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Why should I invest in a relabeling station?

|15/06, 2024

Why should I invest in a relabeling station?

Today, absolute traceability is indispensable in modern electronic production and begins with the incoming goods. For every step in the manufacturing process, an error gets 10 times more expensive to rectify, this is a well-known rule of thump. A scanner and relabeling station for incoming goods can prevent errors in the downstream process and speed up handling incoming goods.

Questions to ask yourself

  • Are all positions on the delivery note complete?
  • Are all items marked correctly?
  • Does every item match the specification requirements?
  • Will the traceability work in case of a part change?
  • Will designation changes be detected without prior information by the supplier?
  • Does an error of the supplier cause a stoppage in production or even customer reclamation?
  • Are suspect parts blocked before they get into the production area?

The relabeling process

Wherever there is a need for visual control of incoming goods and manual data entries by an operator the risk rises along with the manual work done.

A relabeling system uses the sum of all barcode/data matrix code information from incoming goods to serve as a read/data/ and traceability interface by saving information and sending it to the following processes.

Step 1

The process starts with the collection of the delivery note information. There are two options to acquire the needed information. Depending on the ERP software it is also possible to work with ASN (advanced shipping notification) data. Together this information comprises the expected total of material. By placing the delivery note onto the reading area the system reads out basic information and compares it to the ASN.

Step 2

Now the operator starts the relabeling procedure. By placing the reel or cardboard packaging onto the reading area the system reads out the manufacturer label and checks it with a master database in less than one second. If all information corresponds with each other and if the item is not blocked within the system the printing process starts. A label is printed label and placed onto the actual part.

In the second scanning procedure, the system verifies that the correct label is applied to the correct material. This step eliminates the critical error of mislabeling products. Once this verification is complete, the procedure is finished for the operator, ensuring a streamlined and error-free labelling process.

Step 3

Once the system reaches the expected quantities from the ASN and shipping note, the booking is triggered. Meanwhile, comprehensive traceability mechanisms operate in the background, storing a vast array of information in a dedicated traceability database.

All collected data, including image documents, booking, and release information, is meticulously linked to a printed customer label, ensuring precise and reliable tracking.


Upgrading to a relabeling station with a local database is undoubtedly a significant leap from relying on manual input, Excel sheets, and hand scanners. However, the true game-changer lies in integrating this station with your production line and ERP systems. This integration is essential for achieving substantial cost reductions.

We invite you to schedule an appointment and experience the system's functionality firsthand in our showroom or through an online demo using your own materials. We welcome challenging cases—let us demonstrate how our solution can meet and exceed your expectations!