Single sided scanning is the most cost effective scanning method. Using single sided scanners is much more economical, however gives you less flexibility with product positions on the conveyor.
This can be the most appropriate scanning system for:
2-5 sided scanning is the most common scanning method allowing room for flexibility in barcode placement, resulting in reduced no reads and lower staff training requirements.
This is the most appropriate scanning system in most situations as it has a good balance between cost vs functionality.
6 sided scanning allows for 360° scanning, reading barcodes on every face of a product.
6 sided scanning is extremely effective at reducing the chance of a no read and thus improving productivity and average throughput of a scanning array. The scan of the bottom side of the product is performed by scanning the gap between two conveyor belts.
Weigh scales are able to take the weight of a unit/ product. Weigh scales are typically found in the following locations of a conveyor system:
A Dimension-Weigh-Scan (DWS) system is an all-in-one package information solution. When a package runs through the DWS, the product is scanned for any barcodes, whilst the packages dimensions and weight are recorded.
This full product data is very useful within automation to determine the most economical freight options and lorry maximum weight and size restrictions.