- German Manufacturer Links Workers to Parts and Stations Via RFID, Bluetooth
Bosch Rexroth developed the solution to improve efficiency and accuracy at its own hydraulic valve assembly facility, and is marketing the system for use by other manufacturers as well.
- New Omni-ID Passive UHF Tags Endure 225 Degrees Celsius
Thousands of the company's new Fit tags are already being deployed in manufacturing and health-care settings.
- Spectech Brings RFID Kanban System for Aerospace to the United States
The European company has opened an office in Seattle, and has also built a cloud-based solution and an iOS app that lets customers view inventory levels on their iPhone.
- Carlo Nizam to Lead ICT Digital Transformation at Airbus Group
The former head of the aircraft manufacturer's Value Chain Visibility and RFID Program will now lead Airbus Group's ICT digitalization, and be succeeded by Trevor Stone.
- RFID Market for Retailers Forecast to Grow 39% Annually
In a new report, Frost & Sullivan predicts that yearly RFID revenue will reach $5.4 billion in 2020, due to increased omnichannel sales fueled by better understanding of the technology by retailers, more online purchases, and the increased tagging of goods by product manufacturers.
- Brazilian Recycling Plant Uses RFID to Facilitate Reverse Logistics
When discarded computers and printers arrive at its facility, Sinctronics uses RFID readers to identify their component materials so they can be more quickly recycled and incorporated into new IT products.
- RFID Carves Out a Place in Woodworking Industry
Woodworking factory equipment companies are highlighting how RFID technology can be used for tracking inventory and work-in-progress, as well for other purposes, to improve efficiency and enable the quick production of made-to-order furniture.
- Dolphin RFID Solutions Manage Vehicle Parking, Identify Missing Car Parts
The new solutions are designed for tracking the locations of vehicles at manufacturing sites or parking lots, and for preventing the theft of parts from rental cars.
- ID Integration, InfinID Offer Active RFID System for Aerospace and Government Sectors
The technology is being tested by two aerospace companies to track the movements of work-in-progress or tools, by forwarding read data across a mesh network to a single gateway reader.
- Bluetooth Beacons Help Palm Beach Aggregates to Reduce Errors
The Florida company is using TACinsight's solution to identify each truck before it is filled with sand, gravel or other material, thereby preventing errors during the loading process.
- Pyhäsalmi Mine Will Expand RFID System to Boost Safety
The Finnish mine is already using RFID to identify which trucks are onsite and which personnel are in the mines, and it plans to track detonators as well.
- Uniqarta Seeks to Commercialize Solution for Embedding Ultrathin RFID Chips in Paper
The startup says its process is less cumbersome and expensive than other alternatives, and that it is working with a paper manufacturer on a prototype of its first-generation process.
- GS1 US Survey Finds Strong RFID Adoption
The results, released this week, found that 78 percent of retailers received at least some RFID-tagged merchandise (primarily apparel and footwear), with those retailers receiving, on average, 47 percent of those goods with EPC UHF RFID inlays.
- RFID News Roundup
Trimble's RFID-enabled CrewSight automates personnel management on construction sites ••• FinnCode brings NFC-enabled added-value to Italian luxury shoes, bags ••• Ams, STMicroelectronics launch secure NFC mobile-payment solution ••• Estimote adds beacon-sharing to its Cloud platform ••• Mayo Clinic, Gentag partner to develop wireless sensors to treat obesity, diabetes.
- Airbus Enters New Phase of RFID Usage, Digitalization
The aircraft manufacturer is asking suppliers to tag all traceable items, and is increasing the RFID expertise of its staff to support the technology's deployment across the supply chain.