Printing, Applying, and Verifying Shipping Labels

Identify and resolve label printing and placement problems

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Pallet Scanning System

Pallet Scanning System

Increase efficiency, improve traceability, and reduce manual rework when processing pallets or large packages

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DataMan 470 Series

Fixed-mount barcode readers solve complex, high-throughput manufacturing and logistics applications with ease.

Whether your organization has a one million square foot facility or small regional warehouses, fulfillment starts with accurately printing and applying a tracking label to ensure each item is sorted and routed correctly. Label machines can occasionally print a bad label, or the machine may not affix the label correctly to the package. Smudged, wrinkled, flagged, or improperly placed labels lower read rates and lead to costly manual rework, delayed shipments, and even fines.

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Using a top-sided reading tunnel featuring Cognex DataMan 370 or DataMan 470 image-based barcode readers after the label application process can help verify that shipping labels are correct. Cognex top side barcode tunnels use advanced algorithms to achieve 99.9% read rates – even if codes are damaged or smudged. With code quality metrics, DataMan barcode readers can flag poor quality codes for immediate resolution, before they make their way into the sortation process. This in turn diverts the problematic packages for immediate rework so they do not cause jams, misreads, mis-sorts, or other issues in the downstream process. In addition, for example, if codes are consistently misapplied or wrinkled, the code grading from the readers allows facility managers to identify and fix printer errors to minimize problems downstream.

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