When you start thinking about legacies, you take stock of your accomplishments and lessons learned. You take stock not only of the past, but what you are doing now and what you still hope to do. We, at Omron Microscan, continue the legacy. The yet-to-be-released HAWK MV-4000 smart camera is designed to come into play in applications requiring extreme power, and it has been built not only to compete, but to beat the rest of competitive smart cameras.Read More
I recently visited one of our EMS customers in China. We have been working with this customer for several years on various traceability applications for their electronic manufacturing lines. They just acquired a new project from a high-value customer who uses direct-part-marked electronic components in their designs.Read More
The MicroHAWK ID-40 is the smallest IP65/67 rated true industrial Ethernet barcode reader. A main benefit and feature of the ID-40 is its unprecedented ease-of-use. Installing and using MicroHAWK is as easy as plugging in power and opening a browser. We’ve simplified the process even further by creating an easy to follow video that will guide you step by step in setting up your MicroHAWK ID-40.
Compare your data to match string. How can that help with UDI and EU Medical Device Regulations Compliance?
FDA UDI implementation is upon us and also the new European Medical Device Regulations have taken concrete shape. Many medical device manufacturers and labelers are rushing to understand and meet the compliance timelines and requirements. One essential part needed for compliance is a verification solution that ensures symbol and mark integrity. How can you for example check data structure for your company-specific Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) in the GS1 General Specifications?Read More
Many of our current customers tend to operate lean and are hyper focused on productivity, yield and quality. In many cases, they may not have teams of people in place that are experts on things like barcode traceability, machine vision or barcode verification. This is where we can help. Microscan has dozens of customer-facing employees that have ten, fifteen, twenty, or more years of experience across different industries and applications.Read More
Choosing the right technology for your application is a critical decision, as the wrong selection can result in serious set backs both fiscally and in production. As a manufacturer, you should assess the best technology and product to meet your specific application needs. At a minimum, this assessment should include: cost, size, speed, barcode quality and your application industry.
Product recalls are a terrible position for any company to be in. Recalls not only affect profits, but also damage a brand’s reputation for months or years depending on the severity of the recall. A product recall in the pharmaceutical industry can be especially disastrous, particularly if the recall involves sterile products, medications, or other items that could directly harm the consumer.Read More
MicroHAWK represents the next generation of industrial imaging devices – the world’s smallest and most powerful industrial smart cameras, and the only platform that can perform auto ID, machine vision, and barcode verification tasks without switching devices.Read More
If you're using automation technology like barcode readers in your operations, you're probably already aware of the benefits that they bring to your business. To name a few: reduced manual labor, faster processes, and reliable data tracking - all resulting in fewer errors and less money invested in corrective actions. Now think about the impact that a single barcode has on these processes.Read More
This year's AACC Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego, CA featured advances in diagnostic research and technology, drawing the largest audience in the events history! While there has been an enormous amount of superior groundbreaking research going on in various fields of clinical diagnostics, the overall industry is a technology-driven business. As we walked the floors of the exhibition, the realization of the importance of automation in diagnostic and clinical studies could hardly be overestimated. In the next few years, how laboratories and diagnostic companies operate will lead the future of industry changes, and Microscan is ready to meet those changes.Read More
Machine vision is the automatic extraction of information from digital images. A typical machine vision environment would be a manufacturing production line where hundreds of products are flowing down the line in front of a smart camera. Manufacturers use machine vision systems instead of human inspectors because it’s faster, more consistent, and doesn’t get tired. The camera captures the digital image and analyzes it against a pre-defined set of criteria. If the criteria are met, the object can proceed. If not, the object will be re-routed off the production line for further inspection.Read More
Leading the effort to make the supply chain safer and more efficient, in 2013 the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) helped secure a national framework to trace prescription medications through the enactment of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The law preempted a 50-state patchwork of pedigree requirements with one federal traceability solution for prescription medicines. Sequentially numbered barcode labels are perfect for many applications that require a unique sequential number in a barcode environment.