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Eurocode 150
Eurocode 300

Eurocode Series

The Eurocode is a small, lightweight, user-friendly Hot Foil Coding attachment typically used for overprinting text (batch & lot code information, expiry and use by dates, price marking) as well as simple graphics in any colour, on to flexible packaging materials. Speeds of up to 700 cycles per minute can be achieved.

Prints are clear, dry, non-toxic, and of a quality that cannot be matched by any other on-line printing process.

Main Features

  • Simple, reliable controls
  • Lightweight and easy loading foil magazine
  • Digital electronic control unit with fault display
  • Interlocked type holder access door
  • Robust alloy air motor
  • Full safety specification

Eurocode 150

The Eurocode 150 operates at speeds of up to 700 cyles per minute with a foil capacity of 153m (500ft)

Eurocode 300

The Eurocode 300 has twice the foil roll capacity of the Eurocode 150 – less down time and longer production runs.

Specifications Eurocode 150 Eurocode 300
Foil capacity 153m (500 ft) 305m (1000 ft)
Print Head Dimensions 136 x 152 x 203 mm 136 x 218 x 203 mm
Maximum Print Area 40 x 28 mm 40 x 28 mm
Foil Width (Maximum) 41 mm 41 mm
Operating Speed (Maximum) 700 per minute 700 per minute
Minimum Cycle Time 80 milliseconds 80 milliseconds
Free Air Consumption 254cc per cycle @6.8 bar 254cc per cycle @6.8 bar
Operating Air Pressure 4.0 to 6.8 bar (60 to 100 psi) 4.0 to 6.8 bar (60 to 100 psi)
Operating Voltage 110/240v AC, 50/60Hz 110/240v AC, 50/60Hz
Electronic Control Unit 240 x 145 x 66 mm 240 x 145 x 66 mm
Printmaster 1000

Printmaster Series

The Printmaster range of Hot Foil printers have a worldwide reputation for quality and reliability, while the print speed potential is unrivalled. They can be attached to any reel fed packaging or labelling machine using either standard or custom designed mounting frames to provide and extremely versatile and durable in-line coding and overprinting facility. They are simple to use and require only minimal maintenance.

Features of the Printmaster range

  • Simple to use
  • Up to 1,200 prints per minute
  • 305 metre (1,000ft) foil capacity
  • Easy fit foil magazine
  • End of foil alarm
  • Digital electronic control unit
  • Fully variable temperature control

Minimal downtime
Printmasters feature an easy change magazine with automatic foil drive location system enabling downtime for foil replacement to be kept to a minimum.
Control Unit standard
All Printmasters are supplied with an electronic control unit, standard type holder and solenoid valve. They are simple to use and require minimal maintenance.

Printmaster 1000

Offering a print area of 50 x 25mm, the Printmaster 1000 operates at speeds of up to 700 prints per minute

Printmaster PLUS

If you require larger print areas the Printmaster PLUS delivers up to 300 prints per minute to a print area of 50 x 40mm

Printmaster ‘S’

The Printmaster ‘S’ can produce an overprint in less than 50 milliseconds giving attainable operating speeds of up to 1,200 prints per minute.

SPECIFICATIONS PRINTMASTER 1000 PRINTMASTER PLUS PRINTMASTER “S”
Print Area 50 x 25mm 50 x 40mm 50 x 20mm
Operating Speed – Maximum 700 per minute 300 per minute 1,200 per minute
Cycle Time – Minimum 80 milliseconds 175 milliseconds 30 milliseconds
Air Cylinder 40 dia x 13mm 40 dia x 7mm
Free Air Consumption per Cycle 228cc @ 6.8 bar 122cc @ 6.8 bar
Dwell Time Range 12-650 milliseconds
End of Foil Alarm Standard
Foil Capacity 305m (1,000ft)
Foil Width – Maximum 58mm
Foil Feed Adjustment Positive, accurate and infinitely adjustable
Air Pressure 4.0 to 6.8 bar (60 to 100 PSI)
Print Head Dimensions 195 x 223 x 160mm
Printer Weight 5.25kg (11.5lbs)
Temperature Range Variable between 70 and 220 degrees C
Operating Voltage 110 or 240v AC, 50/60 Hz
Control Unit Dimensions 240 x 145 x 66mm
Sprint Series
Sprint Series

The Sprint Series

The Sprint Series of Hot Foil overprinters is robust and manufactured by Open Date to very high standards, yet remain highly cost effective. Three models are available with maximum print areas ranging from 60 x 25mm to 100 x 100mm.

The printer are compact for their print capabilities allowing simple installation on to any reel fed packaging or labelling machinery in conjunction with either standard, or custom designed mounting frames.

Main Features

  • The range offers a variety of print areas
  • Compact size allows for easy installation
  • 305 metre (1,000ft) foil capacity
  • Left and right hand versions
  • Digital electronic control unit with fault display
  • Fully variable temperature control
  • Stainless steel air cylinder
  • Positive foil drive with infinite adjustment

Sprint

The ‘Sprint’ has a print areaof 60 x 25mm and is ideally suited to date and batch coding

Sprint Major / Sprint 100

The ‘Sprint Major offers a print area of 100 x 50mm and the ‘Sprint 100’ offers 100 x 100mm. These larger units can be used for simple graphics/text or for spanning over more than one lable or pack.

SPECIFICATIONS SPRINT SPRINT MAJOR SPRINT 100
Print Area 60 x 25mm 100 x 50mm 100 x 100mm
Operating Speed – Maximum 700 per minute 300 per minute 150 per minute
Foil Width – Maximum 61mm 108mm 110mm
Cycle Time – Minimum 75 milliseconds 175 milliseconds 375 milliseconds
Air Cylinder 40 dia x 13mm 70 dia x 13mm 100 dia x 19mm
Free Air Consumption per Cycle 228cc @ 6.8 bar 718cc @ 6.8 bar 940cc @ 6.8 bar
Print Head Dimensions (h,w,d) 195 x 195 x 155mm 195 x 250 x 210mm 222 x 277 x 200mm
Print Head Weight 4.65kg 8.5kg 14kg
Warm-up time from cold Typically 5 minutes Typically 8 minutes Typically 6 minutes
End of Foil Alarm Optional
Foil Capacity 305m (1000 ft)
Foil Feed Adjustment Positive, accurate and infinitely adjustable
Air Pressure 4.0 to 6.8 bar (60 to 100 PSI)
Dwell time range 12 – 650 milliseconds
Temperature Range Variable between 70 and 220 degrees C
Operating Voltage 110 or 240v AC, 50/60 Hz
Control Unit Dimensions 240 x 145 x 66mm
5000 series

5000 Series

The Open Date 5000 Series of automatic hot foil overprinters are high quality, heavy duty machines. They are designed to be attached to reel fed packaging machines to provide a large area on-line printing facility for logos graphics, dates and bar codes.

Given their large print area, 5000 Series printers can also span multiple lanes on sachet and labelling machines enabling a single printer to be used instead of one smaller printer per lane.

Main Features

  • 305m (1000ft) foil capacity
  • Integral solenoid valve
  • Proven reliability
  • Slide in type holder including lock
  • Full safety specification
  • Electronic control unit
  • Variable temperature control
  • Optional digital controller
SPECIFICATIONS MODEL 5000S MODEL 5000SP
Print Area 150 x 50mm (6″ x 2″) 150 x 100mm (6″ x 4″)
Operating Speed – Maximum 100 per minute 100 per minute
Main Air Cylinder 75 dia x 13mm 125 dia x 13mm
Print Head Dimensions 396 x 232 x 330mm 435 x 259 x 335mm
Print Head Weight 18kg (39lbs) 23kg (50lbs)
End of Foil Alarm Optional
Foil Capacity 305m (1000ft)
Foil width – maximum 165mm (6½”)
Foil Feed Adjustment Positive, accurate and infinitely adjustable
Operating Air Pressure 4.0 to 6.8 bar (60 to 100 PSI)
Dwell time range 12-650 milliseconds
Temperature Range Variable between 70 and 220 degrees C
Operating Voltage 110/240v AC, 50/60 Hz
Control Unit Dimensions 240 x 145 x 66mm
E-Coder

E-Coder

The E-Coder is a high quality hot foil coding attachment particularly suited to overprinting batch and lot numbers, expiry dates, use by dates and prices onto flexible packaging materials including films, labels and cartons.

A comprehensive range of features are included as standard with the E-Coder, yet it is priced for the budget conscious user who does not want to compromise on quality.

The external digital control unit allows fine setting adjustments to be made to maximise print quality and ensure that foil wastage is kept to a minimum.

Main Features

  • 40mm x 16mm print area
  • Digital electronic control unit with fault display
  • 183m foil capacity
  • User output signals
  • Easy load foil magazine
  • Safety interlocks for magazine
  • Compact size
  • LED display for operating temperature and time
SPECIFICATIONS E-CODER
Print Area 40 x 16mm
Operating speed (max.) 300 per minute
End of foil alarm Standard
Control Unit Indicator LED’s Print on-line, end of foil, heater fail, thermistor fail, low air
Foil capacity 183m (600 ft)
Foil width (max.) 41mm
Foil feed adjustment Accurate and infinitely adjustable
Dwell time range (1 millisecond increments) 10 to 2000 milliseconds
Temperature Range (1° increments) °C or °F selectable 70 to 220 °C (158 to 428°F)
Print head dimensions (H x W x D) 203 x 152 x 136mm
Air Cylinder 44mm dia x 13mm stroke
Air pressure required 4.0 to 6.8 bar (60 to 100 PSI)
Free air consumption per print 254cc @ 6.8 bar (100 PSI)
Operating voltage (auto-sensed) 115 or 240v AC, 50/60 Hz
Control Unit Dimensions (H x W x D) 66 x 145 x 240mm