Microscan: Integrated label inspection system for thermal transfer printers

Microscan has released a model of its LVS-7510 Print Quality Inspection System as a fully-integrated solution within Printronix brand thermal label printers: the Printronix T8304 and Printronix T8308.

Integrated label inspection system for thermal transfer printers
Integrated label inspection system for thermal transfer printers

The LVS-7510 Print Quality Inspection System is designed to seamlessly integrate LVS machine vision components into the print head of the most popular brands of thermal transfer printers, enabling Microscan to offer the only fully-integrated and real-time print and inspection solutions for thermal printed labels. The LVS components provide a 5.4 in. (137 mm) or 8.5 in. (216 mm) read head for scanning label widths from 4.1 in. (104 mm) to 8.5 in. (216 mmm), as well as a stop motion unit, print control unit, and light tower for triggering alerts or printer actions when label errors are detected. If a label error occurs, the LVS-7510 can signal a stack light alert, cease printing, or control the printer to rewind and mark out the bad label to ensure it is not used. The printer can then reprint a new label for another inspection. The system guarantees that all print jobs are executed in sequence to avoid mislabeling, and with each label inspected directly at the print head, errors are caught immediately to limit waste and ensure the ultimate cost- and materials-efficiency in printing.

With the acquisition of leading label inspection systems manufacturer Label Vision Systems (LVS) in August 2015, Microscan now offers the complete line of LVS precision machine vision solutions for label quality inspection, barcode verification, monitoring, and analysis.

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