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USB Port on ZT400 and ZT600 Series

The ZT400 and ZT600 series printers have a USB port located on the front of the printer.  This USB port allows for simple plug and play integration when installing a new printer.  You can quickly save all of the existing settings onto a flash drive and transfer those settings to any new printers that are […]

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ZT600 manual calibration

Manual Calibration for ZT600

The Zebra ZT600  series printers come with an easy to perform auto-calibration which makes switching between media types extremely simple. However, often time the auto-calibration just isn’t enough. A manual calibration is sometimes necessary.  The manual calibration gives the operator access to all of the settings when performing a calibration. There are also instances where […]

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Issue 24 - eCommerce Fulfillment (reduced)

eCommerce Fulfillment

Challenge: Integrate a custom software system that verifies correct order fulfillment across a large warehouse, from initial pick, to placement into packaging and finally shipping to the end customer. Solution: A fully integrated custom software program that communicates with SAP, the customer’s Warehouse Management Software (WMS), and PLCs on the new packaging equipment. Story: A […]

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High Speed Vision Inspection

Challenge: Perform an inspection on a weekly mailer to verify postal codes and ensure a correct insert is accurately placed, all while running at extremely high speeds. Solution: Implement high-speed machine vision with filters, high-speed image-based barcode reader, custom programmed human-machine interface (HMI), signaling stack light, and trigger sensors Story: Several years ago, the engineers at […]

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How to Load Media in a Zebra ZT400 Printer

Our service team works  on a variety of Zebra printers every day. Let our service manager, George, walk you through the step-by-step process of how to load media into a Zebra ZT400 series printer! Step 1: Open media door Step 2: Open print head Step 3: Pull media guides to their outermost location Step 4: […]

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Mobile Printing from Forklifts

Challenge: Address downtime associated with labeling errors by integrating a solution that would enable more accurate labeling in the warehouse. Solution: Allow for mobile printing from forklifts. Using a Zebra mobile printer (QLN Series) mounted directly to warehouse forklift truck enables an operator to print the correct label on the spot. Story: A manufacturing company in St. Louis, […]

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Standalone Scan and Print

Standalone Quality Control System – No PC Required! Challenge: Design a worry-free solution that can print a quality control label at each step of an assembly process that contains multiple inputs of information. Solution: Zebra printer loaded with custom ZBI program and inputs from a handheld barcode scanner. Story: A manufacturing company out of Elkhart, […]

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Issue 20 - Warehouse Automation

Warehouse Solution – Automation Overhaul

Challenge: Design a warehouse solution that would enable two new warehouses to operate at peak performance as quickly as possible. Solution: Wifi infrastructure, mobile printers, tablets, mobile computers, and custom software. Story: A well-known distribution company was opening two new warehouses in Atlanta and Dallas. They wanted these facilities up and running as quickly as […]

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Machine Vision – Label Inspection

Challenge: Engineer and integrate a solution that can verify that the correct label is being placed on the right product while moving on a high-speed conveyor. Solution: Smart cameras, Image-based barcode reader, and custom software for HMI. Story: A local bottle filling company was experiencing issues with incorrect labels being applied to their product. When the wrong labels were […]

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