Technical Articles

Microscan Systems Incorporated has published these technical articles:

(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Machine vision verification is one tool that can be used to ensure that barcodes meet a consistent level of quality for readability in an automated process, and that bad codes are identified before...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Should laser barcode scanners be considered "obsolete" technology and are imagers (camerabased readers) the only viable technology for today's applications? While imagers have seen increased use due...
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This white paper focuses on barcode and machine vision systems that can be used in packaging lines to ensure label accuracy and to comply with safety regulations as well as mandates or codes of...
(Light Sources)
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This white paper provides tips on choosing the optimal lighting solution for a machine vision application. Proper lighting is critical to the success of a machine vision application and should be the...
(Light Sources)
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To understand how important the right light can be for machine vision, try a simple experiment. Take a magazine outside on a sunny day and open it. The pages are easy to read. Tilt the magazine,...
(Light Sources)
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The goal is to select a lighting technique that creates the highest possible contrast between the feature of interest and its surroundings....
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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The automation of data collection through barcode technology improves patient care and clinic efficiency by ensuring accuracy and expedited availability of clinical data....
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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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...
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Machine vision OCR (optical character recognition) helps manufacturers optimize efficiency while meeting tracking and labeling requirements. Three common applications of OCR are described in this...
(Imaging and Graphics Software)
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Optical Character Recognition, commonly known as OCR, is distinct from linear and 2D symbologies in that it is simultaneously machine-readable and human-readable. OCR does not replace the more robust,...
(Tracking Software)
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To survive and prosper in today's economy, leading manufacturers must assemble high quality products at the lowest possible cost. The total cost of production must take into account the complete...
(Graphics, Marking and Printing Services)
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The most direct way to ensure complete quality control of the production process is to mark objects with a machine-readable symbols and track them through the entire life cycle. There are many methods...
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There are several factors that help to define the optimal marking method for your 2D code, namely: Permanency Requirements, Material Composition of a Part, Manufacturing Process, and Production...
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An introductory overview of fixed-mount barcode scanners: how they work, what they can and can't do, and how they can meet your specific requirements....
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An introduction to symbol reconstruction technology. Symbol reconstruction can meet the challenges associated with capturing data when symbol orientation and quality cannot always be predicted....
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Readability is determined by the extent to which an imager can decode a directly marked symbol. Primary factors that affect readability are: Contrast, Quiet Zone, Error Correction, Element Size, and...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Electrostatic discharge, more commonly known as ESD, appears in many forms. From lightning bolts to a near-invisible spark when touching a piece of metal, there is no single way to encapsulate all of...
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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ESD impacts productivity and product reliability in virtually every aspect of electronic environment. Despite the effort made over the past decade, ESD still costs the electronics industry billions of...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Data Matrix sets the standard for reliable, accurate and space-efficient identification. In fact, it is the standard specified by the Electronic Industries Association (EIA), Semiconductor Equipment...
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Data Matrix symbol verification ensures objective measurements regarding the quality of the mark. Standards for verification allow an even field of play for all measurement systems, such that...
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Manufacturers in nearly every industry, especially those using open source manufacturing, rely on automatic data capture (ADC) to increase productivity, accuracy, and data handling efficiency....
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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The purpose of Data Matrix symbol verification is to ensure reliability and consistency of symbols based on the strict criteria outlined in the ISO/IEC 15415, AS9132, and AIM DPM quality standards....
(Data Acquisition Products)
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The U.S. FDA's proposed UDI (Unique Device Identification) program contains much that is of interest to the Auto ID community and to manufacturers and labelers of medical devices. Describes the UDI...
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As a part of the "Air Transport Association SPEC 2000," manufacturers are required to mark and track each part used to assemble an airplane. To replace their manual tracking and documentation system,...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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A major manufacturer of automotive parts and electronics must perform a three-part inspection on final spark plugs to ensure readiness for shipping. The company needs a machine vision system that can...
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A manufacturer needs to read the bar codes on two AIAG shipping labels, one applied to opposite sides of each shipping tote, to verify the encoded information was accurate and the two labels were...
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A tire manufacturer needs to eliminate manufacturing errors by automating part of the manufacturing process. It is essential that specific custom-built machines accurately determine the exact...
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An engine manufacturer needs to maximize production by increasing line speeds. They need a scanner that can read the barcodes on engines as they move past the scanner without requiring a line stop for...
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It is critical for a major tire manufacturer to have a reliable, work-in-progress tracking system in place. To accomplish this, the manufacturer installs several laser raster barcode scanners to read...
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A manufacturer of anti-lock breaks wants to mark each component in the system with a 2D code and track it throughout the manufacturing process. Since they selected dot peen as the method to apply the...
(Tracking Software)
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A major automotive company must ensure all exterior components and their markings are accurately installed on finished vehicles. The company switches from a human based inspection system to machine...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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A leading manufacturer of document processing equipment needs to integrate a Data Matrix reader into their equipment to accommodate customers who use Data Matrix as their control code....
(Solids and Powder Processing Equipment)
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Military and law enforcement personnel use aiming assistance products from Laser Devices to make their weapons more accurate. Laser Devices supplies the DoD with laser and infrared aiming devices and...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Read about Jiaxing Hexin Precision Stamping Technology's machine vision solution for 100% defect prevention in high-speed electronics component manufacturing....
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Learn how ASYS ensures code quality and verification in production lines to avoid downtime and failures, while enabling full traceability of parts and production processes....
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Automotive supplier Continental AG, Czech Republic division, recently extended the capability of its inspection processes by implementing machine vision to verify label position and print quality on...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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A large manufacturer of industrial electronic appliances must achieve reliable symbol read rates in their data-driven production line. Symbol quality, along with speed, size, and accuracy of the...
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As a System Service Provider for Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), Zollner Elektronik offers production and service of electronic, mechanical and inductive components. The company manufactures...
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A contract manufacturer needs to replace their vision system with a reader that can be easily reconfigured between product runs without the use of a monitor or a PC. Using 2D barcode readers, the...
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An electronics manufacturing company that makes components for the automotive industry needed to automate their assembly process. They want a 2D barcode reader to verify that the correct components...
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A manufacturer of airbag deployment sensors needs to read Data Matrix codes etched on components to track them through the manufacturing process. Changes in lighting and the low contrast of the...
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A typical semiconductor head wafer manufacturing facility produces 500,000 units per day. With fabrication yields of ? = 50%, and 20,000 heads per wafer on a 150 mm wafer, this drives the need to...
(Tracking Software)
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The Chinese Federal Banking System uses a system of 1 printing location, 14 distribution centers, 30 treasuries, 365 central banks, 3,600 commercial banks and 2,000 local banks. At each transfer...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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See how the Paulig Group ensured compliance with GS1 barcode standards and eliminated human errors in their coffee packaging and distribution processes using Microscan's QX-870 barcode scanner....
(Packaging and Labeling Equipment)
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Mislabeling food can have serious consequences, especially with over a million food allergy sufferers in the UK. To combat this, manufacturers have been swift to implement rigorous error-proofing...
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Learn how this international beverage manufacturer increased the efficiency of its pallet loading process by using barcode scanners for automated data tracking....
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Mislabeled food products can have serious consequences to the manufacturer, retailer, and the consumer. Margarine manufacturer, Bunge Finland Oy, received a request from one of its large global...
(Tracking Software)
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In order to stay ahead in today's competitive manufacturing environment, effective inventory management must extend beyond the warehouse and include real-time monitoring of work-in-process inventory...
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See why Miltenyi Biotec chose Microscan 2D imagers for their analyzers to achieve a single integrated solution for autolabeling of samples and barcode detection of antibodies....
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Seconds count during a heart attack. That's why precision counts at Biosite, which manufacturers test panels which can be analyzed in a portable test unit that can determine what type of heart attack...
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A manufacturer of liquid-handling systems needs to audit track vials that store 96 different combinations of solutions. This process is automated accurately with the use of Microscan barcode reader...
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See how the Paulig Group ensured compliance with GS1 barcode standards and eliminated human errors in their coffee packaging and distribution processes using Microscan's QX-870 barcode scanner....
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A warehousing facility needs to improve efficiency and inventory control. To accomplish this, they install an automated pallet tracking system utilizing Microscan's extended read range scanner....
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Learn how pharmaceutical manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim utilizes Microscan's AutoVISION machine vision product suite to inspect packaging for regulatory compliance and ensure traceability of...
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At a leading repackaging facility of pharmaceutical products, each packaging line is designed to run 100-count containers at 80 per minute. As a part of their quality control process, the company uses...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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The Visionscape I-PAK inspection system is the proven solution chosen by major pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide. Based on a selection of powerful machine vision tools and a simple user...
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At their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, a new pharmaceutical manufacturer uses Data Matrix to automate the product verification system of their home insulin kits. Data Matrix is used to...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Modular Packaging Systems' customers require 100% inspection to ensure labelling accuracy and meet the stringent requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. Machine vision technology helps these...
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Data accuracy and reliability are critical within pharmaceutical applications where manufacturers need to increase throughput while meeting regulatory compliance. Microscan helps manufacturers through...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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At their facility in Shanghai, TRW Automotive completely automates their assembly line using Microscan smart cameras, barcode readers, and lighting equipment to guide robotics, detect quality issues,...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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For factories of the present, the ability to compete in tomorrow's economy hinges on their ability to integrate with the Industrial Internet of Things. This white paper offers a look into the factory...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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The Internet is the prevailing medium of digital communication worldwide. However, the concept of using instant, pervasive, and globally connected data over the Internet for the benefit of industrial...
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ATC Industrial Automation equipped one of its customers, a leading supplier of electronic components, with Microscan's QX Hawk Imager to ensure the presence and readability of tiny, low-contrast 2D...
(Imaging and Graphics Software)
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IPTE is a worldwide supplier of automated production equipment for the manufacturing industry. The IPTE Factory Automation division develops standard machinery and turnkey automation systems for the...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Successful data acquisition for barcode reading or part inspection depends on the ability of the data acquisition device, such as a barcode reader or machine vision camera, to function at peak...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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A comprehensive Del Monte quality initiative uses Microscan vision systems to ensure product code legibility, and improve labeling accuracy and overall traceability of its canned fruits and...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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A reliable HS-21 barcode reader is used as an accessory to the epMotion® 5075 from Eppendorf to identify and track samples and reagents to achieve improved accuracy and efficiency in laboratory...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Research institute Friedrich Miescher Laboratory (FML) relies on an all-in-one solution using Microscan's C-mount Vision HAWK Smart Camera to accurately and efficiently read and ensure the presence of...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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EUROIMMUN embeds the tiny MS-4 imager into its high-performance EUROPattern Microscopes to read Data Matrix codes at close range, ensuring sample data and images are archived to patient IDs for...
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Terumo Medical Corporation error-proofs its labeling process with a system that incorporates QX Hawk Imagers on each packaging line to ensure each device receives a correct and readable label that is...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Non-contact inspection and measurement is essential in many areas, but it is also difficult to achieve with manual processes and human operators. In image processing, a camera system replaces...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Foxconn performs contract manufacturing of components for many renowned electronics companies, such as Chinese electronics company Xiaomi, a manufacturer of smart phones and digital cameras. During...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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For industrial and automotive lubricant manufacturer Sinopec Group of Beijing, China, timely and accurate data collection using Microscan's Vision HAWK Smart Camera is central to maintaining process...
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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...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Item identification and data acquisition through barcodes is critical to the function of automated operations, from assembling smart phones to recording patient data for laboratory samples. When...
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Product traceability is a growing concern in industries from medical device manufacturing to consumer packaged goods. It is no longer sufficient for a manufacturer to produce high-quality products to...
(Machine Vision Equipment)
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Meeting compliance requirements for the FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule is priority-one for today's medical device manufacturers and labelers. This whitepaper offers guidelines for...