In order to join China's drug electronic supervision system, drug manufacturers must implement online coding packaging and data collection of electronically supervised drugs, and introduce new coding and packaging process by using automatic packaging assembly line equipment. The actual application environment of each drug manufacturer varies greatly, such as drug varieties, dosage forms, packaging forms and packaging materials, packaging equipment and processes, etc Product manufacturers need to design a more efficient, low-risk and reliable product line coding and packaging acquisition system based on their own characteristics and meeting the requirements of electronic supervision code coding and packaging.
Shandong Hongbao Automation Co., Ltd. is a professional supplier of drug coding packaging collection system. It provides solutions to drug manufacturers in the way of system integration. The core product is code management software. On this basis, it is equipped with standard barcode printing / acquisition, industrial computer and man-machine interface and other equipment, and equipped with corresponding product line or manual packaging platform.
Due to the particularity of electronic supervision code coding Packaging Association, it is required that the products in all levels of packaging should have strict parent-child relationship. If the design of coding packaging system is not reasonable, it is easy to cause disorder in the packaging process. Only by combining the software function and designing the layout and packaging process of the coding and acquisition equipment can we reduce the quality risk and avoid the increase of labor and the loss of production efficiency.
The product line coding packaging includes both the automatic packaging process of the product and the data association process of the electronic supervision code on the outer package of the product. The correct coding packaging must ensure that the physical packaging and data association are completely consistent. The requirement of product processing sequence in production operation is very high. In case of human error or blockage and other abnormal situations, there will inevitably be the possibility of correlation confusion, and it is very likely that one package error will cause successive errors of multiple packages, but the system can not detect and control this kind of Association error.
There are four core operation elements in the coding and packaging process of production line
Product packaging operation (human or machine)
Sub code acquisition (code reading equipment)
Parent code acquisition (code reading device)
Parent child Association (software)
Because these four operations are completed by four different agents, it is difficult to ensure that all four operations can act on the same group of products in sequence if these operations are distributed in multiple processes. As a result, if the products of the previous process are confused and lost when entering the next process, a series of Association errors will be caused.
Therefore, a good design idea is to ensure that the four operation processes act on the products of the same packaging unit at the same station. It should be noted that:
1、 When the product has finished the physical packaging, that is, after the sub packaging has formed a complete and definite packaging unit, the sub code collection will fundamentally eliminate the risk of inconsistency between the real packaging material and the collected data caused by the first collection and then packaging, and also avoids that if the product is damaged in the packaging process, the collected corresponding barcode data can be removed before processing the shortage Operation requirements of defective products;
2、 For large packages, code is assigned before acquisition Association, which avoids the barcode pasting error caused by first association and then code assignment; thirdly, set the collection of sub code and parent code in the same station as far as possible, so as to ensure that the collected two-level barcode come from the same packaging unit, and eliminate the association error caused by the inconsistency of parent and child code acquisition objects.
Of course, in practice, in order to meet the above design ideas, it is also necessary to consider product packaging design and specific barcode acquisition scheme. For example, the requirement of sub code collection after the product is packed into the large package increases the difficulty of barcode acquisition. At this time, the printing position, barcode type, arrangement direction of barcode on small package and the packaging structure of large package should be ensured to facilitate barcode collection.
For this reason, it may be necessary to use visual or automatic scanning laser code reading equipment, or add two-dimensional code to improve the readability of bar code, etc. for a large box containing multi-layer products, the working mode of layered packing and layered reading small package code should be designed. At the same time, it is necessary to consider the integration and coordination of code reading equipment and automatic packing equipment or manual packing operation. For the requirements of large package code first and then acquisition and parent-child code acquisition Association at the same time, we need to consider the bar code acquisition trigger mode and trigger time sequence, and evaluate the reasonable large package coding method.