A leading manufacturer of cold rolled steel sections and insulation panels were looking for a robust and reliable coding system as part of an integrated solution on their production line.
Due to reliability issues with one of our competitors systems, the customer wished to replace their current printer with our MPERIA™ V-Series system as this was now a standard for the group.
On this application, the information applied to the product is downloaded to the printer from the mill. The customer had been quoted thousands for the line builder to re-write the software on the mill to provide compatibility with a new printing system.
Xact were able to eliminate this cost by loading a plug-in on the MPERIA™ controller which emulates the current download from the production line and converts the string which is compatible with MPERIA™. This flexibility not only eliminated the high cost to modify the software on the line but also downtime on implementation, and also meant no additional hardware was required. As a result, the customer is scheduled to purchase more MPERIA™ V-series printers (with plug-in) to replace other networked systems across the group that, pre-MPERIA™, had proved too costly to replace. In addition, their visibility to the un-rivalled flexibility the MPERIA™ system can offer their business has initiated a complete review of how they control and manage their product marking processes across the group.