Tracking Tool Data and Usage, and Reducing Human Error With RFID

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Machine-tool operators often need to manually input data regarding each tool, which can result in human error. FANUC FA America, a manufacturer of computer numerical controllers (CNC) for machining centers, has teamed up with a maker of sensor, networking and RFID products to offer an automated way to track tool information and usage, thereby eliminating the chance of human errors, which can create higher operating costs for manufacturers.

Speaker: Jerry Scherer, Design Engineer, FANUC FA America