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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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A860 Eureka™ - Simultaneous

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A860 Eureka™ - Simultaneous

Model A860 - EUREKA High Flow Pumps Simultaneous Dispense Automatic Colorant Dispenser

  • Innovative Technology Provides Unequaled Color Accuracy.

The Eureka A860 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 A860 incorporates this PCP technology into its unique cartridge design pump which allows for quick, clean and simple replacement. In addition, the A860 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 colourant through the pump, HERO has also solved the problem of colourants 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 colourant inside the nozzles. This minimizes contact of colourant with air. The unit is also equipped with an automatic humidifier cap which helps keep the nozzles moist.

The Eureka A860 is an innovative automatic dispenser designed to meet the needs of a medium volume paint retailer. It can simultaneously dispense up to 4 colorants at once. That's approximately 80 ounces per minute! Furthermore, the A860 also offers precision unmatched by its rivals. It operates within a +/-1% error on average dispenses. Yes, this unit is so precise it can be used to tint 8oz 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 pump can be replaced in less than five minutes without the need for special tools or training
  • Reduced Calibration Drift - HERO's low pressure pump design dramatically reduces calibration drift and pump wear. This results in longer part life expectancy, increased accuracy and no need for regularly scheduled calibration service calls.
  • Simple to use, unbeatable quality/price ratio
  • Simultaneous dispense of up to 4 colorants at once - That's up to 80 ounces per minute! Dispense speed is colorant dependent.
  • New cartridge style pumps offer a quick and clean replacement
  • Dual channel dispense - double up on popular colorants so that they dispense from 2 canisters simultaneously


  • 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


  • Top is ideal height for use as a desk for computer, height is 45.25"(115cm)
  • Sliding shelf for computer, keyboard, LCD screen and accessories
  • Low refill height 37"(94 cm) ideal for staff of any height
  • Space saving ergonomic design

*Specifications subject to change without notice


A860 Eureka™ - Simultaneous

Dispense System
A860 - High flow simultaneous dispense

Number of circuits
Up to 24

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 capacities
12 circuit - 8 x 3.7 quart (3.5L) + 4 x 5.1 quart (4.8L)
16 circuit - 12 x 3.7 quart (3.5L) + 4 x 5.1 quart (4.8L)
24 circuit - 18 x 3.7 quart (3.5L) + 6 x 5.1 quart (4.8L)

Dispense speed
Equipped with high flow pumps 4 colorants simultaneously at up to 80 ounces (2.4L) per minute!
Dispense speed is colorant dependent.

Average dispense precision
+/-1% colorant dependant

Capping system
Automatic closing humidified dispense nozzle capper

Bung Hole locator
Laser cross hair

Can handling
Automatic can shelf

16 canister - 49"(124.5 cm) height x 36.5"(93 cm) width x 32.5 (82.5cm) depth
24 canister - 50"(127 cm) height x 52"(132 cm) width x 32.5 (82.5cm) depth

Shipping dimensions
16 canisters - 54" (137 cm) height x 39" (99 cm) width x 35" (89 cm) depth - 569 lbs (258kg)
24 canisters - 60" (152 cm) height x 58" (147 cm) width x 38" (96.5 cm) depth - 780 lbs (355kg)

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

Dual channel dispense
8oz Sample program setup - pull out sample can tray
Bar code reader with custom holder
Dell computer package - monitor, keyboard, mouse & XP Prof
Label printer
Available with Conveyor - Roller shelf

*Specifications subject to change without notice


A860 Eureka™ - 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 colour formula software is specifically designed for point-of-sale custom colour dispensing. It performs a large list of functions including: product look up, can size specification, user security, label printing, colour database management, and custom formula generation. The utilities area also offers simple to use machine calibration, colourant 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 colour 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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A860 Eureka™ - Simultaneous