XRAY – The X-Ray counting system

The high demand to be able to process the material more and more automatically, has brought Modi into the situation of expanding its product portfolio. Whether it is a return from production or the complex situation on the component procurement market. wherever it is a matter of reducing component sizing, detecting shortage, or counting components. it is a necessary device.

A X-ray counting system in combination with the MODI identification and traceability competence offers the right solution. With the X-ray scanner it is possible to count components on containers without mechanical influence. However, the counted quantity itself is worthless without reference to material information.

The most benefit is guaranteed, if the live matching of read and scheduled quantities will be verified by a precise counting process. So, we realized this with a combination of reading the Manufacturer Label quantities and added a counting procedure. This can also take place with all trace applicable interfaces. An example is the direct booking of potential under deliveries in the ERP Software. This allows it to regulate in the earliest step of the process chain. Another application would be the removing and re-storage of a component reel from the pick and place machine. This is about recognizing the failure of deployment though production and removing the material. After removing the reel from the machine, it will be rescanned and counted. Another label with the actual quantity is printed or the quantity is digitally booked by the system according to the unique ID. In this way, the affected process key figures can be specified based on the periodical.

The product solution placed on the market is the Viscount XRH count connected to the top scan unit of the MODI WES V4 system.

The XRH count has an automatically open and closing drawer. Above this drawer, the MODI WES Top Scan assumes its core competence. The component reel is placed in the drawer and the scan starts. Once all readable data is collected and the material identified the drawer is closing and the counting process begins. The process is finished when the drawer is opened. Optionally, a Unique ID label can be printed with the actual quantity. The product is compatible with all software add-ons.

It is also interesting for MODI existing customers that all existing interfaces can be operated.

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