Ensure barcode and printed text quality with machine vision
Sponsored by: Microscan
Date: 15 October
Time: 3PM London/10AM New York
Appearances can be deceiving
The barcode on your packaging may look fine, but is it readable? Barcodes, expiration dates and other marked or printed information on packaging should always be legible. Unreadable barcodes, poorly printed date and lot codes, or otherwise faulty packaging, can all result in returned shipments, fines, or even a product recall. Achieving consistent print quality can be a challenge, especially on packaging lines due to substrate quality, motion, and low mark contrast. Also, a wrong lid can be placed, or a wrong film entered, into the packaging machine due to human error.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss how machine vision can help you prevent errors, monitor barcode quality, verify codes, and detect printer issues before problems arise with inline barcode verification and inspection solutions using Microscan’s AutoVISION™ product suite.
Human errors can be avoided by matching a barcode or OCR text to a barcode with barcode readers or smart cameras. An inline machine vision inspection solution is a cost effective and reliable way to ensure consistent print quality and legibility with greater reliability than random sampling. Even if you catch just one error before the product is shipped, the investment will pay for itself.
Join our webinar and learn how you can address print quality issues before they become serious problems.
Machine Vision Promoter
Jonathan Ludlow is Machine Vision Promoter at Microscan’s Technology Center in Nashua, NH. He has been active in machine vision product development for many years, has authored papers on the application of machine vision in semiconductor packaging and electronic assembly, holds several patents relating to inspection systems and is a regular speaker at machine vision symposia.
Sadie Zeller is a Product Manager at Microscan’s headquarters in Seattle, WA. She is responsible for a range of products including barcode verification solutions, as well as all laser barcode scanners, Nerlites®, and I-PAK®, Microscan’s Package Inspection System. Her main goal is to make sure Microscan is providing products that solve the process and traceability issues our customers are facing.
Key Learning Objectives
- Understand how barcode quality and legibility affect product traceability
- Learn how OCR can be used to avoid human errors, and to ensure packaging quality and product safety
- See how you can implement inline machine vision verification and inspection on your packaging line
- Hear how food companies use machine vision to improve quality and traceability
- Quality Engineer
- Quality Manager
- Production Engineer
- Plant Manager
- Packaging Engineer
- Project Manager
- Traceability Specialist
- Regulatory Compliance Officer
- VP/Director of Manufacturing
- VP/Director/Manager of Supply Chain
- VP/Director of Procurement