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Hollerith Punching

Johnson Business Machines, Inc. is very proud of their Hollerith Punch Press. We are the leader in the industry for using this technology.

A little background on Hollerith:

Herman Hollerith, an American inventor, combined the use of punched cards with devices that created and electronically read the cards. Hollerith's tabulator was used for the 1890 United States census. Hollerith's Tabulating Machine Company eventually merged with other companies in 1924 to become International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).

Data is stored on a Hollerith Card by punching small spots or holes in its surface. The card then is read by either the passage of light through the holes or by fine contact brushes that connects with an electrical contact on the other side. These cards are similar in design to those once used in early computer systems where data was written and read to cards in the form of small holes.

People want to store a LOT of data on plastic cards. And they want that data to be 'invisible' to cardholders. We help you accomplish just that...

With this system, holes are punched in a plastic or paper card and read optically. One of the earliest technologies, it is now seen as an encoded room key in hotels. The technology is not secure, but cards are economical to produce and widely used.

We proudly handle all projects that need to use our Hollerith Punch Press and ensure the best production in the industry with this technology. Call JBM today for a quote at 1-800-786-5101.
Herman Hollerith
Herman Hollerith
Sample Hollerith Card
Sample Hollerith Card