UK and Ireland based electronics production equipment and services provider Altus has expanded its portfolio with the addition of the Scienscope Reel Smart Lite high-resolution goods-in scanning table.
The system an integrated barcode camera system and was developed to help automate incoming processes. According to Altus, it offers immediate component traceability throughout production and makes the relabelling process efficient and effective, and as such reduces human error.
“Many packed components are received which can include several labels including barcodes from manufacturers, distributors, forwarder‘s barcode, and the customers’ barcode. This can make it difficult for the person scanning to pick the correct barcode to scan,” Altus CEO, Joe Booth, said. “Any incorrect reading can lead to an inventory and manufacturing process issues including line downtime. Scienscope Reel Smart Lite offers the solution to this problem by reading all data and providing one all-inclusive unique barcode label. This effective documentation of data ensures traceability is reliably implemented during production.
“Reel Smart Lite is designed to be compatible with endless vendor templates and so can be incorporated seamlessly into an automated production line or ERP to ensure it works with the Industry 4.0 ideal.”
The high-resolution barcode camera system has an image-based algorithm that reads and stores the information of four 7” reels simultaneously. As one reel is removed, a unique identification number label is automatically printed, archiving reliable data that can be easily and conveniently traced.