CO2, Green & UV Laser Marking Machines for Pharmaceutical Tablets and Capsules
Also referred to as laser printing, laser writing and laser etching, the laser marking of logos, branding and product codes onto tablets and capsules is critical to brand recognition. It also serves as a deterrent to counterfeiting and pharmacy dispensing errors. Serving the world’s top companies, Ackley has been designing and manufacturing innovative machines for laser marking for pharmaceutical industry products, as well as nutraceuticals, for over 40 years. Our CO2, Green and UV tablet and capsule laser marking machines provide high-quality precision marking in a compact footprint with an emphasis on safety and ease of use.
All laser marking machines come equipped with custom carrier bars or links so that each tablet or capsule will rest in the perfect position for accurate laser marking. To ensure operator and workplace safety, Ackley machines use Class 1 Laser systems.
Your needs and product type will determine which laser system is best suited for you. Our skilled team of expert engineers is ready to put their experience to work for your brand. Whether you are looking to laser etch into the outer coating of softgels with CO2, laser mark onto the outer coating of tablets with UV, or have a sensitive surface suited for green laser marking, let Ackley customize a laser marking solution to make your product look its absolute best.
Available with Three Types of Lasers
Output Rates from 50,000 to 500,000 / hour
To find out which one is right for your product, talk to our sales team.
Fast & powerful laser etching for a variety of surfaces
Precise & high-contrast marks for light colored surfaces
Cold & gentle laser for soft and sensitive surfaces
Let’s Rethink Ink Printing
Edible ink rotogravure printing methods have long been the standard for printing on consumable products. However, for some products, laser marking has significant benefits when compared to ink printing.
Benefits of Softgel Laser Marking
A Safe and Efficient Alternative
Our customers are often surprised to learn that soft gelatin capsules are durable enough to be laser marked. In fact, laser marking is a safe and efficient alternative to ink printing that makes softgels stand out with a high quality, tamper-proof mark while minimizing operational costs and maintenance.
- High Quality – Sharp, clean and permanent indelible mark
- Reduced Operational Cost – Less clean up, maintenance and operator involvement
- Flexibility – The size of the mark, or the mark itself, can easily be changed in the recipe
- Durability – Mark on any surface
Can Softgels Be Laser Marked?
A Safe and Efficient Alternative
Our customers are often surprised to learn that soft gelatin capsules are durable enough to be laser marked. In fact, laser marking is a safe and efficient alternative with significant benefits compared to ink printing.
Seamless Laser Marking
Optional Feature for Softgels
Ackley has developed a new patented technology that orients each capsule so the logo or identification is laser marked on the top of the soft gelatin capsule—and never touches the seam. This optional feature is now available on Ackley laser marking machines.
- Prevents false rejects
- Improves brand & identification consistency and visibility
- Cost savings through fewer wasted products
- Advanced inspection capabilities
We adhere to or surpass the strictest regulations set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and their approach to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations.
- FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant
- cGMP Design
- OPC-UA Data Compliant
- Class 1 Laser System: FDA 21 CFR Part 1040
- CE Compliant
- Validation Package Available
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