Omron integrates printer and barcode scanner for label verification

Label compliance and quality monitoring can be improved, says Omron, with the V275 verification for inspecting and verifying labels and barcodes in medical device manufacturing, automotive labelling, food and beverage secondary and tertiary packaging labels.

The V275 series printer-integrated label inspection and barcode verification system helps manufacturers efficiently monitor their product and packaging labels. In life science, food and beverage, automotive and consumer packaged goods industries in particular, strong traceability is needed to ensure that labels show the right content, are legible and contain barcodes that meet mandated quality standards.

The V275 is able to grade 1D and 2D barcodes at normal printing speeds to ISO 15415, ISO 15416, and GS1 standards. It is also able to inspect human-readable content for accuracy and print quality using optical character recognition (OCR), optical character verification (OCV) and blemish detection tools.

Logic in the V275 software allows for automated inspection of barcode content to expected values and data formats for both the machine-readable and human-readable information on each label. In the event of a label quality error, the system automatically stops the printer and alerts the operator via an alarm to a light tower.

Omron has integrated a high-resolution line scan camera and printer controls into a Zebra ZT600 series thermal printer. The web-based user interface runs on Ethernet-based communications from the V275 to the customer’s PC or server and offers label inspection template design, real-time label quality monitoring, template and inspection results data archiving.

Industrial automation company, Omron, produces control components and equipment, ranging from image-processing sensors and other input devices to various controllers and output devices such as servo motors, as well as a range of safety devices and industrial robots. By combining these devices via software, Omron offers automation solutions for manufacturers worldwide.

The company has established a strategic concept called “innovative-Automation” consisting of three innovations or “i’s”–“integrated” (control evolution), “intelligent” (development of intelligence by ICT), and “interactive” (new harmonisation between people and machines).

Omron operates in varied markets from industrial automation and electronic components to social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. It was established in 1933 and operates in around 120 countries and regions. In the field of industrial automation, Omron provides automation technologies and products, as well as customer support.

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