Markem-Imaje Expanded SmartLase C Laser Series Meeting Diverse Coding Challenges on Lines Worldwide

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Markem-Imaje Expanded SmartLase C Laser Series Meeting Diverse Coding Challenges on Lines Worldwide

The results are in as expanded line of laser technology provides OEMS and customers with best quality codes, specialty applications, and robust solutions to a wide array of coding demands. Markem-Imaje, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of marking and printing solutions, is meeting the complex printing demands of large and small food and beverage manufacturers with the expansion of the proven SmartLase C Series of laser printing technology on productions lines around the world. In addition to the speed and flexibility of the established SmartLase C150 and C350 printers, Markem-Imaje has now added two innovative new options: the SmartLase C350 HD (High Density), and the SmartLase C350 BOU (Beam Orientation Unit). The C350 HD offers the widest coding area currently available, up to 500x500 mm, while the SmartLase BOU's flexible beam arm provides best quality codes in any position. The SmartLase C350 BOU is delivering best quality codes even in hard-to-reach areas on the carousels of beverage packaging lines. Taken together, the Markem-Imaje SmartLase C Series now represents unmatched power and diversity in laser coding. The C Series offers a suitable configuration for each industry, providing a solution whatever the rate, size and substrate of the product. All members of the SmartLase C Series incorporate Markem-Imaje's proven, reliable SmartLase Code Technology. The C350 can code more than 100,000 products per hour, with 30% greater printing performance and best scribing quality compared to market standards, a 30% longer lifespan, and up to 99.9% availability. Additionally, customized models are available to meet the specific needs of the food and beverage industries, and OEM integrations. The C350 HD's large print area permits more printing with fewer lasers, while the C350 BOU print up to 45,000 labels per hour in high contrast, and in an array of positions. The Markem-Imaje SmartLase C Series is currently proving itself on production lines in multiple countries, according to Markem-Imaje Laser Product Manager, Stephane Valette. "We're seeing positive outcomes and customer success in a variety of production environments," says Valette. "A leading global beverage manufacturer with a United States facility was not satisfied with the quality of a competitor's code, and the complexity of operation. We provided a C350 for a field trial—they were so satisfied with our code quality, contrast, and overall ease of use that they don't want to give it back! A chocolatier based in Europe has repeatedly embraced the SmartLase C Series for marking thin film. They've compared our capabilities to those of competitors, and have stuck with Markem-Imaje for our quality, reliability, and service." The SmartLase C Series printers offer a variety of configurations and options to meet any production challenges and integrate easily into existing production lines, from high IP-rated versions to built-in fume extractors monitoring. Markem-Imaje also offers a wide choice of lenses, scan heads, and laser sources. Valette explains, "We're finding success by understanding both our customers' specific needs and their overall objectives. The versatility and quality of our SmartLase C Series represents specific solutions that meet or surpass customers' broader goals. That’s what Markem-Imaje is all about."

About Markem-Imaje

Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dover Corporation is a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, and print and apply label systems.

Markem-Imaje provides global reach to over 40,000 customers with 30 subsidiaries, 6 technology centers, several equipment repair centers and manufacturing plants with the most comprehensive marking and coding portfolio available in the marketplace.

Visit www.markem-imaje.com for further information.

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