Videojet Launches New Visual Code Inspection System with Exclusive Code Quality Trend™ Technology to Address Manufacturers’ Need to Easily Confirm Code Accuracy and Legibility

Videojet introduces a new visual code inspection technology to
address the challenges of verifying machine-readable and alphanumeric
codes on consumer goods packaging.

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To meet manufacturers’ needs for automated visual code inspection that
minimizes false rejects commonly found with standard optical character
recognition systems, Videojet Technologies, a global leader in coding,
marking and printing solutions, has introduced the Visual Code
Inspection System (VCIS) to help manufacturers confirm code quality and
reduce the scrap associated with rejected, though readable, codes.

The Videojet VCIS has been specifically designed to verify inkjet
printed codes on consumer packaging. This technology for continuous
inkjet applications can replace typical vision systems that can often
pose complexity challenges and functionality trade-offs.

The high standard of typical vision systems can often cause them to fail
codes that have minor imperfections or codes without visible flaws to
the human eye. Even with available tolerance adjustments, false
rejections can occur and negatively affect packaging line throughput. To
address the challenges of verifying machine-readable and alphanumeric
codes on consumer goods packaging, the Videojet VCIS enables
manufacturers to move beyond the complexity of standard vision systems
and manual inspection processes.

Proprietary to the Videojet VCIS, the Videojet Code Quality Trend™ (CQT)
algorithm can filter out random decodability issues common with optical
character recognition systems, while still alerting users to
deteriorations in print quality. Instead of passing judgement on every
single code, the CQT independently analyzes the readability of each
character of a code and accumulates data over multiple samples. This
approach provides a solution that is statistically more likely to filter
out basic decodability issues, but still pick up a negative trend in
print quality.

Using innovative intelligence, once a negative trend is detected, the
Videojet VCIS can send a signal to a stack light or stop the line.
Automated alerts notify operational staff, helping manufacturers to
minimize false rejects and keep production lines moving.

The Videojet VCIS works in tandem with Videojet 1000 Line
Ethernet-enabled printers. Configuration for the printer and camera is
easily done from one user interface, minimizing duplicate set-up because
settings such as the camera’s “region of interest” are known based on
print job data. The Videojet VCIS recognizes Videojet continuous inkjet
fonts, thus reducing one of the more time-consuming and challenging
aspects of system commissioning.

A fully-integrated vision inspection solution, Videojet VCIS can also
help manufacturers avoid the costs associated with third-party
integration services. Additionally, its intuitive and user-friendly
interface helps plant personnel easily operate both the printer and the
VCIS with minimal training.

“The Videojet Visual Code Inspection System creates new opportunities
for code verification in consumer packaging. It takes away the
complexity associated with multi-purpose vision systems for these
applications, reducing unwanted false rejects and helping to improve
line throughput,” said Bob Neagle, Videojet Business Unit Manager
of Workflow Solutions. “With quick and easy integration,
installation, and operation, it offers consumer goods manufacturers a
cost-effective solution for addressing their code verification needs.”

The Videojet Visual Code Inspection System is one of a number of
innovative new products launched by Videojet in 2016.

For more information about the Videojet Visual Code Inspection System,
call 800-843-3610 or visit

About Videojet Technologies:

Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification
market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products,
application specific fluids, and product life cycle services. Our goal
is to partner with our customers in the consumer packaged goods,
pharmaceutical, and industrial goods industries to improve their
productivity, to protect and grow their brands, and to stay ahead of
industry trends and regulations. With our customer application experts
and technology leadership in Continuous Inkjet (CIJ), Thermal Inkjet
(TIJ), Laser Marking, Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO), case coding
and labeling, and wide array printing, Videojet has more than 345,000
printers installed worldwide. Our customers rely on Videojet products to
print on over ten billion products daily. Customer sales, application,
service and training support is provided by direct operations with over
4,000 team members in 26 countries worldwide. In addition, Videojet’s
distribution network includes more than 400 distributors and OEMs,
serving 135 countries.


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