4th month: Code reader can track beer kegs with 100% accuracy

Dec. 9, 2013

Germany's Warsteiner Brewery enlisted the help of BHV-Automation to develop a system to track beer kegs throughout the filling process with the capability of 100% accurate code reading. To do so, the system utilized Cognex DataMan barcode readers. This article, which was published on April 1, explains that in the automated process, a label printer first applies an adhesive label with a Data Matrix code to the bottom of an empty keg. After this, a Cognex DataMan 302X ID reader reads the printed label on the keg. DataMan barcode readers allow Data Matrix codes to be read from 10-, 15-, 20-, 30-, and 50-liter kegs that vary in distance from the barcode reader.

Click here to view the original article.

About the Author

James Carroll

Former VSD Editor James Carroll joined the team 2013.  Carroll covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles, Carroll managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

Voice Your Opinion

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Vision Systems Design, create an account today!