Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical

Medical Devices UDI Coding

The UDI code is a unique device identifier which gives traceability from manufacturing through the supply chain. The EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) was adopted in 2017. Codetronix can supply printing and labelling equipment to fulfil the requirements of UDI and MDR regulations. We can also supply software to interface with appropriate databases. Read about our range of printers of pharmaceutical production below. 

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Printers for pharmaceutical production

Coding onto instruments

Codetronix are able to supply Fiber Laser Coders for parts marking of metallic or hard plastic objects such as scalpels used in the medical industry. We also provide a full installation service incorporating parts marking enclosures if required.

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Printers for pharmaceutical production

Wound care – pack printing

Cartons and cardboard packaging can be printed by ink jet or laser. Both continuous ink jet printers or thermal ink jet printers can be used successfully to print 2 or 3 lines of text including date codes, lot and batch codes as well as complex 2D Matrix Codes and 1D Barcodes. A Citronix continuous ink jet printer is a well-proven and reliable method of printing onto porous or non-porous materials.

As an alternative, thermal ink jet printers can be installed to print in line with or at 90 degrees to the direction of pack travel. An additional advantage of thermal ink jet printers is that multiple printheads can be fitted to a single controller giving a smaller, cost effective service-free solution.

To eliminate consumable usage Laser coding can be used to ablate (remove) a layer of print from the carton giving a contrasting code. Lasers are particularly effective when used on darker coloured materials.

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Printers for pharmaceutical production

Veterinary – UFI Coding

The Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) is a 16-character alphanumeric code that will be required on the label of products that contain a hazardous mixture. In addition to having the UFI on your labels, you will also be required to provide information on your mixture, and associated products, to poison centres. Different methods can be employed to print onto the labels or the product itself if it is not possible to print onto the label.

Codetronix can help with its range of label applicators, ink jet printers and thermal transfer printers. Our label applicators can apply labels to a wide range of bottles, vials and containers and unique UFI codes and variable data added with a choice of printers.

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Veterinary – Bottle Printing & Labelling

Intrex labelling machines are ideal for applying wraparound labels to jars, bottles and vials of medicines. If front or back labels are needed our labelling systems can apply two labels at once or dispense different labels from the same reel using the 3-reel system for precise labelling at high speeds.

If variable information needs to be printed such as UFI codes or simple batch codes or even 2D matrix codes we can add an ink printer such as a Citronix continuous ink jet, thermal ink jet or our Easyprint thermal transfer printer.

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Pharmaceutical – Blister pack coding

Citronix continuous ink jet printers are the perfect answer when looking for a solution to print onto blister packs. Highly adhesive fast-drying inks are available in a reliable high-performing printer that can be connected into networked software. Black or blue or UV readable discreet coding is possible with Citronix ink jet printers.

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Printers for pharmaceutical production

Pharmaceutical – Carton printing

Cartons and cardboard packaging can be printed by ink jet or laser. Both continuous ink jet printers or thermal ink jet printers can be used successfully to print 2 or 3 lines of text including date codes or batch codes. A Citronix continuous ink jet printer is a well-proven and reliable method of printing onto porous or non-porous materials.

As an alternative, thermal ink jet printers can be installed to print high quality 2D matrix codes, batch, date and traceability information in line with requirements such as the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD). The high quality print of thermal ink jet technology is ideal of camera and vision system checking of printed information. An additional advantage of thermal ink jet printers is that multiple printheads can be fitted to a single controller giving a smaller, cost effective service-free solution.

To eliminate consumable usage Laser coding can be used to ablate (remove) a layer of print from the carton giving a contrasting code. Lasers are particularly effective when used on darker coloured materials. Lasers can operate at very high speeds and produce high quality information onto coated cartons.

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Printers for pharmaceutical production

Pharmaceutical – Bottle printing & Labelling

Intrex labelling machines are ideal for applying wraparound labels to jars, bottles and vials of medicines. If front or back labels are needed our labelling systems can apply two labels at once or dispense different labels from the same reel using the 3-reel system for precise labelling at high speeds.

If variable information needs to be printed such as FMD codes or simple batch codes or even 2D matrix codes we can add an ink printer such as a Citronix continuous ink jet, thermal ink jet or our Easyprint thermal transfer printer.

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Packs & packaging

Cartons and cardboard packaging can be printed by ink jet or laser. Both continuous ink jet printers or thermal ink jet printers can be used successfully to print 2 or 3 lines of text including date codes, lot and batch codes as well as complex 2D Matrix Codes. A Citronix continuous ink jet printer is a well-proven and reliable method of printing onto porous or non-porous materials.

As an alternative, thermal ink jet printers can be installed to print in line with or at 90 degrees to the direction of pack travel. An additional advantage of thermal ink jet printers is that multiple printheads can be fitted to a single controller giving a smaller, cost effective service-free solution.

To eliminate consumable usage Laser coding can be used to ablate (remove) a layer of print from the carton giving a contrasting code. Lasers are particularly effective when used on darker coloured materials.

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Printing and Labelling Boxes, Cases and Trays

If you need to apply a label onto cases, boxes or tray our print and apply labellers are ideal. With top, side, corner wrap or front apply labellers we can cope with almost any requirement or speed. For higher speeds we can supply tandem or alternative pack labelling systems. 4” and 6” labellers are available in thermal transfer or direct thermal (ribbonless) versions. 600m ribbon rolls and tool-less printhead mean downtime is kept to a minimum helping to improve overall line efficiencies.

Our labellers can be provided with label creation software or can be interfaced with existing software packages such as Bartender, Nicelabel or Easylabel.

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Still not sure which of our printers for pharmaceutical production are suitable for your needs? Speak with one of our representatives about our range of machines today. Our friendly team are on hand to help.

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