All printers that facilitate windows drivers can be addressed with this plug-in. The OPC Router offers a visual interface, which functions as label designer; thus allowing easy configuration of layout and printing fields. There is no need to make use of manufacturer-based design software. You can use conventional label printers to get your label printing jobs nicely and easily done.
Achieve More with Combined Systems
Printing systems are important for labeling or marking products with the appropriate product information. Product documentation needs to be printed for correct product identification in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations that apply to the product or product range. The OPC Router transfers the required data from other connected system for timely and correct printing of certificates, shipping documents or delivery notes, packing lists, pallet notes, etc. The integrated data stream connection via the OPC Router renders manually processed printing jobs obsolete.
Industry 4.0 with Windows printers
The Windows printer plug-in for the OPC Router is a useful interface because it connects your production plant, as one important step towards sufficient Industry 4.0 implementation throughout your business enterprise.
About the OPC Router
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The transfer object of the Windows printer plug-in facilitates layout design with its own layout designer – as well as data transfer and printing.
The layout designer helps create nice designs that can be saved as design templates. Moreover, the layout designer also allows the definition of variables that can be placed in any desired way in the template. Alternatively, variables can be transformed into diverse barcode designs, if the printed matter needs to be subsequently electronically scanned as part of the overall workflow.
The Windows printer plug-in does not have trigger functions of its own but uses the standard trigger functions the OPC Router offers.
The Windows printer plug-in retrieves the data according to pre-defined variables of the applicable master template and makes them availalbe as data fields for printing.
How do Transfer Objects, Triggers and Browsing work?
The OPC Router establishes connections between systems that address core functions of the OPC Router.
Functions of the respective plug-ins may vary, due to the different nature of each connected system.
Sources and Destinations
Transfer objects are the sources and destinations inside the OPC Router. They contain data fields with read and write functions. Depending on the respective interconnected system, the possible configuration scope of sources and destinations may vary.
Homegeinity on the Outside – Heterogeinity on the Inside
Inside the OPC Router configuration, the transfer object abstracts the respective system of any connected system into a simple data input and data output block. Thus, the functions can be treated in the same way although each connected system has very individual features.