Macsa id has been leading the development of lasers for coding and marking for over 30 years. It has been responsible for many industry leading innovations from the first laser for dynamic coding on production lines to the first fiber laser for inline marking and the first laser coder developed specifically for small character coding, namely the iCON.
Macsa invests 10% of its revenues in R&D&i and it holds patents in more than 30 countries. In addition to developing products and services which enable its customers to be environmentally compliant, it also spearheads the implementation of Industry 4.0. solutions
Macsa introduced the iCON in 2008. It was the first laser coder to compete directly with inkjet systems and is characterised by being easy to install, easy to use and easy to service.
The first 10w coder was soon joined by a 30w model. The iCONnet came in 2012 and the iCON 2 in 2016. Macsa is launching the iCON 3 in 2021 with further improvements to make its installation, utilisation and service even more simple and user-friendly, while ensuring that the laser itself is even more reliable and durable than before.
Climate change and the need to reduce carbon emissions are the number one global priority today. With the declaration of climate emergencies by governments at all levels, companies are striving to find ways in which they can contribute, either by reducing their own emissions or by supplying goods and services to enable others to do likewise.
Laser coders are attractive alternatives to inkjet where carbon emissions are concerned because they consume less energy and because there are no solvent emissions. Furthermore, Macsa id is working with its key component suppliers to reduce the carbon emissions associated with the manufacture of their products.
In addition to this, the use of laser technology also has a positive impact on the environment due to the fact that no waste is produced, therefore eliminating the need to recycle potentially harmful residual products.
There are no consumables. They use clean technology with no waste.
They are ink and solvent free. There are no emissions of volatile organic compounds.
They are clean. There is no risk of ink and solvent spills.
Energy consumption is low. Lasers only consume electricity when active.
The iCON 3 uses neither ink nor solvents and this reduces running costs significantly as there is no need to budget for consumables. In addition to a cleaner and more hygienic working environment, the lack of solvent related carbon emissions and harmful waste also mean that production lines will be environmentally compliant.
The iCON-3 is unique. Price is no longer an excuse for not choosing laser technology. The iCON-3 is a high quality laser at a very competitive price. After just one year the laser will have cost less than an inkjet system.
* Total cost of ownership based on printing a 2-line message of 20 characters (10 per line), 100 products per minute, 2 shifts per day, 5 days per week
Because of its size and compact design, the iCON-3 can be adapted to any installation. It is suitable for dynamic and static applications. The new iCON-3 display enables easy control even when the laser is difficult to access directly.
The iCON 3 can be trusted. It is based on Macsa ID’s more than 30 years of experience in laser technology. Its reliability means that maintenance and repair costs are kept to a minimum. In addition, it works with most packaging substrates: labels, cardboard boxes, a wide range of plastics, glass, wood and textiles.
There are no surprises. The iCON 3 laser marking is permanent throughout the life of the product and does not smudge like inkjet. Capable of consistently producing unique and highly defined marks such as QR codes, the iCON 3 can help to enhance customer engagement.
The iCON-3 is a sprinter. It uses high-performance lenses, powerful hardware (both 10W and 30W versions are available) and advanced software that allow the laser to handle the high speeds of many production lines.
There is no waste and there are no emissions. With the iCON 3 you can minimize your impact on the environment and maintain clean working conditions, helping to comply with environmental regulations and social corporate responsibility.
Anyone can use the iCON-3 thanks to its new colour touch screen and more intuitive menu-driven software. A new Wizard tool allows easy configuration of the laser through a simple step-by-step process.
Macsa provides a wide range of accessories to integrate the iCON 3 to any type of equipment, adapting the laser system to the needs of most packaging production lines.
Laser marking is permanent and indelible. In this way the printed code cannot be altered or manipulated, thus ensuring product traceability throughout the manufacturing process and supply chain.