This is a slide at the card exit which guides the card into a delivery tray of e.g. a vending machine.
Card drop function
The card drop function means that the card doesn´t remain in the card exit (bezel) but is dropped out of the device. This function is used when e.g. a card slide is used like in vending machines, the card is dropped in a delivery tray.
Higher frame with card reject bin
This option means that the frame of the device is higher which makes it possible to integrate a card reject bin. In this bin the rejected cards are stored.
Card capture function
The card capture function is an option which is used in card dispensers or card collectors. Cards which are e.g. defective or not collected from the customer are returned under the device or into a error card bin, see higher frame card reject bin option.
The shutter is a mechanical or electronical gate (see photo) for the card slot of card readers, card dispensers and card collectors. It prevents external influence like the insertion of coins, ice cream sticks, paper etc. (vandalism), into the card system which may cause device error or damages.
Card Lock System
With the card lock system, the card is mechanically locked inside the card reader and can´t be removed during data processing. So the card can´t be e.g. removed to early from the customer, while reading the data from the card.
The bezel is installed in front of the card slot of card reader, card dispenser and card collector, as a insertion aid for the cards.
HiCo LoCo magnetic stripe
According to ISO standard magnetic cards are referred as HiCo (high coercivity) with 2750-4000 Oe (Oe=Oerstedt which defines the auxilary of the magnetic field) or LoCo (low coercivity) with 300-600 Oe. According to this standard a magnetic card has a recording density of approx. 1224 Bit on three tracks. The tracks 1 +2 are specified for card reading. The track 3 ist specified for reading and storing data.
-Track 1: 76 characters (alphanumeric 7 Bit/character)
-Track 2: 37 characters (alphanumeric 5 Bit/character)
-Track 3: 104 characters (alphanumeric 5 Bit/character)
The difference between HiCo and LoCo is the following:
-LoCo: Is the standard and data stored on the card can be removed through external influence of a magnetic field.
-HiCo: The data stored on the card can´t be removed, in no case with a customary magnetic head.
In our products you find the option HiCo-LoCo magnetic stripe and switch, which means you can switch cards should be read/write in HiCo or LoCo, depending on your demand.
Card magazine capacity
All data referring to a card thickness of 0,76 mm. Thinner cards mean more capacity, thicker cards less.
In case of a 100 cards magazine it means:
76 cards mit 1 mm thickness
81 cards mit 0,84 mm thickness (z.B. RFID cards )
100 cards mit 0,76 mm thickness (z.B. magnetic cards)
152 cards mit 0,50 mm thickness(z.B. plstic or cardboard)
200 cards mit 0,38 mm thickness (paper cards)
380 cards en mit 0,20 mm thickness (paper cards)
The card thickness is adjustable (see FAQ: gap setting) on the system between 0,2 mm and 1,0 mm. For card setting use a space template or the cards to be used on the system with a tolerance of ca. 40%.
The systems can be adjusted to various card thickness, e.g. 0,2 mm to 1,0 mm. Default setting is 0,76 mm unless it is ordered with diffenrent setting. The card thickness can be easily adjusted at any time, see setting instructions in service manual.
The devices have two different card magazine types: a stacker type or exchange cartridge where the cards are stored. The stacker type is a static, not removable magazine. The exchange cartridge is a removable card magazine, which is used for e.g. quick filling of a dispenser whith new cards.
Festes Kartenmagazin / Stacker type card magazine
Wechselmagazin / Exchange cartridge type
The security cartridge is a closed and locked card magazine which is used for e.g. value cards like prepaid cards. The security cartridge is also locked inside the system and can´t be removed without software release from the stacker or system, to comletely seal the cartridge. It also has an ID number and own memory for secure operation.
The following devices have a security system: CIM-5000, CCM-5000, KSC-2000, KSC-2100, KSC-5600, CSC-2800
Thermal rewrite printing is a unique technology which allows to print cards, delete the print and reprint them again. This cards have a thermal sensitive surface (cover) and can be reused up to 500 times. This method is very suitable for applications like e.g. student cards. Environmetal friendly and economic.
On all our products the gap can be easily adjusted, depending on the thickness of the cards which are used. We provide preset gap setting of 0,76 mm (standard card). It´s possible to set the gap between 0,2 mm up to 1,0 mm (depending on the device). The setting can be easily changed at anytime.
In our card dispenser we have roller type or pusher type (or also called finger type) mechanism versions. Standard is the roller type. In case you will dispense cards which are e.g. reused, the pusher mechanism can be the better choice, because it´s easier to separate them. Reused cards sometimes stick together and the rubber roller can´t separate them, so subsequently card jam can occure. This problem can be prevented with the pusher mechanism.
Some of our card dispensers have the option security cardridge. This is a secure, closed and locked card magazine which is also locked to the system. The cards can only by removed, by software release from the system (card dispenser). This option was developed for value cards like prepaid cards, to prevent lost in storage and transportation.
The following card dispenser have the security cartridge option: CIM-5000, CCM-5000, KSC-2000, KSC-2100, KSC-5600 and CSC-2800.
Thermal dye-sublimation printer
A thermal dye-sublimation printer is a digital printing technology which uses heat to transfer dye onto materials such as plastic cards. This priting method allows you to print in high qualtity, with full color and with 300 dpi resolution for excellent printing results.