The unit wheel is easily changed by rotating the knob on the right side of the frame. The unit wheel is indexed for direct sight reading, thus simplifying character selection. The other wheels are changed by using the convenient spanner wrench. These wheels do not need to be changed frequently; for example, the tens wheel only needs changing every ten numbers with the spanner wrench.
Construction & Parts
The innovative design of the machine guarantees consistently uniform character alignment and depth of impression. Multiple wheels are held in position by retaining pawls and retaining pawls springs. A retaining pawl seats the index plate on each of the one-piece wheels. The wheels are engraved for accuracy, strength and alignment. Crafted from high grade tool steel, they are precision heat treated for severe usage and long life. Unlike less rugged designs of other manufacturers, we optimize our frame designs to be compatible with the number of wheels desired by increasing the frame and leg widths. All 1/8″ machines have two knobs, whereas 5/32″ and larger machines have one knob and are constructed using larger diameter wheels, wheel shafts and frames. Hand shank frames are constructed of heat-treated high-grade alloy steel to resist chipping. The hand shank is vinyl coated to absorb shock during the marking operation when the shank is struck with a hammer blow.
The Model 80P can be adapted to virtually any press. Our standard shank is 1″ diameter x 1-1/4″ or 2″ long. We offer a standard dovetail shank to fit our hand and power presses or Model 116 Dovetail Adapter. We can make custom round or rectangular shanks. We can omit the shank and provide tapped mounting holes or install a custom designed adapter. We also can leave the top flat so the customer can drill and tap or mount an adapter.
• Hot Stamping Equipment
• All wheels indexed for direct sight reading
• Optional character styles and configurations
Characters on Standard Wheels
Wheels can be engraved with any character, symbol, or style. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
• Figures 1 to 0 – and blank (12 division)
• Letters A to L and blank (12 division), I omitted (Quick-change only)
• Letters M to X and blank (12 division), O omitted (Quick-change only)
• Letters A to M and blank (14 division*)
• Letters N to Z and blank (14 division*)
Note: *14 division wheels cannot be used in the quick-change position.
When ordering, please specify the following:
• Number of wheels
• Character size
• Wheel arrangement (from left to right)
• Shank requirements
Note: Consult our Price List for the number of wheels, character sizes and non-standard round or dovetail shanks available. Consult our Length of Impression Gauge to determine character size required and associated Length of Impression. Our Price List and Length of Impression Gauge may be obtained by requesting our catalog. By using shanks outlined in the Price List, the Model 80P can be easily adapted to the Model 98 and Model 47 Platforms.