T2 Controller and Dot Peen Software – MECCO


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T2 Controller

T2 Controller

T2 Controller and Software for COUTH Machines

The T2 Controller is an industrial-strength electric controller for our pin marking machines.

As of January 1, 2020, all new MECCO dot peen systems come standard with COUTHsmartbox Controller.
Learn more about the Smartbox Controller.

New Dot Peen Controller Product Info & Support Information:

The newest addition to our dot peen product family is the automated, adaptable COUTHsmartbox Controller. It delivers easy PC-free operation, ergonomic design, and seamless connectivity.

Are you a customer who currently owns a T2 Controller? Read more about how we're making it easy to get supprt and transition to COUTHsmartbox Controller:

  • Effective 1/1/2020, all new dot peen systems purchased come standard with the Smartbox Controller.
  • MECCO and Couth will maintain a full stock of spare parts for faster repairs.
  • We will continue to support existing T2 Controllers.
  • Operator training is available to help get your operation up to speen on Smartbox Controllers.

System Features

  • Stand-alone unit. No PC required for its operation
  • Controller suitable for any COUTH marking system
  • Pneumatic or electromagnetic drive according to mechanics
  • Graphic menus for easier use
  • Multi-language menus
  • Vectorial marking without losing resolution, whatever the size
  • Straight, oblique, arc, and symmetrical marking capabilities
  • Marking of serial numbers, prior setting of range and recurrence, shifts, time, date, week, etc.
  • Marking of logos and special characters
  • Marking of 2D DataMatrix coding
  • Choice of fonts. Possibility of creating customized fonts
  • Adjustable character compression, expansion, spacing, italic writing, and dot density
  • Adjustable speed and impacting force
  • Plug-in or built-in Start/Stop push-button box
  • Slave mode of operation with PC or PLC

Technical Specifications

  • RS232 series interface, adaptable to RS485, Ethernet, Profibus
  • 11 input signals and 7 output signals, all programmable for connection to PLC
  • Socket for external keyboard connection
  • Socket for barcode or DataMatrix code reader connection
  • Connector for plate feeder, rotating devices, jogging systems, etc.
  • 40-line files (75 characters/line)
  • Storage of up to 500 files
  • PC-compatible SD Card for storage and transfer of settings, files, logos, etc.
  • RoHS standard compliant SMD technology. Complies with CE mark European Directive standards
  • Power supply: 110/220V, 50/60Hz
  • 120mmx90mm, 320x240 pixel grey scale display
  • Dimensions (width x height x depth -mm-) 280x160x261
  • Weight: 5.450kg

Series Connection

The T2 communications protocol makes it possible to manage the entire marking process of several marking units simultaneously from a PC or PLC.

This is a robust, 100% reliable communications protocol featuring a large set of commands that permit changing any of the controller’s general parameters as well as the marking parameters.

T2 Controller Integration

Digital Input & Output Connection

Manage the entire marking process from an automated PLC with a set of 11 input and 7 output digital signals as well as 3 timers.

In addition to fixed meaning signals (error, pause, ready, reset, and binary marking), the programmable inputs and outputs in combination with the timers give users an option to control various external electromechanical devices or to create simple automatisms.

Dot Peen Software

A computer is not required to run the COUTH pin marking systems. However, users can attach a computer to the T2 controller to add further ease of use and additional capabilities.

MECCO provides two programs at no cost to assist with faster programming and additional features: MCEDIT2 and MCVector. The MCEDIT2 Windows-based software allows you to quickly and easily create marking files that can be loaded on to the dot peen controller. The MCVector program is used to create logos and other graphics in the proper language for the controller.

Aside from these standard programs, we also have the ability to create custom software to help with data integration and ease of use.

T2 Controller Product Resources

Product Resources are available in our Virtual Product Support section, including:
  • Software Files
  • Manuals
  • Integration Guides
  • Troubleshooting Videos
  • Software Training Videos

Go To Downloads


Software Programs

  • MCEdiT2

    Create marking files on a computer quickly. This easy-to-use marking file creation and editing software application is designed for use with the T2 controller. 

  • MCVector

    Use this software to convert logos and graphics to work with the COUTH marking systems. Simply import a CAD file, bmp, or jpg image and trace the graphic to convert the image into a format supported by the T2 controller.

  • Custom GUI

    Create custom programs to help simplify and/or automate the use of the dot peen marking systems. Typical applications for this are the creation of a custom Graphical User Interface (GUI) and data communications with programs like SAP or plant floor control software and PLCs.

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