HERO A460 Waterbased Automatic Simultaneous Dispenser


A460 - Medium to High Volume Simultaneous Colorant Dispenser

Manufacturer: HERO

Part #: A460-12E-8345

Description: Automatic dispenser, high-volume tinting (Large). Max flow rate 4 channels 80 oz/min. Water-based or universal colorants (non-solvent).

12 canister capacity:

  • 5.3 Qts. x 4
  • 3.7 Qts. x 8

The A460 incorporates HERO’s patented High Flow (HF) Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP) dispensing technology. This innovative and revolutionary pump design allows HERO to offer the first truly low maintenance automatic colorant dispenser, combined with the high speed throughput required by busy operations. In fact, we believe it offers the lowest cost of ownership available on the market today. The A460 incorporates this PCP technology into its unique cartridge design pump which allows for quick, clean and simple replacement. In addition, the A460 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 A460 dispenses up to four colorants simultaneously and offers precision unmatched by its rivals. On average dispenses, the accuracy is within +/-1%, even at a speed of 80 ounces per minute. Yes, this unit is so precise it can be used to tint sample color testers!

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  • Unbeatable precision and productivity (better than a gear pump system)
  • Unmatched durability and low maintenance cost (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/price ratio
  • Simultaneous dispense of up to 4 colorants at once – up to 80 ounces per minute!
  • New cartridge pumps for quick and clean pump replacement


  • 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


  • Space saving compact design
  • Sturdy sliding shelf for computer with monitor and other accessories
  • Refill threshold is ideal for staff of any height
  • Electrically powered can shelf makes it easy to tint different can sizes

*Specifications subject to change without notice



Dispensing system Volumetric simultaneous
Maximum flow rate 80 oz/min
Accuracy 1/768th minimum dispense
Pump Technology Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP)
Canisters capacity 3.7, 5.3 Qts
Average precision +/-1%
Can positioning Automatic elevator
Nozzle closer Automatic watertight humidifier cap
Can detector Laser aiming device (Photocell)
Colorant compatibility Universal, Waterborne and Organic
Software TintWise POS. Compatible with any
color matching system
Minimum can height 90 mm/ 3.54”
Maximum can height 565 mm/ 22.24”
Dimension & Weight W 37” x D 29” x H 45” / 430 lbs.
Power supply 110/220V 50/60 Hz