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Columbia controls the three variables for a quality hot stamp impression:

air pressure regulator




Pressure is developed by a double acting air cylinder controlled through an air pressure regulator.* 
*Optional with unit models, standard with bench model package.






Heat is developed by high density cartridge heaters, assuring uniform heat distribution. Columbia offers a basic internal adjustable heat control thermoswitch, or thermocouple sensor for use with optional remote digital heat control.


dwell 3.



Dwell for individual units is controlled, in automation, by a timer in an existing on-line controller. For stand-alone marking machines, dwell is controlled by either a solid state or pneumatic adjustable timer.



Columbia Marking Tools offers standard and special options for the 900 series hot stamp markers including: bench and floor style machines, numbering heads, foil feeds, and modular controls.

Columbia's hot stamp type, inserts, and logos are specially manufactured for durability and are recommended for maximum efficiency of the 900 series. These hot stamp markers are ideal for marking date codes, part numbers, plant codes, shift data, serial numbers, and other product data or heat staking on an infinite variety of plastic parts.