Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) has announced expansion of its SCANALYST 3 family to include DPM (Direct Parts Marking). DPM is a key marking technology using laser or peening to create a permanent 2D barcode right on the part. There is no label or package required with DPM and the mark is useful through the life of the product. The identifying mark is actually part of the product. These features make it the method of choice for healthcare, defense and manufacturing identification and traceability requirements.
According to Jeff Nolan of AIS, "Our SCANALYST 3 System is very flexible and we wanted to use it to tackle one of the most difficult barcode printing tasks, Direct Parts Marking. Some of the applications include medical instruments and medical devices (UDI), defense and aerospace industry materials (UID) automotive and electronic industry automation and traceability.
"These applications require 'Doing it right.' The cost of a mistake could be very high so the risk must be minimized. That is why the FDA and DOD have set minimum acceptable quality levels for their programs."
Aside from the risk of use, there is the risk of destroying your product. Imagine building a great product only to have it ruined by marking it incorrectly. You do not have to do that. SCANALYST 3 uses predictive analysis methods to give you the assurance that your process is under control and that the barcode can be read by all.
There are many new features that were added specifically for DPM. New algorithms, lighting and program flow were just a few. SCANALYST 3 has already been recognized as an easy to use and complete tool for barcode users. The system is portable so it can be taken to the product line. The system is able to inspect irregular surfaces. It is highly graphical, which makes it easy to collaborate with suppliers and clients and solve problems fast. The system also has an on-board database, which is useful to those needing to certify their inspection results or working to develop best practices. SCANALYST 3 DPM also has all of the core capabilities to inspect paper labels and packaging materials, making it the only truly 'Universal' barcode inspection tool available.
Those who currently print barcodes know that it is important to their company's bottom line and to its customers. Each product's barcode must withstand scrutiny and be in compliance with industry standards. Compliance is a complex task that requires the right tools. SCANALYST 3 is designed to meet these needs. This comes just in time for companies that are implementing complex standards such as UDI in healthcare, GS1 standards, ANSI/ISO quality grading, UID in manufacturing, complex 2D GS1 Coupon codes or just trying to measure and improve their existing applications and production.
SCANALYST 3 DPM is currently shipping with a 3-4 week lead time and is priced at $7,995.
For standard barcode label verification, SCANALYST 3 is available for $6,995.