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WTB: Rugged industrial dot matrix printer

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by The Real Andy, Dec 15, 2003.

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  1. I am searching for a fairly rugged printer for a bitumen plant. Has to be
    dot matrix and must accept plain paper.
    If anyone has any suggestions or pointers It would be most appreciated. So
    far the Epson stuff is looking good, i am just a little worried that it may
    not last.
     
  2. Sounds like you would just have to accept buying replacements anyway.

    The NEC 5200/5300/6200/6300 models are rather good. I am seeing a number
    turn up at a local recycler. I still have my 5200 in operation. So might
    be worthwhile also considering.
     
  3. That is what I am trying to avoid.
    NEC seems to have discontinued there dotmatrix printers.
     
  4. OkiData printers are by far the best and (in some models) the fastest,
    theres even a model where the print head floats (maglev) and even has bullet
    proof plastic for a sheild to protect the user if the unit shits a print
    pin -
     
  5. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "amstereo - matt2" <



    ** So the pen ( or print head ) *** IS *** mightier than the sword
    .........




    ........... Phil
     
  6. Mike Harding

    Mike Harding Guest

    You do, occasionally, come up with some good ones Phil :)

    Mike Harding
     
  7. Thanks, i'll check them out. I think the maglev version may be an overkill
    though. It will probably only be used to pring 20-40 pages per day, and only
    about 4 lines per page.
     
  8. We package Epson dotmatrix printers with our product which goes into garages
    and tyre stores. The printers get covered in filth and dust, but when they
    do fail, it is usually because of a circuit fault, not dirt. The Epsons are
    a decent product with no major design faults.

    Roger
     
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