imZERT™ provides plastic products and components with simple and effective traceability markings based on safe and accurate nanostructures.
All plastic or elastomer products can now be marked with machine-readable barcodes, down to 1×1 mm2.
Use imZERT™ barcode technology to place mission critical information where it helps the most – directly on the part!
The video demonstrates nanostructured mould inserts in injection moulding, for high contrast barcodes on plastic parts at ordinary moulding parameters. Two barcodes following Datamatrix ECC200 symbology are integrated as replaceable inserts. The square plug with rounded corners has a 20×20 barcode with physical size 8×8 mm2, while the round plug with square frame has a 16×16 barcode of area 3×3 mm2.
Direct Part Making places information where it is needed the most – on the part.
Placing markings and barcodes directly and accurately on plastic parts used to be difficult and could bring unwanted side effects. Typical trade-offs involved costs for machinery and consumables, contamination of the product, and risk of machinery breakdown, which can be prohibitive to marking.
Most traceability solutions today do not even mark the actual part. Instead, they rely on inferred traceability transferred from packaging or containers.
imZERT™ marks the part directly DURING injection molding, to provide credible traceability all the way back to the mould cavity and/or the batch.
Simple imZERT™ DPM during
moulding places barcodes
accurately on the part
stay on the part, even when
the packaging is lost
The highly accurate imZERT™ method
marks barcodes accurately,
even on small parts
When you are trying to solve a problem in production, assembly or after sales, but all you have is the product or part, the corrective investigation can often be long and difficult.
A careful implementation of imZERT™ traceability will help you when you are trying to answer the most important questions:
If you require 100% Certainty, then imZERT™ is for you.
imZERT – high-contrast barcode markings for traceability in injection molding
Traceability markings on small medical devices and products is difficult to achieve. We offer the first high-visibility barcode markings with small size, to create traceable links between non-conforming parts with the specific Cavity that produced them, to enable elimination of faulty parts with minimization of loss. Our barcodes are based on microstructures, without foreign materials and without impact on mold cycle parameters.
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3 provides traceability for many applications in the product life-cycle:
Single-Cavity ID – Keep track of cavity usage and wear
Batch ID – Obtain batch information directly on the product
Regulatory compliance – Medical and drug delivery devices
Optimize production – Supports Lean methodology
Complex production – Supply Chain Management / Industry 4.0
Anti-counterfeit and Security – Protect high-value products against copy
End-user reach – Customer, consumer and patient interaction
Recycle and upcycle – Recycle codes or URL link to recycle information
Prototyping – Keep track of development stages on the molded part