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The only "Design Ready" Zero VOC compatible machines in North America

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HERO is now a Gennex and Color Preview Supplier for US & CANADA. The 3 approved automatic dispenser models are:
*A310-16 *A360-16 *A450-16

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A150 Archimede™ Light - Simultaneous

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A150 Archimede™ Light - Simultaneous

Model A150 Archimede Light - Simultaneous Dispense Automatic Colorant Dispenser

  • Innovative Technology Provides Unequaled color Accuracy.

The A150 Archimede Light incorporates HERO's new patented Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP) dispensing technology. This new, innovative, and revolutionary pump design allows HERO to offer the first truly low maintenance automatic colorant dispenser. In fact, we believe it offers the lowest cost of ownership available on the market today. World's first most compact A150 Archimede Light is a counter top unit but floor stand is available. In addition, the A150 Archimede Light will further reduce yearly maintenance cost as it does not suffer calibration drift like other competing technologies.

Thanks to this technology's ability to reverse the flow of colorant through the pump, HERO has also solved the problem of colorants drying in the nozzles. This feature is referred to as draw back. At the end of each dispense the pump reverses rotation "sniffing" back the colorant inside the nozzles. This minimizes contact of colorant with air. The unit is also equipped with an automatic humidifier cap which helps keep the nozzles moist.

colorants are dispensed in a consecutive, continuous flow sequence thus reducing dispense time. A150 Archimede Light also offers precision unmatched by its rivals. It also operates within a +/-1% error on average dispenses. Yes, this unit is so precise it can be used to tint sample color testers!


  • Unbeatable precision and productivity (better than a gear pump system)
  • Unmatched durability and low maintenance cost (Similar to a piston pump system)
  • Simple to repair, a complete dispense circuit can be replaced in less than five minutes without the need for special tools or training
  • Calibration drift free
  • Simple to use
  • Unbeatable quality/price ratio


  • Low maintenance and service costs
  • Capable of dispensing difficult products
  • colorant won't dry in the nozzles
  • Improved durability and pump life compared to gear drive units


  • Low refill height
  • Space saving compact design

*Specifications subject to change without notice



A150 Archimede™ Light - Simultaneous

Dispense System
A150 - Simultaneous dispense

Number of circuits
Up to 16

Dispense technology
Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP). This technology eliminates the need for valves while offering a level of precision unmatched by other volumetric dispensers

Water-based or Universal colorants

Canister size
2.2 quarts (2 liters)

Max flow rate
up to 4 circuits x 6.8 oz per minute (0.2 L/min) = 27.2 ounce per minute (0.8 L/min)

Average precision
+/-1% results are colorant dependent

Minimum dispense quantity
Down to 1/768 fl. oz.

Nozzle capping system

Fully automatic humidifier cap

Can handling
Manually repositionable can shelf

27.25" (69.2 cm) height x 28"(71 cm) width x 26.5"(67.3 cm)

Shipping dimensions
32" (81.3 cm) height x 26.25"(66.7 cm) width x 31"(78.7 cm)

Power supply
220 Volt 50 Hz. 6 A. self-adjusting power supply
110 Volt 60 Hz. 12 A. self-adjusting power supply

Laser cross hair bung hole locator

*Specifications subject to change without notice



A150 Archimede™ Light - Simultaneous

TintWise™ Software

Point of Sale Dispense and Utilities Software

All of our automatic dispensers come complete with HERO's latest version of TintWise™ dispense and machine utilities software. This state of the art Windows color formula software is specifically designed for point-of-sale custom color dispensing. It performs a large list of functions including: product look up, can size specification, user security, label printing, color database management, and custom formula generation. The utilities area also offers simple to use machine calibration, colorant level visualization, and warning level settings for re-filling, agitation, service intervals, and purging. This software is also compatible with most common brands of spectrophotometer and color matching software so you can operate your dispenser seamlessly with these programs. A bar code reader can also be interfaced if required. In addition, the user interface can be customized with your company logo.

HERO also offers precision laboratory software specially designed for lab technicians and service teams to facilitate database development, preparation and formula book updating.

Specifications subject to change without notice


A150 Archimede™ Light - Simultaneous



A150 Archimede™ Light - Simultaneous