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Maximize Your Barcode, Machine Vision and Verification Investments

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On Monday, July 10, 2017, Microscan launched our new Professional Services programs, offering items such as priority support, new extended warranty programs, and engineering and training from our barcode and machine vision experts. But what does this mean? This blog post will cover all the exciting new options available, how you can take advantage of these new services and programs, and how these services help protect your investment in barcode, machine vision, and verification technologies.

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Expanding the Boundaries of Human Endurance

Extraordinary, inspiring news reached our Microscan office in Renton, WA a couple of weeks ago - Christoph Strasser, a record-winning ultracyclist, sponsored by Microscan, won the Race Across America 2017! The solo division of the RAMM 2017 race started in Oceanside, California and ended in Annapolis, Maryland (3070 miles/4941km). Racers had a maximum of 12 days to complete the race, most finishing in 11 days – Christoph Strasser finished in 8 days 9 hours 34min with a total of 8.5 hours sleep!

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Benefits of Visionscape .NET Controls for Vision Applications

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Visionscape .NET Controls are some of the most powerful tools in the Visionscape toolkit. Applications such as FrontRunner and AppRunner which may be familiar to you are built using the same controls. These tools allow developers to create custom user interfaces which interact directly with Visionscape. When FrontRunner and AppRunner are unable to help you push through the last 10% of a job, Visionscape .NET controls give solution engineers an invaluable capability to finish and complete their smart camera or GigE solution.

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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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