Get Lean with 2D Data Matrix Barcodes, Part 3

Thanks for stopping back in to read the 3rd part of this series on “Getting LEAN” with Data Matrix Barcodes in the manufacturing industry. If you missed the first two parts, you can read them here: Part 1  Part 2  Application Versatility Whether it be the assembly lines, final assembly lines, test and measurement locations, …

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10 Ways to use 2D Barcode Scanning in Manufacturing, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, discussion surrounded the first 3 ways that the manufacturing industry can use 2D barcode scanning technology to improve traceability: Print Circuit Board Component Reels, Print Circuit Boards & PCB Arrays, and Board Sub-Assemblies. In case you missed it, you can read more here. Today, I will share the next three …

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10 Ways to use 2D Barcode Scanning in Manufacturing, Part 1

2D Barcodes have been prevalent for several years across industries such as Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Government, Warehousing and Transportation. The Manufacturing Industry, however, has always seemed to lag behind, sticking to legacy applications and linear barcodes for traceability. Due to increasing end user requirements regarding product lot traceability, manufacturers have had no choice but …

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How to Handle PCB Component Reel Scanning & Employee Accountability

I have spent over 12 years in Industrial Automation & Data Acquisition and have worked with many customers in the Print Circuit Board (PCB) Industry. During this time, I have seen increased requirements for lot traceability by end users due to quality concerns.  With strict traceability reporting requirements and the potential for lot rejection, PCB …

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What’s different about a healthcare scanner?

  One of the biggest changes I’ve seen in the healthcare field is the introduction of technology into everyday applications. Every single wristband a patient wears has a barcode on it with patient information. This is used for patient tracking, medicine dispensing and records management. All of these barcodes need to be scanned and this …

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A Few New Products from our Friends, Part 1: Honeywell

Tis the season when our brains are in “shopping mode.” We can’t watch tv, surf the internet, get the mail, or even leave the house without getting bombarded with tons of information about the great deals available on consumer products. So in the spirit of this product-mindset, I thought I would let you know about …

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Intermec and Honeywell: A Marriage Made in AIDC Heaven

As an outsider looking in, I am excited to see that Honeywell completed the acquisition of Intermec. As a former “seasoned” Intermec veteran, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for all of the very fine people I have had the pleasure of working for and with over the years. The immense …

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Honeywell’s Remote MasterMind: Simply Your Life

It’s Ten o’clock.  Do you know where your devices are?  Remote MasterMind Device Management Software does! Whether it is ten in the morning or ten at night, those calls come in.  Someone is in a panic, and you have to fix it.  Here’s the conversation: “My device is not working.” “Is it totally dead?” “No.” …

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