Axicon’s verifiers have been designed to be robust, light weight, and portable, with no moving parts, so that they can provide consistently accurate results. Regular user calibration ensures that they are measuring the reflectance and sizes of the barcodes in accordance with the relevant ISO/IEC standards, but they should still be serviced every year by Axicon to check that all the optical components are perfectly clean and in focus, and that the illumination provided by the LEDs is consistent.
Returning a verifier to Axicon for its annual VCAS (verifier cleaning and alignment service) is sometimes difficult for users. This may be because international shipping costs are very high, or that they simply do not want to be without a verifier for even a short time.
Axicon has developed a Performance Qualification Test Kit to meet the requirements of users who want to be able to rigorously check their equipment on-site rather than rely on Axicon’s own servicing and factory recalibration service to guarantee this. Many companies, especially those in the pharmaceutical sector, will be familiar with Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ) testing. These are tests designed to check that the relevant equipment has been installed correctly, that the equipment operates correctly, and then works correctly as intended.