Every second counts on the assembly line, regardless of its length, level of automation, or the product being made. Knowing this, automotive manufactures are increasingly using advanced technology to help cut production cycle time, even if it’s just by fractions of a second.
Like workers in other industries, those on assembly lines can never afford to take the wrong things for granted. Assuming that automation will always be reliable or that just-good-enough products will keep customers coming back definitely shows a lack of foresight.
RFID technology can help manufacturers control access to critical hardware and software.
What's the best way to ensure product quality and production uptime in industrial automation? Make sure that only trained and authorized people can access the programmable controllers.
The need to mark parts or assemblies with some sort of identification code is becoming more and more important to facilitate quality control, supply chain management, brand protection, recalls and regulatory compliance.
Manufacturers of complex products, such as engines and transmissions, have long been using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to error-proof their processes, document quality, and deal with high-mix production.