Industrial applications that move materials, sort batches and manufacture in staged cell production often require information at many process points. Eliminating paper-based work instructions, labels and station signs can significantly improve the effectiveness of the process and reduce the cost of consumables. Our industrial products eliminate the inefficient, repetitive process of label printing and replacement.
- Routing labels
- Batch instructions
- Quality tracking
- Inventory labels
When you start to think beyond the paper, additional features with tremendous utility can also be added through employing an electronic approach to getting information to workers:
- Pick to Light – enabling a designated label to flash a LED for easy operator identification
- Locate – giving a direction and distance to where the WIP goods are stored
- Sign-off – allows a worker to update some of the fields on the label, such as digital signature, quality checklists, quantity counts or disposition decisions. All of these inputs can be relayed back to be recorded in the MES system for a closed loop electronic records trail that is far superior to paper.
Combined with easy to use Sync-Pad software, existing industrial printer/paper based systems can easily switch to e-paper with no change to their software backend. For character or bar-code related needs a simple windows based printer driver is supplied, making the switch to e-paper as simple as unplugging your printer and plugging in our USB wireless write station on the same cable.
E-paper initiatives can also assist manufacturers to achieve environmental targets by reducing paper-based consumables in their process, qualifying for government subsidies and sustainable manufacturing incentives.
For intensive information needs, we offer one of the popular e-books making their way onto the market, bundling with value added programming services to ensure these personal readers can easily be hooked into your MES back-end. Instruction manuals, maintenance procedures and parts lists can all easily be displayed on a single tablet that travels with your technician and updates with your system wirelessly. Where an intermediate solution is required, perhaps for simple checklists or procedures, we also offer integration services to enable the display of these records from your MES onto PDAs such as the BlackBerry or iPhone.
It is important to note that we have decades of experience in harsh environment design, ensuring we can get your operators the information they need even in the most rugged environments…places paper based labels may have never lasted long!