English April Edition „RFID im Blick“ 2015

Issue Archive | 20 May 2015
RFID-System integration and RFID and Automotive
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RFID-System integration 2015RFID System Integration Report

The technology is ready – is your company?

Does RFID-system integration work according to the books? Yes and no, is the answer of established system houses and solution providers this year. The numerous advantages and added-value of RFID-technology for the optimization of processes in almost all fields of a company becomes realizable when based on intelligent system solutions. The large number of possible applications, whose environment may vary considerably from company to company, is also the greatest challenge for the integrator. Therefore, even in 2015, simulations and tests of RFID-applications in a real-world environment remain an essential part of the system integration. However, the technology is mature and the solution provider’s know-how is extensive and complex. Those companies who bring an expert on board save costs, safeguard their investments, and are prepared for future challenges.

Interview partner are: Michael Wack and Paul Drolshagen – Identpro | Thomas Erkinger - 7iD | Peter Feldmann – Harting IT System Integration | Johannes Szarata - Entiac

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RFID and Automotive 2015"RFID and Automotive" Report

“RFID in the Automotive Industry is Unstoppable”

Prozesssicherheit, Verschlankung der Fertigung mit erhöhter Produktivität und Produktqualität sind die Effekte, die Automobilzuliefererer durch den RFID-Technologieeinsatz verbuchen. Speziell in der Stoßfängerproduktion sind RFID-Implementierungen als probates Mittel zur Optimierung interner Prozesse angekommen. Der Technologiensatz wird verfeinert, auf neue Werke oder Prozesse in der Supply-Chain übertragen und Systemlösungen durch intelligente Vernetzung ausgebaut. Aber auch Innovationsthemen rund um das vernetzte Fahrzeug wie NFC-basierte Zugangslösungen oder neue Ansätze aus der Forschung für die Integration von RFID in Bauteile zeigen, dass RFID in der Automobilindustrie an Fahrt aufnimmt.

Interview partner are: Oliver Pütz-Gerbig - Balluff | Dirk, Werthmann - BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik | Andreas Müller - Bosch | Johannes Szarata - Entiac | Julia Pielmeier - Fraunhofer IWU | Ramin Hassan - Gera-Ident | Emre Gürbüz - Kathrein RFID | Hendrik Rothe - Magna Exteriors & Interiors (Meerane) | Martin Dobler und Patrick Hartmann - Nofilis | Marcel Munzert - Rehau | Andreas Behrens and Oliver Huther - Sick | Eric Nagelsmann - Sigma Chemnitz | Achim Weber - Turck | Jörg Bald and Dr. Erhard Schubert - Waldemar Winckel | Christian Goldschmidt and Reinaldo Mensch - Witte Automotive

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Future Concept MES 4.0 - DecentralizationFuture Concept MES 4.0 - Decentralization

If Industry 4.0 is in the headlines buzzwords like Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things or Cyber Physical System (CPS) appear. That basically means that Industry 4.0 is a synonym for decentralization. But is Industry 4.0 only simply concerned with technologies or is the actual application more important? It is worthwhile to go deeper into correlations and look into some practical examples. By Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Kletti, Managing director at MPDV.

More than an EvolutionMore than an Evolution

A compact unit mounted under the ceiling ensures identification, position and direction recognition – what sounds like the future, may soon be viable in first applications. The solution provider Identpro uses a novel system in initial pilot phases at industrial companies. Conventional applications would cause extensive technological and financial outlay. “We are moving into a new territory of system solutions,” says CEO Michael Wack, IdentPro. But innovative solutions such as the new overhead system need to be tested under real conditions to verify its functionality.

 

Everything from MADA – Everything from one SourceEverything from MADA – Everything from one Source

Mada opens a new chapter in its history with the expansion of its headquarters, which has been located in Villingen-Schwenningen since 1978. The development offers space for a significant expansion of their production capacity and the opportunity for a completely new focus, the “MADA.college”. MADA were previously passing on their expertise to their customers’ staff on request in on-site training areas. The new building provides space for an in-house training programme. “We want to share our knowledge about RFID access control and time and attendance and create an understanding of how identification media is being developed and produced,” says CEO Patrick Marx.

 

Kemas’ RFID Solutions for the Modern HospitalKemas’ RFID Solutions for the Modern Hospital

Hospital processes are subject to higher safety and hygiene requirements so that the health of patients and staff is not endangered. Unauthorised access to drugs, for example, has to be prevented. Handling employees’ med wear is also complex. The company Kemas provides solutions for both areas using RFID technology. Kemas presents its concepts in the ‘Hospital of the Future’, which was created and managed by the Fraunhofer ISST.

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