Aluminum Industry

Case Study: Direct application on hot sow using robotic labeler system

ObjectAluminium Sow

Customer’s request

  • ID management
  • Eliminate incorrect identification problems
  • Reduce labour costs

Initial Process Management

Marking by hand with heat resistant chalk

Process Issues

  • Hot sow is marked by hand causing hazard risk
  • Handwritten identification leads to reading errors and product misidentification


1Identify and barcode product early in the production process
2Eliminate identification errors caused by poor marking methods and reading mistakes
3Reduce labour costs by automating the product identification process
4Improve inventory placement in storage yard using durable HEATPROOF labels and barcodes

Place sows in inventory and verify identity accurately . Label information can include weight and chemistry

Identify sows for shiment using barcode scanners