Vision system speeds barcode reading

Partial-scan cameras coupled to an off-the shelf vision system inspect 450 pharmaceutical packages per minute.

Jul 23rd, 2007

Partial-scan cameras coupled to an off-the shelf vision system inspect 450 pharmaceutical packages per minute.

Developed in the late 1980s by Acuity CiMatrix (now part of Siemens Energy and Automation), the 2-D Data Matrix barcode is now one of the most well known symbologies in automotive, aerospace, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. One main reason for the success of the code is that in the ECC200 version data are encoded in a number of areas to allow for correct decoding, even when parts of the barcode are distorted or covered.

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