Traceability for the beverage industry
Beverage manufacturers (including carbonated drinks, soft drinks, mineral water, wine, beer, cider and juices etc.) must print codes on the product packaging, on high-speed production lines and on a wide range of materials. Marking in this industry presents one of the most demanding production environments in existence.
Macsa ID recommends laser technology for the application of codes in this industry due to their low maintenance costs and ability to mark on a wide range of materials in a clean and safe way, with clear legibility.
Macsa ID laser solutions are very adaptable and are particularly useful for manufacturers where coding is required in multiple places and on multiple substrates of the same product. For example, wine manufacturers can mark both the glass bottle neck and its base in addition to the cork and packaging, such as wooden boxes and barrels.
Labelling and ink marking systems are also available for the beverage industry. These are very versatile systems which, like their laser counterparts, can also mark on a wide variety of materials, such as glass, crystal, PET and plastic, among others. These systems can provide custom labelling for wine bottles as well as label application on a host of other substrates.
In terms of marking on cans and cartons, Macsa ID coding and marking equipment and solutions make it possible to print expiry and batch codes with laser or ink, as well as QR codes on aluminium cans for soft drinks.