What does the Labelling module do?

Customers expect you to label products and containers to their requirements.

Automotive customers want container and pallet labels which meet their specification.  Some want each part to be individually labelled.  Mis-labelled parts reduce your vendor rating, and can disrupt your customer's production.

The Rhombus Factory Information System has powerful label printing facilities integrated into it.  You don't need to use separate label and barcode printing software.

Key features

  • A powerful label designer supports labels with all types of 1D and 2D barcode, together with images and rotated text.
  • It supports the same label on different printers and paper sizes.
  • A print routing system chooses the correct label format for the printers connected to a particular computer.
  • The print routing system allows labels to be printed to a different printer if one fails.  This keeps production going if a printer fails.

Is it suitable for my business?

The labelling module is known to work in a wide range of applications.

  • Carton and box labels with unique serial numbers.
  • Container and pallet labels which meet the stringent requirements of automotive customers.
  • Integration with label printers inside automated packing machines and cells.
  • Labels for individual parts.

Print labels at the point of manufacture

Automotive customers have particularly strict labelling requirements.

You can lose vendor rating points if you deliver parts with the wrong labels.

The Rhombus Factory Information System minimizes these problems by printing the finished label for a container of parts at the point of manufacture.  There is then no need for relabelling later in stores or as part of the despatch process.  This minimizes the risk of delivering parts with the wrong label.

Labels for mixed pallets cannot be printed until the parts are picked for despatch.  The system uses hand-held scanners to build pallets by scanning the barcodes on the containers as they are put onto the pallet.  This ensures that mixed pallet labels and the ASNs generated from them are accurate.


FIS allocates a unique number to every container of parts in your factory as part of the Material traceability process.  This works perfectly with labelling schemes which require a unique number for every label such as automotive Odette labels.

If a customer has a query about your product, you can ask him for the unique numbers from the labels on the affected parts.  You can instantly find the manufacturing history of the parts from these numbers.

Report designer

A powerful report designer allows you to design labels with boxes, different fonts and font sizes, rotated fonts, 1D and 2D barcodes.

The report designer has access to part, customer and works order information at the time of printing, so that you can print customer part numbers and descriptions on your labels.

Link reports with customers and parts

You can have many different designs for the same type of label.  For example different Odette label variants for each of your automotive customers, or customer specific pallet labels.

You can link a particular design of label with a customer, a customer address, or specific customer part numbers.  Alternatively you can link a particular design of label with a site or with specific part numbers.

Printer routing

A powerful print routing system allows you to associate a type of label for parts from a specific machine with a specific printer.

For example:

You can specify which on-demand label printer to use for cartons leaving a machine. 

You can have two printers associated with one machine which produces two different parts at the same time.  You can send labels for left hand parts to one of the printers, and for right hand parts to the other printer.

You can set up one or more standby printers for a machine.  If the main printer fails during the night, the shift supervisor can route labels for the machine to one of the standby printers, thus keeping production going.