American Perforator 400 Dating Machine Perforators American Perforator

American Perforator 400 Dating Machine Perforators American Perforator

American Perforator 400 Machine

  • SKU: APC400
  • GTIN/UPC: 9358476086631
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The American Perforator 400 Machine is designed to streamline your office operations with unparalleled perforation capability for a variety of documents.

Basic Specs of the American Perforator 400 Machine

  • Capacity: 20 sheets
  • Max. Lines: 3
  • Electrical: 115 V
  • Dimensions: 13" L x 7" W x 10" H
  • Weight: 43 lbs.

Description of the American Perforator 400 Machine

The numbers and/or the date on the middle (2nd line) are changeable on this model version and it is the most popular, while the 3rd and the 1st lines can be used for as many as 9 to 10 fixed digits or characters (including spaces). For perforation purposes, one, two, or three lines can be used on the Model 400.

Please note: the American Perforator 400 is a basic configuration, and is custom built to order.

The top of the perforation starts about 5/8 inch (16mm) from the leading edge of the paper on the more common applications including invoice canceling. By adding a special fixed back stop, this distance can be modified so the perforation begins closer to the document’s leading edge. The perforated holes are spaced so that they limit the destruction of any print on the documents and are normally .046 inch in diameter. In some cases a .036 inch hole punch must be used where a smaller hole size is needed or the number of digits required for numbering is greater than 8. However, when the smaller hole size is required, the capacity of the machine will be less.

If a Date is used, the distance from the top of the DATE to the leading edge of the paper is about 1 5/8 inch (approx. 41mm) and the width of the inscription is about 1 7/8 inch (approx. 46mm) wide. Usually, the DATE numbers are separated by one divider hole and consist of 6 changeable digits. The divider holes can’t be removed, but the date digits, can be very easily blanked out if necessary.

Please see our full lineup of American Perforator 400 Machines:

Why Choose the American Perforator 400?

There are three very good reasons that many businesses and governmental agencies can and do use 400 series perforators:

(1) To Permanently Mark Documents: Perforation will provide a clear and permanent perforation for many kinds of documents. You can also mark more than one document at a time.

Your efforts will be irreversible and complete: You cannot erase a hole and you won’t “miss” any documents in the stack.

(2) To Enhance Productivity in the Office: The model 400 series perforator marks documents quickly and clearly, marking up to as many as *25 documents at one time, although few than 25 is more realistic for most applications.. Temporary staff will even be able to mark thousands of documents per hour effortlessly and accurately. *(Because of the different models and the difference of paper thickness, 15 to 18 sheets at one time is more common and realistic.)

(3) The Elimination of Duplicate Payments: This application is our most popular. Even one duplicate payment is one too many!

Auditors really love perforators when used for canceling invoices and eliminate internal fraud or the duplicate payment of an invoice. There are lots of different reasons why this happens at times – like a faint impression on an invoice or if invoices are stuck together. The 400 series perforator is able to leave an obvious and permanent mark through ALL the documents in an invoice package marking when the payment has been made. On our most popular electric perforator, The Model 400, the 1st and 3rd lines can be used for as many as 9-10 fixed digits and/or characters (including spaces) and changeable digits can be used on the 2nd line. A limited number or changeable characters in the middle line is also possible depending on your requirements.

The Model 400 is available with one, two, or three lines for perforations. The middle line will usually have a changeable date. The standard “Date” in the formats of MM.DD.YY or DD.MM.YY and “PAID” perforations are readily available.

The Model 400A is the solution for special applications that are heavy duty and only require a fixed inscription. Should the concern be the number of papers or documents to be perforated, the 400A is our alternative to hand perforators.

The American 400 perforator will perforate using customer specific lettering ($125 per character).

Made in the U.S.A.

Manufacturer Name American
Capacity Up to 20 sheets*
Max Number of Lines 3
Model # 400
Weight 43 lbs.
Height 10 inches
Width 13 inches
Depth 7"
Voltage 115 Volts; other voltages available
Warranty Click here to view warranty
Shipping Weight 43.0 lbs.


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