ANSI Standard On-line verification of barcodes now available on TOSHIBA TECs cutting edge SX Industrial printer family

Until 5 or 6 years ago if a product did not scan, then the barcodes data was normally inputted manually. This can cause; productivity bottlenecks leading to lower production levels; potential human error which can cause database contamination; higher level of training costs; RSS (repetitive strain syndrome) as barcodes are repeatedly scanned for a viable read. Nowadays barcodes have become more enterprise critical. Highly automated systems require readable barcodes at all times as there is invariably no manual data entry process in place. How do you know if your barcodes are up to scratch? On-line verification.

The SV series of scanner / verifiers by RJS provides fixed position scanning and high speed on-line American National Standards Institute (ANSI) method verification of linear barcodes. It assures that barcode print quality is at an acceptable level, therefore ensuring that the print mechanism has not failed or gone out of adjustment during operation. When a barcode enters the SV-100s laser beam, the unit locks onto it and continues to scan until it has exited the beam. Upon exit the unit performs quality analyses on the code by averaging all the scans gathered. This quality data is then fed back to the printer

The TOSHIBA TEC SX-4 & SX-5 thermal transfer / direct thermal printers extend the tradition of technical innovation of the TOSHIBA TEC high-class industrial printers. Built to succeed the very popular B-472 and B-572 machines, they provide superior performance and reliability in a variety of industries including manufacturing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, electronics and telecoms. Innovations include enhanced processor and image buffer, 100km warranty printheads, new wide opening mechanism for access to printhead and paper path, internet, e-mail, XML and BCI enhanced features.

It is through the powerful Basic Command Interpreter, resident as standard in the SX range, that the on-line verification solution gets its functionality. The verification solution has a number of different operational modes that determine a printers actions once a substandard barcode is produced, allowing you to tailor the verification system to your needs.

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