PhotoScribe Laser Marks Pills for Pharmaceutical Industry with Speeds Exceeding 410,000 Pills Per Hour

The LMCP-100 Extreme Laser by PhotoScribe Technologies marks pills at record-breaking speed.

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We have reached a point where the laser marking is no longer the bottleneck of production. Laser speed and flexibility allow us to change marks based on batch number or even down to the single pill level.

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014

PhotoScribe Technologies, the global leader in the manufacturing of laser systems, has impressed the pharmaceutical industry by developing the fastest laser for micro-marking pills on the fly. Marking at speeds exceeding 410,000 pills per hour, the efficiency of the laser’s marking operation reduces both cost and down time for companies looking to increase productivity in a tangible way.

Lasers have made inroads into the pharmaceutical industry over the past decade, primarily in the marking of unique IDs on packaging, security control, tracking, direct pill marking and drilling. There has been a tremendous development and significant improvement in the capabilities of lasers, they are easier to operate, don’t require laser expertise, and have intuitive software with a friendly user interface.

Pills in pharmaceutical industry have been traditionally printed a process that is messy, problematic and uses solvents. PhotoScribe’s LMCP-100 Extreme laser provides a fast, single process, non-contrast marking. No consumables are required. It allows for extremely high speeds, while maintaining a low cost of operation. Flexibility is key, with the operator having the ability to change marks without the need to change printing rollers. The LMCP-100 Extreme laser has the ability to serialize and change a mark on the fly during the marking process. Because multiple marking files can be saved, the process gives a renewed sense of ease to marking, while also reducing the cost of high quality printing and drilling.

With the ability to mark exceeding 410,000 pills an hour for the dual head laser system, PhotoScribe CEO David Benderly states, “We have reached a point where the laser marking is no longer the bottleneck of production. Laser speed and flexibility allow us to change marks based on batch number or even down to the single pill level. With all of its other benefits, I have no doubt that lasers will become the dominant technology for Pharmaceutical marking and identification.”    

Benefits to using lasers in the pharmaceutical industry include applications such as the marking of text, logos, graphics and barcodes. For PhotoScribe, the development of fast lasers for the drilling and marking of pills is a primary focus for technological innovation. By developing lasers that continue to break barriers in speed and efficiency, PhotoScribe Technologies is evolving industry productivity.

About PhotoScribe Technologies:
Founded in 1998, PhotoScribe Technologies is headquartered in New York, NY with offices in Minnesota and manufacturing in Germany. PhotoScribe Technologies designs, builds, installs and services turn-key laser systems primarily for direct part micro-marking and micro-machining applications in a variety of industries.

The company focuses on manufacturing lasers for extreme conditions such as micro-scale marking, hard, transparent and brittle material processing and extreme speed mark-on-the-fly applications. PhotoScribe has set the industry standard for high contrast and transparent inscriptions on diamond for over 10 years with their “cold” Excimer laser technology, and is considered the world leader in marking materials that are challenging to mark (for example, due to transparency, brittleness or sensitivity to temperature).