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Omni-ID: RFID-Transponder replaces Manual

Articles | By Omni-ID | 27 October 2014
Flexible display of information at shelves, containers, as construction manual: RFID-transponders with E-Ink displays of up to ten inches in size are particularly suitable for applications in production and industry. Flexible display of information at shelves, containers, as construction manual: RFID-transponders with E-Ink displays of up to ten inches in size are particularly suitable for applications in production and industry. Photo: Omni-ID

Display transponders

Omni-ID presents RFID-based alternative to paper-based documentation and marking

E-paper instead of paper: As electronic manual, transponder in the supply chain management or asset tracking, View Tags allow a quick flow of information. Data can be updated via passive or active RFID-technology, infrared or WIFI and is displayed decentralized and locally. Vice versa, the contactless capture of the tagged objects enables the look at location data at a central instance. This system is already in use in industrial production.

Component tracking in a washing machine production plant

At the approximately 223 000 square meter production facilities of Whirlpool, a company that manufactures washing machines, in the US state of Ohio, the manufacturer has to track the current status of the components. As the manufacturers told various media in the US; in the past, employees had been labelling the warehouse racks with paper-based labels in order to make identification for the forklift drivers possible. The labels frequently came off or were read out incorrectly. This led to faulty commissioning and hampered subsequent processes. To have current inventory data, three stock takings a day and a considerable amount of time is required. On top of that, hundreds of labels are needed to be printed on a daily basis.

Notification if picking error occurs

The solution installed by Omni-ID replaces the paper-based labelling: RFID-readers were placed at the hall ceiling and the shelves were equipped with View Tags. Drivers can now directly access information regarding the components transported.

If a good is carried in another direction than the one planned, the system immediately sends an automated notification to the fork lift driver. For Whirpool, the investment has amortized in a short period of time due to the saving of paper costs.

Last modified on Monday, 27 October 2014 11:14
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