Traceability – the practice of tracking the location and documenting the history, usage and location of parts, sub-assemblies, raw materials and finished products – is becoming ever more crucial for flexible production lines and globalized platforms. At Omron, we use our decades of industry expertise to develop world-class traceability solutions.
We also believe in the importance of keeping manufacturers up to date on traceability-related challenges and best practices. Our most recent white paper series offers insights into the driving forces behind the latest developments and strategies for getting the most out of real-time traceability, whether for the purpose of brand protection, regulatory compliance, quality control, process improvements or another goal.
Our industry experts describe the challenges facing companies in semiconductor and electronics manufacturing today and specific ways in which a traceability system can be optimized to help maximize productivity and ensure exceptional quality throughout.
In response to the expanding requirements for FDA UDI compliance and further automation in the clinical laboratory, medical device and clinical diagnostics equipment manufacturers seek to upgrade their traceability systems with miniaturized, long-lasting and easy-to-use solutions.
FSMA and similar regulations are a major force spurring manufacturers selling food and beverage products in the United States and globally to upgrade their traceability systems. Vision systems, advanced barcode readers and intelligently designed controllers are key components of the solution.
Omron’s industry experts weigh in on the production challenges facing automotive manufacturers today and the particular ways in which traceability – and traceability-related technologies – can help streamline production and maximize value.
Omron products that solve traceability challenges
The above white papers present several Omron products and describe how each fits into an overarching traceability solution. Following are a few of the technologies featured.
The MicroHAWK ID industrial barcode readers put powerful code reading capabilities into a compact design that can be easily embedded within space-constrained equipment. They are ideal for semiconductor manufacturing, packing equipment, automated laboratory testing or any other situation that requires barcode readers to be included inside machines.
The LVS verifiers and print quality inspection systems help ensure that 1D/2D barcodes, direct part marks (DPMs) and printed labels are readable and properly formed. Without a solid verification system, unreadable symbols and labels containing errors could be distributed throughout the production line or even into the market, causing valuable information to be lost.
The NX/NJ series controllers are designed to directly transfer traceability information to a SQL database without hampering machine control performance with embedded SQL connectivity. By making secure data transfer easily available at the machine level, these controllers help manufacturers reap the benefits of valuable data while maintaining the desired production cycle time.
Check out our information-packed white papers to learn more about these solutions and others!