The right equipment at the right time
In labs, labeling is not just a possibility of identifying containers. Samples, reagents and preparations are in use in patient diagnostics and in clinical, biotechnical, pharmaceutical and academic research. For fast and reliable analyses and for reasons of traceability, identities and data related to manufacture and expiration must be visible. Specific codes and numbers must remain legible during processing and long-term stock. Thermal transfer, CIJ printing and laser marking provide high quality as required by labs, hospitals, pharmacies, research centres.
Permanent imprint by cab labeling equipment
Thermal transfer printers enable printable resolutions of 600 dpi, high contrast and sharp-edge imprints even in marginal areas. So, even tiny fonts can be verified perfectly with the eye and tiny barcodes be verified by scanners. Thermal printing also means no waiting for ink to dry. Any number of labels wound on rolls can be printed non-stop. Imprints remain clearly legible when exposed to mechanical influences, water or solvents
- For Sample tubes
In order to evaluate laboratory analyses reliably and quickly, tubes can be labelled uniquely with the help of the SQUIX label printer. For this purpose, the printer is expanded with an AXON 2 labeller. This print and apply system suits for labeling tubes individually on manual workstations, but it may also be integrated in automated sample processing systems.
- For Object carriers
Modular print and apply systems are first choice if carrier systems of different sizes or geometries must be labeled accurately. An extra unit is therefore assembled to a label printer to apply the labels. For example, labels printed by a cab SQUIX printer can be applied to test tube carriers by a lifting applicator. A rotary and a lifting cylinder can be combined to label microtiter plates. In addition, different systems help with labelling cylindric items on a 360° circumference. Find more about label printer SQUIX with Applicator S3200 and Print and apply system HERMES Q.
- Lab logistics
Lab samples or blood bags have to be delivered to the correct recipient, for example hospitals, research institutes and pharmacies. Guidelines related to the processing and stock of medical goods also apply to their dispatch and transport, especially with regard to repackaging and its identification. Clearly printed labels accelerate secure turnover. Find more about cab label printers.
Permanent and secure coding with Linx printers and lasers
Batch numbering and expiration date coding is critical for manufacture and traceability of medical supplies, personal protective equipment, pharmaceutical products.
- For personal protective equipment
Linx coders can mark on a wide range of materials from plastics, such as PET and films, to aluminium, cardboard containers and paper labels. Designed to work in hazardous and controlled production environments, ingress protection ensures that our coders can be washed down or sterilized without affecting their operation. They support both dynamic, non-contact coding as products move along production lines and also static marking for products placed into a cradle or holder to ensure that the marking location is precise. Ideal to mark on masks, respirators, gloves, bottles for fluids e.g. hand sanitizer etc.
- For medical and surgical devices
Coding on medical and surgical devices is very important. The legal provisions require that products intended for the medical sector must be identified with codes (bar, Datamatrix, serial numbers, etc.) and anti-counterfeiting traces. The absence of errors is essential to ensure the safety of operators and patients. The marking of medical devices is extremely delicate, for several reasons:
- It must not compromise the hygiene of the component
- It must be resistant to cleaning with specific detergents, sterilization at high temperatures, contact with acids
- It must not deteriorate in contact with the liquids
- It must not develop corrosive or toxic reactions
The only technology capable of ensuring compliance with all these rules is the laser one. It is suitable for application on a variety of materials (titanium, steel, coated metals, ceramics, plastics), instruments and devices to be implanted.
- For pharmaceutical industry
Linx CIJ and laser coders can be installed in any high-speed production lines like those in pharmaceutical industry. The ability to code in any orientation makes installation simple with minimal impact on existing workflows. A range of special inks allows pharmaceutical products to be safely and effectively marked. For instance, food-grade inks can be used to mark ingestible products, like capsules, or UV-readable inks for anti-counterfeiting measures.
- Continuous Ink Jet printers (CIJ) - cost-effective printing and coding for sensitive pharmaceutical manufacturing
- Linx laser coders - offering permanent, micro-printing capabilities ideal for anti-counterfeiting, or for coding directly onto capsules with codes as small as 0.8mm.
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