Part‐tracking labelling and machine vision

Part‐tracking labelling and machine vision Purpose – Considers the use of bar and matrix codes in assembly operations and after‐sales part tracking. Design/methodology/approach – Reviews the marking methods, the types of codes employed in different industries, and the machine vision equipment used to read them. Findings – Matrix codes are being widely adopted as a means of improving the efficiency and quality of production, and as a way of achieving traceability, for the appropriate handling of any faults that appear during usage. Equipment for marking and reading the codes is available from several suppliers, and can be integrated into the production line. Originality/value – Shows the power and versatility of matrix code labelling for the manufacturer. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Assembly Automation Emerald Publishing

Part‐tracking labelling and machine vision

Assembly Automation, Volume 25 (3): 6 – Sep 1, 2005

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0144-5154
DOI
10.1108/01445150510610881
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Abstract

Purpose – Considers the use of bar and matrix codes in assembly operations and after‐sales part tracking. Design/methodology/approach – Reviews the marking methods, the types of codes employed in different industries, and the machine vision equipment used to read them. Findings – Matrix codes are being widely adopted as a means of improving the efficiency and quality of production, and as a way of achieving traceability, for the appropriate handling of any faults that appear during usage. Equipment for marking and reading the codes is available from several suppliers, and can be integrated into the production line. Originality/value – Shows the power and versatility of matrix code labelling for the manufacturer.

Journal

Assembly AutomationEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2005

Keywords: Barcodes; Cameras; Image processing

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