Domino Label Printer
Easy data supply for Domino printers
Domino is one of the leading identification technology manufacturers, which is used across various industries. The OPC Router is able to connect all printer of following series: A-Series, A-Series+, as well as printers with the CODENET protocol.
The connection to the many different plug-ins of the OPC Router is done graphically by Drag&Drop. Label printing can thus be supplied with data from various systems and existing media breaks can be eliminated. The electronic transmission of the correct print data at the right time saves time by avoiding manual activities and money by avoiding wrongly labelled goods due to input errors.
That’s how easy it is.
The transfer object of the Domino plug-in contains the printing commands.
The configured template contains comand sequences, and can be enhanced with dynamic fields. The fields need to be created in compliance with the layout. During transfer, the respective fields are filled with the transferred values. Upon completion, the resulting command sequence is sent to the printer.
The Domino plug-in does not have trigger functions of its own but uses the standard trigger functions of the OPC Router.
The Domino plug-in extracts the filled-in dynamic parameters from inside the command sequence and makes them available for selection.
Domino Label Printer Application Examples
Set up EXP date printing automatically
The printed EXP (expiration date) on a product with a limited shelf life is decisive for its saleability. A product with an incorrect EXP will result in complaints or will be directly declared as scrap. The correct setup of the printer with the EXP of the production order is therefore an important step when starting the production order. A manual execution of the setup process bears a high risk of wrong entries and operating errors. With the OPC Router plug-in for Domino printers, the EXP specifications can be automatically sent to the printer during the setup phase of the production order. The data is retrieved from the order data of the started job from a database or directly from the MES (SQL Server) or ERP (e.g. SAP, SOAP, REST) and then transferred. The result is the best possible protection against wrongly marked products.
Identification data from the controller to the product
If the layout of the product labelling contains batch numbers or sequential numbers from the PLC, the data must be transferred to the printer during the running process so the marking is synchronous with the product being manufactured. Especially in case of transport routes with different sources and identification data carried by PLC, print data is determined dynamically during the process. With the OPC UA interface (OPC Client Plug-in), data can be retrieved in the same way from different field devices and then directly incorporated into the labeler’s print job via Domino plug-in. This makes it easy to set up production processes that adapt dynamically to the process.
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