Macsa supplies new laser coders to brewery giant

MACSA id has reinforced its long-standing relationship with Spanish brewing company Damm with the installation of several CO2 laser coding systems at its facility in El Prat de Llobregat in Barcelona.

Supplied as part of a new packaging line, two Macsa id KIP 1110 110W ultra high speed (UHS) wash down laser machines are applying batch codes and expiry dates onto the labels and collars of returnable glass bottles, while a SPA2 C 30Watt model is marking cardboard transit cases for multi-packs.

Damm manufactures, packages and distributes beer, water and soft drinks. The business also has a number of subsidiaries that provide catering, capillary and distribution of beverages, food and other products for the hospitality industry. Damm is actively present in more than 130 countries and has over 5,000 collaborators and partners.

The company already had 13 of the Macsa’s CO2 lasers in operation at the El Prat de Llobregat factory.

The KIP 1110 laser models are used across a range of packaging applications including for marking paper and cardboard, glass, ceramics, coated materials, PET and PVC.

The machine’s protective cover is designed to facilitate operation in dusty or humid environments. The enclosure has been redesigned with a flat front surface allowing ‘simple’ integration of vision systems and other devices.

The Macsa id SPA2 C 30W laser system has been installed for coding onto cardboard cases for Damm’s multi-packs of bottles and can of beer.

Lluis Moras, Macsa id’s technical manager, said, “The CO2 laser marking equipment chosen by Damm offers the security of perfect integration into the company’s production processes. At Damm, they trust their coding and traceability operations to Macsa id, both because of the quality of our products, and our technical service and support.”