Radio Frequency Identification
- Real-time working
- Administratively fewer operations
- Simple stock inventory
- More analysis capabilities
- Fewer errors due to RFID scanner
With an RFID solution, products, boxes, pallets, roll cages or trolleys are tagged, which are scanned with an RFID scanner and automatically identified. Depending on your situation and application, we use passive or active tags that we usually incorporate into labels.
Radio Frequency Identification is a method of collecting data using radio waves that exchange data between tags and readers. No direct line of sight is required as with barcode deployment. Readers can simultaneously read from or write to hundreds of tags. Ask our experts about the benefits of an RFID system.
“The RFID solution allows for better replenishment of the assortment and contributes to higher service levels in our stores.”
Karin van Braam
Director Merchandise Planning & Category Management
The RFID system can be used on crates, pallets or products where they are tagged with chips so you can identify them. These tags are then easily scanned with an RFID scanner. Such a tag can be placed behind a label and intended for single use. But it can also be made of durable, hufterproof material that you attach nail-tight, making it suitable for repeated use.
The second component of an RFID system is the antenna. The antenna actually functions as the ear of the RFID system. It captures the tag’s radio signal and transmits it to the reader, the brain of the system. Antennas come in many shapes and sizes, depending on the application. For specific applications, CaptureTech also designs its own antennas to ensure optimal read performance.
Items or (re)packaging fitted with tags are automatically scanned as they pass through the CaptureTech Scan Tunnel. These are custom solutions that we provide from design to on-site installation to implementation of all hardware and software to integration with other systems, such as an ERP or WMS.
Our project approach is characterized by attention to people, technology and the practical situation and proceeds according to pre-agreed phases. A fast and proven implementation with customer-oriented aftercare.
An RFID system uses passive or active tags. Passive tags are awakened by a reader, which also provides the tag with energy to transmit and receive. Active tags have their own battery and can transmit and receive continuously or periodically over longer distances.
The third component of an RFID system is the reader. Such a reader uses radio waves to read information from or write information to the RFID tag. A reader can be frequency agile, meaning they can use multiple frequencies at the same time.
“The RFID system provides more transparency and speed, and minimizes the chance of wrong deliveries and mechanics never run out of stock.”
Gerrit-Anne de Jong
Manager of Value Added Services at Wasco
The information obtained can be transmitted in real time to your Warehouse Management System (WMS) or our CaptureTech Connect software. With RFID, you can simultaneously receive and transmit much more information than with a barcode system. Thus, the infrastructure must first be set up for its use.
Barcode scanning and RFID are not mutually exclusive. You can use bar code for one work process, and RFID for another. Both technologies can interact through the WMS. To come up with sound advice, we first analyze your business processes.
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