An easy solution to print, verify and store data in SAP ERP systems without using a computer
Credentials Automation Pvt. Ltd. requested a system to print labels for an SVM brake assembly unit that required unique serial numbers in a bar code format. They also requested that this data be saved and compared to a sub-assembly bar code label to ensure correct brake assembly. This request was achieved by using the TSC TX200 Label Printer and a customized program using the TSPL2 Language.
The print system includes a PLC with the customized TSPL2 language program, a keyboard, bar code scanner and printer with customized display. Operators scan the sub-assembly bar codes found on the booster, tandem master cylinder and reservoir. A unique serial number bar code is generated and printed using the TSPL2 for final assembly.
The unique bar code for the final assembly, along with the sub-assembly bar codes are saved in an SAP ERP system using an Ethernet TCP/IP connection. The same unique bar code used at the final assembly is also scanned at the vehicle assembly line for quality control and to run further poka-yoke processes. The verification of the scanned bar codes is done through the customized TSPL2 program.
The low purchase price, high performance and small footprint made the TX200 a very attractive value. The printer comes with standard interfaces including a USB 2.0, USB-A Host, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and serial connectivity, all required for the project. An optional color LCD display was also purchased for easy operator interaction.
Director of Credentials Automation Pvt Ltd said, "TSC is the only one on the market to offer affordable, easy-to-use and cost-effective printers. Most TSC printers allow us to develop a wide range of key applications, offering high-quality solutions to make an operator' s work easier."
• Each assembly line does not require a dedicated computer eliminating the need for OS and other licenses.
• More than one assembly line can be covered using a single SAP license.
• Correct sub-assemblies are used
• Back traceability is possible in case of failure of the sub-assembly
TSC TX200 4" wide desktop label printer supports an economically efficient 300-meter ribbon on a one-inch core. The printer features several firsts for TSC, including an LED multi-icon display (standard), blazing fast print speeds of up to 8 inches per second, a more user-friendly patented label-holder design, and an optional color LCD display. The high-performance printer is designed to handle a wide variety of applications ranging from high-volume production of shipping labels to safety signage and fine-jewelry labeling.
TX200 features the TSPL-EZ printer-control language, which is fully compatible with other TSC printer languages and supports TPLE (Translation Printer Language Eltron®) and TPLZ (Translation Printer Language Zebra®). TSPL-EZ automatically deciphers and translates the format of each label as it is sent to the printer and also features internal scalable True Type fonts (based on the Monotype® font engine), which are typically found only in more expensive printers.
About Credentials Automation Pvt. Ltd.
Credentials Automation Pvt. Ltd. is an enterprise which provides hardware and software solutions that are designed to meet different business challenges through a wide range of products, services and solutions.
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