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Schreiner ProTech to Show New RFID-Label for Forward-Thinking Container Management

Press Releases | By Schreiner LogiData | 04 January 2018
The ((rfid))-DistaFerr ESD LongRange label for use on ESD containers of all types and antistatic levels delivers read range of about seven meters. The ((rfid))-DistaFerr ESD LongRange label for use on ESD containers of all types and antistatic levels delivers read range of about seven meters. Photo: Schreiner Group

The leap into Industry 4.0 (aka smart factories) can only be successfully accomplished by means of data-controlled end-to-end communication in production, assembly and logistics operations. Smart, RFID-based container management of all types of containers across the entire supply chain plays a crucial part in these scenarios. At LogiMAT 2018 in Stuttgart from March 13 to 15, Schreiner ProTech will present its new ((rfid))-DistaFerr ESD LongRange label for container marking that has recently enhanced its RFID label family for ESD materials. 

Modular manufacturing in Industry 4.0 scenarios can only be implemented by means of a holistic RFID concept. In conventional mass production operations, the parts to be processed typically still arrive at the respective assembly stations in containers via a Kanban system with barcode expansion card functionality – an equally complex and error-prone logistics system. By contrast, containers equipped with RFID labels that enable complete bulk data acquisition, guarantee end-to-end batch or lot tracking, and make optimized empties management possible due to real-time inventory information provide a forward-thinking solution. However, the diversity of container sizes and, specifically, ESD materials on which conventional RFID labels do not optimally function poses a challenge.

Schreiner ProTech has therefore extended its ESD RFID label family by the ((rfid))-DistaFerr ESD LongRange label. The new label is specifically designed for use on ESD containers of all types and antistatic levels, and delivers read range of about seven meters. As a result, it meets the recommendation of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) for ESD container marking. Another new product in the portfolio is a hybrid label that combines NFC technology with RFID UHF technology. This RFID label enables both long-range reading in manufacturing and logistics, and smartphone-based reading at customer sites.

Trade fair visitors will have the opportunity to gain a first-hand impression of how easily RFID labels can be dispensed by watching the operation of a label applicator directly at Schreiner ProTech’s booth.

In a technical presentation at the LogiMAT Forum, RFID expert Frank Linti will describe the challenges which Industry 4.0 poses to logistics and production of the future and what a supply chain networked and optimized down to the manufacturing cell by means of IoT (Internet of Things) can look like. He will show a process chain using smart RFID containers or assemblies in the manufacturing cells of the future and explain how RFID as a key to smart cross-functional communication between production, assembly and manufacturing logistics can work.

Last modified on Thursday, 04 January 2018 13:22
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