To guarantee end-to-end traceability, identification technology validates and controls the distribution network in the supply chain, as primary packaging are combined into secondary packaging boxes. Route of the boxes is monitored from the manufacturing warehouse, throughout distribution center until home delivery to guarantee end-end traceability. Datalogic technology delivers efficient, cost effective and error free processes for traceability.
PRINT AND APPLY BARCODED LABEL READING
The Datalogic Matrix 120 is the smallest ultracompact industrial 2D imager on the market and is easily integrated into any space. The tiny form factor weighs less than 200g (7.1 oz), enabling installation directly on a label applicator arm.
This allows for an immediate double-check of a package's barcode label readability and positioning.
Real-time verification of accurate label application and barcode quality is made possible with the Datalogic Matrix 120, the smallest industrial 2D imager on the market. The ultra-compact unit integrates effortlessly into food and beverage packaging applications such as print-and-apply label verification and traceability.
The Matrix 120 is the perfect solution when small dimensions, lightweight, and performance are needed. Optional shorter output cables (only 100 mm in length) facilitate integration into OEM machines, such as on label applicator arms in print-and-apply systems. Food and beverage line packaging and distribution managers will appreciate how an on-board imager delivers an immediate double-check of proper label application, barcode readability, and accuracy of information content.
Options like a WVGA sensor for standard applications or a 1.2 MP sensor for high-resolution barcodes adapt the Matrix 120 for any use. A wide-angle version makes it the perfect solution for proximity reading. A 90-degree mounting capability and a polarized, glass-free reading window easily tackle barcodes on reflective label surfaces.
The Matrix 120 leads the market for customer ease of use because of DL.CODETM configuration software, an X-PressTM auto-configuration button, and an intuitive human-machine interface (HMI).
PRODUCT BUNDLES IDENTIFICATION
Single products are often packaged into bundles for marketing and retail logistics. Bundle-specific barcoded labels are applied to these packages. To maintain full product traceability, the Datalogic Matrix 320 stationary imager with up to 5 MP sensor resolution and multiple lighting options facilitates an effective bundle identification and tracking system.
The Matrix 320 is adaptable to even the most challenging reading conditions, like barcode labels applied to the uneven surfaces created by thermo-shrink plastic film. The unit also readily handles deformed barcodes, wide field-of-view (FOV) requirements, or reduced/variable environmental lighting conditions.
Product bundling is a popular method for manufacturers and retailers to increase sales, move inventory, and improve customer experiences. But any warehouse manager will tell you that this often leads to a logistics nightmare. The Datalogic Matrix 320™ stationary imager can help. Delivering the next evolution in intralogistics operations, the 2D imager brilliantly tackles traceability applications in food and beverage distribution and retail logistics.
Thermo-shrink wrap, often used on automatic packaging lines to bundle multiple SKUs, can create uneven or curved surfaces to which barcode labels are applied. Deformed or skewed barcodes are the result. The Matrix 320 stationary imager includes decoding algorithms that were task-built for these challenging applications, enabling effective bundle identification and full product traceability at all times. The stationary barcode scanner provides the highest reading performance in its class and easily handles reduced or variable lighting conditions and reflective label surfaces. An impressive field of view (FOV) enables the reading of multiple labels or codes and variable label positioning with a single reader.
The Matrix 320 2MP and 5MP models offer the ability to use high-quality C-Mount lenses from Datalogic or any C-Mount-compatible lenses from third-party vendors. These options provide the highest flexibility for solving the most demanding application challenges in the barcode scanner configuration.
CONSUMABLE MATERIAL VERIFICATION
The array of packaging consumables is nearly endless. Bags, pouches, shrink films, tubes, sleeves, wraps, roll stock, trays, cartons, and cases are each used in specific applications. Ensuring that the correct material is loaded onto a specific automated packaging machine at the right time is crucial. Processing the right material avoids faulty production and unnecessary waste.
Datalogic's PowerScan 9600 rugged handheld reader features unparalleled durability and reading performance on various material types and code and background color combinations. The unit will even handle codes printed with suboptimal print quality. With this type of flexibility, loading errors are eliminated, and downtime is minimized.
The costs of packaging consumables are rising. Bags, pouches, shrink films, tubes, sleeves, wraps, roll stock, trays, cartons, and cases are all more expensive today and can sometimes exceed the cost of the items they'll contain. Ensuring the proper consumable material is loaded onto an automated packaging line is essential to avoiding unnecessary waste and guaranteeing correct and flawless operations. Achieving that goal gets particularly tricky when the consumable packaging material is the same size and type for multiple products but with minor differences. Variations may be related to languages, nutrition labeling, or market-specific branding. These subtleties are nearly impossible for machine operators to recognize. As a result, mistakes can be made.
Avoiding operator mistakes and ensuring production traceability is essential in any packaging environment. The Datalogic PowerScan 9600 AR can help packaging facilities avoid unnecessary waste generation and related handling and disposal costs. The rugged handheld scanner has unparalleled durability and reading performance, excelling on most material types, and flawlessly handles variations in barcode and background color schemes. Even low-print quality barcodes are no match for the PowerScan 9600, which quickly reads the poorest imprints.
The PowerScan 9600 AR efficiently reads barcodes at multiple distances. This capability makes it practical to seamlessly scan pallets and cases in the warehouse and film reels in the consumable magazine. Additional features in the PowerScan 9600, like smart battery technology, wireless charging, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity, and IP65 and IP67 ratings, make it the easy choice for maximum flexibility, extreme reliability, and quality in a handheld scanner.