codification Posts

Marking on an oil bottle (PET)

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PET containers are the most frequently used ones in the industry thanks to their resistance, flexibility and its ease of molding. In this case, a QR code + 1 line of text (Macsa’s website) were marked on an oil bottle (PET). The difficulty of this type of marking is to ensure that the coding is visible and readable on the transparent plastic and on a material that can easily become greasy during the production chain process.

The marking visibility is high because the marking obtained is white on the transparent plastic and on the background, which is yellow in this case. With the appropriate power of the laser (30W), a QR code mark is produced which is perfectly readable with any mobile application.

Macsa ID acquires majority shareholding in Halo Lasers UK, a manufacturer of industrial marking lasers.

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Thanks to this acquisition, Macsa ID consolidates its position as a technology leader in the industrial laser marking sector at a global level and establishes a direct presence in an important market.

Macsa ID is a company that delivers solutions to meet the coding, identification and traceability needs of the manufacturing industry. It is one of the largest five international companies in the laser coding and marking sector and has a sales and service network that spans more than 80 countries and has direct offices in Spain, Portugal, China, Singapore and UK.

Macsa ID with its headquarters in Sant Fruitós del Bages (Barcelona, Spain), is the only Spanish company that manufactures laser marking equipment. The company invests more than 8% of revenues in R & D annually to maintain its position as a technology leader in the market.halo-lasers-macsa-logo

In 2017 Macsa ID achieved double digit growth for the 9th consecutive year and expects to do so again in 2018.

‘Annealing’ on stainless steel bearing

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Metal parts, such as bearings, also need to be marked for identification with their product reference, brand or lot number for later traceability. Metal requires a marking and coding that does not damage the surface and with a high marking contrast in order to read the data properly.

For this purpose, and in general for the marking of metallic materials such as stainless steel, we use a fibre laser such as the SPA F-9020, which by means of annealing – or changing the metal’s colour by increasing its temperature – we can obtain a permanent black marking of great legibility and without damaging the surface.

Coding with laser reactive ink on glass

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Glass, one of the most widely used substrates in cosmetics and perfumes, is one of the materials in which laser marking is of excellent quality and which is also considered as one of the hardest. In addition to this, Macsa ID has developed a system that allows a QR code plus 2 lines of text to be marked on a base of laser reactive ink.

laser-coding-macsa-perfum-02The reactive ink base generates a black label as a reaction to the heat which then allows a clear and quality contrast to be made. Thanks to a patented system, the permanence and durability of the reactive layer against scratches and/or external agents is guaranteed.

With this system, which achieves high marking speeds, the possibility arises of marking variable or promotional codes (QR codes to be read with a smartphone) on substrates (glass) that previously required a machine vision system in order to be read later on. Moreover, the IP54 protection of the system prevents the glass debris produced from the marking from entering the laser or damaging the lens.

Serial Farma, the solution for medicine serialization.

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Macsa ID, a leader in marking, coding and traceability solutions, together with Adents, experts in serialisation, are proud to present SERIAL FARMA, the most comprehensive global solution to comply with the new mandatory regulation on pharmaceutical serialisation.

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The Falsified Medicines Directive (Directive 2011/62/EU) establishes solutions to combat counterfeit medicines. It is a key priority in the Medical and Pharmaceutical Sector as all pharmaceutical laboratories with prescription medicines must comply with the EU-FMD before the deadline of 9th February 2019.

On the 5th October we attended the ‘Are you ready for serialisation?’ conference organised by AECOC (in Madrid), where we participated in the roundtable to discuss the new regulations, inform manufacturers of the effect they will have and offer our different solutions. We were also present at the same event held in Barcelona on 18th October.