ISO compliance: Corrective and Preventive Action in Barcode Quality

There has been an interesting and helpful discussion taking place in the LinkedIn ASQ group. The topic is the difference between a corrective action and a preventive action in manufacturing quality—not specifically barcode-related but very applicable. Regarding ISO compliance in barcode quality, the root issue is conformity and non-conformity. What exactly is a conforming barcode?…

Barcode Quality Part II

This article is based on a presentation by Greg Hutchins of Quality Plus Engineering, a Department of Homeland Security certified firm in Oregon. Q + E conducts critical infrastructure protection (CIP) forensics, assurance and analytics; they are a certified enterprise risk manager (CERM) and a cyber security identity theft protection consultancy. Clients include the FAA,…

Barcode Error Tolerance

Barcode error tolerance: are barcodes robust or vulnerable?  Editor’s Note: The guest author is Mr. Paul Yarnell, Axicon Commercial Director. I met with Mr. Yarnell on my recent visit to Axicon headquarters in Weston-on-the-Green, UK. This article is the result of a conversation regarding the relative barcode error tolerance of 2D symbologies such as Datamatrix in…

Axicon Visit Recap

Axicon verifiers are feature rich and responsive to customer needs Axicon products have been a part of our products catalog for quite a while, and yet we had only begun to understand the broader range of capabilities their products offer to customers. Being here has been like drinking from the proverbial fire hose: Axicon verifiers…

Axicon Visit: Linear Verifiers

Axicon has two main lines or “ranges” as the English say, of linear verifiers. Each range has three basic models: the 6000, the 6500 or the 7000 models. Axicon verifiers are fully ISO compliant. TheAxicon Blue or Classic range function as one would expect: place the verifier on the barcode, pull the trigger and produce…

Axicon Visit

First day at Axicon Auto ID in Weston-on-the-Green—a completely unexpected location for a high tech company: everything is located in an ancient horse farm, refurbished to house a modern barcode specialty company. Weston-on-the-Green is a very historic area—near where George Washington came from before he went to the colonies and helped to establish the United…

Axicon Group

Axicon Group has evolved and matured into one of the major forces in barcode verification. I had the pleasure of visiting them in Brentwood almost 20 years ago, and next week I have the unique opportunity to visit them again, now in Weston. Axicon is one of the top manufacturers of barcode verifiers worldwide As a…