We started business in January 1989 as Canadian Card Systems Inc. printing small orders of plastic cards and selling and servicing Norcom embossers and imprinters. As our business grew we added more products that built on our knowledge of the markets and our ability to properly service what we sold. For clarity purposes we changed our name to Cancard Inc. in 2012. Today we focus on the following markets:
We normally sell “off the shelf” products but we work with our suppliers and customers to customize machines to meet the customer’s specific needs. We have customized card mailing machines and sorters, metal tag embossers, labelling equipment and workstations on wheels. After all you want the right equipment for your job and we want to work with you to get it.
Whether you need 1 badge or a million, we can do it for you or supply you with the equipment , software and supplies do it yourself. We offer a variety of solutions including Zebra, Evolis, CIM, Matica, Toppan, HID, Pinpoint.
Our service staff are extremely versatile electro-mechanical technicians enabling us to service competitors’ equipment as well as any specialized machines our customers need maintained or serviced.
The Prospector 610 Embosser is a fully automatic and cost effective way to produce legible and long lasting core sample box tags in the field. Combining the reliability, quality and portability of a light weight yet durable machine to stand up in the harsh environments found in the mining industry.
The Prospector 610 is a compact system offering portability that is critical when moving the system from site to site. The embosser is mounted in a rapid deployment case that is specific to the system to ensure safe and easy transport. Inside the Embosser case you will find everything that is needed to produce metal tags onsite including a spot for extra tags.
Every Prospector 610 system comes with Embosser works Production software enabling automatic production from a database and pre-defined tag layout. Optional database types include: Excel .xls, Access.mdb, Text .txt or.csv, Dbase .dbf
CanCard Inc. has designed a unique solution to a durable, reliable machine readable DataMatrix code for severe environments. Our customer's needed a quick and economical method using proven technology. The mark not only had to survive harsh environments but be readable after other processes such as heat treating , painting and sandblasting. Speed and reliability were essential and important considerations for any of our assembly line customers.
With CanCard's 20 years experience in providing embossers for the automotive, steel fabricator and aerospace industries, we knew we had a durable proven method of producing a permanent mark without going to the expense of incorporating a laser. The DataMatrix code had become the industrial standard for a durable 2D code. Our solution was to combine the DataMatrix code with the embosser to produce a robust barcode tag that could survive the harsh environments of our clientele.
The universal plate feeder, available on the Cancard DM411 can easily be adapted to accommodate plates of various sizes and shapes. Simply untighten the knob on top of the feeder and adjust the X-Y axis to the desired plate size to be personalized at any moment. It's that easy!
The internal clamp that holds plates during the embossing process, is designed so that variable plate sizes, shapes and thicknesses can be embossed without any adjustment. This means that each of these systems can easily be switched from one personalization job to another without any complex adjustments on behalf of the operator.
A new revolutionary gear-driven embossing wheel mechanism not only warrants increased speed, higher precision and reliability over time, but also a more silent operation than before. The Cancard DM411 is the fastest and most silent embosser in its category.
The Cancard DM411 is equipped with a heavy duty embossing mechanism which includes a powerful hightorque motor, high percussion embossing arms, hardened drum and special hardened fonts to personalize plates of various materials (steel, iron, aluminium, bronze, etc.) and thicknesses with a very high quality result.
An external LCD display, available on all models, provides the operator with continuous machine status and allows the monitoring of the plate personalization process. The RS232 port allows all three systems to be operated through an on-line connection to a PC or host computer. Data can also be entered through a keyboard in an off-line mode, using the LCD display to view the information being typed.
To accommodate the many different requirements across industries, the DM411 can be equipped with a large variety of embossing wheels and font styles. Embossing drum capacity ranges from 60 to 100 character slots, and special drums are available for the automotive industry to accommodate specially designed fonts and dual sets of fonts. Standard font sizes range from 0,12" to 0,48" in height and most are available in embossing, debossing and indent. Special fonts and logos can be manufactured upon request.
The DM411 is usually equipped with a side-eject system with an external plate collection tray. This is particularly suited in those cases where plate sizes and shapes are changed frequently. However, for larger volumes of a specified plate size, an optional FIFO elevator mechanism is available. An optional "unloader full" sensor which halts machine operation when the FIFO stacker is full of embossed plates can be delivered on both systems.