Challenge: Leverage existing hardware assets while providing a turn-key part replenishment solution. Solution: Health check of existing sensor network hardware, solution design, update WhereCall Buttons, update and add WhereLAN sensors, install MotionWorks Enterprise Server, configure Material Flow Software, utilize existing tablets for material handlers. Story: A new high-tech automotive company purchased a decommissioned GM factory […]
EMP Customer Solutions
A circuit board manufacturer produces a number of different circuit boards for the HVAC industry. Each circuit board has a number of components that are manually placed. These components have been known to go missing somewhere in the manufacturing/shipping process.
EMP worked with a medical device manufacturer to inspect the labels on each of their products as they pass through a sealer.
Challenge: Design a solution to tag and track seed containers. Solution: Zebra FX9600 fixed RFID reader, MC3390xR RFID handheld scanners with a custom application using MCL, custom mounting structure and controls. Story: A local company’s business is to rent, clean, and manage reusable containers for the agriculture industry. The containers are sent out to end […]
Challenge: Modernize the mobile computers for a picking application. Solution: Zebra MC9300 with a custom web browser interface. Story: A tooling manufacturer previously worked with the engineers at EMP to design the picking process in their warehouse. The original solution involved a number of MC9090s running Windows Mobile 6.5. Unfortunately, as years passed Windows Mobile […]
Challenge: Design a label inspection system on a budget.Solution: Zebra DS2208 hand scanner, ZD620 DesktopPrinters, and a custom ZBI program. Story: Label inspection is a very common application that often starts from incorrect labels being placed on the product and shipped to the end customer. Unfortunately, this is exactly what occurred with a local food […]
Challenge: Upgrade technology hardware and OS to ease the validation process. Solution: Zebra TC21 mobile computer running Android, using MCL as rapid development tool. Story: A medical device manufacturer had a numberof mobile devices running Windows CE. The supportfor Windows CE had expired so the manufacturer wanted to upgrade their devices. They were looking to […]
Challenge: Ensure product ships complete with no missing pieces. Solution: Custom conveyor with reject station, print and apply, and Cognex machine vision with AI. Story: A packaging company needed to upgrade its quality inspections. The company packages gasket packs up for a large automotive end-user. There are several gaskets in the pack. Some of the […]
Challenge: Modify the current EMP Printer Stand to a stand-alone printer station. Solution: Printer station with keyboard and PC mount. Story: An automotive component supplier was reading the monthly EMP newsletter when they saw an article on EMP Products. These products are a list of solutions that EMP has developed over the years. The printer […]
Challenge: Improve the product replenishment process for a local cable and internet company. Solution: Custom web browser application. Story: A local cable company was on the hunt for someone to solve the product replenishment problems that were occurring. During their search, they came across EMP Technical Group. They have the hardware and software knowledge needed […]
Challenge: Provide and integrate an RFID label printer into custom robotic machinery. Solution: Zebra ZT411 RFID label printer with Ethernet IP and Zebra Network Connect. Story: A machine builder was in the process of constructing a bagging machine for various truck components. Each bag requires a label with an RFID chip for tracking purposes. The […]
Challenge: Design an automated time and date laser marking system for a plastic injection molded product. Solution: Matthews e-SolarMark 30-watt Co2 laser, custom fixture, Cognex InSight 2000, and custom lighting. Story: A large injection molding house needed to improve their time and date stamping process on one of their plastic container/lid products. The time and […]