Why are readable and accurate barcodes important for manufacturing?
Today, the automation of production, the tracking of items and the traceability of components are basic requirements. Many suppliers choose the solutions provided by our company for reliable product inspection and data recording, enabling the tracking of outgoing products and the quality requirements relevant for components. Legible, accurate barcodes and text have never been more important for manufacturing than they are today, since any lack of quality can lead to inefficient processes and downtime. Unreadable barcodes may require re-labeling, re-scanning, or even manual entry of critical information. Inconsistent quality may also result in costly ﬁnes for non-compliance and other penalties and, additionally, may reduce the perceived quality of labeled products.
The importance of verification
Faulty barcodes cannot be scanned or identified and, thus, they cannot be certified either. By the time an erroneous barcode is identiﬁed, thousands of poor-quality barcodes may have already escaped notice. When using veriﬁcation, no erroneous barcodes are applied to the products, thus preventing future errors and complaints. This is as true for packaging and labeling solutions as it is for the manufacturing of electronic, pharmaceutical and laboratory devices and the automation of the manufacturing process.
The barcode veriﬁers we offer use embedded off-line or inline solutions that include camera, software, and precision illumination devices speciﬁcally designed for the veriﬁcation of 1D/2D codes and for the direct marking of parts in accordance with ISO/IEC standards. Inline inspection systems feature OCR, OCV, and blemish detection, which provides 100% label inspection against a label reference image and expected label content.
Our experienced engineers constantly participate in professional training courses organized by our manufacturing partners. By continuously updating our knowledge and providing personal consultation, we ensure that we are always able to provide the best possible solution to our clients in regards of any needs arising in connection with code quality control.
We offer the following code quality control related services:
Linear and 2D code inspection service
Instrumental measurement of original symbols with an instrument in accordance with the ISO 15426-1/2 standard
Inspection reports in a digital format containing parameters in accordance with the ISO15415/15416 standard
Identification of samples based on unique IDs
Expert’s opinion issued based on linear and 2D code inspection
Explanation of measurement parameters
Detection of errors based on inspections performed
Proposals for changes regarding production quality and the data content of codes (the latter is only possible if the production method is known).