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Custom Web Browser Application

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 occurr …

RFID Printer with Robotics

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 …

Laser Marking System for DateTime Stamp

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 …

Custom Pick to Light Cart

Challenge: Create a custom Pick to Light cart that addressesall the customer’s needs. Solution: A custom shelving unit with waterfall shelves, Epson color printer, printer slide, Zebra DS9908, pull-out shelf, and Lithium batteries. Story: A healthcare …

Label Printing Kiosk for Shop Floor

Challenge: Design a new label printing kiosk solution for the customer’s out-of-date PC and label software. Solution: A label printing kiosk consisting of a Zebra CC6000 integrated with MCL code. Story: A customer recently approached EMP with the need …

Agriculture Core Sampling

Challenge: Identify the geographical origins of soil samples taken by a robot. Solution: A Cognex Dataman 262 mounted directly to the robot. Story: An agricultural startup company reached out to the engineers at EMP for help with a bar code scanning ap …

Alternative Technology for the Amish

Challenge: Calculate a specific four-digit voice-pick code to print onto a label with limited technology. Solution: A “black box” containing an Arduino board and Zebra Keyboard Display Unit. Story: A produce distributor works with the local Amish popul …

Wood Plank Laser Measurement

Challenge: Minimize waste and downtime from imperfectly cut logs. Solution: Laser measurement sensor, PLC, presence/absence sensor, tower light. Story: You could argue that anything manufactured has the potential for defects. This seems obvious on high …

Custom Machine Vision Light

Challenge: Engineer a solution to eliminate the downtime from a hotspot on 2D Datamatrix code. Solution: EMP custom-engineered dome light. Story: A diesel engine manufacturer was having trouble with a barcode scanning application on one of their fuel i …

Voting Machine Ballot Verification

Challenge: Automate the data mining process on a voting machine’s results. Solution: TwinCat label rewinder, Cognex DM70, registration sensor. Story: EMP was brought into a local voting machine manufacturer to help improve their data mining process. In …

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 custom …

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 rea …

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