It’s not the secret that instruments are being damaged or lost from time to time. Medical staff spends hours a day to count all the range of instruments, and this number may reach more than 1000 items! Sometimes mistakes occur. Bar-coding system was made up to avoid mistakes and save up time while performing similar day-to-day manipulations.
Like QR codes, Data matrix barcodes are 2D barcodes that store information and are used to identify individual items in order to track them within the organization.
We take pride in being the first manufacturer around the world to start applying barcodes on ophthalmic instruments! This March we have launched the new line of bar-coded instruments at our own production plant. Forceps, scissors, choppers, gauges, markers, speculums and many other devices have been applied with the special data matrix barcode of 2,5х10 mm.
There are many more cases when it’s convenient to have Rumex instruments. One of the reasons we apply barcodes on ophthalmic surgical devices is that it’s also convenient for us to maintain the highest quality level by minimizing the risk of defects recurrence in the production chain.
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Data matrix barcode is resistant against any erase! The technology has been successfully used in nuclear and industry for marking heat-producing elements mainly.
There are no ways to remove the barcode of damage it. The technology has been successfully used in nuclear and space industry for years.
50% of a stock are bar-coded now. Since April, 1st, 2013 all the instruments manufactured except wire speculums and single-used instruments goes out with a barcode. Single use canullas will have special stickers with barcodes.
Barcodes could be scanned and read by custom hardware called barcode readers. The scanner’s cost reaches approximately $300. Taking into consideration the low price of the instruments we keep - you economize getting more advantages and the best quality in the long term perspective!
You can use any scanner which reads 2D codes. The resolution of a scanner should be not less than 7 mils (0,178 mm)
Data matrix barcodes and QR codes have many similarities. Both data matrix barcodes and QR codes hold much more information than one-dimensional barcodes. However, the data matrix barcode can store larger amount of data (up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters). QR code holds up to 4,296 alphanumeric characters. Also it is considered the data matrix barcodes are more secure and less easy to hack than QR codes, so data matrix codes are preferred where higher security is demanded.
The fiber laser welding is used to make the engraving. The technology has been successfully used in nuclear and space industry to mark heat-producing components mainly.
Data matrix barcodes are placed on extraordinarily small spaces and still can be readable, even at only 20 percent contrast ratio.