When is Data Matrix marking a necessity?
If size is a critical factor, then think Data Matrix. It is a popular choice for marking small items, as a result of the code's ability to significantly encode fifty characters in a symbol that is readable at 2 or 3 mm2 with only 20% readable contrast ratio. Another reason foe selecting data matrix is that it is scalable and can be adapted to use even in the smallest of commercial applications as small as 300 micrometres. For instance, just imagine performing laser etching on a 600 micrometre silicon device. Smashing idea! To add to the credibility of this piece of technology, the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) strongly recommends data matrix as the ideal choice for labelling small electronic components.
Data Matrix codes are becoming the obvious choice in many industries, particularly aerospace where quality control is of the highest priority. The use of Data Matrix codes and associated alpha-numeric data helps to identify details of the component, such as manufacturer ID, part number and unique serial number.
Another new trend is that Data Matrix codes are now becoming increasingly common on printed media such as labels and letters. The code can be read quickly by a scanner, hence enabling the item to be tracked up to the point of dispatch or delivery.
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