Clients were coming to Camcode looking for ways to simplify and speed up the label installation process so it had less disruption on their daily activities, while also keeping the installation project costs in check. Camcode determined the key issues plaguing label installation projects were the ability to quickly locate the correct label to apply to the correct asset, and allocating resources to complete the project within budget and within a timely manner.
Camcode’s solution was to develop a production method to package our asset labels and tags to the client’s installation requirements, which also created the lowest cost and most efficient installation possible. We began to organize labels and tags by customer-defined criteria such as serial number, asset type, location, or by paired tags. This proved highly beneficial for our clients as their installations became smoother and they could achieve faster, more accurate label installations with less resources. Along with the organized label packaging, Camcode can include detailed marking instructions for each asset type. This ensures consistency of the installation process and consistency of the label location for scanning and data capture in the field.
“Achieve faster, more accurate label installations with less resources.”
In order to keep up with client demand for specially packaged labels, Camcode heavily invested in an automated solution. The result is Camcode’s proprietary kitting machine, which automatically organizes cataloged or tabbed pages of labels into easily searchable binders. This assures that 100% of the parts are produced and packaged accurately and efficiently, even when there are multiple installation areas per location. The automatic kitting machine does this by using verified and validated data to automatically fabricate each label, read the label, and package it into the proper catalog or kit page location.
Today, this process is used to manage label production and installation for a variety of asset types at numerous locations for our clients. In the defense market, this process is used to package labels by location, by NATO Stock Number (NSN), by vehicle or system, and in serial number order. For customers in utility and oil and gas markets, we package labels by location and pair P&ID markings with ERP-generated data. Our consultative approach focuses on identifying the correct marking method for each asset, as well as managing the label installation process when marking equipment. Camcode’s goal is to minimize the impact label installation has on our client’s day-to-day operations, and to speed up the installation process.