By deploying radio frequency identification technology at its facility, says Arne Burlund, the company's IT director, Idealcombi has doubled the capacity of its plant without requiring additional employees.
With EPC Gen 2 passive ultrahigh-frequency tags attached to products, the system automatically adjusts the setting of assembly machines, based on specifications required by a particular order. Previously, the entire process was performed manually. The RFID technology also enables the firm to create a record of its production processes. In the event of a defect or problem involving a specific product, the manufacturing process can be easily retraced.
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