Swiss Factory Boosts Rail Bogie Efficiency, Traceability

By Claire Swedberg

The hybrid RFID and QR code-based solution from Identech allows Stadler Winterthur to provide project-specific instructions to its workers, capture data about production, and enable maintenance-based information collection for its rail-service customers.

Swiss manufacturer Stadler Winterthur had 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. The solution, which was taken live last summer, is expected to provide a return on the company's investment within 1.6 years. Stadler Win...

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