New ODM Book-Trac Barcode Technology Matches Book Blocks with Covers
Monday, September 09, 2013
Chicago - On Demand Machinery has partnered with Productive Solutions (Data Integrity Control Systems) and combined their expertise to expand the Book-Trac™ family of products. Thus creating the ability for customizable automation controls and production reporting capabilities to all of our book-manufacturing clients.
The addition of the ODM Book-Trac™ on the Super Sticker™ is the first in a series of future options aimed at improving production profits and integrity.
We accomplish this in two ways. First we automate the cover spine adjustment with the ODM Super Sticker™ Auto-Sizing Option. This in-line reading system allows you to group similar book layout sizes (all 8x8’s or 6x9’s for example) into one production session. By reading the Book ID Barcode, we are able to instruct the Super Sticker™ to automatically adjust for the next book’s spine thickness. This all occurs before the book block carriage has been repositioned, thereby increasing throughput.
Secondly, we match the cover to the manually loaded book block. If they match, we let the process continue. If they do not match, we inhibit the Super Sticker™ from being able to proceed, and visually warn the operator of the mismatch.
The marriage of capabilities delivers near real-time reporting directly from your shop floor. Each book (Green Good Cover or Red Bad Cover) is recorded, and time stamped in an SQL type format table. Since we stop the process before the book is bound, this virtually eliminates scrap and rework, thereby increasing production throughput as well.
Production reporting can be recorded on the supplied host PC, or “pushed/pulled” to your local SQL Server. It’s fully compatible with Productive Solutions’ STRATUS Job Tracking & Reporting System.
ODM Book-Trac™ is now available for the Super Sticker™. It can be ordered with a new Super Sticker™ or retrofitted in the field to your existing ODM automated casing-in system.
Visit ODM at PRINT 13 Booth 3558 for live demo.