Technology has designed core components to streamline product information
and reporting. Many of our projects listed below, tie several elements
together to comprise an innovative, integrated system
the heart of each project is the custom software created by Barcode
Tech. We have developed several modules to communicate efficiently
with industrial equipment. These modules can easily be linked together
to create a full featured and affordable control system. Since these
control systems use custom software, each interface can be refined
to make the system easy to use.
System | Package Tracking System |
High Speed Box Labeling System | Photo ID
Badge System | Compliance Labeling
Barcode Tech' Convert-n-Track is a comprehensive
order management system. This off-the-shelf system is capable of
completely tracking a customer's order from entry to shipping. Weight,
sheet, and roll identification numbers are collected and tracked
by Convert-n-Track. If a product is out of stock, Convert-n-Track
will automatically create work orders. Convert-n-Track uses "best
fit" and "worst fit" algorithms to "trim out"
parent stock. The algorithm that produces the least amount of waste
on each parent stock will automatically be used.
Customize labels, invoices and manifests completely with Convert-n-Track.
Varied label or manifest formats can be designed using Convert-n-Track's
label designer to meet customer needs.
Matrix Imaging and Gold Cross Courier Service contracted Barcode
Tech to develop comprehensive web sites that would provide timely
information about products and services offered. These sites provide
detailed information for customers seeking solutions in the barcode
compliance and paper converting industries.
in Process System
Tech created a software system that interfaces with a PLC to control
the movement of a product through the production line. The system
reads status information from the industrial equipment's PLC to
track the flow of the product on the final wrapping conveyer line.
information is retrieved from the mill's information system, and
weight information is automatically read from an electronic scale.
Operators verify the collected information and select packaging
options from the custom developed Windows based touch screen system.
After the operator makes a selection, the Work in Process System
signals the PLC to start the automatic packing sequence selected
by the operator. The verified information is sent back to the mill's
verified information is also used to generate product labels. The
Barcode Tech Label Designer module (developed for Convert-n-Track)
is used to design and print these labels.
Cross Courier Service needed a system
to automatically bill numerous customers for reoccurring contract
charges. Gold Cross also needed to have the ability to enter one-time
special charges for any customer and have these special charges
appear on the customerís statement. The billing system Barcode Tech
developed also tracked bills of lading electronically so in the
event the paperwork was lost, the system still had a record of the
transaction. Gold Cross has several locations and each location
has the ability to enter Bills of Lading. Data is automatically
and synchronized over the Internet by the system. Data encryption
is used to ensure secure transactions. The system can provide real-time
data synchronization. Currently Gold Cross is not taking advantage
of this feature, instead opting for nightly communications.
Order Management System
a custom paper converting company needed a system to manage their
customer converting work orders. Barcode Tech developed a system
that allowed staff members to enter sales orders into the Work Order
Management System (WOMS). The WOMS system then transmits the order
to the appropriate Rollsource location for conversion and shipping.
At the converting location, employees print out the converting jobs
scheduled for the day and converts the paper. Employees move the
converted paper onto rollers that are mounted on a scale. The WOMS
system reads the scale's weight, and prints a label for the paper.
The labels are affixed to the rolls, wrapped and ejected to the
shipping area. Once a job has been labeled, a shipping manifest
is generated. The paper is then shipped to customers. The collected
roll information is sent back to corporate headquarters where daily
production reports are generated.
Tech developed a tracking system to automate deliveries for a regional
delivery service. Portable Data Terminals (PDT) are used by drivers
to collect package information and by warehouse personnel to ensure
proper routing. The system automatically tracks the company's accounts
receivable as well. Customer ship software was created to enhance
customer service and communication. Rate charts maintained in the
tracking system are transferred into the customer ship software,
and updated as needed. The manifests that are picked up by the driver
are bar-coded to eliminate the need for manual data entry of package
Speed Box Labeling System
Cheese needed a system to generate box
labels with real time weight information. An in-motion scale and
a printer applicator were purchased. Barcode Tech developed software
to read the weight information and label the boxes. Cases of cheese
come down the conveyor line at the rate of one case every one to
three seconds. When the system automatically senses when the pallet
is full, a pallet label is printed on a separate label printer near
the pallet stacking station. A journal printer records the box weight
and serial numbers from each box weighed for audit purposes. Weight
information is also recorded to a transaction log. Reports containing
production statistics can be printed.
ID Badge System
Tech staff was involved in the creation of a off-the-shelf Photo
ID Badge System. The system would display a real-time video image
of the subject on the computer screen. The operator would move and
size a cropping box around the desired image, take the picture,
and store it electronically on the hard drive. The operator would
then enter pertinent information and a badge would be printed. The
system had the ability to design badges, change database information,
and change the page layout of badges. Information was saved and
reports could be printed from stored information.
Tech staff was involved in several compliance labeling projects.
Most projects maintained a product database and customer database.
Operators would choose a product and customer from the list, enter
shipment specific information, and the system would automatically
print a properly formatted compliance label. One project involved
the creation of a off-the-shelf product that maintained a list of
compliance labels and label printers. Operators would choose their
printer and label needs, then the system would collect necessary
information from the operator and print a properly formatted label.
The system had the ability to be updated remotely when labels changed
this kept the end-userís compliance labels in spec.