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LIGNA 2019, 27 - 31 May
RFID-Factory

Immersive Industry 4.0 experience

RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification, a technology that uses tiny radio transmitters and receivers for contactless object identification and localization. It is thus a highly efficient means of tracking items through production processes and indeed the entire value chain.

The RFID Factory activity zone will be back again for a second season at LIGNA 2017.

RFID-Factory at hall 11

RFID

"The RFID Factory activity zone demonstrates a key implementation of digital integration in the wood and furniture industries that delivers benefits to companies of all sizes, including SMEs. RFID provides the basis for Industry 4.0 because it is a highly efficient means of enabling workpieces to carry and exchange key information," explained abaco director Anja Koitka.

Technology providers will use the RFID Factory showcase to demonstrate RFID, Integrated Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 products and solutions from across the entire development spectrum, from tried and proven to cutting-edge. These technologies are the gateway to Industry 4.0 in the wood and furniture industries.

The RFID Factory activity zone will provide an immersive perspective on RFID-based applications and solutions across the entire furniture-industry production and supply chain, from parts suppliers and logistics operators to manufacturers, and from finished-furniture warehouses to furniture stores and right through to the end customer. The aim of RFID technology is to streamline throughput while keeping faults, rejects and complaints to a minimum.

"Industry 4.0 means that RFID technology will steadily grow in importance and, in many applications, even replace barcode technology," commented abaco project manager Andrej Ermlich. RFID is, in fact, already widely used in industry, including in such areas as automated goods checking at point of receipt, KANBAN inventory control solutions, quality control, workpiece processing and logistics.

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