Intense and Sinclair Systems combine for laser food labelling

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Intense is working with Sinclair Systems, a supplier of fruit labelling equipment, labels and service, to develop a fully-integrated module, incorporating a high-performance laser diode array, for use in the labelling of fresh produce.

The laser print-head uses Intense DLAM technology, incorporating individually addressable lasers in an uninterrupted constant pitch 'super-array'. DLAM technology enables the construction of very wide laser arrays from smaller monolithic arrays. Widths of more than two inches are possible, where each channel is capable of delivering powers of several hundred milliwatts. In combination with advanced optics, this will allow Sinclair labelling products to print text and bar code information on to fruit labels in a single pass at high speeds.

'We are delighted to be working with Sinclair as a leader in the food labelling industry on the development of such a cutting edge product,' stated Berthold Schmidt, VP of product and market development at Intense. 'This product demonstrates the unique ability of Intense to provide integrated high power OEM solutions based on our individually addressable laser array QWI technology.'