Teledyne Dalsa launches BOA IDR for identification and verification applications
Machine-vision technology company Teledyne Dalsa used the Automate 2011 show, which was held recently in Chicago, USA, to launch its new BOA IDR product. Targeted at that automotive, electronics, packaging and pharmaceuticals industries, is has been developed for part recognition, tracking and verification.
“BOA IDR is an affordable system for a range of identification and quality control applications,” commented Steve Geraghty, Director Industrial Products, Teledyne Dalsa.
“As an image-based ID reader it offers robust 1D and 2D capabilities for part traceability, but it also has trainable character and pattern recognition tools, which customers can combine to satisfy a variety of identification and verification needs.”
Many industries are using 2D matrix technology to track parts throughout the assembly process and the product life cycle. For example, in the automotive sector 2D tracking is used for error proofing to ensure parts are assembled in the correct order, while in pharmaceuticals manufacturing, product codes must be tracked within the supply chain to ensure customer safety. Verification of print quality on these packages is also important to assure future readability.
The company says that BOA IDR provides these capabilities and also enables manufacturers to combine tracking with other inspection tasks, such as character reading and verification, to ensure all product markings match and are readable when they leave the factory floor.
Features and benefits of the BOA IDR include:
- identification and grading capabilities for part tracking, based on codes, characters or patterns;
- reading and verifying 2D matrix codes, such as data matrix and QR codes;
- reading and verifying 1D barcodes on labels and packaging;
- reading and verifying printed characters on labels and parts;
- identifying and verifying patterns on products and parts;
- Ethernet communication between the BOA IDR and the factory enterprise;
- user administration controls help companies meet CFR Part 11 validation;
- remote inspection monitoring via Ethernet;
- history logging in order to provide detailed information and traceability during the manufacturing process;
- IP67-rated enclosure with lens cap; and
- direct connection to external light sources.
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