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The Key To Tracking Locks is Durable Mecco Steel Type and Holders

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. 

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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

Standard Durable Mecco Slotted Steel Type and Utility Steel Type will satisfy every industrial marking application where interchangeable information is required.

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.