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Learn about hot topics in industrial automation – Contributed by Microscan product experts, engineers, and industry leaders, Microscan white papers are educational articles that discuss technology benefits, best practices, regulations, and common challenges in barcode reading, machine vision, and verification to provide expert-level guidance for success in industrial automation.

Becoming the Factory of the Future

Becoming the Factory of the Future

Learn about the Industrial Internet of Things and the foundational steps every manufacturer should take now to prepare their operations for the coming Industrial Internet Revolution.

UDI Compliance Guide

UDI Compliance Guide

With compliance dates on the horizon for implementing UDI for new classes of medical devices, businesses must be proactive in ensuring standardized product serialization and update their labeling procedures at a rapid pace, or forfeit the right to participate legally in the marketplace. This whitepaper offers guidelines for simplifying each step toward UDI compliance and answers common questions about the FDA UDI rule.

Six Advantages of Ethernet for Auto ID Readers

Six Advantages of Ethernet for Auto ID Readers

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 many advantages.

Eight Tips for Optimal Machine Vision Lighting

Eight Tips for Optimal Machine Vision Lighting

Lighting plays a key role in the performance of a machine vision system.  Optimal lighting yields high contrast images that are read reliably and consistently by the vision system, saving time, effort, and money in the long run.  This white paper outlines eight helpful tips for choosing the optimal lighting solution for a machine vision application.

Machine Vision Solutions for CIJ Print Inspection

Machine Vision Solutions for CIJ Print Inspection

Learn the common print defects of continuous inkjet (CIJ) printing in high-speed packaging lines and how to ensure print accuracy with creative implementations of machine vision tools that provide the lowest rate of false failures.

Symbol Reconstruction in Barcoding Applications

Symbol Reconstruction in Barcoding Applications

Symbol reconstruction ensures data capture in environments where symbol quality, location, and orientation cannot always be controlled.

Using Automated Cap Inspection to Prevent Medical Errors

Using Automated Cap Inspection to Prevent Medical Errors

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 manufacturers no longer need to engineer for the worst case scenario.

Application of Data Matrix Verification Standards

Application of Data Matrix Verification Standards

Discusses the implementation of Data Matrix quality standards and U.S. Department of Defense MIL-STD-130.

Three-Step Verification for Lean Product Labeling

Three-Step Verification for Lean Product Labeling

The leanest labeling processes incorporate verification at three critical steps during manufacturing: Step 1: Verify label data structure offline after code creation; Step 2: Verify label compliance and readability offline after final artwork; Step 3: Verify label print quality inline directly after printing or applying to product.

The Most Common Causes of Unreadable Barcodes

The Most Common Causes of Unreadable Barcodes

Understand the root cause of unreadable barcodes and learn how to use technology appropriately to prepare for or resolve these issues, ensuring your operations' success in automation.