Roland DGA


has expanded its impact printer line with the


a compact and affordable direct part marking tool designed

specifically for use in medical device manufacturing. Based on

Roland's proven micro-percussion direct part marking technology, the

MPX-90M imprints surgical instruments and tools with permanent GS1

DataMatrix barcodes, enabling manufacturers to readily comply with

new, stricter regulations over the supply chain.


"The MPX-90M meets all 2012 U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

requirements for Unique Device Identification (UDI)," said Hiroshi

Ono, group product manager for Roland "Designed for accuracy and

efficiency, the MPX-90M makes it easy for manufacturers to properly

identify new and existing tools for tracking and traceability, a

critical factor in ensuring patient safety."

The MPX-90M uses a durable diamond-tipped stylus to directly imprint

on titanium, stainless steel and other hard metals up to 200 HV. Ideal

for device manufacturers carrying out small lot production, the

MPX-90M allows users to quickly imprint up to 26 digits of information

inside an area as small as one square millimeter.

METAZAStudio software is included, which instantly converts numerical

data into 2D DataMatrix barcodes in GS1 and other formats. In

addition, the MPX-90M imprints numbers, text, symbols, logos, photos,

QR codes and other graphics with precision. Variable data printing

automates the serialization process, making it easy to mark each tool

with a unique barcode, serial number or production date.

Virtually maintenance free, the MPX-90M is easy to operate, with no

special training required. To imprint an item, users simply secure it

with the included vise and locate the center of the area to be marked

with the built-in laser pointer. The imprinting process is completely

free of odors and debris. Imprinted surfaces will not corrode or

degrade over time, allowing the barcode to remain readable throughout

the product lifecycle.

The MPX-90M is priced at $12,995. For more information, please call

Roland customer services at (800) 542-2307 or visit

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