In a manufacturing environment, barcode scanners and machine vision products help reduce costs, increase output, improve product quality and conform to industry regulations. Barcode scanners can be used for real-time operation monitoring of data collection and preservation of historical data (tracking). Industrial machine vision systems can be used for automatic inspection and flow control.
Barcodes are symbols that can be read by machines, and barcodes can be printed on labels for use (printing and use) or printed directly on parts, products or packages (DPM). In general, barcodes contain data items that have a specific meaning, such as the product's unique code, production batches, commodity types, and so on. The barcode scanner is used to capture and read the data so that it can track and confirm the parts on the supply chain. In production, these data can be used to automate operations, quality control, save time, financial and human resources.
In today's manufacturing environment, rapid and accurate data collection is essential for efficient and fast operation of the production line. Stable and reliable, online bar code scanners can not only obtain data, but also can drive the activities of the factory operation. Barcode and two-dimensional codes have become an integral part of most lean manufacturing enterprises.
Barcode technology can assist in some key applications, such as quality control, online monitoring (WIP), classification and batch tracking. The general application of barcode technology is to prevent the wrong measures or to correct a certain step in the process. For example, many packaging systems use barcode technology to ensure that the goods are matched to the box before packing.