SICK has formed a partnership with software solution provider for the consumer goods industry, AutoCoding Systems (ACS) for the U.S. market. The partnership will allow SICK to provide customers with a combined package of SICK’s innovative sensor technology and ACS’s software platform, giving customers dynamic control of their packaging lines to ensure success.

By implementing a combined package of SICK’s extensive sensor product portfolio and ACS’ software solution, manufacturers can ensure the integrity of their products.

Currently, factories throughout the U.S., U.K. and Australia have a combination of SICK sensors, barcode readers and vision products with ACS software solutions installed on their lines. The combination provides the customer reliability and accuracy with the sensor and flexibility in the software platform.

SICK products and ACS’ coding and packaging verification solutions can be used in a range of applications. SICK’s Lector image-based code readers are used for 1D and 2D barcode scanning to check retail barcodes, backweb label barcodes and packaging artwork barcodes. ACS also has a number of vision installations that incorporate SICK’s ICR inspectors and IVC-3D cameras, and are currently integrating with the new Inspector P series of cameras.

In addition to integration with SICK scanners, inspectors, and cameras, ACS’ advanced coding management software is designed to control and manage a wide range of different packaging line devices. The full solution provides dynamic control of your packaging line, ensuring that the packaging line stops in the event of too many misreads or no-reads detected from the SICK sensor or if a device malfunction is detected.