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Roland’s MPX-90M is a compact, direct part-marking tool designed for medical-device manufacturing. It imprints surgical instruments and tools with permanent GS1 DataMatrix barcodes, enabling manufacturers to comply with regulations over the supply chain.
The part-marking device is said to meet all 2012 U.S. FDA requirements for Unique Device Identification (UDI), the company says. This is said to make it easy for manufacturers to properly identify new and existing tools for tracking and traceability.
The device uses a diamond-tipped stylus to directly imprint on titanium, stainless steel and other metals as hard as 200 HV. Well-suited for small-lot production, the part-marking device can imprint as many as 26 digits of information inside and 1-square-millimeter area.
METAZAStudio software converts numerical data into 2D DataMatrix barcodes in GS1 and other formats. In addition, the device imprints numbers, text, symbols, logos, photos, QR codes and other graphics. Variable data printing automates the serialization process to ease marking each tool with a unique barcode, serial number or production date.