When implementing the serialization project, the most important points are normally related to infrastructure, such as feeding points for the panels, network infrastructure for connecting the system to the company network, compressed air points for the relevant stations, etc. Preparation of this kind is very helpful: once the mechanical and electrical integration is completed, you are in a position to power up and start testing the system. In addition, preparation prevents having parallel work fronts, which, depending on the physical space or environment, could hamper the progress of the project.
With the mechanical side ready and the cable interconnections generally made, the second most important step is to getting the involvement of those responsible for the equipment with which our system will be interlinked – such as case packers, cartoning machines, sealing machines, check weighers, etc. In some cases, there may be signaling changes, making it necessary to reprogram the equipment.