Time is a crucial factor in the traceability and quality assurance of products and labels in real time. At the same time, demands on character recognition systems are increasing: They should be able to read text, numbers, code, or—even better—logos and graphics; and verify them. Preferably all at the same time.
Imago’s FastCodeReader specializes in high process speeds of up to 800 m/min. It works reliably and with high reading rates even at high conveyor speeds. The integrated line scan camera with narrow and long images is optimized for the requirements of long and single-line code lines on packaging, foils, and packages. It is suitable for multiple tasks: With optical character recognition (OCR), it reads numbers, letters, and characters, as well as codes of any font, such as serial, batch, product numbers, best before date, or entire address files. With optical character verification (OCV), it also evaluates the quality, correctness, and compliance with the specifications of, for example, barcodes or QR codes.
The capabilities of the FastCodeReader go beyond the features of an OCR/OCV reader by reading and verifying logos and graphics. The intelligence of the integrated VisionCam even allows identifying different data—such as code, text, and logos—at the same time.