Universal MC-10 and MC-20 Series Mini-Coders are the smallest of the Universal's 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 inch x 9.1 inch print area and the MC-20 series have a 2 inch x 9.1 inch print area. The patented, disposable Reservoir Ink Cartridges provide automatic re-inking of the ink rolls during production. Recommended for character sizes of 5/8 inch and smaller. Use with #1150 coder inks.
Universal Mini-Coders are recommended for applications which require printing a small amount of code data on cartons or other flat surface materials. The unique inverted design enables the non-indexing Mini-Coder to print within 1/2 inch of the conveyor belt (within 1-1/8 inch of the conveyor belt with indexing models). The patented dual compression spring tension mechanism allows the unit to be installed on either side of the conveyor line without modification.
To make type changes easy, all Mini-Coders are equipped with quick change print drums. The print drum axle contains a stainless steel spring plunger which retains the print drum during printing, but also enables the print drum to be removed by pulling it off the axle without the use of tools. Additional print drums are available to facilitate off-line code changes without stopping production.