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Compare your data to match string. How can that help with UDI and EU Medical Device Regulations Compliance?

FDA UDI implementation is upon us and also the new European Medical Device Regulations have taken concrete shape. Many medical device manufacturers and labelers are rushing to understand and meet the compliance timelines and requirements. One essential part needed for compliance is a verification solution that ensures symbol and mark integrity. How can you for example check data structure for your company-specific Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) in the GS1 General Specifications?

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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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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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3 Things You Need to Verify about Your Barcode

Product serialization, data compliance, and label accuracy have been on everyone 's lips these days. With manufacturers under obligation to meet new federal regulations for traceability initiatives in industries from aerospace and defense (DoD IUID) to medical device (FDA UDI), Microscan has been busy keeping up with the demand barcode verification and label inspection training and solutions.  

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Partner Success Story: Innovation in Forestry Automation

The Marketing team loves seeing our Partners recognized for their innovative and successful solutions to customer challenges. I wanted to call out eSolutions for recently being published in Vision Systems Design for their out-of-the-box approach to forestry automation. Pike Lumber asked eSolutions to develop a vision system for automatic log diameter measurement of trees that have already been cut down but still need to be cut into lengths and have their limbs removed.

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Made to Order: How the Internet Enables Custom Manufacturing

The next big revolution in manufacturing is just beginning. The world is getting smaller through technology and communication, and the internet is key in bringing about this transition. Cell phones, cars, watches, home alarm systems, televisions. The interconnectedness of devices and sensors is making its way into the manufacturing processes. Through the use of internet protocols, devices and sensors across the factory lines can track and control product through various stages of development.

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B(u)y Gum! The First Retail UPC Symbol Ever Scanned

When most of us scan a barcode in 2015, we don't give it a second thought. We just get upset if it doesn 't decode within a second or two. But without the data capture milestone described below, Microscan might be a very different company today. The first UPC symbol ever

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Tips for Embedding a Barcode Reading or Inspection Device that Will Last the Life of Your System

As technology advances, manufacturing is becoming more and more automated. Robots are becoming the standard in most manufacturing lines that require fast, repetitive, precise placement of components. There are five things to consider when choosing an embed­ded machine vision camera, auto ID imager, or laser scanner for an application: barcode type and orientation, inspection parameters, application speed, integration space, and data communication needs.

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Don't Let Production Lines Run Blind - Keep an Eye on All Operations in Your Facility with Vision Wrangler

Prevention has become just as important as production in today 's manufacturing world. As wonderful as it is to see dollars streaming in as a result of products going out the door, profits can easily be affected if quality or compliance issues arise after products have made their way to the

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With Great Panelization Comes Great Responsibility

If you work in PCB assembly or electronics manufacturing environments, you 're probably already familiar with PCB "panels," or multiple, identical PCBs arranged together in a grid. The process by which these grids are produced is appropriately called panelization, and there are key benefits to its practice.

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From Circuit to Smart Phone - Learn the Role of Barcode and Machine Vision in Consumer Electronics Manufacturing

Electronic devices like smart phones continue to evolve into more compact and capable machines. We rely on our devices to help us manage even more daily tasks, critical transactions, and personal information than ever before. Consumer electronics manufacturers are therefore under tight scrutiny for their ability to produce technology of

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Microscan Machine Vision Meets Industry Growth in Southeast Asia

Industry and manufacturing continue to be major players in the growing export economies of Southeast Asia, such as in Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand. Like their neighbors in Japan, China, Korea, and India, Southeast Asian nations are experiencing rapid development in the consumer product manufacturing sector.

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