The BFW module 'bar code management ' allows you to use a machine to read product data from a bar code.
The machine must be equipped with a scanner.
The scanner reads the bar code and sends the product data to the machine.
An important advantage of the bar code is that manual errors are prevented.
Furthermore, the bar code can also be used with other machines that are equipped with a bar code scanner.
Many machines that are used for the production of loose reinforcement are able to process a production assignment by means of scanning a bar code.
The use of a bar code is the most flexible solution, seeing as it is often unknown which machine is going to produce which reinforcement.
The labels can easily be exchanged between machines. Rush assignments can directly be scanned and processed.
BFW uses the PDF417 bar code. Modern straightening machines and stirrup benders are able to process the PDF417 bar code format.
A lot of wire bending machine with double bending head are also compatible with the PDF417 bar codes.
BFW offers several ways to print a bar code:
For each position: Each label is listed with a bar code.
The label also includes the machines that can be used for scanning the code.
Examples of labels with bar code
Per prefab element: Every prefab position has a bar code.
This label is printed at A6 size.
The advantage of this solution is that no separate position labels need to be printed.
Everything runs through the prefab element.
Quality of label = quality of print
Depending on the type of material used for the label, the bar code can be printed in larger or smaller sizes.
If the material is completely flat (instead of rought), the bar code can be printed in a smaller format.
Special materials for laser or thermal transfer printers ensure the highest quality print.