What is a barcode verifier?
A Barcode Verifier checks and grades the quality of a barcode based upon an agreed standard but a barcode reader or scanner will simply read the barcode but will not tell you any information about the quality of the barcode.
When supplying into supermarkets and other retailers it is important that your barcodes are of a high enough quality to avoid fines or penalties.
A1 Solutions supply the full range of Axicon verification equipment. All Axicon barcode verifiers conform to the latest ISO/IEC print quality and verifier standards. All Axicon equipment has been independently tested and conforms to ISO/IEC 15426-1 and 15426-2. They all have USB connections and are provided with free software.
Axicon have a range of barcode verifiers to suit all requirements:
6000 Series – The Axicon 6000 series barcode verifiers are designed to verify small linear barcodes (with a maximum length, including quiet zones, of 66 mm) 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.
6500 Series – The Axicon 6515 barcode verifier is designed to verify linear barcodes with a maximum width, including quiet zones, of 125 mm. 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.
7000 Series – The Axicon 7015 barcode verifier is designed to verify large linear barcodes with a maximum width (including quiet zones) of 195 mm. 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.
15000 Series – 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 analysed. 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.
Portable Barcode Verification – The PV-1000 unit can be used with any of the following linear barcode verifiers – the 6015, 6515 and 7015 – and it allows you to carry out verification without any connection to a laptop or PC. You can see the overall grade for each symbol, as well as the values for individual parameters while you are using it. The PV-1000 will also keep all your results as text or Axicon’s .scn files which you can transfer to your PC using a USB memory stick. This means the results can be recorded as part of any quality control system.
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 pharmacode, HIBCC, and Code 128). The scan width of the reader is 66 mm.
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.
If you are not sure which Axicon product best suits your needs give us a call on 028 9060 0009 and we will help you choose the right product.
You can also check out the Axicon product selection video below: