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What is a Cloud  Serialization and  Traceability Solution?
April 05, 2017

What is a Cloud Serialization and Traceability Solution?

The core principles of a Level 4 system make it uniquely positioned to deliver data sharing capability up, down, and across the supply chain.

Bar Code Detection 101
February 07, 2017

Bar Code Detection 101

By Leuze electronic
This whitepaper discusses the fundamentals of barcode reading. Automated processes have made barcode reading more efficient for multiple industries

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Adopting Next Generation Labeling Technology Enhances Enterprise Agility and Reduces Costs
May 29, 2015

Adopting Next Generation Labeling Technology Enhances Enterprise Agility and Reduces Costs

By Nicelabel
Labeling is frequently considered a background process that doesn’t get any attention until it causes a problem. As a result, bar code and RFID labeling practices and software have become dated at many enterprises failing to keep pace with changing business needs. Migrating from decentralized labeling to a modern, centralized solution generally helps

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The Real Benefits of RFID in Industry
December 04, 2014

The Real Benefits of RFID in Industry

By Adam Steele
Describes the potential applications of radio-frequency identification (RFID) in industry. An in-depth analysis of the technology, the report looks at how RFID can be used in logistics and manufacturing.

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Selecting the Correct Automatic Identification & Data Collection Technologies for your Application
April 03, 2014

Selecting the Correct Automatic Identification & Data Collection Technologies for your Application

By Matthew Mather, SICK
Have camera/image-based code readers replaced traditional laser scanners? Has RFID’s day finally come? Learn how to better understand the potential benefits and limitations of each of these technologies, so that you are better armed in your decision as to whether or not the added investment for each technology is justified for your applications.

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Packaging in the Traceability Era
February 21, 2014

Packaging in the Traceability Era

By Marchesini Group
Counterfeit drugs are a problem worldwide. Pharmaceutical companies now have to conform to new regulations involving packaging. This white paper describes the regulations and codes needed to track drugs through the distribution chain from manufacturing to retail.

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Developing a Standardised Identification Solution for Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting
September 17, 2013

Developing a Standardised Identification Solution for Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting

By Packaging Coordinators
It is important that the supply chain remains safe and free of counterfeits. One major obstacle is that there is no unified global database where scanned bar codes on drug packaging can be checked. Regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical sector, retailers and clinicians will need to work together to overcome this counterfeiting pandemic.

Evaluating Barcode Reading Technologies
May 02, 2013

Evaluating Barcode Reading Technologies

By Microscan
Should laser barcode scanners be considered “obsolete” technology and are imagers (camera-based readers) the only viable technology for today’s applications?

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White Paper Analyzes Differences Between HF and UHF RFID
February 07, 2013

White Paper Analyzes Differences Between HF and UHF RFID

By Turck
White paper provides a detailed comparison between high frequency and ultra-high frequency RFID technologies so readers can determine the best system for industrial applications.

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Guide for Selecting Track and Trace Technology
November 07, 2012

Guide for Selecting Track and Trace Technology

White paper provides a detailed comparison between RFID and vision identification technologies to assist manufacturers in selecting the ideal track and trace technology to meet their application demands.

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A new foundation for 1-D barcode reading
June 18, 2012

A new foundation for 1-D barcode reading

Automation.com, June 2012
By Bill Silver, Cognex
Hotbars technology is an image analysis foundation. When Hotbars is combined with advances in image formation including high-intensity LEDs, liquid lenses and megapixel sensors, the result is a barcode reader that delivers solid-state, digital technology. Here’s how it works.

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Supercharged ID: Image-based Barcode Readers Leap Forward With Breakthrough Technology
March 09, 2012

Supercharged ID: Image-based Barcode Readers Leap Forward With Breakthrough Technology

Automation.com, March 2012

By Michael C. Moed, Cognex

Image-based ID readers stand poised to replace laser scanners in several industries. Thanks to advances in microprocessors, imaging sensors and decoding algorithms, ID readers have become not only more affordable, but also more powerful.

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August 01, 2011

Facility Management Challenges Today

Automation.com, August 2011

By Xerafy

White paper explains how to use RFID to solve facility management problems, such as construction, materials management, safety and workforce Compliance, Work-In-Progress (WIP) tracking, general maintenance tracking and physical asset accountability.

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Machine Vision for Factory Automation
March 08, 2011

Machine Vision for Factory Automation

By Teledyne Dalsa

Many key tasks in the manufacture of products, including inspection, orientation, identification, and assembly, require the use of visual techniques. By replacing human inspection with machine vision, the net result is greater productivity and improved customer satisfaction through the consistent delivery of quality products. This paper helps users match machine vision options with application requirements.

Three Ways to Enhance Packaging Line Performance
February 17, 2011

Three Ways to Enhance Packaging Line Performance

By Microscan Systems, Inc.

This white paper focuses on optical character recognition (OCR) and its growing use in packaging lines for compliance with date and lot tracking regulations. Machine vision OCR helps manufacturers adhere to these mandates in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and can also improve line performance.

How To Select the Best Direct Marking Method For Your Part
October 04, 2010

How To Select the Best Direct Marking Method For Your Part

By Microscan

There are many methods to directly mark objects. Selecting the best method for the application is critical to achieving success since each method has its own advantages and limitations, it is important to review and experiment with as many methods as possible before selecting the appropriate one.

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Trace, Track and Control: High Production Output at Low Costs
October 04, 2010

Trace, Track and Control: High Production Output at Low Costs

By François Monette, Cogiscan, and Matt Van Bogart, Microscan

A good TTC system will eliminate all waste of time and materials, enabling savings up to 10 percent of the total product cost, which goes straight to a manufacturer’s bottom line. A typical payback analysis for a good TTC system is less than one year.

July 13, 2010

Four Reasons For Your Organization To Invest In RFID Technology

RFID Solutions On Line, June 2010

By 3M Company

Whether you're a private company or a public agency, you need to be practical about your investments. You might know about the potential benefi ts of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, but you have to justify the costs. Registration required to read story.

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July 13, 2010

Unlocking The Value Of Enterprise Asset Management Through Technology Integration

RFID Solutions On Line, June 2010

By Fluensee

RFID, GPS, sensor, and other auto-ID technologies promise to revolutionize enterprise asset management systems (EAMSs) by efficiently providing real-time, physical asset tracking, locationing and monitoring. Registration required to read story.

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August 20, 2009

Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions about RFID

By Motorola

For organizations that manage global supply chains and vast trading partner networks, the promise of RFID is substantial. The increase in efficiency, data integrity and inventory visibility will help lower costs along with delivering goods faster and more accurately to the end user

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June 03, 2009

Automated Inspection & Gaging Systems Improve Quality and Reduce Costs

By Cincinnati Automation

As machine vision inspection cameras and laser gaging sensors have become more cost effective, many companies are implementing automated inspection & gaging systems in their facilities. These systems can be as simple as standalone cameras or sensors integrated into existing machinery or as specialized as custom designed and built turnkey automated inspection machines.

May 12, 2009

Motorola’s Manufacturing RFID Solutions

RFID can impact the entire manufacturing process from receiving raw goods to transferring or shipping finished products by improving inventory visibility to feed just-in-time systems, allowing manufacturers to make faster, better and smarter decisions. This white paper contains three case histories: Purdue Pharma, Boeing and a CPG manufacturer.

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January 30, 2009

Using Controls Standards to Accelerate Continuous Improvement Initiatives

By GE Intelligent Platforms

The OMAC Packaging Workgroup (OPW) has released their PackTags and PackML standards, which define naming conventions and “structural” guidelines that ensure consistency in the way the building blocks of code are used and described.

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Enterprise Mobility for Manufacturing Whitepaper
January 21, 2009

Enterprise Mobility for Manufacturing Whitepaper

By Motorola

Enterprise mobility has emerged as a top strategic initiative among leading global organizations. This white paper provides insight into the advantages gained by deploying mobile solutions in manufacturing. The paper reveals how manufacturing firms have empowered their workers with mobile solutions and significantly increased their effectiveness. Based on feedback from over 6,000 decision-makers and more than 2,500 mobile workers, the white paper addresses key questions.

November 24, 2008

Next-generation wireless technology advances asset management

Industrial Embedded Systems, November 2008

By Scott D. Constien, Enfora

A new class of GPS-enabled, wireless-networked asset management modules with integrated tracking application software is changing the way assets can be located in organizations.