A360-HB1 Archimede™ - Low to Medium Volume Simultaneous Tinting

A360-HB1 Archimede™ – Simultaneous Hybrid


A360-HB1 Archimede™ – Low to Medium Volume Simultaneous Colorant Dispenser

The A360-HB1, or A360 Hybrid, combines HERO’s standard flow pumps with high flow pumps for the most used colorants. This hybrid system yields a maximum available flow rate of 80 oz per minute.

All models in the A360 Archimede™ family incorporate HERO’s patented Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP) dispensing technology. This innovative and revolutionary pump design allows HERO to offer the first truly low maintenance automatic colorant dispenser. In fact, we believe it offers the lowest cost of ownership available in the market today. The A360-HB1 Archimede™ is so simple to repair that an entire dispense circuit can be replaced without tools or special training in less than 15 minutes. In addition, the A360-HB1 Archimede™ further reduces yearly maintenance costs as it does not suffer calibration drift like other competing technologies.

Thanks to this technology’s ability to reverse the flow of colorant through the pump, HERO has also solved the problem of colorant drying in the nozzle. This feature is referred to as “pull-back”.  At the end of each dispense, the pump reverses rotation “pulling” back the colorant inside the nozzles. This minimizes contact of colorant with air.

The A360-HB1 Archimede™ dispenses up to four colorants simultaneously and offers precision unmatched by its rivals. On average dispenses, the accuracy is within +/-1%. Yes, this unit is so precise it can be used to tint sample color testers!


  • Unbeatable precision and productivity (better than a gear pump system)
  • Unmatched durability and low maintenance costs (similar to a piston pump system)
  • Simple to repair – a complete dispense circuit can be replaced in less than 15 minutes without the need for special tools or training
  • Drift free calibration
  • Simple to use
  • Unbeatable quality and speed/price ratio
  • No remodeling required as this unit is designed to fit in the same footprint as a manual dispenser
  • Simultaneous dispense – 4 channels (colorants) at once – max dispense rate of up to 80 ounces per minute!


  • Eliminates cost of repeated calibrations and repairs for which other technologies require a service technician
  • Capable of dispensing difficult products
  • Colorant drying in the nozzles will be a thing of the past
  • Improved durability and pump life compared to gear drive units


  • Canisters are mounted on a rotating frame to facilitate ease of colorant refilling
  • Low refill threshold is ideal for staff of any height
  • Top surface can be used to hold a computer with monitor and a label printer at a comfortable height
  • Space saving compact design

*Specifications subject to change without notice


Dispense System
Volumetric simultaneous

Number of circuits
Up to 16 or 24

Dispense technology
Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP)

Water-based or universal colorants

Canister size
2.6 quarts (2.5 liters)

Max flow rate
80 oz/min. (2.4 l/min.)

Average accuracy
+/-1% (colorant dependent)

Minimum dispense quantity
1/768 oz (colorant dependent)

Nozzle capping system
Fully automatic humidifier cap

Can locator
Photocell can sensor

Can handling
Manually positionable shelf

16 canisters model – W 32” x D 32” x H 47”
24 canisters model – W 35” x D 38” x H 47”

Shipping dimensions & weight
16 canisters model – W 37” x D 38” x H 67” / 320 lbs
* Dimensions and weight depend on configuration.

Required input power
110/220 VAC 50/60 Hz

Computer, label printer and bar code reader

*Specifications subject to change without notice