UHF RFID technology enables low cost, highly effective inventory tracking and localization capabilities. As a completely modular solution, storage locations and areas can be tracked with portal detection, or shelf locations can be monitored with mobile automation applied to forklifts. In unstructured storage environments, floor embedded RFID tags and mobile UHF equipment can monitor pick up and drop off locations in real time to record the locations of your assets and visually prompt the driver with locations of the next asset, or the next location drop off of the unit(s) that are being manipulated.
Realized improvements in operating efficiencies
Increases in operational efficiencies are not limited to the production line. Significant time can be lost attempting to locate a unit for shipment, and an ineffective storage and retrieval methodology can result in over production, late deliveries, inaccurate shipments, and significant cost to the bottom line.
Increases in performance are realized through management of real-time location-based inventory. Identifiers on finished goods are automatically scanned into storage bays to give general location data, while shelf locations can be tagged with identifiers to tie individual units to storage locations. Tracking in unstructured storage environments relies on a grid of location tags to localize the asset/pallet utilizing automation applied to mobile vehicles, AGVs, and/or human-operated forktrucks.
Increases in quality are realized through proper sequencing and automatic order verifications. Workers are notified in real time if a unit picked up is out of sequence or incorrect. Shipment sequencing is verified again at the point of embarkment, and an automatically generated shipment manifest records the chain of custody of finished and shipped goods for fulfillment.
Recommended product platforms
In most cases the best choice for intralogistics tracking will be the modular UHF platform, offering a full portfolio of antennas for creating an adaptable platform that fits everything from gateway portal tracking to localization in an unstructured storage environment.
When paired with a local display controller, information can be process at the edge, and information displayed to guide operators to their next pick-up or drop off point, as well as giving automatic visual indications as to unit that has been picked. With a robust mobile automation solution, the operator should never need to leave the mobile vehicle.