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Verification FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: Verification

Why can’t I just use a 2D imager to check readability?

Imager technology and performance varies widely and symbols must often be decoded by multiple brands within the supply chain. Your imager’s ability to read your symbol does not ensure that it can be read by a different imager. 

How will verifying symbol quality affect my bottom line?

Some industries require verification. In addition to meeting regulatory requirements, ensuring your symbols can be decoded each and every time can reduce costs associated with returned products; increase the efficiency of your manufacturing process; allow preventative care of the symbol marking equipment; and eliminate fines levied in some industries by noncompliance with symbol quality standards. 

What are other benefits of verification?

Other benefits include real-time quality control; increased customer satisfaction; and informative verification
reports. 

Do I need to verify if the encoded data is for internal use only?

While verification within a “closed-loop” system is not as critical, ensuring the readability of symbols is an easy way to prevent time-consuming and potentially costly problems within your company.

What do I do if the symbols are failing to pass?

Verification software is widely available and produces detailed symbol verification reports. These reports often show the image, quality grades, and specific problem parameters which can help in determining marketing equipment adjustments.

How do I implement verification on the production line?

Best practice is to install a verification station as the next step after the marking station. This enables real-time control of the quality of the symbols being produced.