Mix-up control system

Mix-up control system, named Metascan 2D, is an industrial barcode scanner that, thanks to a flexible system, can avoid any type of mix-up on packaging processes.
Developed for being integrated on board packaging machines, Metascan 2D is a Mix-up control system, barcode scanner allows to check the identifying codes of packaging materials being used on different types of machines, such as:

Mix-up control system is essentially composed by a processing unit with integrated HMI touch screen, a number of barcode readers for 1D and 2D codes, and machine vision sensors integrated on board of the hosting machine.

Every packaging cycle is checked against possible mix-up or non-conformance of the packaging elements used in the process, mainly by verifying each identifying code on the packaging elements. Additional inspection can be done by verifying the position of a given printed pattern or against unprinted material (eg. unprinted inserts).

A special version based on hand-held scanner is available for manula packaging operations

Mix Up Control Metapack



  • Easy configuration for any type of packaging machine
  • Encoding of any automatic code, however oriented
  • Compact and powerful camera readers- and not laser beam ones- of the latest generation, that detect and decode barcodes and two-dimensional codes (as Datamatrix) in a wide field of view and with any orientation, also in strongly variables positions
  • Possibility to install any number of readers, also distributed on multiple machines
  • Compact control unit with touch-screen display easily integrable aboard the machine, equipped with digital I/O and Ethernet interface for remote connection also (for reports’ production, supervision, etc.)
  • Possibility to also integrate the OCV control for variable data