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To identify areas of its bottle factory in which glass is at risk of breakage, as well as to improve line performance and quality control as it manufactures the bottles, Irish glass manufacturer Ardagh Glass is using an RFID-based system. By locating the sources of such problems as excessive pressure or collisions between bottles and machinery or other bottles, Ardagh can reduce the cost of losing products, as well as the strain on landfills resulting from broken glass.
The system includes smart bottles--facsimiles containing built-in RFID tags with sensors. By placing a smart bottle on the assembly line, the company can identify the exact point in the process at which real glass containers would likely be damaged.
Source: RFID Journal
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