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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.

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.