Universal Marking

Porous Midsize-Coders

Printing the same information on your cartons but need an alternative solutions to the expensive ink jet systems?

(MS-120 Shown with the optional reservoir inking system cover.)

Universal’s line of MidSize Coders establish a new standard of quality and versatility in contact coding systems.  The unique modular design of these machines provides the flexibility to adapt the coder to a wider range of applications than any other system on the market.  To provide unsurpassed durability, the frames and print drums on these coders are precision machined from solid aircraft grade aluminum thus eliminating the use of castings. 

Porous Midsize Coders are offered in both 12” & 15” circumference print drum models for more accurate matching of the coder to the carton size. The long frame design and extended deflection capability add to the machine’s versatility.  When fitted with the optional Reservoir Inking System Cover assembly, the ink rolls are re-inked automatically during the printing operation.

These coders can be ordered for either right-hand or left-hand mounting configuration and are easily field converted if mounting requirements change.  The innovative print drum indexing mechanism on these coders was designed to provide both fast response and positive indexing on cartons as short as 55% of the print drum circumference.  The quick change print drum feature not only facilitates off-line code changes when spare drums are ordered but if the print applications change, the print drum size can be readily changed to accommodate the new requirements.

All porous models of the Midsize Coder come complete with a dry Microcell Ink Roll and print drums which accommodate RIBtype die systems.  Both sizes available in 1-1/8" & 2.0" print widths. Use with #1150 coder inks.

These units are Non-Indexing Porous Midsize Coders:
Model Print Area Item Number  
MS-120NI 1 1/8" x 12" 108M-MS120NI  
MS-150NI 1 1/8" x 15" 108M-MS150NI  
MS-220NI 2" x 12" 108M-MS220NI  
MS-250NI 2" x 15" 108M-MS250NI  
Optional Reservoir Inking System Cover - Call for details.

 

These units are Indexing Porous Midsize Coders:
Model Print Area Item Number  
MS-120 1 1/8" x 12" 108M-MS120  
MS-150 1 1/8" x 15" 108M-MS150  
MS-220 2" x 12" 108M-MS220  
MS-250 2" x 15" 108M-MS250  
Optional Reservoir Inking System Cover - Call for details.

Save time with extra print rollers by preparing in advance.

Additional Print Drum Rollers:

12" x 1 1/8" Assembly Item #108P-MSC120PDA 
15" x 1 1/8" Assembly Item #108P-MSC150PDA 
12" x 2" Assembly Item #108P-MSC220PDA 
15" x 2" Assembly Item #108P-MSC250PDA 

Replacement Ink Rollers:

MICROCELL ink rolls are the most durable rolls available on the market today. This material is an extremely tough, hard density urethane foam which will last up to a year or more under normal conditions. It is recommended for use with Universal #1150 Ink or equivalent for printing on corrugated cartons and other porous surface materials. These rolls are re-inkable for maximum economy.

Replacement Microcell Porous (DRY):

1 1/8" Midsize Coder Ink Roller Item #108C-MSMC1 
2" Midsize Coder Ink Roller Item #108C-MSMC2 

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XF NEOPRENE ink rolls are made from extra firm density foam. Although not quite as durable as Microcell, XF Neoprene rolls offer slightly higher print quality and are recommended where 3 or 4 lines of type are required. These rolls can be used with Universal #1150 Ink for porous applications. These rolls are re-inkable for maximum economy.

Replacement XF Neoprene Porous (DRY):

1 1/8" Midsize Coder Ink Roller Item #108C-MSXC1 
2" Midsize Coder Ink Roller Item #108C-MSXC2 

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NEOPRENE ink rolls are made from soft density foam material. Because this material has a larger cell structure, it is highly recommended for use with Pigmented Inks for carton printing on porous materials. Although this material is not as durable as XF Neoprene, it provides an acceptable print quality when a lighter touch is required. These rolls are re-inkable for maximum economy.

Replacement Porous Neoprene (Dry):

1 1/8" Midsize Coder Ink Roller Item #108C-MSFC1 
2" Midsize Coder Ink Roller Item #108C-MSFC2 

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Note: Ink rolls must be completely pre-inked before use with Universal’s patented 4 oz. Reservoir Inking System Cartridges.