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Before a package can leave an automated facility, it must travel through a ship sorter and under a scanning tunnel. Failure to quickly and accurately read codes at this critical stage will drastically impact throughput, efficiency, and deliverability.
The industry-leading Cognex tunnel provides wide belt coverage with the highest industry read rates.
Watch: High Speed Tunnel Scanning
Watch: Routing, Label Placement and Inspection
Smudged, wrinkled, flagged, or improperly placed labels lower read rates and lead to costly manual rework and delays.
Cognex imaged-based barcode readers equipped with vision technology:
Boxes rotate as they move between conveyors and in the pick and pack area, operators manually present barcodes to scanners from many different angles. Laser scanners have trouble reading codes from extreme angles, resulting in lower read rates and rework.
Cognex DataMan image-based barcode readers read codes at angles exceeding 85 degrees providing high read rates despite inconsistencies.
Watch: Zone Routing & Presentation Scanning
Watch: Optimizing the Label Rework Station
Rework can be extremely costly so maintaining the integrity of the barcode label is important to maximizing the automation process.
Cognex DataMan barcode readers equipped with vision technology can identify compromised or missing labels, giving the hospital lane a heads up and shortening rework times.
Some packages require hazmat, fragile, or other special shipping labels. To avoid fines and safety concerns, companies must verify that labels are clearly printed and correctly placed on the package.
Cognex image-based barcode readers equipped with vision technology:
Watch: Automated Label Inspection
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