- RFID Heats Up Production at U.K. Boiler Factory
Vaillant Group uses battery-assisted passive tags to identify where carts loaded with boilers should go next, and the system shuts itself down if a cart is wheeled to the wrong location.
- RFID Journal Announces Live RFID-Enabled Supply Chain Demonstrations
Top technology companies will provide real-world supply chain demonstrations on the exhibit floor at the ninth annual RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition.
- BP Uses RFID Sensors to Track Pipe Corrosion
The system, provided by Permasense, enables the oil company to monitor pipe thickness at its refineries worldwide.
- Robots and RFID Help KH Lloreda Distribute Its Products
The Spanish company has launched an automated system for loading and shipping its cleaning products to track where the cartons are being moved, and also capture any errors.
- TrazeTag Designs Rubberized RFID Labels for Abusive Environments
Each tag's passive RFID inlay is protected by a flexible plastic material that can be custom-molded with wear-resistant text and graphics, for identifying pipes, cable or heavy equipment.
- Checkpoint Systems Launches EPC Numbering Service
The firm's Open EPC Number Management Solution, a standalone option for apparel manufacturers and retailers, is designed to simplify the process of deploying item-level EPC Gen 2 UHF tags.
- Norsk Lastbaerer Pool Inserts RFID Into the Norwegian Food Chain
The organization is transitioning to plastic pallets and totes with embedded EPC Gen 2 tags, for use by manufacturers of consumer products sold in Norway.
- Alaska's Dept. of Transportation Mixes Asphalt and RFID
With help from the University of Alaska, the DOT is evaluating how radio frequency identification can be used to track the amount of time that passes between the moment a truck is first loaded with asphalt and the instant the hot mixture is dumped.
- With RFID, Malaysian Logistics Company Gets Fewer Blowouts
Lee Ting San Group has begun attaching rubber-encased EPC Gen 2 tags to tires on some of its trucks, to help it track inspection and maintenance.
- Arkansas Radio Compliance Center Aims to Avert Clashing Requirements
The University of Arkansas' new facility is testing EPC Gen 2 passive RFID inlays submitted by tag makers, and hopes to harmonize item-level usage by providing results to retailers and goods suppliers free of charge.
- Boeing, Fujitsu to Offer Airlines a Holistic RFID Solution
The system will include all hardware, middleware, software and integration required by airlines or other customers to track aircraft components in five unique use cases.
- Mars, Rewe, Deutsche Post and Lufthansa Cargo Work on SmaRTI
The German project's participants, which also include the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics and CHEP Deutschland, are designing smart reusable transport items that can guide themselves through the supply chain.
- Turin Business Group Explores RFID's Potential to Add Value to Cheese
The technology would authenticate the product and track its origins—including the very grass eaten by cows supplying the milk from which the cheese is made.
- Kerry Logistics Looks at the Big Picture for Item-Level RFID
The Hong Kong company is testing the use of EPC Gen 2 tags to track Canon cameras and lenses as they are packed and shipped to local retailers.
- UC Davis Winery Tracks Fermentation Via RFID Sensors
The system allows the school's new facility to track the sugar content and temperatures of its wine within each of its 152 fermenting vats, putting an end to manual measurements.