OCR Data Traceability


Lot codes, batch codes, and expiration dates have become necessary in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, all of which have stringent labeling requirements to help ensure consumer safety and to prevent product diversion and counterfeiting. The capability of machine vision to read and recognize alphanumeric texts reliably at high speeds has become indispensable in today’s manufacturing environment. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and consequent data retrieval help to verify product labeling and ensure their traceability throughout manufacturing and distribution processes. Datalogic provides multiple machine vision solutions for OCR applications, from general-purpose vision systems powered by IMPACT Software to IMPACT+ OCR, a turn-key solution designed for OCR inspections in Food & Beverage industry.