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

Benjamin Moore
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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A310 Archimede™ - Sequential


A300 Series Automatic Dispenser line incorporates practicality enhancements and smoother ergonomic design, the A300 Series has been specially designed for low-medium volume paint POS that requires accuracy, efficiency, and reliability in a limited space.  A300 Series provides a superior use of space thanks to the robust new frame and optimized design, combined with the already proven accuracy, repeatability and reliability of HERO’s PCP (Progressive Cavity Pump) technology making the A300 Series a high performance and efficient automatic dispenser With a maximum dispense of 80 oz/minute and hybrid feature that allows you to add max flow pumps to your most used colorants.


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A310 Archimede™ - Sequential

Model A310 Archimede - Sequential Dispense Automatic Colorant Dispenser

  • Innovative Technology Provides Unequaled Color Accuracy.

The A310 Archimede 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. The A310 Archimede is so simple to repair that an entire dispense circuit can be replaced without tools or special training in less than 5 minutes. In addition, the A310 Archimede will further reduce your 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. A310 Archimede 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
  • No remodeling required as this unit is designed to fit in the same footprint of your old manual dispenser. 32" (81.25cm) Diameter


  • 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


  • Canisters are mounted on a rotating frame to facilitate ease of colorant re-filling
  • Low refill height 37"(94 cm) ideal for staff of any height
  • Top can be used as a desk to hold a computer and monitor (height is at a comfortable 45.5" (116 cm)
  • Space saving compact design

*Specifications subject to change without notice



A310 Archimede™ - Sequential

Dispense System
A310 - Continuous flow consecutive dispense

Number of circuits
Up to 16 or 24 - 24 circuit unit can accommodate 2 complete 12 colorant color systems

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
2.6 quarts (2.5 liters)

Max flow rate
10 oz per minute (0.3 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 in place sensor
Photocell can sensor

Can handling
Manually repositionable can shelf

46.5" (118 cm) height x 32"(81 cm) width x 38"(96.5 cm) depth (up to 16 Canisters)
46.75" (119 cm) height x 34.25"(87 cm) width x 38"(96.5 cm) depth (up to 24 Canisters)

Shipping dimensions
67" (170 cm) height x 37"(94 cm) width x 38"(96.5 cm) depth (up to 16 Canisters)
67" (170 cm) height x 39"(99 cm) width x 41"(104 cm) depth (up to 24 Canisters)

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



A310 Archimede™ - Sequential

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


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A310 Archimede™ - Sequential