TydenBrammall has posted a new white paper to its CargoGuy web site discussing the importance of bar codes to the efficient movement of material through the logistics supply chain. The white paper is written in layman's terms and highlights the importance of electronic bar code verification immediately after application to ensure the readability of the bar code in the field. A failed bar code in the field will result in returned shipments, delayed deliveries and an overall loss of productivity. It also raises suspicion regarding the integrity of the cargo.
The white paper covers TydenBrammall's own production line electronic bar code verification system that incorporates three new, high-resolution printers. This system automatically examines each bar code on its Alum-A-Loc Seal and E-Z Loc Seal cargo seals to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Standards Organizations (ISO) standards immediately after the bar code has been printed onto the cargo seal's lock body. The white paper also provides a brief description complete with illustrations of the eight testing parameters and grading structure used to either pass or fail a bar code.
TydenBrammall currently uses these three Linear Bar Code Symbologies: Interleaved 2-of-5 (also called 1-2/5 and ITF); Code 39 (also called Code 3-of-9); and Code 128. Interleaved 2-of-5 is suitable for encoding general purpose all-numeric data; Code 39 is suitable for encoding general purpose alphanumeric data; Code 128 is suitable for encoding general purpose alphanumeric and full ASCII data, and provides high-information-density encoding of numeric data strings. TydenBrammall also can support its customers' customized bar code requirements using special algorithms by incorporating the company's bar codes into TydenBrammall's individual product lines.