Labeling System Offers Total Verification

Oct. 26, 2016
Verifies and validates every barcode and label during print.

V5440 Print/Verify/Apply On-Demand Labeling System integrates verification directly into the FOX IV print and apply system to seamlessly verify barcodes and validate label design while the label is printing, to guarantee that every label is properly verified.  


V5440 does both verification and validation: Barcodes (1D and 2D), including UPC, GS1-128, Data Matrix and QR Codes, are verified to ISO standards to ensure that they are in compliance, and multiple bar codes on the same label can be verified.  Additionally, the label design can be compared to a Golden Label template to check for blemishes.  If the verification or validation results fall outside of the acceptable set parameters, then the system can be stopped or a fault/warning signaled so that problems can be addressed. 


Because 100% of labels are verified in-line, not just a random sample, label problems are caught immediately without any product receiving a bad label.


The in-line verification system on the V5440 works in conjunction with verification software.  The software enables acceptable parameters to be set for warnings and faults.  During the print run, it displays the verification results, a histogram of reads in that label run, and an image of the label that was just verified.  There are also historical logs for each print run and printable summary reports.  Middleware software that manages the formats, submits regulatory data, and creates an audit record is also available as an option.


Built on FOX IV's Standard print and apply platform, the V5440 is capable of extended print runs as a result of the large capacity label supply.  With its proven industrial design, simple to follow label paths and HMI, plus an industrial print engine, the V5440 is capable of 24/7 operation.


The FOX IV V5440 with in-line verification is ideal for UDI/Medical Device labeling, HDA serialized barcode labeling, and all GS1 compliance labeling.  It is also useful for retail labeling as it ensures that every label printed and applied can be scanned since it complies to GS1 barcoding standards.  WalMart  in particular has been vocal about unreadable barcodes which lead to its revised barcoding requirements earlier this year (Walmart’s claims that GTIN barcodes printed by another method are often so illegible that they can’t be scanned by store associates  - leading to compromised EDI exchange, manual inventory and stock replenishment, and wasted time.)  Verified, not merely validated, barcodes would eliminate this issue.