Automated labelling can significantly increase the speed at which products, components, cables and even laboratory samples can be identified. It enables you to comply with traceability requirements, while protecting profitability.
Brady Corporation offers a complete, automated labelling solution that includes industrial-grade labels, automated label printing software and automated print & apply systems.
Reliable labels are selected or designed to stay attached and remain legible in your working environment. They are automatically printed by smart label printing software and print & apply systems that can be fully integrated in your environment, and driven by your existing data.
- Reduce waste
- Increase Production
- Save resources
- Save time
- Increase print jobs
- Save costs
Brady offers the scanners, printers, apps and labels you need to implement a reliable track & trace solution in challenging environments.
How does traceability impact the electronics assembly industry?
Brady is an established leader in providing traceability integration solutions. See how we can help you solve your traceability problems:
- Traceability can reduce customer returns by up to 84%
- Product defects cost the electronics industry over $835 million
- A traceability solution can drive up to 10% direct production cost savings
It’s simple. It’s time, money and quality. And Brady labels can help!
Track every printed circuit board
Our complete traceability solution can connect every circuit board in production to your Smart Factory set up. With our solution, circuit boards can generate data and send these to your Manufacturing Execution System, to other machines and production cycles, or to your supply chain both up- and downstream.
And how other customers benefit from implementing the automated solution into their production flow?
Case example: Fully automated label printing in PCB manufacturing
A Printed Circuit Board manufacturer supplies pcb’s to multiple customers. This results in a variety of labels that need to be printed automatically to keep up with delivery requirements.
The amount of label templates in use could be reduced to 4 different templates. Each final product needed 1 PCB label, 1 package label per box and 1 shipping label. 2 PCB label layouts remain in use.
- PCB layout A: this label template includes the pcb type and lot number
- PCB layout B: this label template includes the pcb type and lot number
- Box labels: this label template includes product name, pcb type and lot number
- Shipping labels: this label template includes Company (customer) name, street, postal code, country and city
- CSV-data dump set up
- The manufacturer’s ERP system was able to dump CSV files.
1 CSV-file was set up with all ERP-data needed to print the 3 required labels per product. The customer decided to use column headers.
“PCBTYPE”,”Lotnr”,”PCB_amount”,”street”,”postal code”,”country”,”city”,”Company name”,box-amount”,”product name”
Data Automation set up
The setup uses the option to store the CSV-file in a different folder after it has been processed by Data Automation. In the PCB manufacturer’s set up, Data Automation also monitors this storage folder in another channel so that 1 CSV-file with all necessary information for 3 labels is cascaded down.
4 Data Automation channels were set up, 1 per label template:
PCB layout A: if PCB product type 1, the ERP system dumps the data as a CSVfile in this channel’s Watch Folder. The channel is set up to place “PCBTYPE” and “Lotnr” on the first label template. After processing, it dumps the CSV file in the Watch Folder for the Box labels channel.
PCB layout B: if PCB product type 2, the ERP system dumps the data as a CSVfile in this channel’s Watch Folder. The channel is set up to place “PCBTYPE” and “Lotnr” on a second label template. After processing, it dumps the CSV file in the Watch Folder for the Box labels channel.
Box labels: this Data Automation channel receives CSV-files in its Watch Folder from the Data Automation channels PCB layout A and PCB layout B. It is set up to place “product name”, “PCBTYPE” and “Lotnr” on the box label template. “Box-amount” is set up as a control variable to set the amount of copies. This channel copies the CSV-file after use in the Watch Folder for the Shipping labels channel.
Shipping labels: this Data Automation channel receives CSV-files in its Watch Folder from the Data Automation channel Box labels. It is set up to place the CSV-file fields “Company name”,”street”,”postal code”,”country”,”city” on a single shipping label.
Contact Brady Corporation and share with our specialists your identification needs and requirements!
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