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Learn about hot topics in industrial automation – Contributed by Microscan product experts, engineers, and industry leaders, Microscan white papers are educational articles that discuss technology benefits, best practices, regulations, and common challenges in barcode reading, machine vision, and verification to provide expert-level guidance for success in industrial automation.

How Label Verification Reduces Pharmaceutical Recall Costs

How Label Verification Reduces Pharmaceutical Recall Costs

Pharmaceutical manufactures are continuously faced with the cost of product recalls.

This whitepaper will help you learn about the common causes of recalls in pharmaceutical industry and how label verification can help reduce those recalls and costs. 


In-Line vs Off-Line Label Inspection - Risk of Off-Line Only Inspection

In-Line vs Off-Line Label Inspection - Risk of Off-Line Only Inspection

Learn about the difference between In-line and Off-line Inspection Systems

Poor-quality labels result in material waste, potential fines, and loss of customers. By implementing both in-line and off-line label verification systems, label defects can be eliminated for nearly 100 percent reliability.
This whitepaper will help you learn how different inspection systems can help catch errors and improve productivity. 

Readability of Directly Marked Traceability Symbols on PCBs

Readability of Directly Marked Traceability Symbols on PCBs

Recent product recalls have shown how important it is to have traceability data available to reduce recall costs. The most widely used  method  has  been  manual  application  of  labels. Keeping  up  with  modern  production  capabilities  can  be  a challenge and most companies are now transitioning to inkjet or laser marking. The  goal  is to apply  markings that  can be read throughout the overall process and by the end-customer, and can also be relied upon in the case of recalls and recycling programs.

Becoming the Factory of the Future

Becoming the Factory of the Future

Learn about the Industrial Internet of Things and the foundational steps every manufacturer should take now to prepare their operations for the coming Industrial Internet Revolution.

UDI Compliance Guide

UDI Compliance Guide

With compliance dates on the horizon for implementing UDI for new classes of medical devices, businesses must be proactive in ensuring standardized product serialization and update their labeling procedures at a rapid pace, or forfeit the right to participate legally in the marketplace. This whitepaper offers guidelines for simplifying each step toward UDI compliance and answers common questions about the FDA UDI rule.

Six Advantages of Ethernet for Auto ID Readers

Six Advantages of Ethernet for Auto ID Readers

This white paper focuses on barcode reader connectivity options and the uses and benefits of each in modern manufacturing environments. Ethernet communication is not always the best choice but offers many advantages.

Eight Tips for Optimal Machine Vision Lighting

Eight Tips for Optimal Machine Vision Lighting

Lighting plays a key role in the performance of a machine vision system.  Optimal lighting yields high contrast images that are read reliably and consistently by the vision system, saving time, effort, and money in the long run.  This white paper outlines eight helpful tips for choosing the optimal lighting solution for a machine vision application.

Machine Vision Solutions for CIJ Print Inspection

Machine Vision Solutions for CIJ Print Inspection

Learn the common print defects of continuous inkjet (CIJ) printing in high-speed packaging lines and how to ensure print accuracy with creative implementations of machine vision tools that provide the lowest rate of false failures.

Symbol Reconstruction in Barcoding Applications

Symbol Reconstruction in Barcoding Applications

Symbol reconstruction ensures data capture in environments where symbol quality, location, and orientation cannot always be controlled.

Using Automated Cap Inspection to Prevent Medical Errors

Using Automated Cap Inspection to Prevent Medical Errors

A cap inspection system is one solution to improve error prevention processes. By inspecting test tubes and caps to collect detailed information such as diameter, cap color, and cap type, instrument manufacturers no longer need to engineer for the worst case scenario.