“When we decided to use RFID printers at our Rottenburg plant, we opted for Printronix because they offer the best and most versatile thermal printing solutions with ODV” – Robert Brusch, Industrial Engineer for Inergy Automotive Systems
Inergy Automotive Systems needed a printing specialist with a robust offering for reading bar codes and cancelling them immediately if they are faulty or incorrect.
Inergy, also needed the new printer platform to integrate with RLS custom software for serial number tracking management.
Printronix is the only supplier in the market offering intelligent print systems, such as ODV. The ODV solution from Printronix does more than just confirm that bar codes are readable, it intelligently cancels and reprints inaccurate labels.
Inergy chose the Printronix T5204r thermal bar code printer with ODV for its flexibility, easy maintenance and ability to quickly upgrade to RFID in the future. The T5204r is used to print two, code 128 bar code labels containing the tank’s serial number for tracking during the manufacturing process and beyond.
If a fault is reported because of incorrect serial numbers or unreadable bar codes, the printer takes both labels back in and prints over them with a checkered pattern so there is no way the incorrect labels can get to the production chain. Another clever detail is the weighing program. Should a tank be well over or under weight, no serial number label is printed, as it is clearly non-standard.