FOBA demonstrates at its booth how machine-integrated vision systems combine high accuracy with cost efficiency

Selmsdorf, May 2016 – Less than four months and reusable class III devices such as neurological and cardiovascular catheters as well as several single use implants that are sterilized or cleaned and sterilized before use, such as heart valves, pacemakers or knee prostheses, have to carry a permanent UDI code on the surface in order to be used on US-American soil. FOBA, an international market and technology leader of systems and integrated solutions for laser marking and engraving, demonstrates at its booth how machine-integrated vision systems combine high accuracy with cost efficiency.

Manufacturers of medical devices face multiple challenges. There is on the one hand the Unique Device Identifier (UDI), mandated by the FDA. The Administration requests a machine and human readable code on more and more medical devices that has to be marked on the product. On the other hand there are a rising number of varying parts that need to be marked and cutbacks in health budgets. FOBA, aware of those challenges, developed therefore flexible, cost-efficient and reliable laser systems.

At the MD&M East FOBA is showcasing its high precision and cost-effective laser marking workstations FOBA M2000 with integrated IMP vision (Intelligent Mark Positioning). It is an integrated high-speed camera system which automatically detects devices and their positioning, and aligns the mark relative to the part’s position. With IMP manufacturers achieve a zero-defect marking quality which could grant them a decisive advantage in a market as competitive as the medical sector.

FOBA’s vision solutions are part of the closed-loop laser marking process HELP (Holistic and Enhanced Laser Process) which covers pre- and post-mark verification. HELP is a process of three stages. First stage is the part validation, the pre-mark verification and the mark alignment. After the second stage, the laser marking, comes the third stage with mark verification, optical character verification OCV and the 2D code validation including UDI. At MD&M East, FOBA will show the HELP process with the M2000. In addition to that, the company will also showcase a M1000, a smaller stand-alone-system for flexible and reliable laser marking.

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FOBA at MD&M East: booth #1149
June 14-16, 2016 | Jacob K. Javits Convention Center | New York, NY

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Armin Fera | Campaign Manager
ALLTEC GmbH | An der Trave 27 – 31 | 23923 Selmsdorf/ Deutschland
Tel.: +49-(0)38823 55-544 | Fax: +49-(0)38823 55-222
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About FOBA
FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving is among the leaders in manufacturing and supplying precision laser systems for marking and engraving. FOBA marking lasers mark a variety of materials and parts not least in the key markets of Automotive and Medical but also in Electronics, Plastics, Safety and ID. FOBA laser workstations for marking and engraving are especially applied in the fields of Automotive part production and Medical device marking as well as in Tool, Metal and Mold Making, Plastics processing and Jewelry. Worldwide sales and service branches service the most important markets.
In September 2009, FOBA has become part of ALLTEC GmbH. Since then, FOBA is part of ALLTEC as a sales channel for laser part marking and engraving.