codification Posts

‘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.

What is traceability?

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According to the AECOC Food Safety Committee, traceability “is the set of those pre-established and self-sufficient procedures that mean that the history, location and distribution of a product or batch of products can be tracked at any given time along the supply chain, through the use of certain tools.”

Many of us have in our minds different cases of contaminated food products that have reached the final consumer and have generated scandals in the defence of both human and animal health. Food safety is the most important thing that must be provided to the consumer, since factors such as taste, smell or colour can be considered to be objective, but safety can never be negotiable.

Macsa ID, your passport to Industry 4.0 readiness

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Industry 4.0 projects are implemented in many companies today with a common objective to integrate business processes through cloud technologies. These help implement synergy across the company. In many cases projects such as big data analytics, preventive maintenance, and remote maintenance by specialists are targeted as the first step in the process.SPA-F-20-cream-touchscreen-macsa-coding

These projects necessitate the development of products that cover the aspects of maintenance, administration capability, fault-free operation and data collection.

Product development and engineering processes in Macsa ID are oriented to produce smart equipment.