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Getting Rid of Part Marking Errors

Al Rosen

Staff member
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#21
Hi Ninja,
the labels are looking something like this. They fit on cables both large and small. They make the labels to the customer drawing specifications and the parts vary greatly in any given day. So they guys changeover a lot and just make a new label every time they switch over.
ASSY7762234672A-2
ASSY 7762 2346 72A-2
Instead of changeover, pre-print labels in batches.
 

Ninja

Looking for Reality
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#23
Instead of changeover, pre-print labels in batches.
We tried that one...its a good idea...but it failed cold for us.
The preprinted batch of labels didn't get tossed when the lot ended...and leftovers got applied to things they shouldn't have.
Controlling the number at the time of application was all that worked for us.

That said...do you use that part number internally? Or do you call them "Cat-5 cable wide end male" and "Blue Coax female with splitter" and such.
Most of the software Al mentioned can be referenced one thing (that everyone knows every day) and then print the complex number.
We entered our internal part number, and the customer's part number printed on the label...
HTH
 

Mike S.

An Early 'Cover'
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#25
Hi Ninja,
the labels are looking something like this. They fit on cables both large and small. They make the labels to the customer drawing specifications and the parts vary greatly in any given day. So they guys changeover a lot and just make a new label every time they switch over.
ASSY7762234672A-2
ASSY 7762 2346 72A-2

Definitely if it is possible space the numbers as Johnnymo suggested -- like a telephone number, no more than 4 digits consecutively.

It really depends on your needs. If the labels can be associated with simpler ID try that, i.e.

Widget ASSY 7762 2346 72A-2

Thing ASSY 7762 2346 82A-2

Hoochie ASSY 7762 2346 92A-2

Program the label maker once, make sure it is right, and initiate the label print based on the name not the long p/n.

Line up the new labels after printing with some known-good pre-printed gold-standard ones to try to do a "tin soldier" inspection.

Just look for as many error proofing things as you can.
 
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