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!
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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?Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More