Universal’s contact roll coders for porous surfaces are available in both hand held and fixed mount models. Designed and built for harsh industrial environments, these coders feature precision machined components made from aircraft grade aluminum alloys, stainless steel mounting columns and shafts and sealed ball bearings for smooth print drum rotation. Unique features which include compression springs mounted over stainless steel guide rods to prevent spring breakage and delrin guides to prevent binding of moving parts provide a durability unsurpassed in the world of contact coding. The fixed mount coders are designed to accommodate their patented 4 oz. Reservoir Ink Cartridges which re-ink the ink rolls automatically during production.
Universal HP-100NI & HP-200 Series Hand Printers are the perfect solution for applying date codes, lot numbers and other product information in the warehouse where automatic coding is not possible. Available in both indexing and non-indexing (continuous print) models. The HP-100NI Model features a 2″ x 6.5″ print area. The HP-200 models feature a 2″ x 9.1″ print area. Print drums accommodate Universal Ribtype rubber printing dies. Recommended for use with #1150 inks for porous surfaces only.
Universal Large Capacity Hand Printers are designed for off-line coding requirements where large amounts of data are required. Models are available with print areas up to 4″ wide x 16-15/16″ long. Supplied with re-inkable XF Neoprene Ink Rolls which can be used with both porous and non-porous marking inks.
Universal MC-10 and MC-20 Series Mini-Coders are the smallest of our line of automatic roll coders. Designed for mounting directly on conveyor lines or packaging machinery, these coders are best suited for applying date codes or limited product information on cartons and other porous surface materials. The MC-10 series coders feature a 1-1/8″ x 9.1″ print area and the MC-20 series have a 2″ x 9.1″ print area. Our patented, disposable, Reservoir Ink Cartridges provide automatic re-inking of the ink rolls during production. Recommended for character sizes of 5/8″ and smaller. Use with #1150 coder inks.
Universal Midsize Coders are extremely versatile in design. Available in 12″, 15″ & the new 18″ circumference print drum models which are interchangeable in the field. The longer frame design and print drum cam indexing mechanism make these coders ideal for mounting on carton sealing machinery and conveyor packaging. Optional Reservoir Roll Cover assemblies facilitate the use of our Reservoir Ink Cartridges for automatic re-inking during production. Models available in 1-1/8″ & 2.0″ print widths. Use with #1150 coder inks.
Universal Conveyor Line Printers are designed for high speed coding on larger cartons. The CLP’s are the largest of our conveyor mounted coders and feature 18″ circumference print drums. Available in 1-1/8″, 2″, 3″ and 4″ print widths. The extremely fast acting, dual compression spring print drum indexing mechanism is practically indestructible and provides accurate print registration on high speed conveyors. Use with #1150 coder inks.
Universal’s proprietary Non-Porous Inking System design eliminates the problems normally associated with using extremely fast drying solvent base inks in a contact roll coder. The system incorporates both an ink roll and an anilox roll in a tightly sealed aluminum housing which enables the use of inks that dry as fast as 2 seconds at 75 degree F. ambient temperatures. The integrity of the inking system housing prevents solvent loss through evaporation and eliminates the maintenance demands normally associated with coding on non-porous surfaces. Disposable Reservoir Ink Cartridges are used on the fixed mounted versions to re-ink the rolls automatically during production printing. The Non-Porous Inking System design is covered by international patents, making it unique in the world of non-porous coding.
Universal HPNP-100 Series Hand Printers are the perfect solution for applying date codes, lot numbers and other product information on metals, glass, plastic, rubber and other non-porous materials. Indexing and non-indexing models are available, both featuring a 1″ x 9.1″ print area. Universal’s new disposable Type MT Ink rolls produce dense black marks which dry in 4 – 6 seconds at 75 degree F. ambient temperatures. Optional, re-inkable XF Neoprene Ink Rolls can be used with #100 Inks for 2 second dry times.
Universal Large Capacity Non-Porous Hand Printers provide much larger print areas than the HPNP-100 Series Hand Printers and feature a larger capacity Non-Porous Inking System. Available in both 1″ and a 2″ print width models with either Indexing or Non-Indexing Print Drums. Universal’s disposable Type MT Ink rolls produce dense black marks which dry in 4 – 6 seconds at 75 degree F. ambient temperatures. Optional, re-inkable XF Neoprene Ink Rolls can be used with #100 Inks for 2 second dry times. Perfect for printing on metal, plastic, rubber or other non-porous surfaces.
Universal Non-Porous Mini-Coders are the smallest of our fixed mounted Non-Porous coders. Available in both side mount and top mount configurations, indexing and non-indexing models. These coders feature a 1″ x 9.1″ print area and are recommended for use with 5/8″ and smaller RIBtype® printing dies. A quick change feature enables the print drums to be pulled off the axle without the use of tools to facilitate off-line code changes. All of our coders are constructed from precision machined aluminum and stainless steel component parts.
Universal Non-Porous Midsize Coders are available with interchangeable 12″, 15″ and 18″ circumference print drums in both 1″ and 2″ print width models. Top mounted coders are ideal for continuous web printing on plastic films and side mounted models are particularly well suited for installation on carton sealing machinery. Indexing models feature a compression spring operated cam index mechanism for accurate indexing action even on short cartons or slow moving conveyor lines. The long frame design and extended deflection capabilities even permit in-line coding on the sides of metal or plastic drums.
Universal Non-Porous Conveyor Line Printers feature print drum circumferences of 18″. Indexing and non-indexing models area available in both 1″ and 2″ print widths. Indexing models feature dual compression springs mounted over stainless steel guide shafts which results in extremely fast indexing action and unsurpassed durability. Sealed ball bearings provide smooth, low friction print drum rotation and enable print speeds up to 1,000 fpm when used with our Programmable Ink Delivery Systems.