In the beverage industry, returnable containers (barrels and crates) are mostly used for transporting beverages such as beer, soft drinks or mineral water. These containers open up a large potential for using RFID to boost efficiency and quality in beverage logistics. more
The possibility to fully trace components throughout the entire production process and then analyze the data to thus optimize production has been a goal in the industrial environment for some time. High-precision manufacturing processes can be significantly improved by implementing component identification with UHF RFID technology. more
In the process industry, how can containers and their various contents be monitored in the most efficient and cost-effective way? With RFID technology, containers become “intelligent” and can then often be tracked throughout the entire process chain. more
How can companies survive the hyper-competition of tomorrow? The consequent use of the latest manufacturing technologies is a key to efficiently and flexibly make products demanded by discerning customers. Radio frequency identification (RFID) is such a technology. more
What is driving the digitization of industry – technical innovations or corporate strategies? To implement digital processes, both are necessary: the right technology deployment and a modernized, adapted business model. more
How can German companies compete globally? Many companies have a clear reply to this: superior manufacturing and logistics concepts. Modern technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) support them in this. more
The digitization of the factory requires new concepts for the planning, implementation, and control of production and logistics. The automatic identification with RFID (radio frequency identification) is an essential element to synchronize the digital systems with the actual conditions. more
The identification of components and goods has become a competitive factor in many different industries. This is because the use of RFID systems as well as barcodes or 2D matrix codes allows for the optimization of control procedures in mass customization. more
Why is the integration of automatic identification systems so complex and thus expensive? Users have been complaining for years about a lack of standards and interoperability. A remedy now comes in form of a new standard, which the AIM association is developing based on the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA). more
For the process industry, radio-frequency identification (RFID) offers interesting possibilities for process optimization, such as the management of liquid transport containers. more
RFID systems in the ultra-high frequency range have been revolutionizing the control of production and logistics chains for about ten years. However, along with the advantages, such as low-cost labels and long detection distances, there are a few technical challenges presented by UHF systems. more
How can companies face the global competition? The digitization along the entire industrial value chain promises large optimizations for the processes in production and logistics. Ultimately, this concept fundamentally changes the collaboration between companies. more
To remain competitive is a daily challenge for companies in the 21st century. One way to manage this is to optimize the operational processes by employing the latest technology. A key element is the automatic identification by radio or via optical code. more
How can companies assert themselves in an environment of increasingly intense competition? By producing at lower costs or by delivering unique products. More and more companies are now combining both strategies to succeed on the market with customized products at comparable prices. more
Why actually is the integration of automatic identification systems so complex and thus expensive? This is largely due to missing standards and interoperability issues, which users of identification technologies have been complaining about for years. more
The use of industrial identification systems in the handling and management of tools results in numerous benefits to machine tool operators: The quick, reliable and clear identification of tools eliminates error sources during the capture of the tool data and its transmission to the machine control, which saves time and costs. more
RFID systems in accordance with the UHF standard provide key advantages when identifying objects along the supply chain. Oftentimes, however, UHF projects are considered challenging due to technical reasons. A new reader generation offers important functions to implement UHF projects quickly and at low costs. more
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is an essential tool for mass customization and considered an important basis for the anticipated fourth industrial revolution. Can the technology meet these expectations? more
How can companies succeed under increasing global competition? One recipe: Having a product range that offers a suitable model for as many different customer requirements as possible. “Industrie 4.0” and RFID offer the right tools for achieving a highly flexible and cost-effective production. more
Siemens launched the compact controller Simatic S7-1200 with the TIA Portal in 2009. Since then, the popularity and the functionality of this controller have steadily increased. Since August 2013, the identification technology with RFID and code reading devices is also forming a unit with the controller S7-1200. more