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    Hello all,

    I am looking to do what I think should be a very simple process but I think I am just mentally burnt out and looking out to peers in hopes that someone has already done prior scenario

    I have been working on a "Simple" counting machine (anything but simple) that uses bar code reader and vision system for correct part verification then a scale using serial communication to BRX plc and zero after every piece then also after dunage. Scope from customer "Non-Human Part identification and counting .
    Everything is working well but now they would like a label maker (zebra ZT1230) to print a label only when box is completed to insure that machine was used.

    I am assuming ASCII is my best form of communication any samples of how people have set this up to print specific memory locations to label?
    Should this be done through BRX or through C-More?

    Like I said this should be easy but Currently I am mentally drained


  • #2
    This can be done using the BRX using the Zebra ZPL language.
    Is your printer Serial or Ethernet (TCP)?
    Also, what size of label are you printing?
    I can probably put together a sample print job for you sometime next week.
    Circumstances don't determine who we are, they only reveal it.
    Jason Wolthuis

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    • #3
      Sorry, I don't know why i didn't see this earlier

      Was planing on serial, haven't had much luck with TCP unless you suggest it I have POM for both, Label will not be large just part number and static message

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lucas.Allen View Post
        Was planing on serial, haven't had much luck with TCP unless you suggest it I have POM for both, Label will not be large just part number and static message
        TCP would require internal Ethernet port. Ethernet POM doesn't support custom protocol.

        Serial POM is fine.

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        • #5
          Here is a sample for sending a print job with either TCP or Serial.
          You can download the ZPL manual from Zebra to find all of the commands.
          Attached Files
          Circumstances don't determine who we are, they only reveal it.
          Jason Wolthuis

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          • #6
            Thank you, hopefully I will have time today to play with this

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            • #7
              You need to have the Ethernet port and after that, the network connection will be established. the main thing is that we have to know how it is going to work. I have Epson printer and I have also faced the same issue and gone through the Epson printer error code e-01. I am looking for an option to fix that.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jonsnow1221 View Post
                You need to have the Ethernet port and after that, the network connection will be established. the main thing is that we have to know how it is going to work. I have Epson printer and I have also faced the same issue and gone through the Epson printer error code e-01. I am looking for an option to fix that.
                I was able to use ascii string through serial communications, with BRX I was able to create my own memory block to get all characters into 1 string.

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