Why upgrade to windows 10?
Microsoft has announced the end of support for Windows 7 Embedded on October 2020.
GTUS has ported the GT software to Windows 10. It will look the same, it will have the same capabilities and it will plug-in the same so that you do not have to re-train your people or deliver data in another format. You can even run the same jobs!
Other companies come out with new software and hardware but forget the basics like how to track a product over 4 belts, drive just 1 or 2 instead of the 47 inkjets, no reorder, no step-and-repeat, no bundler or stacker, no camera driver, no magnetic encoder, no RFID, no reporting functions, and many more functions developed over many years and more than 4,000 controllers installed all over the globe. On top of that, you get more expensive hardware. In short, you definitely do not want a new controller that costs more, can do less, needs re-training and is incompatible with data formats and even connectors for photocells/encoders.
One of the big impacts of Windows 10 is that it does not support the ISA bus which is where the old proprietary trackers are connected. Hence, we made the SuperTracker which is basically the same as the tracker but the link is now a standard 1GB tcp/ip found in very PC. You can select 3 types of SuperTrackers equivalent to the basic, mailable, and multiposition tracker as described below.
ST-Basic 101-002 ASY
101-003 ASY IPC-PCW10
Supertracker-Basic (4 i/o, 1 shaft encoder, 2 rs232, 2 ao). 2 power supplies, 1 RJ45 cable. No I/O cable/box. Price $3,130 one time or $1,043 yearly (*) Supertracker (8 i/o, 2 shaft encoders, 4 rs232, 2 ao). 2 power supplies, 1 RJ45 cable. No I/O cable/box. Price $5,076 one time or $1,692 yearly (*) Supertracker+ (16 i/o, 4 shaft encoders, 4 rs232, 2 ao). 2 power supplies, 1 RJ45 cable.
No I/O cable/box. Price $10,152 one time or $3,384 yearly (*) Controller PC with Windows 10, RTX64, GT controller software. monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Without driver licenses. Price $4,070 or $1,357 yearly(*)
(*) The yearly option gives you on-going warranty. One-time is 12 months warranty.
Another great advantage is that the SuperTracker keeps the same connectors for shaft encoders, photocells, J-boxes, etc. Basically, you can unplug connectors from the tracker and plug the same to the SuperTracker.
Selection of inkjets that can be driven:
GTUS: eZ-inkjet 54, eZ-inkjet 65, Raptor, Hydra (4 head). Domino: A-series, K-series (K600), Bitjet, Jetarray.
Videojet: Excel single jet, BX series. Various HP inkjets. Epson coming.
Other: magnetic encoder, rfid readers, Leibinger jet, Fastjet.