Just-in-sequence Bumper Identification
Turck

Just-in-sequence Bumper Identification

UHF System eases just in sequence production at tier supplier

Just in sequence productions benefits from a identification directly on the component, which can be utilised by Tier 1 and automotive manufacturers alike. Turck’s integration partner Sigma Chemnitz has created a solution that guarantees reliable UHF identification in the near field as well as over long distances.

Multiple RFID readers monitor the correct storage of the bumpers into containers. Sigma’s AutoID middleware Graidware not only captures the signals, but also checks the signals for plausibility using sophisticated algorithms. Interference signals from neighboring transportation routes or passing forklifts are recognized as false signals and filtered out. Sigma utilized Turck‘s full range of automation products for the project.

In addition to the connection of HF and UHF readers, Turck's modular RFID system BL ident also allows the connection of trigger signals to BL gateways.

Jan-Oliver Uhlmann
Project Management Identification Systems
Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

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Key Facts

  • UHF smart labels for the RFID system BL ident are attached directly to the bumper, forming the basis for highly efficient bumper manufacture and JIS delivery to the automotive manufacturer
  • The data carriers allow unique identification of bumper types and versions
  • Intelligent processing of RFID data all the way to MES and ERP systems
  • Even localisation of bumpers is possible with the system

Applications

  • System is applicable for narrow deliviery times and many productions steps
  • Applicable for food and beverage industry as well
  • It can be used throughout the whole production process across different factories

Turck is one of the leading manufacturers in industrial automation

With more than 4,500 employees in over 30 subsidiaries as well as sales partners in further 60 countries, the family-owned company is a one-stop shop for RFID Systems.

  • Holistic, modular RFID systems for production and logistics processes
  • Variety of HF and UHF read/write heads and data carriers for standard and special uses, such as carriers for high temperature conditions up to 210 degrees Celsius, for engine production or use in autoclaves
  • Parallel operation of proven HF and far-ranging UHF technology

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Turck Presents UHF Handheld With Smartphone Connection

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Turck Presents UHF Reader Platform for Industry 4.0

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Turck's RFID system reduces reading time for tool turret of CNC machine

Tool Identification with RFID Barcodes and laser engraving have for a long time no longer met the identification requirements of cutting tools in CNC machines. Although wireless RFID systems are already used, the short range of the existing solutions require time consuming compromises in practical applications. Together with Turck, a Chinese manufacturer of CNC machines has now implemented an RFID solution for tool management that is Industry 4.0 compliant. Thanks to the extended read/write range, the read time for a tool turret is reduced from 130 to 10 seconds, thus considerably increasing production efficiency for the end customer.

Turck's TBEN-L RFID module With Integrated OPC UA server

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