What is an item number? Development, areas of application and definition

An item number is used to differentiate, categorize and uniquely identify retail items. It is assigned only once for a specific article or a specific variant of the corresponding article. This distinctiveness and uniqueness refers to the underlying…

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology for the unambiguous and contact-free identification of objects (goods, living beings and states) of any kind. It enables fast and automatic data acquisition using electromagnetic waves with the…

Two-dimensional codes: stacked codes, matrix codes, QR code, DataMatrix code

The one-dimensional bar code is commonly used to label goods and services. However, since the data density of such codes is low, applications intended for this purpose use two-dimensional codes (2D codes or 2D barcodes) whose data capacity exceeds…

Picking type Pick-by-Scan (also Pick-by-PDT)

The picking method Pick-by-Scan is a paperless picking process that is supported by a portable data collection terminal, PDT for short. The PDT replaces the classic picking list in paper form. Mobile handheld computers with integrated 1D or 2D…

Advantages of RFID technology over barcodes

What advantages does RFID radio technology have over barcodes? This question has also been on the agenda of intralogistics for some time now. In principle, more information is available with the conventional use of RFID. Moreover, logistics and…

Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)

The acronym SKU, Stock Keeping Unit, describes a clearly identifiable storage unit. A storage unit comprises all identical articles of a particular product variant. For identification purposes, a code is applied to the respective SKU, which clearly…

Information in intralogistics

Information describes the meaningful content of a message, which is of value for the recipient. The receiver can be either a human or a machine. The sent or received information does not contain irrelevant or redundant transmissions. In the…

The barcode – EAN, GTIN and GS1 standard

Barcodes have successfully established themselves over other systems in recent years. The barcode is a binary code consisting of an array of parallel bars and separation gaps. These are arranged according to a predetermined image and are interpreted…

Temperature-controlled logistics (environmental measurement)

The market for temperature-controlled logistics in particular has been growing in volume over the past few years. Refrigerated and frozen foods, as well as medication logistics, rely on the benefits of RFID technology. The core functions in such…

Overview and definition of ident carriers

In order to be able to identify an object without any doubt throughout the entire logistics chain, it can be determined by an identifier. This ident carrier is generated by an identification system. The components of an ident system consist of a…

Overview – Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)

Each shipping unit, which can be a pallet or a carton, for example, is automatically assigned a "Serial Shipping Container Code" (prev. "Serial Shipping Container Code" (SSCC)). This is a globally unique and unmistakable sequence of digits that…

Electronic Product Code (EPC)

The electronic product code EPC is an international product identification. Each product can thus be identified worldwide and it is intended to replace the European Article Number (EAN). The EPC is stored in an RFID transponder. The code is…

Function of a laser scanner

An precisely focused and finely bundled laser beam is used as a light source for the laser scanner's reading system. The laser beam is deflected by a rotating polygon mirror, creating an upandlandy laser beam. This is forwarded to the barcode…

Functionality of a CCD Camera

CCD stands for Charge-coupled Device. Within a CCD camera, light-sensitive elements (CCD sensors) are mounted in the focal point of a lens system. The fast, parallel-serial scanning of the individual points (pixels) resolves a bar code to a point…

Information encoding with binary codes

The main purpose of encoding data is to store, transport, and automatically read data at the highest possible speed and reliability. The automatic readability of codes is the basic prerequisite for smooth transport and storage operation. For…

Definition of the barcode

Encoded information can be stored in many different ways. In addition to mechanical, magnetic and electronic storage, a conventional type of storage has also become established, not least due to the further development of optical reading systems -…

What is an item number? Development, areas of application and definition

An item number is used to differentiate, categorize and uniquely identify retail items. It is…

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology for the unambiguous and contact-free…

Two-dimensional codes: stacked codes, matrix codes, QR code, DataMatrix code

The one-dimensional bar code is commonly used to label goods and services. However, since the data…

Picking type Pick-by-Scan (also Pick-by-PDT)

The picking method Pick-by-Scan is a paperless picking process that is supported by a portable data…

Advantages of RFID technology over barcodes

What advantages does RFID radio technology have over barcodes? This question has also been on the…

Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)

The acronym SKU, Stock Keeping Unit, describes a clearly identifiable storage unit. A storage unit…

Information in intralogistics

Information describes the meaningful content of a message, which is of value for the recipient. The…

The barcode – EAN, GTIN and GS1 standard

Barcodes have successfully established themselves over other systems in recent years. The barcode…

Temperature-controlled logistics (environmental measurement)

The market for temperature-controlled logistics in particular has been growing in volume over the…

The identifier can hold unique information about the inventory.

Overview and definition of ident carriers

In order to be able to identify an object without any doubt throughout the entire logistics chain,…

Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)

Overview – Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)

Each shipping unit, which can be a pallet or a carton, for example, is automatically assigned a…

Electronic Product Code (EPC)

The electronic product code EPC is an international product identification. Each product can thus…

Function of a laser scanner

An precisely focused and finely bundled laser beam is used as a light source for the laser…

Functionality of a CCD Camera

CCD stands for Charge-coupled Device. Within a CCD camera, light-sensitive elements (CCD sensors)…

Information encoding with binary codes

The main purpose of encoding data is to store, transport, and automatically read data at the…

Definition of the barcode

Encoded information can be stored in many different ways. In addition to mechanical, magnetic and…