BRAND: N&N Agriculture
PROJECT: Laser Marking on Pasteurised Eggs
PRODUCT SUPPLIED: Macsa ID K130 HPD UHS Laser
BASE PACKAGING SUBSTRATE: Eggshells
DELIVERY SYSTEM: On-site – N&N
N&N Agriculture is a company that specialises in the production and commercialisation of pasteurised eggs. Their challenge to Macsa ID was to implement a marking system that could accomplish several goals:
– The ability to apply codes and logo on substrates at high speed, particularly on the fragile and delicate surfaces of eggs.
– Provide an automated system that reduces the time dedicated to the application process.
– Less mechanical components leading to low maintenance costs and reduced downtime.
– Permanent marking that won’t rub off to ensure counterfeiting protection.
To achieve these goals, Macsa ID installed three K1030 HPD UHS laser applicators in the N&N Agriculture production chain. This resulted in the ability to print 30 eggs in one tray at high speed – therefore significantly reducing production time. Compared to inkjet systems, lasers are more precise which allows the laser to draw a more complex logotype with a uniform image on the egg’s surface.
With the implementation of an automated marking process, N&N could reduce the number of employees working in the production line. Keep in mind, prior to this, the production line functioned entirely manually. The staff decreased from 10 to 3 people and the productivity increased by 40%.
Thanks to Macsa ID’s expertise and innovation, the solution was achieved with all requirements met and N&N could additionally reduce the use of consumables, inks and solvents, providing environmental and health benefits and, ultimately, leading to a reduced carbon footprint.