Manufacturer Replaces Paper Build Books With E-Paper-Based Visual RFID Tags and System

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As a manufacturer of large diesel engines, axles and transmissions for the trucking industry, Detroit produces a new engine every 2.5 minutes. To ensure quality and accuracy, when a new engine block is placed into the manufacturing process for the first time, a worker must match it to a build book. These 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper, containing 42 to 60 pages of instructions and checklists, are created specifically for each engine. An RFID system, incl...

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