Vaillant group banks on RFID technology

Production control at the right frequency

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Increasingly, global networks are replacing closed value-added chains. The goal here is to achieve the best possible efficiency over the entire production and distribution path by means of gap-free data transparency. This is possible by using RFID technology (RFID = radio-frequency identification), which is defining the current trends in contemporary factory and logistics automation. This is how it works: A memory chip that can be identified via radio frequency is attached to an object. The data on the chip can be output and rewritten as required. Continue reading

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Automated tomato harvesting at KAGOME

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Most of us enjoy the great taste of nutritious tomatoes – as pure and fresh crops, tomato sauce, or with pasta. Around 20 million Australians eat 22 kg of processed tomatoes per head annually. Founded in 1899, the Japanese tomato processor KAGOME boasts more than 100 years’ experience in the tomato growing and processing industry. Since 2010, KAGOME Australia’s factory based in Echuca has been cultivating and processing tomatoes, by providing high-quality tomato products to food companies in Australia and other countries. RFID technology from SICK allows KAGOME to ensure product traceability and leads to increasing efficiency in the production process. Continue reading

Automotive | Flexible automation with RFID

Dream car: custom orders require flexibility in production and logistics

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On the Internet, customers can create their dream car in a matter of moments. The options are endless: which model? Which color? Equipment? Engine? Petrol or diesel? You can customize almost every detail. However, this has an immense impact on the production concept. All the necessary components have to be ready for the production line so that the customer’s dream car is ready as soon as possible. The real challenge here is making sure that exactly the right components are available at exactly the right time. Thanks to the RFID solutions by SICK, all this is possible. Continue reading

Networked production processes

RFID@Bosch: virtualization of physical flow of goods

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On the path to establishing networked production processes, the focus up to now has been on optimizing physical production and logistics processes. Thanks to the latest IT technologies, it is now possible to represent these processes and goods flows virtually. With the help of RFID technology, the status data for products or transport containers is recorded automatically at Bosch. The data exchange takes place in real time and extends beyond company boundaries to facilitate end-to-end optimization of production and supply networks. Continue reading