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bar code

(bahr kōd)
A code consisting of a group of printed, variably patterned bars and spaces scanned by lasers into a computer to identify the object it labels.

bar code

A parallel array of alternately spaced black bars and white spaces representing a coded number, numbers, or letters, depending on the format employed. It is used clinically for patient sample identification as well as analyzer and operator ID.
See also: code
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Keating said the sortation system is perfect for their business, which is often subjected to seasonal fluctuations.
The AutoSort 20 provides the flexibility to adapt to any distribution center's unique sortation needs now and well into the future," said John Hejmanowski, Vice President, Wynright Corporation.
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In booth 1100, the company will display its full spectrum of intelligent and integrated sorting systems, which are widely used by postal and parcel organizations to modernize and lower the cost of mixed mail sortation.
BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated parcel and post distribution systems, has been awarded a second contract to design and integrate a new parcel sortation system at Relais Colis Sortation Centre in Genas, France.
The Modular Sort System can be used for sortation of cartons, cases and totes as well as pallet build, shipping doors, shipping containers or workstations.
The Chicago Sun-Times ordered plateroom conveyors, bar-code sortation stackers, an optical punch bender and 42-position stackers for its Ashland, Plainfield and Northfield plants as part of its computer-to-plate installation.
Consolidating operations at a single facility with innovative sortation systems introduced new efficiencies for the fast-growing apparel and home-furnishings company.