Recommendation on PLC to barcode labels


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Jett, Darin

I need to take info from 4 different AB 5/04's and print barcode labels at 4 different packing locations. All 4 PLC's are on DH+ and there is an RSView station in the control room on DH+ also. The RS232 ports are being used for

What I'm considering is possibly a dedicated computer running RSLinx with the 4 printers connected via USB and running a VB application of some sort to pull in the info and send it to the appropriate printer. The info is in a dedicated F: file in each PLC and updated when a container is packed, at the fastest about one every 3-4 minutes so it's not high speed by any measure.

Any suggestions, help, example code is appreciated via list or e-mail.
Darin Jett
Louisville, KY
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I've done this exact appplication using VisualBasic and the RSData active-X plug in. Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about it.

Jerry Holzer
Curt G. Joa, Inc.
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