Roland announces MPX95 imprinting tool

Roland DG has launched a new industrial imprinting tool, the Metaza MPX-95 DPM, a barcode impact printing solution for the track and trace of medical instruments.

It can create 2D DataMatrix barcodes to the Internationally recognized GS1 standard in areas as small as one square millimetre by using dot pin marking to permanently mark surfaces and prevent erasure without the risk of corrosion. It has a diamond stylus and powerful impact force and can imprint on a wide variety of materials including stainless steel, titanium, iron, platinum and softer substrates such as gold, silver, brass, copper, nickel and aluminium at high speed and with pinpoint accuracy. As such it can permanently mark medical instruments such as scalpels and forceps, which in turn makes it easier to manage stock availability, location, usage history and maintenance records.

This type of serial tracking of individual instruments is already mandatory in the US and is expected to become so in the EU and Asian countries within the next few years.

The MPX-95 has a number of useful features, including a removable base table and plate that can handle different types and sizes of instruments. It also has a laser pointer to show the area to be marked, as well as a gripping vice, a sliding vice and clamp pins to hold instruments in place while they are being marked. In addition, the software generates unique identifiers for each instrument.




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