2D Code/Data Matrix Reading

2D-Code / Data Matrix™

The perfect supplement to our marking systems…

Directly applied 2D codes are read out with the help of handheld scanners as well as via fixed camera systems. The handheld system is also available as a practical, wireless Bluetooth version.

Codes generated with laser, dot peening and electrochemical equipment are securely recognised, even in the most difficult industrial environments. Data can be read reliably even after many years.

With the two-dimensional Data Matrix™ code (2D code) the information density per surface can be considerably increased in comparison to one-dimensional barcodes (1D code).

With the 2D code, the information is encoded as a pattern of points in a square or rectangular area. The code contains redundant (multiply existing) data, so that, for example, the Reed-Solomon error correction (ECC 200) can be used to automatically correct up to 25% of the errors in the individual elements (e.g. if parts of the code overlap or have been destroyed).

Advantages of the OSTLING 2D code cameras

  • Highest selection rate, even with reflective surfaces and low-contrast markings
  • Compact and robust construction
  • Target indicator
  • Ergonomic design
  • User-friendly Windows user interface

Data such as……

  • Serial numbers
  • Employee data
  • Date
  • Time
  • Batch numbers
  • Material composition
  • Suppliers
  • etc.

…….fits into a single Data Matrix™ code.

Specifying, and then marking, your code is the first step in a solution before you even consider reading the code. An often missed critical step in this process is ensuring the code will scan, first time, every time, and provide the correct information to ensure your procedure runs smoothly.

At Ostling, we specify solutions that are designed to always produce quality codes, however problems do occasionally occur due to human error or other unforeseen technology issues. The good scan, every scan, ‘verification’ process, is something we look at during our assessment for your solution. We’re strong on return on investment principles, so we’ll assess your budget and cost savings, and factor in verification if we feel it is financially beneficial to your company.

The solutions we provide vary, and our expertise means we can cope with all possible requirements. For example, some clients like their codes checked continuously on a production line, so that they can be alerted to any issues immediately, reducing waste, cost and, more importantly, increasing throughput quality. Others use verification to reconcile products or processes by dual scanning, or scanning the entire batch of codes, ensuring the right product is in the right place at the right time.

Additionally, we also supply vision sensor solutions, which detect and inspect critical processes during production, to ensure quality.