More medical devices need to be marked UDI compliant, while increasing pressure to cut costs is forcing manufacturers to improve their production efficiency.
FOBA will present its innovative developments for the medical industry at MD&M West from 9-11 February 2016. The company will be at booth #3177.
The laser marking process developed by FOBA, Holistic Enhanced Laser Process (HELP), enables medical device manufacturers to mark devices UDI compliant efficiently and with no defects.
Regarding identification and marking tasks, manufacturers of medical devices face a challenging situation as regulations are getting stricter and contents are becoming more complex.
In addition, the number of products which have to be marked increases continuously, which intensifies the need for manufacturers to take efficiency of their production lines into account.
The key to meeting the FDA identification requirements, while reducing production costs, minimising waste and improving product quality is the laser marking process HELP for its laser marking machines with integrated vision system Intelligent Mark Positioning (IMP).
Apart from marking medical products, HELP offers mark verification prior to marking and post-mark validation.
During the unique post-mark verification process, the content of 1D and 2D codes (such as Datamatrix [ECC200] GS1 compliant and graded) can be read, which is important for compliance with the new unique device identifier (UDI) set by the FDA.
FOBA laser marking systems can mark DataMatrix codes to support the FDA’s UDI used to mark and identify medical devices within the healthcare supply chain.
FOBA will showcase the new generation of Yb fiber lasers at MD&M West.
With their newly developed scan head technology and modular design, the fibre laser marking systems in the Y-Series provide the highest integration capability and application flexibility.
Attendees can experience FOBA lasers and part marking during live demos.