Whether barcode, 2D codes or RFID – our non-contact systems identify objects accurately with optical, electromagnetic or other detection methods. In industrial environments, the robust systems reliably complete demanding tasks like parts tracking (Track-and-Trace), tool ID or traceability.
Finding the right pallet where thousands of SKUs are managed on a daily basis is sometimes overwhelming and challenging. Balluff's Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology can do a lot more than simply tracking the packages. With RFID on board, several important pieces of information can be tracked in addition to the location of the pallet and type of goods. This additional information can be helpful for efficient operations of the warehouse. This information can be pallet arrival departure times, manufacturing dates of the products on the pallet- so that they could be arranged properly for disbursement before the goods expire, genealogical information about the production and more.
Use of barcodes for tracking and vision for inspection is common in today's production process. Most facilities employ both types of devices hence require multiple stages of operations. Balluff's vision sensors can reduce the monitoring and tracking hassel and do it in single step operation.
TIn several production facilities it is important to track and validate machine access to ensure product safety as well as to authenticate machine/line changes. For longest time password based protection is in use. Often the challenges with that approach is lost passwords, change of personnels or even the password leaks. Balluff's industrial RFID based solutions with IO-Link simplifies machine access using RFID tags that can be coded with different authentication levels such as operator, maintenance, supervisor or even with individual names. Utilizing IO-Link allows gathering the access information through unified controls architecture instead of utilizing separate authentication controllers and interfaces.
With Balluff's special RFID system BIS L the tag reader can be inside of stainless steel cabinet still performing at its prime.
Balluff's portfolio of industrial identification systems including vision systems, barcode systems as well as industrial RFID support novelty of applications throughout the production plant. With IO-Link onboard, RFID integration for applications such as number plate tracking, or machine access control can be simplified and automated to ensure product and production safety. IO-Link eliminated need for specialized software or interfaces to integrate RFID solutions into the existing controls architecture. As the data need grows, the applications can be easily migrated to dedicated RFID processor with network interface to ensure that level of compatibility of your controller.
Balluff's identification products, including barcode and RFID, ensure that the correct information is transferred fast and accurately. Accurate information improves the efficiency of laboratory processes by eliminating costly mistakes and needless material movement. Balluff's RFID leads the way in identification with the largest variety of frequency options to provide the best and most reliable solution. These systems also provide the greatest choices of tag and read/write head options to choose from as well as Balluff's ability to provide customized solutions.
Balluff RFID systems help prevent errors in the mixing process. To ensure an accurate mix of additives, dyes and granulates, RFID tags are fixed to the coupling and the material is verified by RFID readers prior to transfer. Each coupling is identified and the material is released only if it is connected at the right location.
Balluff Industrial RFID enables fast and reliable mold replacement with the unambiguous association of mold halves through unique IDs.Reliable counterfeit protection is also guaranteed. This solution allows for rapid size changes and facilitates a continuous process.
Unplanned downtimes can be reduced with the help of the automatic documentation of the mold's usage using Balluff RFID.A separate shot counter records all production cycles. All the data is available on a data carrier either directly on the mold or on the multi-coupling. This allows the mold status to be displayed directly on the machine and provide an overview of the life cycle of the current mold at any time.
Reliable reading is also possible under challenging conditions. Simply use color codes and barcodes to clearly identify coils and other products. The Balluff BVS vision sensor uses these markings to check whether slabs and coils are correctly assigned. Quickly, reliably and regardless of their position.