SATO has launched the TH2 label printer which helps users meet food standards requirements and reduce unnecessary wastage.

An internal real-time clock means it calculates and prints on to labels the pull, thaw and use-by dates for products stored in its user-specific database, avoiding the possibility of operator error. The user-defined database, which can be downloaded to the unit’s SD card or accessed via the LAN, means that date calculation responsibilities are removed from the staff on the shop floor.

The TH2 can operate within a temperature range between 0C and 40C. It has an anti-microbial coating and other food industry applications include ingredient labelling and shelf labelling.

A rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows 4,000-5,000 labels to be printed from a single charge. The TH2 has a carrying handle as standard and a range of accessories are available such as a keypad cover and a label cutter.