We often see an issue in factories and warehouses where the automated print & apply system is putting the wrong labels on boxes and pallets. We have seen situations where customers have struggled for months to solve this issue, sometimes never being able to do so and reverting to manual methods.
Traditional print & apply system architecture uses two separate control systems. The first is the ERP/WMS that manages the printing of the barcode label. The second is the control system that activates the mechanism to apply the barcode label. Mislabeling occurs when there is a synchronization issue between these separate control systems.
New print & apply system architecture uses a single controller. The same system both prints the barcode label and activates the mechanism to apply the barcode label. This solves the synchronization issue and eliminates mislabeling. It is also much simpler to integrate and support.