Dartronics is pleased to present the CPI-1000. The system is designed to only mark the product if the product has been placed onto the conveyor system in the correct orientation. The Cognex camera inspects each barcode and if readable the Hitachi printer places the product code on the carton. If the barcode is not detected the system stops and the belt must be cleared.
Dartronics is pleased to present the feeding of tubes for printing Datamatrix serialized barcode and inspection system application.
Dartronics Pick Place Print Verify System to feed difficult pouches and bags. Pouches and/or bags stand on the edge for the pick to place onto the alignment table to push and square onto the conveyor for printing or labeling. The 3PVS is versatile and efficient. Reload without stopping. Verify print with an optional Vision System and divert failed inspections. The rate is 40+ pouches/bags per minute.
The customer was having problems with product diversion. They wanted a way to serialize every carton and track this through the distribution channel. We provided the Turn-Key solution. Not only did we mark the carton, but also the shipping cases and pallets with cradle to grave relationships. Dartronics provided the proper hardware, software, installation, and training support.
Shown in the picture at right is a 6′ infeed conveyor that made it easy for the operator to slide flat cartons on edge from the shipping container to load the machine with up to 6 minutes of product. The machine ran 200 cartons per minute. We then singulated and fed the cartons onto an inkjet base, marked the cartons with 2D serialized IR inks and human-readable marks. After the carton was marked we used IR dryers to dry the ink just before cameras then read the 2D barcode and OCR the human-readable marks for verification and logging.
What was also unique is that we provided product handling to take marked cartons and automatically load the in-feed of the cartoner machine. The operator did not have to handle the cartons a second time. Later in the production line, we also marked the shipping cartons and pallets gathering valuable data prior to loading on the trailer or storing it into the warehouse.
This custom-built Order Verification System was created to automate a customer’s lookup and labeling system. Eliminating the need to manually remove cases from a pallet, and then place labels on those cases by hand; then create mixed pallet orders from those labeled cases of different products.
This video will describe the AEP application together with the barcode checker.
Customers wanted 100% assurance that every can that was depoliticized on the production line was identical. Dartronics provided a product handling and barcode scanning system to separate and positively identify that every can was the correct one. If a can was not verified to be correct it was removed from the line at very high speeds.
Shown in the picture is a set of drive screws to separate the cans spacing them out and support from a parallel set of belts to present the cans with the bottom exposed for proper scanning with SICK barcode readers. Customers would use a handheld scanner to program the correct code to be monitored by all scanners. The first scanner to verify the code would then send a good read signal to the control panel.
If a mismatch was found the can would be rejected from the production line with a high-speed air cylinder. If the control panel found 3 rejects in a row the production line was stopped to investigate if all cans were incorrectly loaded. The customer purchased a second system for another production line.