RFID Systems for
Manufacturing and Production
RFID Systems help Manufacturing operations track, locate, secure, and monitor the critical equipment, tooling machinery, and other assets they depend on.
Automation and Just-In-Time are data-hungry. Industrial RFID tags, sensors, and readers are specifically engineered to capture data in even the most challenging production environments: Paint Shop, Injection Molding, High-Temperature Production, Industrial Molds.
THE CHALLENGES OF
MANUFACTURING RFID SYSTEMS
Manufacturing offers complex application environments: Metal surfaces, High Temperatures, Water immersion and jets, Caustic chemicals, Pressure, Shocks and vibrations...
Production environments call for industry-grade performance, accuracy, and quality
Reliance on custom designs for innovative form factors, materials, tagging systems
Qualification in the field is a pre-requisite for deployment
USING THE RIGHT RFID SYSTEMS
Industrial processes in automotive and industrial manufacturing rely on Xerafy RFID Tags to capture information on the assembly line, in the specialized workshop, on the shop floor.
How to achieve optimal read-range and accuracy? How do you embed an RFID tag? Xerafy RFID Tags include both On-Metal as well as In-Metal options, with customization services available.
The automotive industry provides examples of manufacturing asset tracking applied to tooling equipment.
At General Motors, a dedicated team is in charge of tracking thousands of tooling equipment involved in the production of critical components. With tooling distributed across hundreds of sites within a complex production and supply organization, tooling tracking has become a key feature of GM suppliers' organization.
Data doesn’t have to stop at the Paint Shop: From pre-treatment, through spray booth, to oven-heating,
Industrial RFID Tags enable full-tracking of parts as well as of closed-loop carrier items such as skids.
The process expertise developed by Xerafy over the years covers a large variety of industrial paint shop processes that we helped automate across paint types, chemicals, sprays and jets, temperatures, and other critical application parameters.
Embeddable RFID Tags are designed to be injection-molded by OEMs and suppliers into their consumables, parts, and systems.
By adding native RFID/IoT capabilities at point-of-manufacturing, they enable the digitization of integrated supply chains with real-time information and added flexibility.
Xerafy pioneered the concept of 'Embeddable RFID', be it in metal or in plastic, and offers a full range of ready-to-use and customizable products.
Industrial RFID Tags are used in the high-temperature production processes of Metal foundries, Composite materials, Ceramic, Concrete, Iron and Steel, Chemicals, among others.
Xerafy's Industrial RFID Tags' superior design allows them to withstand high temperatures as well as the extreme cleaning regimens they are associated with, without damage or performance degradation.
Industrial Molds offer a prime example of critical and costly industrial assets.
Tire production involves dozens of molds for a given product, making the tracking of molds a question of operational efficiency, as well as of protection of key assets. Tracking is also involved in maintenance during the mold's life cycle, which can reach over 30 years in some instances, with cleaning procedures scheduled to take place regularly, involving ovens, lasers, etc.
Likewise, industrial foundries require to keep track of each mold to maintain availability throughout the production workflow.
Work-In-Process (WIP), and the control of it, are critical to delivering a lean manufacturing organization.
RFID systems provide production control systems with real-time information needed to monitor every batch and order in production and to alert for anomalies. The parameters monitored and recorded are used to document the production process for quality and traceability purposes.
Moreover, RFID systems help to identify process inefficiencies and addressing them. Production facilities with multiple and extensive storage facilities benefit from automated product identification and reduced picking time thanks to accurate location management.