Bar coding - Transport and handling labels for steel products

This document specifies the requirements for labels containing human readable and bar coded information for fixing to steel products for the purpose of despatch, transport, and reception in accordance with the requirements of ISO 15394. Data elements are specified together with their status, location on the label, the appropriate data identifier and choice of bar code symbology.

Strichcodierung - Etiketten für Transport und Handhabung von Stahlprodukten

Dieses Dokument legt auf Basis der Anforderungen aus ISO 15394 Anforderungen fest, die Klarschriftzeichen sowie die strichcodierte Information beinhalten und die dafür ausgelegt sind, bei Lieferung, Transport und Empfang auf Stahlprodukte aufgebracht zu werden. Datenelemente werden in Bezug auf Status, Platzierung auf dem Etikett, Datenidentifizierer sowie die gewählte Strichcode-Symbologie spezifiziert.

Codes á barres - Etiquettes pour transport et manutention de produits sidérurgiques

Le présent document définit les spécifications d'étiquettes contenant des informations en clair et codées a barres pour apposition sur des produits en acier afin d'en permettre l'expédition, le transport et la réception, suivant les prescriptions de l'ISO 15394. Les éléments de données sont spécifiés avec leur statut, leur emplacement sur l'étiquette, l'identifiant de donnée approprié et le choix de symbologie.

Črtno kodiranje – Nalepke za transport jeklenih izdelkov in za ravnanje z njimi

General Information

Status
Published
Publication Date
31-Dec-2004
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
01-Jan-2005
Due Date
01-Jan-2005
Completion Date
01-Jan-2005

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Bar coding - Transport and handling labels for steel products
Strichcodierung - Etiketten für Transport und Handhabung von Stahlprodukten

Codes á barres - Etiquettes pour transport et manutention de produits sidérurgiques

Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 606:2004
ICS:
35.040 Nabori znakov in kodiranje Character sets and
informacij information coding
35.240.60 Uporabniške rešitve IT v IT applications in transport
transportu in trgovini and trade
SIST EN 606:2005 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 606:2005
EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 606
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
August 2004
ICS 35.040; 35.240.60
English version
Bar coding - Transport and handling labels for steel products

Codes barres - Etiqettes pour transport et manutention de Strichcodierung - Etiketten für Transport und Handhabung

produits sidérurgiques von Stahlprodukten
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 21 June 2004.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European

Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national

standards may be obtained on application to the Central Secretariat or to any CEN member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation

under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the official

versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,

Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia,

Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
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© 2004 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 606:2004: E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents
page

Foreword......................................................................................................................................................................4

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................5

1 Scope..............................................................................................................................................................6

2 Normative references....................................................................................................................................6

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................................................7

4 Requirements.................................................................................................................................................7

4.1 General............................................................................................................................................................7

4.2 Materials, print and fixing .............................................................................................................................7

4.3 Active area......................................................................................................................................................7

4.4 Bar coded information ..................................................................................................................................8

4.4.1 Linear bar coded information.......................................................................................................................8

4.4.2 Two-dimensional bar coded information ....................................................................................................8

4.5 Human readable information........................................................................................................................9

4.6 Data elements.................................................................................................................................................9

4.6.1 Selection and status......................................................................................................................................9

4.6.2 Licence plate number....................................................................................................................................9

4.6.3 Data element titles .......................................................................................................................................10

4.6.4 Data identifiers.............................................................................................................................................10

5 210 mm x 148 mm transport label..............................................................................................................10

5.1 General..........................................................................................................................................................10

5.2 Linear bar codes ..........................................................................................................................................10

6 84 mm wide and 105 mm wide transport labels .......................................................................................16

6.1 General..........................................................................................................................................................16

6.2 Active areas..................................................................................................................................................16

6.3 Data elements...............................................................................................................................................16

6.3.1 General..........................................................................................................................................................16

6.3.2 Mandatory elements....................................................................................................................................17

6.3.3 Optional elements........................................................................................................................................17

6.4 Bar codes......................................................................................................................................................17

6.4.1 Linear bar codes ..........................................................................................................................................17

6.4.2 Two dimensional bar codes........................................................................................................................17

6.5 Human readable information......................................................................................................................17

7 84 mm x 54 mm handling label...................................................................................................................23

7.1 General..........................................................................................................................................................23

7.2 Mandatory elements....................................................................................................................................23

7.3 Optional elements........................................................................................................................................23

7.4 Linear bar codes ..........................................................................................................................................23

8 Base label.....................................................................................................................................................25

8.1 General..........................................................................................................................................................25

8.2 Data element.................................................................................................................................................25

8.3 Linear bar codes ..........................................................................................................................................25

Annex A (normative) Licence plate number...........................................................................................................27

A.1 Scope............................................................................................................................................................27

A.2 Structure.......................................................................................................................................................27

A.3 Issuing Agency............................................................................................................................................27

Annex B (normative) Data identifiers for licence plate number ...........................................................................28

B.1 Data identifier ‘1J’........................................................................................................................................28

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B.2 Data identifier ‘6J’ for transport unit containing multiple entities of like items....................................29

B.3 Data identifier ‘5J’ for transport unit containing multiple entities of unlike items ...............................29

Annex C (normative) Complementary product characteristics; Date area 15 in Table 1 ..................................30

C.1 Data area 15..................................................................................................................................................30

C.2 Data area 15A...............................................................................................................................................30

C.2.1 One line of information ...............................................................................................................................30

C.2.2 Two lines of information .............................................................................................................................30

C.3 Data area 15B...............................................................................................................................................30

C.4 Data area 15C...............................................................................................................................................31

C.5 Data area 15D...............................................................................................................................................31

C.5.1 Introduction..................................................................................................................................................31

C.5.2 Uncoated flat products in sheet form........................................................................................................31

C.5.3 Uncoated flat products in coil form ...........................................................................................................31

C.5.4 Long products..............................................................................................................................................31

Annex D (informative) Reference between data elements in the transport labels and the EDIFACT

Despatch Advice Message (DESADV).......................................................................................................32

D.1 Introduction..................................................................................................................................................32

D.2 Explanation of Table D.1.............................................................................................................................32

Annex E (informative) Illustration of transport labels .........................................................................................36

E.1 Illustration of 210 mm x 148 mm label (not to scale) ...............................................................................36

E.2 Illustration of 105 mm wide label (not to scale)........................................................................................37

E.3 Illustration of 84 mm x 54 mm handling label (not to scale) ...................................................................37

E.4 Illustration of Base Labels (not to scale) ..................................................................................................38

Annex F (informative) Trilingual titles for Data elements and Data identifiers.................................................39

F.1 Data area titles .............................................................................................................................................39

F.2 Data identifiers.............................................................................................................................................39

Bibliography..............................................................................................................................................................40

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Foreword

This document (EN 606:2004) has been prepared by ECISS/WG11 under control of CEN /TC 225, "AIDC

technologies", the secretariat of which is NEN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or

by endorsement, at the latest by February 2005, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest

by February 2005..
This document supersedes ENV 606:1992.

This document is a development of and replaces the European Pre-standard ENV 606 approved by CEN in August

1992 as a prospective standard for provisional application. That provisional application in the trading of steel

products together with the experience in its use and the publication of ISO 15394, provide the basis on which this

document is established. This document, therefore, complies with ISO 15394 ‘Bar code and two dimensional

symbols for shipping, transport and receiving labels’.

According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following

countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,

Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

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Introduction

In common with most other industrial products, steel products, that is those defined in EN 10079, when despatched

by the manufacturer, referred to in the document as the 'supplier', require labelling that will ensure delivery to the

correct address of the 'buyer' and allow accurate access to relevant information in the parties' systems to initiate

subsequent activities, e.g. recording, storing, handling, transportation, processing, invoicing, etc. The labels

specified in this document provide standard elements of identifiable information formatted in standard layouts with

bar codes according to standard symbologies.

It is considered that the use of this document will improve efficiency, reduce costs, provide for traceability (e.g. to

EN ISO 9001) and minimise the proliferation of label designs. Maximum advantage is gained when such labels

provide the physical link in business transactions between the parties using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

systems allowing faster and accurate input and product transfer procedures and other associated advantages of

electronic data processing. An Annex is included mapping those data elements that either shall or may be included

on a bar coded label and the despatch advice message (DESADV) according to the EDIFACT directory D96.A.

Steel products are manufactured and delivered in a variety of different shapes, sizes and methods of packaging

and transport which can present problems as to the fixing and security of labels. This document specifies the two

label formats established previously in ENV 606:1992 which have found acceptance in the market place. Two other

transport label formats and two handling label ones are specified providing flexibility as to their formats but with

certain mandatory data elements, e.g. licence plate number, and a choice of other data elements depending upon

the requirements of the trading parties.

The labels specified in this document are not necessarily associated with any particular steel product form; it is the

responsibility of the supplier to select the label most appropriate to the trading parties’ requirements.

All labels include the data element ‘Licence plate number’, that is the unique identification of a transport unit as set

out in ISO/IEC 15459 and required in ISO 15394. An Annex in this document sets out the structure of such a

licence plate number and the means to obtain the necessary codes.
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1 Scope

This document specifies the requirements for labels containing human readable and bar coded information for

fixing to steel products for the purpose of despatch, transport, and reception in accordance with the requirements of

ISO 15394. Data elements are specified together with their status, location on the label, the appropriate data

identifier and choice of bar code symbology.
2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references,

only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any

amendments) applies.
EN 1556:1998, Bar coding - Terminology.
EN 10079:1992, Definition of steel products.

EN ISO 216, Writing papers and certain classes of printed matter - Trimmed sizes - A and B series (ISO 216:1975).

EN ISO/IEC 15416, Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques - Bar code print

quality test specification - Linear symbols (ISO/IEC 15416:2000).

EN ISO/IEC 15438:2003, Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques - Bar code

symbology specifications - PDF 417 (ISO/IEC 15438:2001).

ISO 15394:2000, Packaging - Bar code and two-dimensional symbols for shipping, transport and receiving labels.

ISO/IEC 15415, Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques - Bar code print

quality test specification - Two-dimensional symbols.

ISO/IEC 15417, Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques – Bar code

symbology specification - Code 128.

ISO/IEC 15418:1999, Information technology - EAN/UCC Application Identifiers and FACT Data Identifiers and

Maintenance.

ISO/IEC 15434, Information technology - Transfer syntax for high capacity ADC media.

ISO/IEC 15459-1:1999, Information technology - Unique identification of transport units - Part 1: General.

ISO/IEC 15459-2:1999, Information technology - Unique identification of transport units - Part 2: Registration

procedures.

ISO/IEC 16022, Information technology - International symbology specification – Data matrix.

ISO/IEC 16388, Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques - Bar code

symbology specifications - Code 39.

ISO/IEC 18004, Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques - Bar code

symbology - QR Code.

ISO/DIS 19762, Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques – Harmonized

Vocabulary, Part 1 - General terms relating to automatic identification and data capture.

ANSI MH10.8.2, Data application identifier standard.
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3 Terms and definitions

For the purpose of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 1556:1998, EN 10079:1992, ISO

15394:2000, EN ISO 15438:2003, ISO/IEC 15418:1999, ISO/IEC 15459:1999, ISO/IEC 19762, ANSI MH10.8.2

and the following apply.
3.1
active area
defined area of a bar coded label containing specified data elements
3.2
receiver

in a transaction, the party to whom the transport unit is consigned, who may be the buyer

3.3
supplier

in a transaction, the party who produces or provides the transport unit or product

3.4
transport unit

package intended for transportation comprising one or more articles, wrapped or unwrapped, and when multiple

articles, constrained to form a unit
4 Requirements
4.1 General
Bar coded labels for steel products shall be in accordance with ISO 15394.
4.2 Materials, print and fixing

Label materials should be white with black printed information. Colour printing may be used for images, e.g. logos,

symbols.

Label materials and their fixing shall be selected taking account of the following:

a) security of fixing for the useful life of the label. Self-adhesive label substrate shall be of 80 g/m weight

minimum. Labels that are left free in a label holder shall have a substrate of 150 g/m minimum. Attention

should be given when using self-adhesive labels with their protective film as they have different dilatation

values which may lead to bending of the label over the label holder;

b) maintenance of readability, both visually and automatically for its useful life, i.e. despatch, transport, delivery

and storage of the transport unit;

c) environment, e.g. contamination, heat, and light, with particular regard to the temperature of the steel product

during fixing, delivery and storage;
d) ultimate disposal.
4.3 Active area
Labels shall have a defined active area.

Label size may exceed the active area at the discretion of the label issuer for the purpose of including other

information and for fixing to the transport unit. Information printed outside the active area of the label shall not

conflict, confuse or be incompatible with the information within the active area.

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4.4 Bar coded information
4.4.1 Linear bar coded information
4.4.1.1 Symbology

Linear bar coded information shall use one of the following bar code symbologies:

a) code 39 in accordance with ISO/IEC 16388;
b) code 128 in accordance with ISO/IEC 15417.

NOTE The length of the data and the space available for printing the bar code symbol, together with other factors,

influences the choice of symbology.
4.4.1.2 Requirement

Bar coded information (bar code symbols) shall comply with the following requirements:

a) the minimum overall symbol grade shall be 1,5/05/660 (as defined in EN ISO/IEC 15416) where:

i) 1,5 is the minimum print quality grade at point of production;

ii) 05 is the reference number according to EN ISO/IEC 15416 for a measurement aperture nominally

0,125 mm in diameter (5 thousandths of an inch);
iii) 660 nm ± 10 nm is the inspection wavelength.
b) non significant zeros and spaces shall be omitted;

c) shall be prefixed by the appropriate data identifier: see Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4;

d) nominal width of narrow element (X) between 0,21 mm and 0,33 mm with a measured value of not less than

0,20 mm;
e) symbols in Code 39 shall have a ratio (N) of 2,0:1 to 3,0:1.

NOTE Symbols with X dimension below 0,32 mm may require special care to meet the print quality requirements of

EN ISO/IEC 15416.

It is important that the linear bar code symbol be decodable throughout the system of use. For this reason, quality

tests should not be limited to label production inspection but also should be followed through to the end of use. The

above symbol quality and measurement parameters should assure scannability over a broad range of scanning

environments. The labeller should not be required to guarantee the print quality of a label when it is received by the

consignee. Print quality at the point of production should be higher than the requirements at the point of use.

Unattended scanning may require a higher print quality grade than identified above. Consequently, those

implementing this document for unattended scanning applications should discuss print quality requirements with

trading parties.
4.4.2 Two-dimensional bar coded information
4.4.2.1 Introduction

In the label defined in Clause 6, two-dimensional symbols may be used where information is required to be

accessed automatically but cannot be accommodated in linear bar code symbols.
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4.4.2.2 Symbology

The two-dimensional symbology shall be agreed between trading partners. PDF417 in accordance with

EN ISO/IEC 15438 is recommended. Data matrix ECC 200 in accordance with ISO/IEC 16022 or QR Code in

accordance with ISO/IEC 18004 may be used.
4.4.2.3 Requirements

Two-dimensional bar coded information shall comply with the following requirements:

a) the minimum overall symbol grade when measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 15415 shall be 1,5/10/660,

where:
i) 1,5 is the minimum print quality grade at the point of production;

ii) 10 is the reference number according to EN ISO/IEC 15416 for a measurement aperture nominally

0,25 mm in diameter (10 thousandths of an inch);
iii) 660 nm ± 10 nm is the inspection wavelength.
b) where PDF417 symbols are used, the error correction level shall be 5;
c) where QR Code symbols are used, the error correction level shall be M;

d) bar code X dimension and (for PDF417) row height shall be as defined for the label format in Clause 6;

NOTE Symbols with X dimension below 0,32 mm may require special care to meet the print quality requirements of

ISO/IEC 15415.
e) data shall be structured in accordance with ISO 15434;

f) data fields shall be preceded by the appropriate data identifier: see Table 2.

4.5 Human readable information

Human readable information shall be printed in bold characters in Arial font or its equivalent and shall provide a

human-readable interpretation for the purpose of manual key entry.
4.6 Data elements
4.6.1 Selection and status

Data elements comprising information to be included on a label, whether in bar code or in human readable form,

shall be set out as specified in Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4 as appropriate to the label format chosen.

The status of data elements are classified as follows:

a) mandatory data elements, that is those that shall be included in the relevant label, are designated ‘M’ in Tables

1, 2, 3 and 4;

b) optional data elements, that is those that may be included in the relevant label depending on the requirements

of the trading parties concerned, are designated ‘O’ in Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4.
4.6.2 Licence plate number

The data element ’licence plate number’ shall be included and located at the bottom of all labels (see Figures 1, 2,

3 and 4) providing a unique identification of the transport unit or product in accordance with Annex A and

ISO/IEC 15459:1999 and as required by ISO 15394. The licence plate number shall not be re-used within a period

of at least 12 months, depending on traceability requirements.
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4.6.3 Data element titles

Data element titles as provided in Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4 shall, except as shown in Figure 4b, be set above the data

element, left justified in the top left hand corner of the area and shall be suffixed by the appropriate data identifier

which shall be enclosed in brackets (see 4.6.4). Data element titles shall be printed IN UPPER CASE letters of not

less than 2 mm or point size 9 in bold Arial font and in the supplier's or receiver’s language as agreed by the

trading parties concerned (see Annex F).
4.6.4 Data identifiers

Data elements presented in bar code shall be identified by FACT data identifiers in accordance with

ANSI MH 10.8.2 as provided in ISO/IEC 15418 and required by ISO 15394.

Data elements presented in human readable form should, in as far as they are available, be identified by FACT

data identifiers in accordance with ANSI MH 10.8.2.

NOTE Data identifiers are not part of the data. In human readable form they suffix the appropriate data element title and

are shown within parentheses. In bar code form they prefix the relevant data element and the brackets are not encoded.

5 210 mm x 148 mm transport label
5.1 General
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