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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
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
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.
The rise of the machines is here! Robots are now involved in our everyday lives. You may not see one walking down the street, but chances are a robot helped make or distribute some of the products you use on a daily basis.Read More
Is Your Label Production Operation Running Blind? In-Line vs. Off-Line Label Inspection and Verification
Is your print quality inspection or barcode verification system able to catch individual errors that may occur during production, such as misprints, printer maintenance problems or debris causing blemishes, or sequential data printing errors? In addition to fines or rejected shipments due to poor quality barcodes or incorrect labels, manufacturers have to take on the costs and other negative impacts resulting from process downtime, regulatory issues, and upset customers. Implementing both barcode and print quality verification systems in their operations will help manufacturers guarantee legibility and standards compliance, and keep any noncompliant labels out of the supply chain.Read More
After years of preparation, and following the FDA UDI regulations, the European Union is also getting ready for new Medical Device Regulations to streamline various standards and to ensure safety and traceability of medical devices. What are the new Medical Device Regulations about, what should manufacturers do to prepare now, and how can Microscan help?Read More
Are you thinking about adding barcodes to your products and processes? Are you getting questions about monitoring barcode quality or verifying to barcode standards but aren’t sure where to begin? We’ve created an e-book – Barcode Quality 101 – to help you get started.Read More
Accurate verification and readability of barcodes is essential in avoiding fines, rejects, noncompliance, and other errors that could result in lost productivity and profits. With so much on the line, how can you ensure that your verifier complies with GS1, ISO, and IEC standards? Cue the Calibration Card.Read More
When selecting a barcode reader or smart camera for your production line or OEM equipment, the efficiency of your system relies greatly on the ability to capture clear images of barcodes or key features consistently and at production speeds. Although autofocus devices may seem to cover the range of possible application variances, there are areas where fixed focus devices are sufficient for a given reading or inspection environment. In this article, we’ll outline five things you should take into account when choosing between fixed focus and autofocus lenses in industrial imaging devices, so you can make an informed decision.Read More
Now that UDI Implementation has arrived, Medical Device Manufacturers and Labelers are scrambling to understand and meet the Compliance Timelines and requirements. The requests are pouring in for a verification solution to ensure the integrity of the symbol marking will accurately convey the information on your device through its lifecycle.Read More