Axicon Barcode Verifiers

Axicon Barcode Verifiers2023-01-16T20:30:56+00:00

We provide a wide range of Axicon barcode verifiers that are used to measure the quality of printed barcodes, on all levels of product packaging. The Axicon verifier portfolio includes solutions for point-of-sale barcode verifiers, mid-range barcode verifiers, traded unit barcode verifiers, high-speed range verifiers, 1D/2D barcode verifiers, in-line barcode verifiers, portable barcode verifiers, and industrial IP-50 & IP-65 rated verifiers. The Axicon range of verifiers has been developed to ensure that the quality of printed barcodes in use throughout the supply chain can be measured and graded. The size of these barcodes can vary a great deal, which is why we provide three different series of verifiers for conventional, linear barcodes, and two series of verifiers that can be used to assess two-dimensional or matrix barcodes. Axicon barcode verifiers are used across the globe and are fully compliant with the international ISO/IEC standards for both linear and matrix barcodes.

6000 Series Barcode Verifiers

The Axicon 6000 series barcode verifiers are designed to verify small linear barcodes (with a maximum length, including quiet zones, of 66 mm or 2.6″ ) typically used on products scanned at the retail point-of-sale, or pharmaceutical products scanned at the point-of-care. These barcodes include EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, HIBC, GS1 DataBar, GS1-128, CIP 39, and Laetus Pharmacode. This verifier is perfect for product manufacturers, label printers, printers and packagers, and pre-press studios.

Features & Benefits:

ISO/IEC verification with ANSI option, traditional verification, symbology auto-discrimination, automatic variable aperture, scan saving and loading, static reflectance meter, display of x-dimension and magnification, individual bar, and space dimensional analysis.  Product look-up options and other software plugins are available to validate the data content of codes such as PZN, CIP, ISBN, and ISSN.

Hardware:

A CCD imager-based linear barcode verifier, designed to be ISO/IEC compliant. The aperture is automatically switchable between aperture reference numbers 03, 05, 06, 10, and 20.  Scan width 66mm (including quiet zones). The wavelength of light is 660 nm.  Weight: 230g. Size: 165 x 75 x 55 mm.

6025-S Barcode Verifiers

The Axicon 6000 series barcode verifiers are designed to verify small linear barcodes (with a maximum length, including quiet zones, of 66 mm or 2.6″ ) typically used on products scanned at the retail point-of-sale, or pharmaceutical products scanned at the point-of-care. These barcodes include EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 128, HIBC, GS1 DataBar, GS1-128, CIP 39, and Laetus Pharmacode. This verifier is perfect for product manufacturers, label printers, printers and packagers, and pre-press studios. Laetus Pharmacode verification requires dedicated additional software.

The ‘S’ range of Axicon verifiers (6025-S) has a continuous scan feature, which means that obtaining at least ten different readings throughout the height of the barcode (as required by ISO/IEC) is much faster. Simply place the verifier slightly above or below the barcode, press the trigger and slide the verifier over the code – in less than a second you can have results of up to 100 scans of the code at different points in the bar height.

Features & Benefits: 

ISO/IEC verification with ANSI option, traditional verification, symbology auto-discrimination, automatic variable aperture, scan saving and loading, static reflectance meter, display of x-dimension and magnification, individual bar, and space dimensional analysis.  Product look-up options and other software plugins are available to validate the data content of codes such as PZN, CIP, ISBN, and ISSN.

6500 Series Barcode Verifiers

The Axicon 6515 barcode verifier is designed to verify linear barcodes with a maximum width, including quiet zones, of 125 mm or 4.9″.  This means it can be used to check all GS1 symbols used at the retail point-of-sale (EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A and UPC-E, GS1 Databar), those used on outer cases (EAN-13, ITF-14, and GS1-128), and on logistics labels (GS1-128).  For anyone printing barcode labels using a 100 mm (4 inch) wide printhead, this verifier is perfect. It cannot be used to check 100% sized ITF-14 symbols, or A5-sized logistics labels printed using a 150 mm (6 inch) wide printhead.

Features & Benefits:

ISO/IEC verification with ANSI option, traditional verification, symbology auto-discrimination, automatic variable aperture, scan saving and loading, static reflectance meter, display of x-dimension and magnification, individual bar, and space dimensional analysis.  Product look-up options and other software plugins are available to validate the data content of codes such as PZN, CIP, ISBN, and ISSN.

Hardware:

A CCD imager-based linear barcode verifier, designed to be ISO/IEC compliant. The aperture is automatically switchable between aperture reference numbers 05, 06, 10, and 20.  Scan width 125mm (including quiet zones). The wavelength of light is 660 nm. Weight: 180g. Size: 145 x 113 x 128 mm. The 6500 series barcode verifiers are also available with an IP50 (International Protection, sometimes known as Ingress Protection) rating. As defined by standard IEC 60529, the IP50 version protects against all harmful dust particles. The 7015-IP50 is suitable for dusty environments such as fibreboard packaging handling areas.

6525-S Barcode Verifiers

The Axicon 6515 barcode verifier is designed to verify linear barcodes with a maximum width, including quiet zones, of 125 mm or 4.9″.  This means it can be used to check all GS1 symbols used at the retail point-of-sale (EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A and UPC-E, GS1 Databar), those used on outer cases (EAN-13, ITF-14, and GS1-128), and on logistics labels (GS1-128).  For anyone printing barcode labels using a 100 mm (4 inch) wide printhead, this verifier is perfect. It cannot be used to check 100% sized ITF-14 symbols, or A5-sized logistics labels printed using a 150 mm (6 inch) wide printhead.

The ‘S’ range of Axicon verifiers (6525-S) has a continuous scan feature, which means that obtaining at least ten different readings throughout the height of the barcode (as required by ISO/IEC) is much faster. Simply place the verifier slightly above or below the barcode, press the trigger and slide the verifier over the code – in less than a second you can have results of up to 100 scans of the code at different points in the bar height.

Features & Benefits:

ISO/IEC verification with ANSI option, traditional verification, symbology auto-discrimination, automatic variable aperture, scan saving and loading, static reflectance meter, display of x-dimension and magnification, individual bar, and space dimensional analysis.  Product look-up options and other software plugins are available to validate the data content of codes such as PZN, CIP, ISBN, and ISSN.

7000 Series Barcode Verifiers

The Axicon 7100-S barcode verifier is designed to verify large linear barcodes with a maximum width (including quiet zones) of 200 mm or 7.8″. This means it can be used to check all barcodes used in general distribution, whether they appear on outer cases or on pallet labels (EAN-13, UPC-A, ITF-14, and GS1-128).  For anyone printing 100% sized ITF-14 symbols, or A5 or larger pallet labels, this verifier is perfect. The 7100-S has a continuous scan feature, which means that obtaining at least ten different readings throughout the height of the barcode (as required by ISO/IEC) is much faster. Simply place the verifier slightly above or below the barcode, press the trigger and slide the verifier over the code – in less than a second you can have results of up to 100 scans of the code at different points in the bar height.

Features & Benefits:

ISO/IEC verification with ANSI option, traditional verification, symbology auto-discrimination, automatic variable aperture, scan saving, and loading, static reflectance meter, display of x-dimension and magnification, individual bar and space dimensional analysis.  Product look-up options and other software plugins are available to validate the data content of codes such as PZN, CIP, ISBN, and ISSN.

Hardware:

A CCD imager-based linear barcode verifier, designed to be ISO/IEC compliant. The aperture is automatically switchable between aperture reference numbers 08, 10, and 20.  Scan width 200 mm (including quiet zones).  The wavelength of light is 660 nm. Weight: 1kg. Size: 240 x 148 x 170 mm. The 7000 series barcode verifiers (7015 + 7025-S) are also available with an IP50 (International Protection, sometimes known as Ingress Protection) rating. As defined by standard IEC 60529, the IP50 version protects against all harmful dust particles. The 7015-IP50 is suitable for dusty environments such as fibreboard packaging handling areas.

15000 Series Barcode Verifiers

The Axicon 15000 series verifiers have been designed to read both two-dimensional and linear barcodes. The system uses a special array of LEDs and a CCD-based sensor to capture each barcode image before it is analyzed.  It is able to verify multiple barcodes in the same field of view, whether they are 2D or linear codes, and the user sees the results for each barcode by selecting the relevant barcode on the screen. QR Code, GS1 QR Code, Data Matrix, and GS1 DataMatrix symbols can all be verified, as can any EAN/UPC, ITF-14, GS1-128, Code 128, or Code 39 symbol. The Axicon 15000 series verifiers are powered solely from the USB2 port of a computer, so it is portable when used with a laptop computer.

15200:

Field of view: 60mm x 45mm (2.36″ x 1.77″)

Smallest x-dimension of 0.150mm (aperture ref 03)

15500:

Field of view: 95mm x 70mm (3.75″ x 2.75″)

Smallest x-dimension of 0.200mm (aperture ref 05)

Features & Benefits:

ISO/IEC-compliant verification of both linear and 2D barcodes. Each linear symbol is analyzed automatically using ten scans through the barcode height, as specified by ISO/IEC 15426-1. Each barcode can be verified at any orientation so using the Axicon 15000 series verifiers requires no special expertise. The software enables symbology auto-discrimination, automatic variable aperture, scan saving, and loading, and display of x-dimension and magnification. The data content of each symbol can also be analyzed using optional plugins for the software, which is available in five languages. Traceability features include the ability to save raw data files which can also be used for remote diagnostic support.  The software is available free of charge and continually updated to ensure it meets the latest requirements of the relevant ISO/IEC standards, and other applications.

Portable Barcode Verifiers

The PV-1072 is the simplest Axicon verifier for point-of-sale barcodes and is fully portable.  It is powered by its own display and data collection unit which runs on four AA batteries.  Rechargeable batteries can be supplied with a charger if they are required.  A protective rubber cover for the data collection unit is also available. It can be used to verify all retail point-of-sale barcodes (EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A UPC-E, and GS1 Databar), as well as pharmaceutical product barcodes (such as CIP 39, Italian pharma code, HIBCC, and Code 128).  The scan width of the reader is 66 mm (2.6″). It enables you to save or print simple text files that provide a summary of each barcode’s verification.  The saved text files can be transferred to a PC using a USB memory stick for subsequent printing or printed out to a serial (RS232) printer.

Android app for mobile barcode verification:

An app that allows Axicon barcode verifiers to be used on the move with either Android tablets or Android smartphones is now available from Google Play. Free to use, this app allows anyone with an Axicon 60006500, or 7000 series verifier to use it with an Android device, and record the results as easily as with a PC or laptop. The app can also be used to open the saved scan files, whichever linear barcode verifier has been used to create them. The new app gives our linear verifier users extra functionality, as they don’t need to use a PC or laptop to power the verifier. If it is easier to take the verifier to the product to check the barcode, then using the app with a tablet or smartphone makes this very straightforward. Most users will need to use a USB OTG (on-the-go) adapter for their device, and they will need to check which one they require to connect to the verifier. The app software is based upon the Axicon PC verifier software, so the results of the verification are displayed equally clearly, with the ISO/IEC grade together with details of the individual parameters.  The saved scan file records can be transferred to a PC and form the basis of any quality control system.

Why Should you Choose Axicon?

Each verifier is designed to reduce the effect of ambient light on the accuracy of the readings, and will not damage the barcode being verified.  The positions of the LEDs and the CCD-based sensor are fixed to make sure that the correct angle of illumination is used, and this is one reason why the verifiers produce consistent and repeatable accurate results. The international ISO/IEC standards for barcode print quality and barcode verifiers stipulate how each size of the barcode should be assessed, and Axicon verifiers automatically adjust the sampling area (referred to by different aperture reference numbers) required to do this.

The Software:

The results of each verification are analyzed and displayed very clearly, and the Axicon software is continually developed to make using the verifiers as simple and as helpful as possible.  Very detailed information is available from each scan for experienced users, and much simpler pass or fail options can be provided for those who only want to know if each symbol is good enough.   The verifiers can provide results using the 4-0 scale defined by the ISO/IEC standards, but if you prefer to use the A-D, and F for the fail scale used by the equivalent ANSI standard this is also possible.

Every scan file from each verification can be saved in a special Axicon format that can be read by anyone who downloads the free software from the Axicon website, or they can be saved in a text format. The .scn files from Axicon offer more ways of analyzing the data, and these can easily be sent by e-mail for remote diagnostics.  The Axicon software is also available in 15 languages.

Data Analysis:

The data content of each barcode can also be analyzed by optional plugins that are added to the software.  These can check, for example, that the data is valid for a particular application and formatted correctly.  This analysis can also be linked to your product database to check that a valid product number is being encoded and that any dates are accurate.

Calibration:

Any verifier must be calibrated regularly to ensure it is working correctly, and that all calibration records are automatically logged.  The software will prompt users to recalibrate after a certain period, and it is possible to prevent uncalibrated equipment from being used.

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