Schreiner ProTech: Automation project with industrial identification by Siemens
Unique components should lend themselves to unique identification, allocation and tracking across their entire lifecycles for maintenance and other relevant purposes. Corporations like Siemens AG rely on RFID labels from Schreiner ProTech (Oberschleißheim, Germany) in automation projects of their customers in the automotive supplier industry.
The production of complex products generates a wealth of relevant data for track & trace purposes that can be stored and allocated to a component across the entire manufacturing process and beyond. Automotive assembly components are a case in point for which Siemens AG offers to its customers an extensive portfolio for industrial component identification in the form of SIMATIC Ident. Schreiner ProTech supports Siemens in successfully implementing industrial automation projects with passive RFID labels and IoT. Drawing on comprehensive experience, the experts from the Schreiner ProTech business unit review the requirements and recommend appropriate solutions to Siemens. Suitable RFID labels can subsequently be utilised on a wide range of products and tools including those with conductive surfaces, which enables trouble-free on-metal reading and writing.
In the wake of growing requirements in industrial, transportation, procurement, and logistics automation projects, RFID applications are increasingly being used to generate cost-efficient solutions. Demand has been growing particularly for RFID capabilities that capture the RFID transponder’s chip ID as well as supplementary information about a product’s origin and history. These capabilities make it possible to track and retrieve a component’s entire lifetime history. Examples of such frequently complex components include sunroofs, seats, trim parts as well as electronic control units, airbags, and transmissions.
Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalisation. Drawing on a global network, Siemens can offer support to its customers practically anywhere in the world. Mike Mülhausen, product owner for industrial identification at Siemens, is pleased about the successful collaboration between Siemens and Schreiner ProTech. “The Schreiner RFID labels are tested, robust, high-grade, and excel in performance, enabling end-to-end RFID-based data acquisition of a large number of products with long read ranges and ensuring reliable communication.”
Caption: Siemens component identification (photo: Schreiner Group/Siemens)