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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Challenge: Design a new label printing kiosk solution for the customer’s out-of-date PC and label software.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 …

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 …

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