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7 Steps to 100% Print Quality Inspection

You know that ‘poor labels mean poor business’. But do you know the 7 easy steps to ensuring 100%  print quality inspection with Microscans LVS-7510 Thermal Printer Label Inspection System? To help visualize the actions you need to take, we’ve put together a three minute video that lists the 7 steps for implementing a print quality inspection solution at the point of label production.

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Tech Tips for MicroHAWK

Tech Tips for MicroHAWK

Tech Tips for MicroHAWK

Congratulations on becoming a proud owner and user of the world’s smallest and most versatile smart camera platform! Based on feedback from other people such as yourself that are eager to get started, we’ve created a new step by step video series guide to walk you through all the different areas and features you’ll need to know about.

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Have You Ensured 100% Label Quality?

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Errors. Fines. Liability. These are all words that every business wants to avoid.  How can you ensure 100% label quality? How can you mitigate the risk of delays and fines for inaccurate labels and unreadable barcodes? 

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The 5 Challenges of Integrating Machine Vision Smart Cameras with Robotic Applications

The rise of the machines is here! Robots are now involved in our everyday lives. You may not see one walking down the street, but chances are a robot helped make or distribute some of the products you use on a daily basis.

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Is Your Label Production Operation Running Blind? In-Line vs. Off-Line Label Inspection and Verification

Is your print quality inspection or barcode verification system able to catch individual errors that may occur during production, such as misprints, printer maintenance problems or debris causing blemishes, or sequential data printing errors? In addition to fines or rejected shipments due to poor quality barcodes or incorrect labels, manufacturers have to take on the costs and other negative impacts resulting from process downtime, regulatory issues, and upset customers. Implementing both barcode and print quality verification systems in their operations will help manufacturers guarantee legibility and standards compliance, and keep any noncompliant labels out of the supply chain.

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Finding Your Ideal Barcode

There are more than 100 different barcode symbologies to choose from, and no single barcode has a universal business application. That’s why finding the symbology that works best for your specific application is extremely important. How can your business navigate among all the different kinds of available barcodes? How can you make the right choice that will ensure a proper long-term job for your company? What factors need to be considered when implementing a specific type of barcode for your organization?

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Big News for Tiny Codes

Does size matter? In our industry – YES! Space, or the lack of it, can be a challenge when placing barcodes or Data Matrix Symbols on different components. As laser printing technology advances, so does the ability to print smaller and smaller codes onto a variety of surfaces via DPM (Direct Part Mark) and 2D symbols. The size of the code, the type of material it’s printed on and the curvature of the surface are huge factors when trying to read tiny codes and keep costs down. Even if you have the space to place a tiny code, how do you read it? 

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Automation. Verification. Innovation.

Did you miss us at Automate 2017, the leading Automation Show in North America? Wondering what it was like to be a part of the Microscan booth? Well I’m here to fill you in on all the details – from solutions we showcased to presentations to videos.

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The New European Medical Device Regulations (MDR) Are Coming! Don’t Panic.

After years of preparation, and following the FDA UDI regulations, the European Union is also getting ready for new Medical Device Regulations to streamline various standards and to ensure safety and traceability of medical devices. What are the new Medical Device Regulations about, what should manufacturers do to prepare now, and how can Microscan help?

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Using Virtual Machines to Support Multiple Versions of AutoVISION on One PC

AutoVISION 3.0 and AutoVISION 4.0 cannot be installed on the same PC simultaneously. This can be a problem if your application requires multiple AutoVISION 3.0 and AutoVISION 4.0 installations using a single computer. A similar issue exists if you need to support multiple versions of Microscan’s Easy Setup Program (ESP) for barcode readers. The solution to this problem is the use of virtual machines.

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Barcode Quality Basics - Read, Monitor, Verify

Are you thinking about adding barcodes to your products and processes? Are you getting questions about monitoring barcode quality or verifying to barcode standards but aren’t sure where to begin? We’ve created an e-book – Barcode Quality 101 – to help you get started.

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Verifying Your Verifier

Accurate verification and readability of barcodes is essential in avoiding fines, rejects, noncompliance, and other errors that could result in lost productivity and profits. With so much on the line, how can you ensure that your verifier complies with GS1, ISO, and IEC standards? Cue the Calibration Card.

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