FEATURES & MODULES
MORE THAN JUST A LABEL DESIGNER
The multifunctional software platform for semi and fully automatic label printing
LabelsPlatform 4 can be used for every conceivable printing, labeling, automation or visualization task.
THE PLATFORM OF YOUR LABEL SOLUTION
CLEARLY ARRANGED SCREEN
Due to the clear design of the user interface, which can also be adapted to personal needs, the operation of LabelsPlatform 4 is simple and intuitive.
All necessary information is always available and nothing stands in the way of simple and efficient label creation.
Set-up label printers are controlled natively, without Windows drivers and thus extremely efficiently.
The Windows drivers are used for Office printing systems.
Each printer can receive individual settings within a layout. A multiple printer-related creation of labels is therefore not necessary.
Each object is listed in a field list. They can be divided into groups and levels, displayed and hidden, moved in the order by Drag´n/Drop, fixed and e.g. "not printable" defined.
You only know these design tools from DTP and professional graphics applications.
The properties of a selected object (label layout, text, barcode, line, graphic, etc.) are clearly arranged in a list and can also be edited here directly.
The variables make the label alive.
Depending on the corresponding LP4 version (ECO/STAR/PREMIUM), numerous automatisms are available (from single internal or external variables to intelligent formulas).
Depending on each other, all variables can have their
Dealing with requirements.
LP4 compliance modules
allow compliance with local and / or industryspecific policies, laws and regulations
Keep an eye on your data and connect it with other systems
With the integrated label editor, LabelsPlatform 4 forms the focal point of the LP4 automation solution
LP4 Remote and LP4 FormatManagers eliminate the need for PC workstations in production
LP4 Commander and LP4 product manager
Automate label printing and the entire workflow around the process
THE MOST IMPORTANT OBJECTS AND FORMATTING AIDS
comfortable one-click formatting
POSSIBILITIES OF VARIABLE ORIGIN
List variable (e.g. allergens)
Refresh variable fields
FEATURES OF ALL VERSIONS:
Runs under Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 10
Complete Unicode MDI platform (Multiple Document Interface), network-compatible
Multilingual (German/English), others in preparation
Fully backward compatible to LP3 layout files,
Import of LP2 layout files possible
Customizable toolbars and key assignments for functions used at häuﬁg
Infinitely variable zoom, also by mouse wheel
Label and Graﬁkvorschau in the Open dialog box
User administration with password protection
Printer connection serial, parallel, TCP/IP (network), USB
Real continuous text processing with consideration of exclusion zones and word separation
Support of printer & Windows fonts (Unicode)
Support for printers & Graﬁkbarcodes, 1D/2D
ODBC database interface with Unicode support
Docking lists for objects, variables, printers and properties
Free drawing of lines in any direction
Graﬁkimport (bmp, wmf, tif, pcx, gif, jpg, png and many more)
Graﬁken can be saved in the layout file or linked to it
Circular and curved scripts
Windows True-Type fonts & Graﬁken from 0-360° freely rotatable
View of printer statuses and direct communication with printers via integrated terminal program
Powerful variable manager, GS-1/EAN128 manager, List/GHS manager
Variable Types: constant, input, time/date, formula, counter, printer variables, file import (XML/INI/text), database and table query, GHS records
Selectable properties of objects (printable / not printable, moveable / not moveable, group / not group) with layer management.
Print conditions of individual fields using variables or fixed deﬁnierbar
Print jobs and variable transfer via OLE / DDE possible e.g. with Visual Basic or MS Excel
Integrated spool server: Network use of printers that are not directly connected to the local computer. Also available as Windows service
OLE container objects from suitable Windows applications (MS Winword, MS Excel, etc.) can be displayed, managed and printed directly in the label
LP4 Commander to freely create User interfaces for label printing. With OPC Server support for data exchange with production systems
Create databases and tables with the LP4 DatabaseManager. Fill the tables with your article data, for example, or access existing databases (e.g. from an ERP system) via ODBC drivers.
You can print directly from the LP4 Database Manager.
Data records can be filtered with conditions. Control fields can be defined which provide the respective specifications for automatic label printing for each data record (e.g. layout name, printer name, number of labels, layout directory, print job info field).
KEEP TRACK OF YOUR DATA STRUCTURE
LP4 REMOTE - PRINT WITHOUT PCs IN THE PRODUCTION
LP4 Remote works in combination with CAB and Intermec printers
For example, the user enters a production order number and a quantity directly on the printer control panel or on the keyboard connected to the printer.
LP4 Remote uses the data entered to search for the appropriate production order and the corresponding label layout data in the global layout directory and any connected databases. LP4 Remote automatically compiles the corresponding print data including the content of the variable data and transmits it to the printer in real time as a print job.
In this way, the advantage of direct, production-related input at the printer is combined with the advantages of the PC (almost unlimited storage options for labels and, for example, database reference for variable data) on which the data is hosted.
The PC can operate several printers at once and all the automation functions and variables of the label editor are available to your automation process.
SAVE THE INVESTMENT IN ADDITIONAL PCs IN THE PRODUCTION
1 PC - infinite number of printers, no matter where they are located - labels remain identical
Setting up the printer and data connection
Display of printer statuses
Monitoring of the application status
Logging of application events with date and time stamp (e.g. which printer requests which label?)
LP4 FORMATMANAGER - PRINT WITHOUT PCs IN THE PRODUCTION
CONTROL LABELS FROM EXTERNAL PERIPHERALS
The label and form layouts created in the LP4 Label Editor are loaded into the printer memory (online or via data carrier) and are now available to be requested either by the user or by external peripherals (PLC, ERP, scale or test computer).
The variables defined in the layout can also be filled with external content for calling.
LP4 Formatmanager Intermec Standard
LP4 GHS-MANAGER - COMPLIANCE MADE EASY
All chemicals are subject to classification and labelling prior to being placed on the market. By identifying hazardous substance properties and labeling them with hazard symbols, the aim is to protect people and the environment from adverse effects when handling chemicals.
The aim of the GHS (Globally Harmonised System) is therefore to create a globally uniform system for the classification and labelling of chemicals for the first time. Wherever the GHS is introduced, be it in China, the USA or Europe, chemicals will in future be classified and labelled according to uniform criteria. What, for example, is toxic or dangerous to the environment will then carry the same symbol everywhere.
The creation of labels in the chemical industry thus poses high challenges for the design of the "R+S" / "H+P" phrases in particular. The "GHS Manager" takes on this task and makes the hazard and safety phrases available in several languages in extensive formatting. This manager can also be used to compile multilingual text lists.
R+S PHRASES IN 21 LANGUAGES
H+P PHRASES IN 23 LANGUAGES
LP4 LMIV-MANAGER - ZUR EINHALTUNG VON RICHTLINIEN
LP4 EU-FIC-MANAGER - COMPLIANCE MADE EASY
The EUropean Food Information for Consumers regulates the requirements for improved legibility (including a minimum font size), clear labelling of food imitations, improved allergen labelling of pre-packaged foodstuffs and mandatory allergen information for bulk goods. Since 13 December 2016, it has also been mandatory to affix nutrition labelling to pre-packaged food.
With the combination of the LP4 Database Manager and the LP4 List Manager module you automate the highlighting and formatting according to the EU regulation.
100% CONSUMER PROTECTION
LP4 GS1-MANAGER - DESIGN YOUR LABELS ACCORDING TO GS1
With this feature, you can easily create GS1/EAN128/UCC128 content that conforms to GS1/EAN regulations in design.
The manager generates two formula variables from these specifications, which you can simply drag and drop onto the label to create the barcode and associated text.
The description of the data identifiers can be found in the hint window for support.
COMPLIANCE MADE EASY
b+b SITESERVER/SITEMANAGER - TO COMPLY WITH GUIDELINES AND TRACK & TRACE YOUR PRODUCTS
No matter what industry you are in. The demands on the serialization and traceability of products are increasing in all areas.
The advantages at a glance:
Preventing and identifying counterfeit products
Optimization of Supply Chain Transparency
Targeted recall of individual SKUs
The standards have already been defined in the pharmaceutical (FMD), agrochemical (CRISTAL) and medical technology (UDI) sectors and in some cases have been implemented in applicable laws and guidelines.
LabelsPlatform4 also forms a stable basis to take over the label management. Here you will find further information about the guidelines and the available software modules.
LP4 COMMANDER/COMMANDER EDITOR - DESIGN YOUR LABELAUTOMATION - WITHOUT PROGRAMMING KNOWLEDGE
AUTOMATION WITHOUT PROGRAMMING KNOWLEDGE
Special customer requirements often require individual solutions, with surfaces and processes adapted to the operators. With the LP4 CommanderEditor you can design your own application.
All operating elements are freely positionable and can be configured in appearance (colors, fonts, frames) and function. Flexible parameterizable actions make versatile data and process connections possible, be it an automatic print start on receipt of new ERP job data, the integration of scanner and scale data or communication with external systems via OPC interface.
All these functions are available in the LP4 CommanderEditor at the click of a mouse without any knowledge of any programming language.
LP4 Commander - Pallet Line Control (application description):
Pallets that come asynchronously from different production lines are marked on a label printing and dispensing system. As proof of pallet origin, industrial hardware signals 24Volt are provided.
The program accesses a database in which the products are stored. The connection to the database is made via ODBC drivers. For each production line, the currently running product can be selected here and assigned to the corresponding line.
When the automation is started, the program monitors signals that are made available either via an OPC client/server connection to the machine controller or from a Web I/O.
If the pallet origin signal is detected together with a start signal, the LP4 Commander generates the stored label layout with the product data and sends this as a print job to the pallet labeller.
LP4 Commander - Labelcenter 2019 (application description):
Within every company with incoming and outgoing goods, there are various labelling and marking tasks to be performed before the articles enter or leave the warehouse. This LP4 Commander was developed in order to carry out this and other labelling tasks sensibly and with uniform print data and label layouts. Part of the solution is the connection to the customer's ERP system via ODBC drivers in order to access article data, production order data, serial numbers, open orders from suppliers and open sales orders.
In the menu, the operator decides which type of label (e.g. article or type plate label) he wants to print or which process he wants to go through. Optionally, an XML file can be made available to the ERP system when the label is created, for example, in order to add the articles from the order in the same operation as printing the goods receipt label.
Furthermore, this LP4 Commander is used to carry out the quality control in the incoming goods department and to log it with the user data (export as XML file).
LP4 PRODUCTMANAGER - WE DESIGN YOUR LABEL AUTOMATION - COMPLETELY ACCORDING TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS
These bespoke production solutions so called LabelsPlatform4 ProductManager are individual, partly customer-specific, Windows applications in connection with LP4.
The focus is on the operator and the production processes. A simple, clear and informative user interface contrasts with complex connections, e.g. labelling system, barcode scanner, camera systems, ERP/SAP/AS400 system, weighing technology, logistics control and other programs.
LP4 ProductManager - Workordercenter 2019 (application description):
In the cockpit of the application, the operator gets an overview of the connected production lines. In addition to the line information, the overview also displays current information about the respective production order, its current status and other information such as batch number (upper part of the screen).
As soon as a production line has been selected, details of the production order and the line as well as one or more print previews are displayed at the bottom of the screen.
From the overview screen, you can exit the production order activated on the currently selected line. Furthermore, the button "Order preparation" takes you to the production order overview to activate an open production order. The solution also includes line management and an article database.
As soon as the production order has been exported from the ERP system and imported from the LP4 Product Manager, it is available to the operator for distribution to the production line. The user can now select the appropriate production line. If the article including layout definition(s) is already known or configured in the article database, the operator already receives a print preview for the printing systems integrated on the selected line. Filter functions facilitate the search for the individual job number. From here, the print data is transferred to the printing systems configured on the line.
If the article contained in the production order is a previously unknown article or an article that has not yet been assigned a label layout(s), the operator receives a corresponding error message ("NO LABELLAYOUT AVAILABLE! - Please configure the article first").
b+b Automations- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH - Your turnkey solution provider for modular labelling, serialisation, aggregation and labelling
Based on decades of experience in the development of customer-specific solutions, we are able to provide our customers with comprehensive advice and support in the selection of suitable components. All our labelling systems, label printing and dispensing systems (applicators) as well as our software solutions are modular and perfectly matched to each other.
Different industries require different solutions. Whether chemical, pharmaceutical, food, automotive or logistics - with us you will always find the right solution - www.bb-automation.com