In the grand scheme of industrial automation products, automated print and apply labeling systems are not as “exciting” as many other products.
Perhaps this is why many system purchases go through the selection and installation process with a blind eye towards what it takes to keep the system operating optimally. The mechanical operation of the components is one aspect of print apply system uptime.
Another critical component of uptime is the quality of the human and machine readable information the company and its supply chain partners utilize to increase efficiency and product visibility while reducing costs.
When the information isn’t readable, the application of that information is simply extra cost, which in turn leads to increased costs and reduced efficiency throughout the supply chain.
There are a number of steps a company can take to maximize print apply system uptime and ensure high quality, readable label information.