Unique Identification Codes - Datamatrix & Bar Codes
Machine-readable codes are essential where security and accurate reading of information are of high importance. Whilst the barcode is ideal for small quantities of information to be machine read off high contrast surfaces, for more demanding applications a 2-d code like a Data Matrix code is required.
These codes can store up to 2000 characters and their size can be from 25 microns to over 300 mm square. Curved and uneven surfaces, highly reflective surfaces and materials that give a low contrast can be marked by laser with a Data Matrix code.
These codes also have a level of redundancy that allows a successful read even when partly damaged.
FIMARK has manufactured barcode labels and nameplates for all sectors of industry.
For the defence industry we provide UID solutions which can involve direct marking of codes onto components and verification certificates. UID or Unique Identifier codes (a special form of Data Matrix code) and their validation certificates are becoming compulsory for any supplier to the US military.
The flexibility of laser marking allows serial numbers and variable information to be added to almost any surface in the form of a machine-readable code. Software converts data that can be inputted from a text file into the graphical format of a bar-code, Data Matrix or QR code. The laser parameters are selected to maximize readability and are optimized for each material. For example on steel the surface might be turned black and with aluminium the surface would be etched.
Unique Identification Codes, DataMatrix, Bar Codes
No matter how complex your current project is concerning Unique Identification Codes, Datamatrix, Bar Codes, Fimark’s expertise can help you achieve the expected end result.