Smart Cassette Printers

31 January 2020  |  Admin

SMART CASSETTE PRINTERS - Single Plus & Six Hopper carousel

Our next generation histology / pathology smart cassette printers are designed to increase laboratory automation and fit into your workflow.  Their small size, speed (3 to 5 seconds) and low noise level make them ideal for printing cassettes as you need them at the grossing workstation.  Their on-demand printing capability enables cassettes to be printed as required rather than the inherent risk of batch printing.

The built-in scanner and software provide the ability to scan data from a request form or tissue pot barcode and utilise the data to print the cassettes, further reducing the risk of errors. 

The built-in software and colour touch screen provide all the functionality required to print cassettes, design layouts, automate printing and connect to LIS systems.  The user interface is simple and intuitive, the user can create single or multiple cassettes with a few clicks.  A PC is not required to operate the printer, however if LIS or other connection is required  it can connect to a PC via USB or Ethernet.  Text or image data can be imported from an LIS system either directly or using the Windows driver supplied with the printer.  

The cassette printers can be set up to require user login using a pin or name badge.  The user initials can be automatically printed onto the cassette.  The user login and logout plus all scans and prints are recorded within the printer providing valuable data.  The data can be saved to a USB stick or to the Pi Hub (PC application).

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Designed specifically for on-demand cassette printing, this printer can deliver the first printed cassette in 3 seconds.  The Plus feature provides the ability to select cassettes from the hopper, be prompted to change hoppers or manually insert a cassette.  Incoming images and data can be analysed to determine cassette colour and type to prompt the user to change hoppers or insert a cassette.


Designed for either on-demand or batch printing the six hopper unit has a slightly bigger footprint than the single hopper unit, but is still small enough to operate at a grossing workstation.  The user can select cassettes from any hopper via the user interface or automatically by analysing incoming image or text based data.


Hoppers are easy to change, they simply slide on and off.