, Password Security, Automatic Diagnostics, Error and Activity Logs, Service Reminders, Backup / Restore Functions, USB Load Firmware Updates, All Operator Languages, Download Languages

Ink Delivery

SmartFill™ Ink Bottle: 32 oz (946 ml), SmartFill™ Makeup Bottle: 32 oz (946 ml)

Fluid Capacity

Ink Capacity: 68 oz (2 liter), Makeup Capacity: 102 oz (3 liters)

Ink Types

Quick Dry to Immediate, Complete Ink Range: MEK, Acetone, Ethanol, Blends and Food Grade in a broad range of colors

Printhead Umbilical

10 Feet (3 Meter) — Options: 15 feet (4.5 Meter), Right Angle Printhead

Optional Accessories

Controller, Printhead Mounting, Alarm Beacon, Photocells, Shaft Encoder, AirFlow™ Positive Air Kit (for high dust), Printhead Wash Station

Additional Information


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