Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision, verification, and lighting solutions, will be showcasing latest Point of Sale (POS) technology for print quality inspection and barcode verification for 100% quality labels and packaging at Labelexpo Americas 2016 to be held from September 13-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, U.S.A.
With Microscan’s 2015 acquisition of the leading verification systems manufacturer Label Vision Systems, Inc., (LVS), Microscan’s technology portfolio now offers a comprehensive suite of all-in-one, standards-based products for barcode verification and print quality inspection.
Microscan LVS brand products can be implemented at any stage of label print and production operations to check data accuracy, barcode legibility, and print quality defects or other blemishes – whether quality assurance is needed just after new labels are created, or in-line during label printing and application.
Microscan’s off-line solutions include barcode verifiers that spot check labels for data compliance or readability issues before printing, while in-line print quality inspection systems offer real-time monitoring of labels in production to catch errors that may result on the fly.
All Microscan products offer data capture through barcode reading and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to record data and validate accuracy, as well as print quality inspection through barcode verification (to ISO/IEC print quality standards) and Optical Character Verification (OCV) to ensure long-term data legibility.
In off-line testing, Microscan’s LVS barcode verifiers are able to parse and evaluate codes for data format to GS1 or HIBCC specification tables as selected by the user and highlight problem areas or missing elements in encoded data that result in non-compliance.
At this year’s Labelexpo Americas, Microscan will showcase the LVS-7000 Print Quality Inspection System, a modular solution including camera, lighting, mounting, and software that integrates directly with printing presses and other wide-format printing equipment for in-line inspection of web and label print quality.
The LVS-7000 ensures the integrity of label features, including presence and position of artwork elements, as well as accuracy of text, color, and barcodes. It is the only machine vision system on the market that is capable of blemish and defect detection, color process control, validation of human-readable data (OCR, OCV, and sequence/randomized validation), barcode reading, and ISO/IEC barcode quality grading for in-process label quality monitoring at the speeds of production.
Microscan’s LVS-7510 Print Quality Inspection System, which will also be on display, offers a label inspection solution that is custom-integrated with thermal printers, including leading brands like Zebra and Printronix.
Like the LVS-7000, the LVS-7510 performs real-time label inspection for thermal labels including 1D/2D barcode verification, OCR, OCV, data serialization validation, blemish detection, and more. In addition to in-line inspection demos, Microscan will also demonstrate the LVS-9580 Handheld Barcode Verifier and LVS-9510 Desktop Barcode Verifier, both specialized solutions for off-line barcode verification to ISO/IEC barcode print quality parameters, GS1 specifications, and more.
For tracking and inspection of packaged goods and applied labels, Microscan offers an array of solutions from barcode readers to machine vision systems. Its latest solution, MicroHAWK, provides the smallest form factor camera that can be configured for either barcode reading or machine vision applications, featuring the breadth of Microscan software and hardware options in a single suite of products.
MicroHAWK offers three compact devices configurable with hundreds of selectable features to tailor optics, sensor, lighting, and more to exact application requirements. The world’s smallest smart camera, MicroHAWK can be integrated into any environment for barcode reading, label presence/position, or package inspection in one, with unprecedented performance and the industry’s most intuitive software.
Visitors to Labelexpo Americas can experience interactive demos of MicroHAWK and Microscan LVS systems from Microscan booth #1609. Microscan also invites attendees to enter its sweepstakes at the show for a chance to win a prize.