OCR scanner reads well

Sensor specialist SICK is launching an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) version of its Lector 620 scanner for packaging applications, making combined alphanumeric character and barcode reading, quality-checking and matching, faster, simpler and more reliable than was previously possible. The Lector 620 OCR combines Optical Character Reading, Optical Character Verification, 2D and barcode reading in a single device. It delivers outstanding reading capability with ease of set-up in a compact, competitively-priced sensor. Using machine vision-based technology can be a vital weapon in the battle to ensure pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics and FMCG products leave the factory with alphanumeric labelling information fully readable, matches the product’s barcode and is fully traceable.