Mr. Nachtrieb has 30+ years of hands-on experience in barcode technology. His team imaged the film master for the first commercially scanned barcode in North America (1974). His specialty is barcode quality. He created and hosts a highly customized barcode quality seminar which has been presented to 100's of companies, reaching thousands of quality-concerned people, helping them to avoid barcode problems and manage barcode-related risk.

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…

Bar Width Reduction

Bar width reduction or BWR is a method for adjusting the graphics design file of a barcode to compensate for press gain. Press gain or ink spread is one of the most common causes of poor barcode performance. Bar width reduction is a compensation for press gain Virtually every barcode design software provides for press gain…

RJS Leaves Printronix: Barcode Industry News

Administrator’s Introduction           In an unexpected move, Printronix sold the brand and assets of the Inspector series linear barcode verifier to a newly formed company, RJS Technologies of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company has announced its intentions to develop and market the product line. The deal did not include the fixed mount SV100 inline verifier which Printronix…

TruCheck Omni New Product Review

TruCheck Omni is now shipping as a production unit for customer delivery. Originally previewed at AIM Expo in Chicago in November 2010, it is the most powerful commercial ANSI and ISO/IEC-compliant bar code verifier ever offered. With an available 5 megapixel CCD imager focused to provide an “Extra Large” 120 mm x 153 mm (4.5…