RFID and IoT in Manufacturing Agenda

 RFID and IoT in Manufacturing May 13, 2021 


10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

10:05 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Manufacturing Plant Boosts Efficiency Improvement With IoT and UWB
Automotive company Continental is leveraging precise location data, integrated systems and a digital twin of its plant in Rubi Spain, near Barcelona, with an ultra-wideband (UWB) Internet of Things (IoT) solution. The solution automatically integrates data derived from multiple systems within the plant to detect events in real time, as well as provide instructions to assembly and maintenance personnel and prevent production delays. Learn how the system utilizes UWB sensors on automatic guided vehicles to capture data that automates alerts and instructions for workers on smart wristbands based on the movements of tagged vehicles and other assets, while enabling the use of a facility’s digital twin. In addition, hear how Continental is now considering expanding the technology’s use to other facilities.
Speaker: Victor Canton, Industry 4.0 Project Manager, Continental
Recording | Slide Presentation


10:45AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time
NFC Enables Installers to Configure HVAC Settings via Smartphone App
Thermostat controls company Cotherm is building Near Field Communication (NFC) technology into its latest products being leveraged by heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) manufacturers, so that installers can adjust the settings for radiators, as well as water or space heaters, via a mobile phone. An installer or appliance user would tap an Android- or iOS-based device against the NFC tag. If the app were installed in the phone, it would automatically be launched, but if not, the phone would display a prompt for the user to download it. Learn why the firm chose NFC technology and how the installer is able to set up the product with a simple interaction.
Speaker: Alain Maillard, Marketing Director, COTHERM   
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11:15 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Developing an RFID Strategy for Manufacturing
RFID can deliver a great deal of benefits to manufacturers in many different areas, but without coherent strategies, companies often wind up deploying the technology piecemeal, only to find that it fails to meet their longer-term needs. This session will explain how to create a long-term strategy that can enable businesses to choose technologies that will best meet their ongoing needs across a wide variety of applications, as well as how to prioritize projects in the near term.
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal
Recording | Slide Presentation


11:45 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time
HID Global: Need eyes in the back of your head? Digitally monitor operations and predict equipment failures before they happen, without breaking the budget
2020 dramatically changed the face of manufacturing quite often with mission-critical demands and decision making to avoid costly halts in production. Join HID to discuss how advanced IoT technologies such as RFID & BLE powered applications deliver intelligent data to drive real results. Quickly and intelligently track and locate tools, accurate inventory, monitor operations, and measure equipment health – achieved with a scalable IoT platform, minus the high price tag.
Speaker: Richard Aufreiter, VP Product Management, HID Global 
Recording | Slide Presentation


12:15 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Panasonic: IIoT Technology for the Future of Manufacturing
Smart products are more popular than ever. From smart watches to smart security systems, consumers have embraced these interconnected products that seamlessly deliver a variety of functions and capabilities, all customizable based on the data these devices capture about user experiences and preferences in today’s Internet of Things world. Similarly, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology is a key driver in the move to smart manufacturing environments for streamlining and connecting steps in the manufacturing process.

Going paperless with visual solutions. Paper-based processes are highly error-prone and inefficient when it comes to ensuring the correct parts are located and selected manually by operators. 

Analytics. With the adoption of AI and big data, there are more analytics than ever before to monitor and measure manufacturing processes and progress. This data can help digitally transform the factory floor and can lead to more informed decisions on flow and process in the warehouse.  Even more importantly, this technology can bring a real-time responsiveness and transparency to what are today “black box” manufacturing practices.

Key Trends. Additional trends in Smart Manufacturing will be explored such as Cobots, Edge Devices and Cloud Software. You will learn where each is currently at on the adoption curve and the deployment impact, they bring to the factory floor.

Speaker: Ed Nabrotzky, Director of Sales & Strategy, Panasonic
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12:45 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Linking RFID to PLCs to Automate Manufacturing
RFID technology is not only about identifying and tracking items, but also about automating processes and enabling machine-to-machine communication. The Auto-ID Lab at the University of Memphis will demonstrate, in the exhibit hall, how RFID systems can be used to identify objects and automate tasks in manufacturing. In this session, the lab director will explain how manufacturers can use RFID tag reads to trigger programmable logic controllers (PLCs). He will also discuss the potential benefits and applications of linked RFID and PLCs.
Speaker: Kevin Berisso, PH.D., Director, Auto ID Lab, University of Memphis
Recording | Slide Presentation

1:15 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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