RFID technology in product/part tracking during the whole life cycle
Article publication date: 25 September 2009
The purpose of this paper is to present a new way for identification of products/parts and their tracking during the whole life cycle, from the manufacture and assembly phase to the disassembly phase.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is applied on a chosen product, an in‐mould labelling (IML) robot.
This paper discusses a case study that highlights the use of RFID as automatic identification technology, especially in the processes of assembly/disassembly of the IML robot. The application can be expanded onto any kind of product, with the exception of some life cycle phases that are specific for a particular product.
The paper gives an example of how RFID technology can actually be realized in the case of the IML robot to improve the quality of tracking its main components.
The users have the possibilities to access and analyze information about the products/parts during their cycle.
Stankovski, S., Lazarević, M., Ostojić, G., Ćosić, I. and Puric, R. (2009), "RFID technology in product/part tracking during the whole life cycle", Assembly Automation, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp. 364-370. https://doi.org/10.1108/01445150910987781
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