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Teledyne Dalsa has launched its Boa IDR product. The system is ideal for part recognition, tracking and verification and is targeted at industries such as automotive, electronics, packaging and pharmaceutical.

As an image-based ID reader it offers robust 1D and 2D capabilities for part traceability, but it also offers trainable character and pattern recognition tools.

Many industries are using 2D matrix technology to track parts along the assembly process and throughout the product life cycle. In the automotive sector, for example, 2D tracking is used for error proofing to ensure parts are assembled in the correct order and in pharmaceutical manufacturing, product codes must be tracked within the supply chain to ensure customer safety.

Verification of print quality on these packages is also important to assure future readability. Boa IDR provides these capabilities and also allows manufacturers to combine tracking with other inspection tasks, such as character reading and verification, to ensure all product markings match and are readable when they leave the factory floor.

Features and benefits of the system include: identification and grading capabilities for part tracking based on codes, characters or patterns; reading and verifying 2D matrix codes, such as data matrix, PDF or QR codes, 1D barcodes, printed characters, and patterns on products and parts; Ethernet communication; user administration controls to help meet CFR Part 11 validation; remote inspection monitoring via Ethernet; history logging to provide traceability during the manufacturing process; IP67 rated enclosure with lens cap; and direct connection to external light sources.