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Microscan Shows Barcode Traceability
Versatile code-reader.
Renton, WA — Microscan is demonstrating its latest barcode traceability and machine vision technology, developed to help manufacturers achieve "cradle-to-grave" part traceability, accelerate line changeover, and automate inspection.

The growing need for unit-level traceability, combined with increasingly limited space on parts for adding barcodes, has led to the widespread use of information-dense 2D barcode formats, such as Data Matrix, marked directly on circuit boards, capacitors, photovoltaics, and other electronic components. Microscan offers a range of imagers designed to read these codes, including extremely small, low-contrast 2D codes, and barcodes with optically noisy backgrounds. Direct part marking plus a robust code reading system enables manufacturers to achieve part traceability throughout the supply chain. Barcode automation can also confirm that the correct part is added to an assembly, and trigger line changeovers. The company's line of barcode, vision and lighting products is backed by robust patent portfolios and years of proven performance in the electronics industry. Its barcode traceability technology helps manufacturers cut costs by achieving higher yields and reducing defects; machine vision eliminates human error for fast, reliable assembly verification and automated inspection of PCBs, flex circuits, connectors, and other parts. The company is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Contact: Microscan, 1201 S.W. 7th St., Renton, WA 98055 425-226-5700 fax: 425-226-8250 E-mail: Web:


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