The purpose of this paper is to present a novel approach for identification of machining fixtures, and their elements in an assembly/disassembly process.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is applied to identification of physical machining fixtures and their basic elements.
Based on comprehensive testing in industrial conditions it was established by this research that the use of RFID technology contributes to significant reduction of assembly/disassembly time of machining fixtures.
Practical applicability of RFID technology is emphasized and demonstrated in the paper. The suggested system is proven superior in comparison with conventional methods for identification of fixtures/fixture elements which qualifies it for real industrial application.
To the best of authors' knowledge there are no previous reports of successful application of RFID technology on identification of fixtures/fixture elements.
Vukelic, D., Ostojic, G., Stankovski, S., Lazarevic, M., Tadic, B., Hodolic, J. and Simeunovic, N. (2011), "Machining fixture assembly/disassembly in RFID environment", Assembly Automation, Vol. 31 No. 1, pp. 62-68. https://doi.org/10.1108/01445151111104182Download as .RIS
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