A UID, or Unique Identification Code, is a unique manner of identifying a manufactured, distributed, and reworked part or product. For any vendors supplying products to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) this unique identification code is required as part of government contracts to effectively register and track all assets and property. The DoD established a set of rules and regulations to be followed for all items belonging to the military as detailed in MIL-SPEC-130 and MIL-STD-129. This required UID code, when scanned by a reader such as a Cognex DataMan 7500V, identifies a product that belongs to an office of the DoD. Many manufacturers and distributors rely on a device like the Cognex DataMan 7500V to function as a UID verifier and scanner, ensuring compliance for all government applications throughout their production processes.
Additionally, the Cognex DataMan 7500V is a UID verifier as well as a scanner. This feature requires enhanced firmware for calibration to MIL-STD-130M standards enabling this device’s scanner function to easily recognize and identify an object or an item as a property that is compliant with military specifications. After an item is marked with a unique identification code, or UID, the Cognex DataMan 7500V is the device that reads this identification code and verifies it, thereby establishing that the item possesses full compliance with all DoD applications.
• When a variety of items are shipped or transported together in bulk, all too often, there is a chance that one or more items may become misplaced, broken, or even stolen. To prevent theft and loss of property, the Cognex DataMan 7500V is a very effective hand-held scanner. Employing such a UID scanner makes an immense difference in the way large numbers of items are registered, verified, tracked, and archived when many products are shipped or transported together. The Cognex DataMan 7500V is compliant with all MIL-STD-130M specifications.
• Initially, the concept of adopting UID marking for asset management and safety tracking was initially implemented by the U.S. Department of Defense. However, with the continued effectiveness of this solution, UID marks have been increasingly used by many industries to identify and track their products throughout the production and distribution process. The Cognex DataMan 7500V is just such a device that facilitates an entire process of storing, stocking, tracking, and identifying property. Today, many industries have employed identification and tracking systems for a variety of reasons. These may include operational marking, branding identification, compliance marking, and traceability marking for improved safety purposes.