Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/Auto-Apply Support
Looking to automate more of your packing and shipping?
eFORMz integrates with a number of material handling equipment (MHE) systems. eFORMz communicates directly with the most common automation protocols and languages, such as CIP, EtherNet/IP and Modbus/TCP. In addition, eFORMz can make use of web service and direct network port communications.
- Employ induction scanning of box ‘license plate’ bar codes to initiate a series of lookups, leading to the generation of a shipping label.
- Read scales to rate shop, generate a shipping label or check weigh boxes before loading.
- Read position sensors and bar code scanners to ensure the proper label(s) are prepared for auto-apply.
Some supported vendors include:
- Rockwell / Allen-Bradley
- Automation Direct
Modbus Service Listener
eFORMz supports Modbus TCP/IP. For the Modbus service listener, add the following configuration line to the
<Service Name="Modbus" Class="com.minisoft.mhe.ModbusService" Parameters="username:modbus password:password project:projects/customer/dothis.efz " Start="true" />