INCOMING GOODS SCANNER 4.0 – The transparent goods receipt

Wherever visual controls and manual inputs by an operator are required for inbound registration, the risk of misappropriation increases.

ADOMO® technology is used in industry for seamless and detailed control of codes and labels. The total hardware power is efficiently directed to the area to be scanned. This leads to shortest cycle times and highest reading accuracy.

The Incoming Goods Scanner V4

100% traceable

In modern industry, components must be tracked through the entire production process. In this way, you can ensure sustainably which product which batch / lot number / date codes of components have been installed when and where.

The system uses the sum of all information from existing barcode / data matrix code labels on incoming goods as a read / data and traceability interface to store information and send it to all subsequent processes. Here, both barcodes with identifiers, without identifiers and contents of arbitrarily composed string formats are safely read and assigned.

Component roles for registration

The base

The process begins with the receipt of the goods receipts before they are recorded in the ERP software. Delivery notes and / or ASN (advanced shipping notification) information are available for delivery. These form the expected material scope. Using an order or material document number, all information is available.

Scan of the component roll

The recording

Now the operator starts processing the delivered items in any order. If e.g. a component roll placed on the reading surface, the manufacturer label is read out within one second and compared with an article master database. If all information agrees and the article is released, then a customer-specific label with a unique identification number (Unique ID) is output. This is placed on the component roll and checked in a reverse reading process. Here it is checked if the label with the right content is on the right material. Now the process is completed for the operator.

Multiple code acquisition in one go

The registration

If the expected quantity is reached from the order, the booking is triggered in the ERP software. In the background are all the mechanisms that ensure traceability. Extensive information is stored in the traceability database. All read information as well as image documents, booking and release information are here clearly associated with a customer label.


      • Component rolls
      • Drypacks
      • Cardboards
      • Trays
      • 5 Megapixel overview camera
      • 5 Megapixel detail camera
      • ADOMO mirror technology
>Code types:
      • Int. 2/5, Code 39, Code 128, UPC/EAN, 4-State, Postnet, Planet, RSS, Code 93, Codebar, PDF 417, Symbology, Data Matrix, QR Code.
>Add Ons:
      • OCR
      • Date Code Conversion
      • Rejected Batches Module
      • etc.
      • 360mm x 360mm
      • LAN/USB for label printer
      • Common ERP/MES interfaces
        (Web Service, RFC, IDOC, API, etc.)
      • Interfaces to partners via Web Service or simple file exchange (XML, CSV, etc.)
      • TCP/IP interface for easy file transfer

Example process diagram with ERP connection via WEB service

The Labels software can be connected to a wide range of ERP, trace and storage systems. Customer-specific processes allow the incoming goods scanner to be integrated deeply into the processes and thus offer the best combination of economy and security.

The diagram shows the processes of the system and the multiple checking of the supplied components.

Circulation from goods receipt to processing

The data collection

If a label is detected by the camera, it goes through a filtering process. Here approx. 80% of all label structures are recognized. This automatic recognition takes place via identifiers that stand before the actual barcode content and uniquely identify it. If these are not available, it is possible to train the manufacturer labels. This is done once, depending on the manufacturer label type.

Here, individual barcodes can be assigned freely defined information fields. Furthermore, compound code contents in the string format can be broken down into their individual information. In this way, all contents can be safely assigned and recognized even without an identifier.

Tracking informationen in the MODI System


All processes are archived in a traceability database. In addition to the required data such as product number and quantity (customer-specific), all other read contents are also stored here. In addition, each process is documented in the image. Some important traceability information is displayed as a pictogram or in plain text on the material (eg MSL or lead-free labeling).

Traceabilty in the MODI System


The trace database is now available in the browser. All important component information can thus be retrieved from almost any terminal. Regardless of whether the operator on the line wants to see the data on the tablet or the quality manager on the desktop PC.

OCR - Optical character recognition

New functions make it possible that even non-coded information can be read error-free and secure. Thus, in the future,> 99% of the labels on the market can be detected. Through automatic quality recognition, well-printed content is read without manual testing and passed on to subsequent systems.

Integration process

The MODI strives to produce its customers a product tailored to their individual needs. Accordingly, we also see ourselves in the position of a consultant, so that the production processes can be optimally designed. Later workshops with the customer integrate the necessary processes directly into the individual processes. MODI offers tailor-made solutions in all areas.


The in the Incoming Goods Scanner installed MODI software can be easily integrated into existing systems, so there are several scenarios that are feasible:

      • LAN/USB for Labelprinter
      • Common ERP/MES interface (Web Service, RFC, IDOC, API, etc.)
      • Interfaces to partners via web service or simple file exchange (XML, CSV, etc.)
      • TCP/IP Network interface for easy file transfer

In addition to the common ERP connection, the MODI system is also able to communicate with various MES, warehouse management and assembly systems, so that an optimal and tailor-made integration into the processes can be guaranteed.


For an ergonomic workplace, it is important to ensure efficient and error-free workmanship. Stepless height adjustment allows the MODI system to be adapted to any operator. The staff works more efficiently and with less pain-related breaks through tension in the neck area. Even if the same activity is carried out over a longer period of time, the employees are protected from health damage and, later, from failures due to back problems.

Ergonomics in the WES


  • WES V5
    Start the process by touch
  • SCAN
    Component rolls on the WES V4
    OCR Klarschrifterkennung
    Manual registration of component rolls
    Ergonomics in the WES
    Easy operation of the WES V4
    OCR reading system