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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 …

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. Stor …

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 b …

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 f …

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 inspect …

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 log …

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 Tech …

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 …

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 progra …

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 …

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