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Cognex Track And Trace Up To Healthcare Serialization Challenge

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Cognex Track And Trace Up To Healthcare Serialization Challenge

Cognex Track And Trace Up To Healthcare Serialization Challenge

The medical sector is an extremely complex environment in which drugs and medical devices need to be traced to ensure that the right drug is administrated to the right patient at the right time in the right dosage. And while serialization standards exist, product manufacturers know that new, higher standards along with mass serialization of packaging involves more than simply reading a barcode on a label; all of the data on the label must be verified for accuracy.

Cognex In-Sight Track & Trace is up to the challenge.



The Technology

Cognex In-Sight Track & Trace is a software package designed for Cognex In-Sight vision systems that makes it easy for manufacturers to set up a complete identification and data verification solution for labels on pharmaceutical or medical device packages.

The fundamental capabilities are reading an ID code and verifying the accuracy of the printed text—for example, date/lot code information. More specifically, the system can:

• Read 2D and 1D barcodes, including Data Matrix, GS1-128, GS1 DataBar and Pharmacode;
• Verify correct ID code contents, including compliance with the GS1 Healthcare data standard;
• Assess Data Matrix code quality at runtime to detect print degradation;
• Verify the accuracy of printed text;
• Detect label misalignment and skew; and
• Provide a standard operator interface across enterprise.

The Applications

While primarily being used and marketed for the medical and pharmaceutical industries, Cognex Track & Trace can be used for any industry needing to track products down the supply chain. For example, the food industry could use the system to trace the origin of food ingredients or managing the accuracy of labels and packaging materials.

The Benefits

Ready for 21 CFR Part 11 Validation
In-Sight Track & Trace provides the technical controls needed for FDA 21 CFR Part 11 validation, including secure user authentication and support for automatic audit trail generation.

Easy to Integrate, Easy to Use
A touch screen friendly user interface makes In-Sight Track & Trace easy to configure and operate. Developers can integrate the In-Sight Track & Trace interface into a PC-based HMI or custom application. For a ready-to-deploy solution, In-Sight Track & Trace can also be controlled using the Cognex VisionView® 700 Operator Interface panel or VisionView PC software.

Low Cost System Serves as a Building Block
In-Sight Track & Trace provides a new approach to traceability that’s less expensive to install, less complex to validate, and less costly to maintain. Because it can be combined with a variety of third party products, manufacturers have the flexibility to customize and scale their serialization solutions to best suit their budgets and needs. And, the system can quickly and easily be deployed into new applications as your needs grow.

Whether you’re looking for a standalone label inspection system, in the early stages of planning your traceability initiative or you have active serialization projects, In-Sight Track & Trace can meet your needs today and equip you for tomorrow’s requirements.

For more information, please contact us at 800-236-0607.