The purpose of this line is to package individual
and multiple piece orders, (books, cd's, etc.) into a sealed box
for shipping. The system also tracks the contents and applies
a label to the outside of the box with a barcode printed on it
identifying the contents.
A SLC 5/05 was used as a master that controlled communications
between another SLC 5/05, one Micrologix 1200 and one Micrologix
1500 located in different pieces of equipment on the line. A centralized
touch screen driven by Rsview32 provided all operators interfacing
with the system.
The Intel PC running Rsview32 software handles all communication
between the two-barcode scanners and the print engine.
Rsview was also used to handle all data logging, consisting of
production and shutdown counts for each piece of equipment on