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Brush up on industrial automation technology – Learn the basics of barcode reading, industrial lighting, machine vision inspection, and verification by exploring this compendium of technical tips and knowledge from the Microscan team..

Barcode Scanner or Imager

Barcode Scanner or Imager

How do you know if you are using the right device to improve your industrial automation process? With this E-book, learn how a barcode scanner is different from a barcode imager and which device would best fit your needs.

What is Machine Vision Verification?

What is Machine Vision Verification?

Are you looking to learn about Machine Vision verification and its common applications? Find out the common difference between reading barcodes and verifying barcodes. 

Machine Vision For In Vitro Diagnostics

Machine Vision For In Vitro Diagnostics

Are you looking to learn about the key requirements and constraints of healthcare vision applications? This presentation, Another Set of Eyes: Machine Vision Automation Solutions for In Vitro Diagnostics, discusses the challenges of vision applications in the healthcare industry and highlights the approaches for application and testing to meet tough industry demands. 

Barcode Quality 101

Barcode Quality 101

Are you a beginner looking to learn more about barcode quality, or already have some experience under your belt, but are in need of a quick overview of barcode quality 101? We've put together an e-book for you where you can find the  basics needed to understand how to read, monitor and verify barcodes.

What Is Verification?

What Is Verification?

Barcodes and text with inconsistent quality can lead to process inefficiencies and downtime; unreadable barcodes may require re-labeling, re-scanning, or even manual entry of critical information by a human operator. The quality, legibility and accuracy of marked text and barcodes can be easily checked with machine vision or barcode verification technology. 

FDA UDI Rule for Medical Devices

FDA UDI Rule for Medical Devices

The FDA established a unique device identification (UDI) system to identify and trace medical devices throughout their distribution and use. As part of this mandate, labels on medical devices must contain a UDI code in human- and machine-readable form. 

Direct Part Marking (DPM)

Direct Part Marking (DPM)

Codes, symbols and text applied directly to a part’s surface (rather than affixed by a label or packaging) are known as Direct Part Marks (DPM). These marks are affixed directly to parts by abrading a part surface or marking in some other manner that cannot be discarded, torn, obscured, wiped off or easily degraded.

Direct Part Marking Methods

Direct Part Marking Methods

There are many methods to directly mark objects. Each method has its own advantages and limitations and selecting the best method for the application is critical to achieving success.

Codes and Symbols

Codes and Symbols

Linear or 1D barcodes have been in use since the 1970s and are the most common symbol used for part tracking. Today, increasing numbers of manufacturers are using two-dimensional symbols (2D), such as Data Matrix, that offer greater placement flexibility and increased data capacity.

Why Use Machine Vision?

Why Use Machine Vision?

While human inspectors working on assembly lines visually inspect parts to judge the quality of workmanship, machine vision systems use cameras and image processing software to perform similar inspections.  Machine Vision inspection plays an important role in achieving 100% quality control in manufacturing, reducing costs and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction.