Manufacturing Track Presentation Recordings and Slides

By Mark Roberti

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Below you will find links to the recordings and slides from the Manufacturing Track sessions held during  RFID Journal Virtually LIVE! 2020.

 

Wed., Sept. 30, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Unipac Increases Inventory Accuracy to 98%
Unipac , a division of the Jacto Group in Brazil, has adopted a combination of UHF, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and RFID technologies together with QR Codes, enabling the firm to achieve an inventory accuracy levels of 98%. Unipac, a leader in the plastic processing industry in Brazil, is using the technology to automate the reading process, thereby efficiently and quickly managing any type of returnable packaging. Takeaways: Hear how the technology has exceeded expectations, resulting in positive customer feedback due to the combination of applied technologies. Learn how the firm is working on additional projects to apply the returnable packaging management solution to some other customers in the automotive and agricultural industry, with the potential to expand to other markets.
Speaker: Mauro Fernandes, Commercial Director, Unipac

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Wed., Sept. 30, 2020 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
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:  Ultan McCarthy, Lecturer, Waterford Institute of Technology

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Wed., Sept. 30, 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
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, Director, AutoID Lab, University of Memphis

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Thurs., Oct. 1, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Railroad Equipment Manufacturer Boosts Efficiency, Traceability
RFID Journal Award Finalist: Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation. Railroad equipment manufacturer Stadler Winterthur has developed a hybrid UHF RFID- and QR code-based system that automatically collects data about the materials going into the assembly of each of its railcar bogies (train undercarriages), as well as the individual doing the work, thereby boosting efficiency and traceability. Learn how the system allows the firm to provide project-specific instructions to its workers, capture data about production, and enable maintenance-based information collection for its rail-service customers. Hear why Stadler Winterthur expects to realize a return on the company’s investment within 2 years.
Speaker: Sebastian Kohl, Process Engineer, Stadler Winterthur

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Thurs., Oct. 1, 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
BAE Systems Improves Asset Tracking With RFID in U.K.
BAE Systems, an international defense, aerospace and security company, is in the process of deploying an RFID asset-tracking system at 20 manufacturing buildings located across three different sites in the United Kingdom. The project was implemented to improve asset location accuracy and stock-checking, and to reduce the impacts upon production for missing or lost tools. The firm used two pilot projects to gauge the success of the system and hardware design. During the pilots, detection issues were investigated and improved methods of tagging were developed, depending upon asset material type. Key takeaways: Learn how the firm worked with its key supplier to improve detection ranges through innovation and improved hardware, increasing its location accuracy and stock-checking, while reducing the risks of missing or lost tools on the production line. In addition, hear how the use of RFID technology may be further improved in the future.
Speakers: Thomas Copeland, Data Analyst & System Administrator, BAE Systems
Tony Wilson, Head of Asset Management, BAE SYSTEMS

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Thurs., Oct. 1, 11:45 AM- 12:15 PM
Proper Tag Data Improves the Bottom Line
RFID connects billions of everyday items to the internet, enabling businesses and consumers to identify, locate, authenticate, and engage each item. RFID can benefit the bottom line of a wide range of businesses by improving operations, as well as leveraging competitive edge services through the use of automated identification. In this session hear from leading authorities in the latest standards and learn why your system must be able to distinguish your tags from other tags to efficiently benefit from additional tag features, like additional item data at the edge, sensors data and tag data integrity/authenticity. Hear how improvements in RFID can make your services more cost efficient to deploy, operate and maintain.
Speakers: Bertus Pretorius, Solutions Architect, LicenSys
Claude Tetelin, Director AIDC, GS1 Global Office

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