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A900 Series - Simultaneous

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DESCRIPTION

A900 Series – Simultaneous

  • Largest capacity canisters with the smallest footprint in the industry.

HERO Products Group has introduced the A900-Series to the automatic dispenser product line. This range of models provides the largest volume canisters (over 23 quarts), with the smallest footprint of all machines in the category.

Much effort has gone into the 1 and 5-gallon shelf/roller conveyor combination, in order to facilitate the highest number of 1-gallon can staging, while giving consideration to the need to be able to convert from a 1-gallon to a 5-gallon configuration in just seconds. However we didn’t design it ourselves. We worked with two of the largest paint companies in the industry, and took back several of their recommendations, in order to deliver a final product that will aid in keeping pace with the busy paint dealers and high volume corporate store and retailer requirements.

The introduction of the A900-Series fills out the current category requirements for the auto dispenser market and provides HERO customers with a complete range of auto dispensers, from the A100-Series, launched 2 years ago as the smallest fully automatic dispenser in the market, to the new 900-Series, which touts the largest colorant vessels available in the market, aligned with the smallest modules, giving this product a competitive edge on two important fronts.

The A900 Series 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 dispensers available on the market today. The A900 Series incorporates this PCP technology into its unique cartridge design pump which allows for quick, clean and simple replacement. In addition, the A900 Series 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 and 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 simultaneous, continuous flow sequence thus reducing dispense time. A900 Series 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!

ADVANTAGES

  • Largest Canisters up to 22 Liters
  • Zero or Low VOC colorants compatible
  • 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 a matter of minutes without the need for special tools or training
  • Calibration drift free
  • Simple to use
  • Unbeatable quality/price ratio

PROBLEMS SOLVED

  • 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

ERGONOMICS & EASE OF USE

  • Low refill height
  • Space saving compact design

*Specifications subject to change without notice

 

TECHNICAL FEATURES

A900 Series - Simultaneous

Dispense System
Simultaneous dispense

Number of circuits
Up to 32 canisters

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

Compatibility
Water-based, VOC free, Universal Colorants

Canister content
up to 32 circuit - 23.2 Qt (22L) - 9.5 Qt (9L) - 5.7 Qt (5.4L) - and 3.6 Qt (3.4L)

Max flow rate
Can dispense up to 4 colorants simultaneously at up to 20 oz/min (0.6 L/min) per colorant. Total flow rate of up to 80 ounces (2.4 L) per minute!

Optional
8 colorants simultaneously. Total flow rate of 160 oz. min. Dispense speed is colorant dependent.

Average precision
+/-1% results are colorant dependent

Nozzle capping system
Fully automatic humidifier cap

Bung Hole locator
Laser cross hair

Can handling
Automatic can shelf
Roller Conveyor, also available HERO Standard shelf with built in roll converyors

Footprint
51"H x 48"W x 29"D
(129.54cm Height x 121.92cm Width x 73.66cm Depth)
With conveyor:
51"H x 52"W x 44"D
(129.54cm Height x 132.08 Width x 111.76 Depth)

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

Options
Dual channel dispense
Solvent based colorant pumps
Bar code reader with custom holder
Dell computer package - monitor, keyboard, mouse & XP Prof
Label printer

*Specifications subject to change without notice

 

SOFTWARE

A900 Series - Simultaneous

TintWise™ Software

TintWise™_POS:
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.

TintWise™_LAB:
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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