RFID Technology Rolls Three Management Processes Into One
IMTS 2018: Global Shop Solutions’ RFID (radio frequency identification) technology contributes to shop floor productivity by simplifying time, attendance and inventory processes.
Global Shop Solutions’ RFID (radio frequency identification) technology contributes to shop floor productivity by simplifying time, attendance and inventory processes.
The technology consolidates management of building entry, logging on and off jobs, and visual identification into one process. Using a single RFID card, employees can gain entry at the front door, clock into jobs and present visual identification for authorization requirements.
The technology is said to reduce the need for biometric scanners, barcoded employee lists and separate ID badges. This eases ERP system access, speeds up employee logins and reduces human error, according to the company.
For two shops in northern Indiana, using MTConnect for machine monitoring was just the start. Both shops are now ready to implement other promising applications.
Voice interface technology has come of age and is now found on a wide variety of products such as phones, tablets, PCs, TV remotes and many other devices. Why not on machine tools as well?
This shop’s successful entry into machine monitoring reveals important points about what to do and what to expect.