EMP Customer Solutions

Antibus No Box

Reading 2D DPM Barcodes

Challenge: Read 2D barcodes that are marked directly onto steel steering rod columns. Solution: Microscan ID-40, DOAL lighting, and custom housing. Story: A manufacturer of steering column rods was accidentally sending the wrong product to their customers. They challenged the engineers at EMP to develop a solution to prevent this from occurring. Each steering column […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
GE Set-up

Aerospace Parts Inspection

Challenge: Automate the data entry process for a serial number that is laser etched onto a Titanium component. Solution: Cognex 7600 smart camera, DOAL lighting, custom fixture, presence sensor, and scale. Story: An aerospace component manufacturer reached out to the engineers at EMP Technical Group to help automate one of their manual processes. One of […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
Utech

Circuit Board Quality Control

Challenge: Find a solution that can identify when conformal coating is applied incorrectly to circuit boards. Solution: Addition to existing vision inspection system: 12MP Baumer camera, Microscan’s Vision-scape software, custom interface program. Story: A circuit board manufacturer, for HVAC products, identified a quality issue in their product. Each board requires conformal coating to be placed […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
Luxottica-Location-3-Rounded

Automated Pack Slip System

Challenge: Create a solution to replace an old inkjet printer which was causing hours of downtime. Solution: ZT620 direct thermal label printers with cutters, Dataman 262’s, custom software, cardstock media, and custom frames for housing printers and bar code readers. Story: A sunglass manufacturer was using an old inkjet printer to print an 8” x […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
Plexus-Barcode-Size

Line Scan Application

Challenge: Automate the process of scanning barcodes on a panel of circuit boards to eliminate the need for labor-intensive hand scanning. Solution: Custom scanning station consisting of conveyor, line scan camera, custom software, and tower lighting for signaling. Story: A circuit board manufacturer was using a handheld barcode scanner to read the individual barcodes on […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
High Speed Barcode

High Speed Barcode Reading

Challenge: Improve barcode reading system for scanning canned products rolling at a rate of five cans per second. Solution: Implement a single hand scanner, two Dataman 360 fixed-mount barcode readers, and a control box with PLC. Story: Quality inspection in the food and beverage industry can often be challenging due to extremely fast line speeds, […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
Issue 27 - Custom RFID Scanning Software

Custom RFID Scanning Software

Challenge: Create a custom application for an RFID scanner that can verify that a bill of material is correct…and get the job done in four days. Solution: An Alien H450 RFID handheld scanner loaded with a custom program that displays the customer’s logo and easy to follow instructions for importing files and cross checking bill […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
Screenshot of Warehouse Logistics

Streamlined Logistics for Automotive Manufacturer

Challenge: Streamline inventory management of spare bumpers for large auto manufacturer. Solution: Create custom software program that eliminates previous excel system and provides a real-time inventory of every bumper in each location. Story: EMP Technical Group was recently approached by one of their current auto manufacturing customers about improving the process behind their spare bumper […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
TC8000

Mobile Computer Software for ERP System

Challenge: Create a solution that would allow an ERP system provider to easily integrate into the end customer’s process by utilizing mobile computers and barcode scanners. Solution: Implement a web-based mobile device interface for ERP system that can run on any size mobile device needed. Story: EMP Technical Group was recently contacted by a ERP […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
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 […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
High Speed OCR

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 […]

Read full story · Comments are closed
QLN

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, […]

Read full story · Comments are closed