Machine readability of the name and/or designation is of crucial importance for automation technology. By using RFID (radio frequency identification), things can be identified without contact.
RFID can be used to directly link relevant information to an individual object in order to control processes and optimise them as well. This technology can be used in many areas of logistics to identify, assign, position, transfer and manipulate process data. Besides identification, there is also the possibility of saving the data directly on site. Modern RFID transponders already offer sufficient storage capacity to enable decentralise data storage.
RFID is a technology that is rarely used by itself; rather, it is always tied to an automation system or logistics system. An easy connection is constantly ensured thanks to open interfaces. Two crucial components are always required for using RFID:
- The reader with antenna
- The transponder for identification and storing data on the object
Standards define the permissive combination of these components. Depending on the standard used, the RFID system has different characteristics with respect to range, transmission speed, data capacity on the transponder and sensitivity towards environmental influences. Depending on the area of application, an ideal configuration can be used in compliance with standards, and this therefore ensures interoperability.
ISW designs and implements RFID applications that are tailor-made to your requirements.
The field of application ranges from integrating RFID technology into existing systems to complete logistics and automation systems with integrated RFID support.