In this blog we are taking it back to basics with RFID to discover more about the applications where RFID can be used. As well as gaining a better understanding of the HARTING fully integrated RFID system capability. To help become an RFID expert, we’ve also included a glossary explaining the latest industry jargon.
RFID can be used to securely track products which have been tagged. It is also possible to keep track of data assigned to each tag; for example you can record when a product was serviced, who it was serviced by and what action was carried out.
Industrial Automation – Improving productivity in challenging environments
Industrial Automation refers to the use of control systems for operating equipment including machinery, robotics and production lines. Here, RFID can be implemented to track parts or even whole machines to ensure they are sufficiently maintained. Tags can be re-written to include information for maintenance purposes – including when a machine was last serviced and what repairs were actioned. This allows for a completely transparent and reliable service history of the machinery, as well as keeping a record of who is responsible for the maintenance.
Ever wondered how you can see exactly how far along the production line your new car is? By RFID tracking of course! At each stage of manufacture, different components of the car can be implemented with RFID to track where it is in the factory. This allows for a smooth production process and for downtime to be kept to a minimum.
Medical – Keeping your equipment up to standard
Within the medical environment, RFID can be used to track equipment, beds and even people. By tagged equipment in and out of operating theatres plus when it was last sterilised, the system operators know exactly where the equipment is and that it is fit for purpose. HARTING RFID is chemical resistant and can be used in autoclaves under high temperatures, meeting the stringent hygiene requirements in the medical industry. Take a look at our previous blog post about the medical environment here .
Discover more about the HARTING RFID range here.