Barcode grading re-imagined

Packaging Solutions

At Labelexpo, Crest Solutions (3B74) is launching Pivot Barcode Grading System a new, easy to use barcode grading system for thermal transfer labels.

Pivot ensures barcodes printed on Zebra thermal transfer industrial printers pass the required grade. This is the latest innovation from Crest Solutions, the Irish based company responsible also for the renowned PrintInspector product which achieves 100% inspection of thermal transfer printed labels.

Barcode readability dictates the efficiency of our world. The rapid pace of the global economy depends on automated identification of product in motion/transit. Whether in automated production lines, packaging operations, warehousing, shipping, retail or e-commerce, everything that moves at speed through our connected world require barcodes to be kept on tracked and traced.

When those barcodes cannot be read by scanners due to poor printing grade, the movement slows to a fraction of normal pace while being manually checked. This causes packages to be delayed or lost, resulting in millions of Euros in lost productivity, insurance pay outs and damaged customer relations.

Pivot’s quality control system ensures every barcode on every label is checked at the point of printing, so that defective labels can be removed at source. And the re-imagining of how to use most up to date technology has resulted in innovations including:

  • Automatic barcode detection: no label set-up required;

  • Simple installation to the thermal transfer printer & network;

  • On-board controller to run pivot application, no separate PC required;

  • No software installation: cloud access to application;

  • Results viewed via web browser on PC, tablet, or smartphone;

  • Unique ‘Resume’ button allows zero software interaction: just remove the defective label and resume printing.

(Picture courtesy: iris

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