Markem-Imaje, the global provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions and industrial marking and coding systems, has announced the launch of two new accessories for its 60-watt CO2 laser printer, the SmartLase® C600, offering additional functionality and a broader range of applications.
The two new accessories, the SmartLase® C600 X-WIDE multi-lane solution for the 60W laser printer, as well as a new laser Beam Orientation Unit (BOU), will offer customers a powerful suite of tools to meet customer applications.
The new SmartLase® C600 X-WIDE printhead offers five times more printing area, meaning that customers will now need to use fewer lasers for their multi-lane packaging lines. One 60-watt laser with the X-WIDE printhead can print an up to an 820mm wide matrix film.
The new C600 BOU solution is designed to integrate easily into the most challenging spaces to offer an effective solution for coding on PET bottles, glass, labels, flexible films, inked paper/carton, and coated metals like those found in the beverage industry.
The SmartLase® C600 has been engineered to perform to the highest standards on the most demanding packaging lines—even with the increasing complexity of 1D and 2D codes. Designed with speed and reliability at its heart, the SmartLase® C600 delivers high-quality, chemical-free, permanent coding and indelible marking to protect against counterfeiting.
When the C600 is combined with Markem-Imaje's Packaging Intelligence software suite, CoLOS®, product track-and-trace can be implemented, as well as compliance with new regulatory requirements and standards such as Food Safety Modernization Act, Digital Product Passport and GS1 Digital Link with serialized QR codes.
Virtually maintenance-free, the SmartLase® C600 reduces operational expenses (OPEX) through fewer line stoppages, no added costs for consumables or external cooling allowing for chemical-free production which helps businesses meet sustainability compliance goals.
“These two new accessories take our SmartLase® C600, Markem-Imaje’s most advanced CO2 laser coder, to the next level.” said Xingchen Liang, Product Marketing Manager at Markem-Imaje. “The X-WIDE printhead and BOU we are bringing to market means that there is additional customization possible for a broader range of customers. The SmartLase® C600 is future-proof, Industry 4.0-ready, and can handle even the most challenging packaging lines while also cutting operating costs.”
Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dover Corporation, connects products and protects brands through intelligent identification, traceability, and consumer engagement solutions. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive range of marking and coding systems seamlessly integrated with trusted software, services and consumables. Over 50,000 customers worldwide partner with us to help them unlock the power of information in codes.
With decades of proven expertise provided through the most extensive global network, we empower our customers to optimize supply chain efficiencies, achieve sustainability and compliance objectives, keep products safe and engage their consumers. This is intelligence, beyond the mark.