Laser coding solution specified for olive packaging

MACSA ID UK has revealed it is supplying SPA 2 CB30 CO2 laser marking systems to meet the traceability requirements of the-fast growing olives sector.

The units are applying alphanumeric codes onto the printed metal containers being used to package product ranges such as olives that are whole, pitted, stuffed, sliced, and flavoured.

Macsa explained its SPA 2 CB30 laser system achieves permanent and high resolution markings to guarantee traceability in the highly regulated market.

With 30W power and a ‘dust-free’ 100mm x 100 mm area lens, the SPA 2 CB30 machine is said to apply a high contrast mark without affecting the integrity of the container. The laser strips the first layer of paint, which Macsa said results in a mark that is ‘legible and of the highest quality’.

As a Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, this laser range can be configured for the specific application and adapted to the speed and characteristics of each production line.

The SPA 2 is protected to IP54 as standard, with an IP65 SPA CIP version available as an option for greater reliability in dusty and humid environments.

The laser comprises five main modules: the laser source, the print head, the enclosure, the controller and software, and the electronics. Macsa explained that the modular design ensures ‘easy’ installation of optics, exchanging heads or printing on curved or irregular surfaces. As well as metal, the SPA 2 can be used for marking on to paper, cardboard, glass, PET and various plastics.