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Learn about hot topics in industrial automation. Contributed by Omron Microscan product experts, engineers, and industry leaders, Omron 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.

Basics of ESD Safety

Basics of ESD Safety

Discusses electrostatic discharge (ESD) and the importance of safety precautions in manufacturing environments.

Understanding 2D Symbol Verification

Understanding 2D Symbol Verification

Reviews the strict criteria for Data Matrix symbol quality verification as outlined in several industry standards.

Barcode Basics

Barcode Basics

An overview of fixed-mount barcode scanners: how they work, what they can and can't do, and how they can meet your specific requirements.

Understanding Machine Vision Verification of 1D and 2D Barcodes

Understanding Machine Vision Verification of 1D and 2D Barcodes

Machine vision verification is one tool that can be used to ensure that barcodes meet a consistent level of quality for readability in an automated process, and that bad codes are identified before they result in costly failures. This white paper introduces 1D and 2D barcode verification and identifies parameters for verifying codes against published standards.

Coding & Marking Challenges - Common Industrial Print Techniques and Their Challenges

Coding & Marking Challenges - Common Industrial Print Techniques and Their Challenges

This white paper describes the most common print techniques in industrial applications, the most common challenges, and the effect these challenges can have on print and code quality.

Understanding the Role of Auto ID in the FDA’s UDI Initiative

Understanding the Role of Auto ID in the FDA’s UDI Initiative

The U.S. FDA’s proposed UDI (Unique Device Identification) program contains much that is of interest to the Auto ID community and to manufacturers and labelers of medical devices. Describes the UDI program, which devices are affected, and implementation of the requirements.

Is a Laser Scanner or an Imager the Best Choice for Your Application?

Is a Laser Scanner or an Imager the Best Choice for Your Application?

Choosing the right barcode reading technology is fundamental to achieving optimal performance from a data collection solution. As new symbologies and technologies are developed, the choices are more varied than ever. There has been much debate on the merits of laser-based and camera-based barcode readers, and in fact, some have asserted that only image-based readers should be considered for new automation applications.

Ensuring Labeling Accuracy in the Packaging Process

Ensuring Labeling Accuracy in the Packaging Process

Accurate labeling is essential to today’s food and beverage manufacturers. This white paper focuses on barcode and machine vision systems that can be used in packaging lines to ensure label accuracy and to comply with safety regulations as well as mandates or codes of practice imposed by retailers.

Automated Data Collection Improves Safety and Efficiency in Clinical Applications

Automated Data Collection Improves Safety and Efficiency in Clinical Applications

An in-depth evaluation of barcodes and value-added barcode reading subsystems for lab instruments.

TTC: High Production Output at Low Costs

TTC: High Production Output at Low Costs

Learn how Track, Trace and Control solutions help manufacturers cut cost, cut waste, automate critical manufacturing processes, and increase yields—all critical elements in today’s economic environment.