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EZ-MES MES Software: Barcode Labels

How to Configure barcode Labels

EZ-MES supports barcode printers that send ASCII based label files to the Label Printer. In the following we will assume Zebra Printers, but it could work for any label printer that accepts ASCII based files to print the label.

To create your own custom Part Label, you have to take the following steps:

  1. Design your Label
  2. Print the Label File to an ASCII that the Label Printer accepts (a ZPL file for Zebra Printers).
  3. In case you want to connect EZ-MES information, replace strings in the ASCII file with <%VARNAME%>.
  4. Create a Controlled Document Object.
  5. Upload the ASCII file to the Controlled Document Object.
  6. Link the VARNAME with any EZ-MES information by adding the Variables on the Controlled Document Object.
  7. Link the Part Definition or the Step Definition to the Controlled Document.
  8. Dependent if you linked to the Traveler, or to the Part Record, additional buttons will appear on the Traveler Form or on the Part Record Form

Using the Zebra Designer

Basic Label designs can be created in the ZebraDesigner.

ZebraDesigner is a free software package from Zebra Technologies Corp. (It is the slimmed down version of the Zebra Designer Pro, which is not free).

The software is a bit hard to find on the www.zebra.com website, so you can click the following link:

Download page for Zebra Designer

If the link does not work, you can finde the software the following way:

  1. Go to the www.zebra.com website.
  2. Click the PRODUCTS Menu option, of the main menu bar.
  3. Click 'Software Downloads' (Lower right corner under I'm Looking For….)
  4. Select ZebraDesigner Pro under Label Design Software.
  5. Scroll down to the end of the page. (You are now on the ZerbraDesigner Pro page)
  6. Click the ZebraDesigner link in: Try ZebraDesigner label design software offering basic design features.
  7. Here you have to create a user profile if you don’t already have one.
  8. Download the application.

How to link information from EZ-MES

Any data information that is available on the Part Record can be printed on the label.

How to define a default label file

You don't have to define a label for each Part Definition, if the labels are the same for the different Part Definition you can define a default label.

How to add a Print Check

In case you want to make sure that the Print Label Button is pressed before the

Useful Links

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