Cancard Inc.

About Us

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:

  • Tagging and labelling applications for tracking work in progress through high heat, painting, galvanizing, or shot blasting processes which destroy most labels or tags.
  • High speed credit card embossers, thermal printers and mailing systems for card issuers.
  • Queuing, way-finding and registration systems and kiosks for hospitals and clinics and retailers.
  • Photo ID services and machines for those needing photo ID.
  • Ergonomic work stations and desks for any application or use.
  • Third party service on any electro-mechanical equipment.

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.


Industries & Solutions

Healthcare

Hospital ADT (admitting, discharge, transfer)

Patient Care

Retail

Manufacturing

Aerospace, automotive, steel fabricating:

  • Laser printers which print metal tags, on demand, with bar-codes and other information, to track work-in-process through painting, galvanizing, shot-blasting, high heat and other extreme processes From Infosight
  • Machines to emboss metal tags, on demand, with crucial information and 2D bar-codes, for tracking work-in-process through multiple manufacturing stages.From CIM
  • Bar-coded labels designed for long life, paint processes or other extreme manufacturing conditions. From ImageTek

Shipbuilding and Power Stations

  • Metal tags and labels for identifying conduit, wires, pipes and valves
  • Embossers and printers, tags and labels from CIM, Infosight and ImageTek

Mining

Forestry / Other

Tree farms, Nurseries, and most asset management applications

  • Metal tags and plastic labels able to withstand extreme weather conditions and air pollution for years. From CIM and ImageTek

Credit Cards

  • High speed card embossers and thermal printers From Matica
  • Card mailing systems From Matica
  • Third party service for DataCard and NBS machines by our trained service technicians

Photo Identification

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 in-house service bureau can do it for you

Third Party Service

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.

In-House Service Bureau

If your volumes or budget prohibit investment in equipment our in-house service bureau is your solution.

Contact Us for more information.


Products

Hospital ADT Applications

Metal Tagging

  • Cancard DM411 Metal Tag Embosser View More
    (For embossing the rugged 2D bar on metal tags)
  • Cancard Prospector 610 View More
  • InfoSight Laser printers and tags Infosight

Industrial Labelling Applications

  • ImageTek labels and labeling equipment ImageTek
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Cancard Prospector 610 Embosser

For Core Sample Boxes

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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.

Features:

Portability

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.

Embosser Works Production software

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

Specifications:

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Cancard DM411

2D DataMatrix Capable Automatic Tag Embosser

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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.

Features:

Universal Plate Feeder

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!

Universal Clamp

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.

Gear Driven Embossing Wheel

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.

Heavy Duty Embossing Mechanism

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.

Other Features:

On or Offline

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.

Large Variety of Embossing Wheels and Font Sizes

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.

Side Eject or Fifo Output Stacker

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.

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Cancard Inc.
177 Idema Rd., Markham, ON L3R 1A9
Canada

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