Nowadays, every product has a barcode. The demands of the modern age, both consumer and technological, have led to the need of having a various information integrated in each product, which can be “read” in one go. From simple food packaging to heavy industry components and from home appliances to specialized machines, one will find no other common element than a barcode.

Items such as manufacturer code, dates, batch numbers, special features and more are found in a range of different types of Barcode, bar (1D), 3D (2D) or more specialized.

The correct and easy readability of these codes is now a critical element that is directly related to the quality of the product. The phenomenon of companies imposing penalties on their suppliers when the codes are not recognized is becoming more and more common. On the other hand, the image of the company that creates such problems to its customers is changing. Finally, it is obvious that illiteracy problems incur high costs throughout the chain from producer to end customer. For this reason, the special standards and mandatory regulations in order to ensure the correct and fast readability of the codes are constantly increasing.

How is barcode verification done?

Barcode codes cannot be verified with any type of barcode reader. This happens for a number of reasons, the main one being that the only thing that could be confirmed is that the specific reader “reads” the specific barcode in the specific conditions and even without any kind of certification protocol.

For this purpose, it is advisable for every business to use Code Verification Systems, better known as Barcode Verifiers. These are devices that are used in sampling on the production line and verify the correct printing and, consequently, the correct ability to read the barcode. Thus, the audit is certified based on a specific protocol and audit scenario, while relevant reports are stored. Of course, for unsuccessful tests, the cause is determined.

Choosing the appropriate Barcode Verifier

Although it seems like a simple case, choosing a Barcode Verifier is clearly more complex than choosing a Barcode Reader. A number of complex parameters (Barcode type, print type, surface, module size, dpm, future needs, etc.) must be evaluated in order to procure the most advantageous solution. Due to the complexity of the issue, it is proposed to provide all the necessary information to specialized companies, authorized by recognized companies abroad, so that the supply of the appropriate solution is always done after evaluation and technical analysis.

Code Verification Systems by REA VERIFIER

Novatron SA is an authorized representative of the Barcode Verifiers of the German REA for the Greek market. These are high quality devices, made in Germany. A range of models are available to cover any application, from simple prints on paper labels to Direct Part Marking (DPM).