Marking surgical instruments and tools with unique device identification (UDI) numbers has never been more affordable than with the Roland MPX-90M direct part marking device. Unlike traditional dot peen technology, the MPX-90M is capable of accurately imprinting permanent two-dimensional DataMatrix barcodes as small as 1 mm2, on hard metals for product tracking and traceability.
The MPX-90M allows medical device manufacturers to quickly imprint large amounts of data in a compact barcode format as small as one square millimeter. Ideal for direct part marking of medical devices, components and surgical instrumentation, the MPX-90M prints on materials ranging from surgical steel, titanium and aluminum to matte plastics and acrylic.
Roland’s MPX-90M is designed for direct marking of GS1 DataMatrix barcodes for UDI compliance as directed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). It uses a diamond-tipped stylus that permanently marks hard materials up to 200 HV, including surgical steel, titanium and aluminum, as well as matte plastics and acrylics.
The MPX-90M comes bundled with METAZAStudio software, which allows for quick setup of DataMatrix barcodes and QR codes, as well as text, symbols, photos and graphics. Its medically safe marking will not corrode or degrade materials over time, and the 30-micron depth of its imprinting assures that barcodes will not be affected by scratches.
A built-in laser pointer and adjustable XY vise allow for quick and easy setup, while its automated head height function ensures proper image placement. The MPX-90M also features two different nose cones that facilitate marking on flat and curved surfaces, plus an adjustable XY axis clamping table for holding flat and oddly-shaped tooling. Software-supported variable data printing allows users to automatically customize tools with unique serial numbers, production lot dates and other data.
The MPX-90M is compact and easy to use. It does not require any special power, vacuum or ventilation, and is ideal for small lot production.