Label Printer Control Solution
Facing recalls from incorrectly set code daters or label printers?
Too much downtime, from label printers faulting or running out of consumables and no one noticing?
Do your operators have too many spots to go at changeover?
Need new printers, and don’t want manual data entry?
Grantek’s Label Printer Control (LPC) Solution controls multiple vendor printers, laser code daters, print-and-apply labelers and other packaging marking equipment together from a modern, intuitive Ignition based application screen. Grantek’s LPC integrates with your conveyors, upstream equipment, reject systems and Grantek’s Label Verification Solution to provide complete control of your packaging lines from one single common, modern interface.
Centralized SKU management ensures that only qualified users set the best before dates, label text and other key quality information.
Centralized display and notifications, allow rapid maintenance response and a clear picture of packaging line operation.
Single point changeover, allows verification equipment, multiple printer, code daters and even existing OEM upstream and downstream equipment to all be updated from one interface.
Grantek’s Label Printer Control (GEPS) Solution can provide:
PLC Communications – GEPS manages communication with the PLC. This allows you to get SKU selection from the HMI and search for matching SKU in the database. GEPS even allows for SKU confirmation to be sent; confirming either the SKU doesn’t exist, there are multiple SKUs on the selection or if a good SKU is found.
Device Communication – This tool can also facilitate communication with devices, by connecting scanners and printers to the system. GEPS also allows commands to be sent to these devices.
Database Communication – Database communication management is also central to the toolset of GEPS. This solution allows users to manager line information, along with SKU version and configuration information for each line. GEPS can then connect this data communication with the PLC and other devices.
Communication Status – GEPS connects these components by managing the data and communication across the line. This solution allows you to send and receive watchdog notification from PLCs, send status requests to devices and display the communication status.