Adjustable Bands Ink Code-Marking Machines


Sprinter Marking is pleased to announce a new product line of band head ink code-marking machines. Users will be familiar with these band heads as they are adaptations of hand-held band markers in common use for date coding / product numbering etc. The basic band head unit has been modified so that it could be attached to a standard Sprinter 88 extended head model line of code-marking machines.  Users of this machine type will find that all usable characters are included in the bands to the marking head for a quick message change by twisting the appropriate band to the desired character (some have characterized this approach as “no loose details”). Current standard Sprinter models have marking heads that use individual rubber type characters / symbols inserted typically into a grooved rubber mat.
We are introducing two standard band head models both of which have multiple, separate and indexable bands to apply various alpha / numerical / symbol / date ink codes. The first standard Sprinter Model 88 Six Band model has 6 bands. Each band is capable of applying one unique character in up to 6 positions on one line. The other standard model will be known as Sprinter Model 88 Date Code Band. This model can apply a date code (Month, Day, Year) by using 4 separate adjustable bands. Each standard model is described below as to its specific capabilities.
 The Sprinter Model 88 Six Band head can be used for date coding, product numbering, part identification, lot numbering and symbol identification. Each band can be independently indexed to apply a different character/symbol. These units allow the operator to quickly “dial in” a new character/symbol on any given band for quick changeovers.  The standard unit will come with bands that have numerical characters (0 to 9) on each band. Character height of 5/32” is standard but other sizes can be made available. As well bands can be purchased that have alphabetical characters, alpha/numerical combinations or symbols such as star/square/triangle/dash/dot, etc. Bands can be made with word combinations such as “SELL BY” / “USE BY”.  Each standard band has one position with no character present so operator can apply a four digit code as an example where two bands are positioned to the blank position. Should users need a band marking head with seven or greater bands or different character/symbol heights they should consult factory.
The Sprinter Model 88 Date Code Band head can be used for date coding. There are four bands on these units that apply a date code. The first band applies the month in a 3 character format (i.e. JAN). The next two bands are number bands that allow the day to be applied in a two digit format (i.e. 01-31). The fourth band is a year band with the year in a two digit numerical format (i.e. 11 is for 2011). The standard unit comes with a character height of 5/32” (other sizes available).
Since the band heads are simply modified to fit standard Sprinter models the user automatically receives all the benefits of a Sprinter model in addition to the benefit of all characters being incorporated in the marking head for quick change of message. The benefits of using a Sprinter to name a few: marking in any orientation, marking up to 200 cycles per minute, quick drying pigmented inks and industrial quality machinery for years of continuous use with minimal maintenance. These new Sprinter models are ideal for intermittent motion, high speed ink code-marking applications.


  • apply various alpha / numerical / symbol / date ink codes
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