DePaul University in Chicago, IL requires padlocks, lock cylinders, and keys to be uniquely identified in order to track and organize them. Imagine not knowing which key fit which lock or cylinder set and multiply that by the number of students, faculty, and rooms on campus and you get a sense of the size of the problem. For over 20 years the DePaul University key shop used a holder and type set from Durable Mecco to mark each piece with a unique serial number.
When Tom Hojnacki, DePaul University Key Shop Supervisor, realized he needed a new set with more characters he knew immediately who to call - Durable Mecco. According to Mr. Johnacki, "The Durable Mecco Utility Type and Holder set we bought over 20 years is used many multiple times every day with virtually no visible wear, mushrooming of the top, or chips. The set looks almost like new! We had another holder from another company that mushroomed which required us to cut it down and re-grind the top in order to use it. The Durable Mecco set is a nice kit and never wears out so when we needed a new larger character set we knew who to call."
The Durable Mecco Utility Type and Holder set is flexible and rugged enough to meet most any manual marking application.
Durable Mecco steel stamp products are:
Interchangeable - standard blank size enables use of multiple character sizes with same holder
Durable - through hardened and annealed at hole for toughness
Heavy Duty - long life because they are made from special tool steel
Durable Mecco also manufactures steel marking type for every O.E.M. impact press including G.T. Schmidt®, Pannier, Matthews®, Hilti®, Columbia®, Automator®, can marking embossing type and others. Steel type holders can be supplied with a shank for press style use or a simple hand held version for use with a hammer.
This post was published on September 3, 2010 and updated on March 30, 2015.