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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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When a company is in need of sortation equipment, you want to partner with a solution provider that is reliable and has strength in the industry," he says.
The divert station does not require the special engineering common with other sliding shoe sortation conveyors, enabling companies to get the AutoSort 20 up and running much quicker than other systems on the market.
Electrostatic separation isn't ideal for separating mixtures of more than two resins, as it may require more than one pass or a combination with other approaches, like color sortation.
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.
They are ideally suited for high speed sortation applications, such as re-directing product into close laned marshalling areas and in palletising applications.
ScanMaster and ColorMaster optical sortation systems can separate opaque from natural HDPE or green from clear PET.
Attendees will learn how bar code sortation proved greater than the sum of the parts for an industrial parts supplier with 400,000 SKUs: the distribution center boosted throughput 25% while maintaining shipments during a major automation upgrade.
Visitors will learn how these innovations SCAN, MEASURE, LABEL, and MOVE product through their distribution centers, providing higher read rates, more accurate sortation, greater throughput and lower maintenance costs.
This new innovation cuts time and cost out of fast moving supply chains by taking whole pallets and breaking them down to feed individual products or cases to order fulfilment operations such as sortation and picking.
The transverse-roller slat shoe sorter was designed especially for tire handling, but is suited to high-speed sortation of similar large conveyable items having a fragile or sticky bottom surface where sliding friction may cause sortation errors or product damage.
Plastic Technologies is also developing sortation technologies using heat and light.
This extended compatibility streamlines operations by consolidating performance data from all components of a bar code scanning and sortation system such as scanners, dimensioners, scales, conveyors, and tilt trays.