In 2015 Videojet has made a strong push toward meeting serialization needs, from compliance marking to value-added coding. Their recently released Wolke m600 oem is a thermal ink jet printing solution that combines the strengths of the Wolke m600 advanced printer with new capabilities aimed to set a benchmark for the future of global track and trace applications. In addition, the Videojet 7810 UV Laser Marking System and Videojet 7510 50-Watt Fiber Laser Marking System are set to impact the process of marking on pharmaceutical packaging.
Combining serialization, tamper evidence sealing, and process monitoring components into one system, Mettler-Toledo Pharmacontrol Electronic (PCE) unveiled its new XMV-TE system, aimed to help pharmaceutical companies comply with the specifications of the EU Directive 2011/62/EU governing protection against falsification. According to the company, the machine can be integrated into new and existing lines, and it can also be networked with data management systems.
Advances in laser technology could transform the marking and tracking of capsules and tablets. Alex Kerner, president of Tri-Star Technologies, says printing during this phase can be a “last-minute bottleneck when you least want it—right at the end, after time and money have already been committed in the earlier part of the production run.”
The El Segundo, CA–based provider of laser marking systems has developed a complete turnkey system for noninvasively marking capsules and other pharmaceutical products: the Nd:YAG UV Cold Laser System.