Labelling is one of the cornerstones of supply chain optimisation. When every single shipment comes in with the same standard labels and advance notifications you can handle everything automatically. Retailers and car manufacturers know this and benefit hugely from it. Now you can too.
A leading manufacturer of fuel pipes and air lines has all but eliminated labelling defects from its supplies to vehicle manufacturers. Codeway helped the company select the best terminals and software for the job.
A car manufacturer wanted to automatically identify each engine coming down its assembly line with a bar coded label.Codeway built a special arm to apply the labels and synchronise with production. The movie shows the Codeway arm moves out to apply a label to an engine and then moves back for the next.
Codeway installed this Avery ALX 924 to print and apply bar coded labels directly to extruded corrugated plastic sheeting. The labels carry GS1 EAN point of sale symbols and descriptions for DIY and builders merchants. The label also acts as a trigger for the sheeter guillotine at the end of the line.
The Codeway Checkrite controller on a jam filling line monitors the bar codes numbers read by a high speed scanner to ensure that the correct label is on every jar. The movies show jam jars after labelling. The blue scanner reads the barcodes as they pass at speed and pass them to Checkrite to match.
LA-SO is an optional pneumatic swing arm applicator for Avery Dennison's ALX 924/925/926 print apply engines. After an ALX prints and dispenses a self-adhesive label, the LA-SO vacuum pad picks up the label and swings it onto the product. Labelling positions are top, side and front.