CODING and marking specialist Macsa ID UK has announced a new strategic partnership with Codetronix to offer its Citronix continuous inkjet printers (CIJ) and Intrex label applicators.
In addition, Codetronix will offer Macsa ID’s laser marking systems. The businesses will also utilise each other’s service and sales functions, doubling capacity for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and cosmetics industries.
Macsa ID’s compact and lightweight ICON 2 small character laser coder is described as ‘ideal’ for most packaging applications. It provides permanent marking and does not need consumables so there are no messy ink deposits or noxious solvent emissions.
Citronix CIJ printers, which are available with a 30-month warranty, are said to be capable of printing product identification, traceability and date codes onto almost any material including plastics, glass and metals.
They can also be used for round or concave surfaces such as bottles and cans, where the product to be printed is more than 5mm away from the print head or for harsher industrial environments.
Intrex labelling heads are available in four models and are used to apply self-adhesive labels from a reel to a range of product types. The Intrex labelling heads can apply labels on the top, side or bottom of products and can be integrated into packaging lines. The Intrex labelling machines allow most products to be labelled including round products such as bottles, jars, containers, tins or aerosols as well as flat sided objects such as jerry cans, large containers, spray bottles and boxes.
Paul Johnson, general manager at Codetronix, said, “I view this as a real opportunity to significantly grow both businesses by utilising each other’s products and knowledge to enhance what we offer to our customers.”