Industry White Paper

Introduction to Industrial Barcode Reading

August 08, 2023 by Cognex Corporation

Understand the inner workings of 1D and 2D codes, printing and marking methods, and types of barcode readers.

White Paper Overview

A barcode is a machine-readable pattern applied to products, packages, or parts. Barcodes contain data used for informational and marketing purposes as well as for tracking products throughout their lifecycle. Barcodes are read by using a special reader or scanner with lights and lenses that decodes the data in the codes. The information is then transferred to a database where it can be logged and tracked. In this white paper by Cognex, explore the types of barcodes and their uses and applications. And learn how to select the right barcode reader.

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