A Barcode inspection system will verify all the barcodes in the software directly by breaking down every barcode as per the standards like ISO, ANSI, and CEN. A barcode is in a square or rectangle shape combining various vertical black lines, each of different thickness and length as well as white space and numbers. Together these will identify particular products and the relevant information about them. Computers that are connected to the scanners will read these codes and then with the help of the combination of bars, spaces and numbers, obtain the relevant data for that item. Precision automation and robotics systems are extremely useful. They are very helpful in increasing the productivity, decreasing production costs, provide a lot of flexibility as compared to the more traditional systems, as well as streamline the packaging for manufacturers.
How does a barcode inspection system work?
Barcodes can be found everywhere not only on the household items that we get from the supermarkets, but also the licenses, checked luggage and even on bands given in the hospital. They are used to identify an item or a person as well as encrypt important details. There should be a lot of care taken by the companies in the pre-production stages for considering all the important factors before selecting a type of barcode. The companies which use an in-house barcode inspection system as well as printing solutions must have a workflow that is well-defined along with a packaging quality control software for the purpose of automation.
The manual barcode inspection system is out-of-date, ineffective and also prone to human errors. In case the pre-production stage as well as the production workflow are well-defined, then only a digital barcode verification is sufficient. However, the solution that is used for inspecting the barcodes will also have an impact on the entire production and even the quality check workflow. An advanced barcode inspection system may be able to inspect several barcodes at the same time, and the compliance to standards, size of the barcodes, pre or post print barcode documents, grading of the quality, as well as carrying out a few extra company-specific inspections.
Advantages of using precision automation and robotics systems
Precision automation and robotics systems can offer a number of benefits as well as cost advantages. Here are some of the gains of adopting automated robotic systems –
- Apart from reducing the operating costs and boosting the efficiency, robotics is also used for replacing the manual repetitive activities. This leads to savings in salary costs too.
- Robots never burn out even if there are repetitive tasks. They can slow down only in case of a maintenance problem or a malfunction in the hardware. If they are properly programmed and serviced, they are capable of running uninterruptedly.
- Advanced automated robotic systems collect valuable data which can be used for effective decision making leading to successful results.
- Robotic systems are very versatile and can be used across a range of different fields, that include IT and software, retail, customer service, medical, etc.
- Increased efficiency and accuracy, as well as better output means high-quality products and services. This will eventually lead to a rise in customer satisfaction.
- With a number of repetitive activities being automated, the workers are free to handle other important tasks. All this help them to save their energy, which will improve their focus and finally lead to higher productivity in the workplace.
Precision automation and robotics systems are used almost in every industry for improving the output and efficiency. There are also a number of options that are available for robotic systems to match the budget and other requirements.