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1 TRACEABILITY using rfid

2 Identification by Radio Frequency Waves An infrastructure Sensory enhanced Dynamic, real-time – not static Physical item to IT Link Minimizes manual labor Eliminates data entry errors What Is RFID

3 Solutions In Operation Today Security (Container, Building Access) Defense (e.g. Total Asset Visibility) Maintenance Manufacturing (Routing, Control, Quality) Warranty, Service and Support Sensing (Cold Chain, etc.) Warehouse/Inventory Store Operations (Promotion Execution)

4 Financial (Smart Cards) Asset Tracking-Recyclable containers/pallets, Equipment Brand Protection / Anti-counterfeiting Visibility, Global Trace and Track. Maritime Smart Secure Trade Lanes / Operation Safe Harbor Health Care Patient Safety (SARS, etc.) Solutions In Operation Today

5 RFID Benefits Makes supply chain more effective Accurate data warehouse Maximizes inventory management Increases employee efficiency Track goods more quickly No line-of-sight required

6 Radio Frequency Spectrum 10 kHz 100 kHz 1 MHz 10 MHz 100 MHz 1000 MHz 300 GHz Data Modem Low Frequency High Frequency Ultra High Frequency EAS Radio Toys AM EASFM Garage Door Television CB Radio Data Terminal + EAS Cell Phone Satellite Radar Experimental V700 (125KHz) V700 (125KHz) V670, V680 &V720 (13.56 MHz) V670, V680 &V720 (13.56 MHz) V690 (2.45 GHz) V690 (2.45 GHz) V640 (134KHz) V640 (134KHz) V740 (920~925MHz) V740 (920~925MHz) V600 (530KHz) V600 (530KHz)

7 Application (by frequency range) Low Frequency (125/134kHz & 530 kHz) Asset management (beer kegs, gas cylinders, waste), animal, forestry, manufacturing (cars, plant), security (immobilisers), access control and factory automation applications High Frequency (13.56MHz) Distribution and logistics, document management, logistics, postal services, video rental, baggage handling, anti-counterfeiting, laundry, access control

8 Application (by frequency range) Ultra High Frequency ( / MHz) Supply chain management, road tolls, drive-in payment schemes, access control Microwave Frequency (2.45GHz) Road tolls, drive-in payment schemes, etc.

9 About the Tags

10 RFID TAGS Active - Battery powered - Limited life span - More costly - More functionality/performance - Sensor + data Active - Battery powered - Limited life span - More costly - More functionality/performance - Sensor + data Semi-Passive - Battery assisted (limited) - Better read range than passive - Hybrid functionality - Mid range price Semi-Passive - Battery assisted (limited) - Better read range than passive - Hybrid functionality - Mid range price Passive - No Battery – powered by RF Field - Longer life span - Least functionality - Least expensive Passive - No Battery – powered by RF Field - Longer life span - Least functionality - Least expensive

11 The Electronic Product Code A Serial number (ID) created for RFID tags that compleme nts barcodes. Adopts from Global Trade Item Number (GTIN). RFID TAGS


13 Application Solutions

14 Factory Automation Application

15 Application Solutions 1. Warehouse Pallet Control Solution Attach an ID Tag to each pallet, and write the pallet number onto the ID Tag. Then install an Antenna on the forklift and connect it to a PLC or other control unit on the forklift. The operator can then drive to the pallet storage area by following either a work instruction sheet or wireless communications, confirm that the pallet number read by the Antenna contains the desired cargo, and load it onto the forklift (basic application method). By also writing product information in addition to the pallet number onto the ID Tag, the information that is read by the Antenna when the pallet is loaded onto the forklift can by sent to the host system by wireless communications to help managing distribution control data inside the warehouse.

16 Application Solutions 2. Controlling Forklift Operation in Warehouse Place an ID Tag on the roof of the forklift (secure with a magnet if necessary). Then install one Antenna each at the entrance and exit of the warehouses. (For the most accurate control, these should ideally be designated as one-way routes. This point must be covered by control measures.) Store the number of the forklift and, if necessary, the name of the driver, in the ID Tag. The Antennas will then read the data from the ID Tag each time the forklift enters and leaves the warehouse, and send it to the host system. A system can also be built so that an alarm is sent to the forklift driver if he tries to enter the wrong warehouse. For additional control, the time that the forklift passes each Antenna can be written to the ID Tag. That data can later be uploaded to a database to show the operational flow of the forklifts.

17 Application Solutions 3. Inventory Control for Automated Warehouses Mount Data Carriers (ID Tags) to the pallets and store the pallet number and information about the contents of the pallet (e.g., component numbers, model numbers, and quantities) in the Data Carriers. In response to a storage instruction, read (automatically) all the information in the Data Carrier, and, after checking the contents, store the pallet in the specified rack, and record the rack number of the stored pallet in the host computer. In response to a delivery instruction from the host computer, take the pallet from the applicable rack, and after checking the pallet information, send the pallet to the picking or sorting process.

18 Application Solutions 4. Controlling the Entry/Exit of Contractors Install an Antenna at the gates to read data (contractor's name, driver's name, truck number) from ID Tags held by the drivers, and write that data and the entry/exit time to a database. The driver does not need to leave the truck to do this. He can simply face the ID Tag in the direction of the Antenna to pass through the gate. By comparing the times read from the ID Tag when passing through the entry and exit gates, the peak traffic times inside the company grounds can be determined

19 Application Solutions 5. Cargo Container Management Mount an ID Tag to the container holding the cargo, and install an Antenna near the loading and/or unloading locations. Information can then be written to and read from the ID tag mounted to the container. In addition to the basic container number, the ID Tag can also store the necessary cargo data, destination data, station data, date, courier name, contractor name, security data, and more. To provide even more thorough control of the cargo destination, Antennas can be installed at each point to be confirmed along the route and every branching location. The data can then be read as the cargo passes by to make sure that it is following the specified route correctly.

20 Application Solutions 6. Branch Control for Automated Warehouse Deliveries Write the component classification data onto an ID Tag attached to the pallet following the injection process. Control the branching at a point immediately before the pallet enters the automated warehouse. Use the self-execution mode of the V670 to conduct branching control, thus simplifying control at the host system.

21 Application Solutions 7. Transport and Control of Construction Materials Install an Antenna and display at the entrance gate to read data (contractor's name, driver's name, truck number) from ID Tags held by the drivers. Weigh the loaded truck, and write that data to the ID Tag. When the weighing is completed, the unloading station is shown on the display. After the driver unloads the materials at the specified station, he proceeds to the exit gate. There, the data on the ID Tag is read and the empty truck is weighed. The difference in the two weights (loaded and empty) is used to determine the weight of the load and a form with that information is automatically issued to the driver.

22 Past Projects & Application Factory Automation V600 Series 125Khz RFID V700 Series UHF V740 Seris 13.56Mhz RFID V720 Series UHF V750 Seris

23 RTI Traceability Distribution Center Fruit & vegetables outgoingIn-coming Tag Info Read Supplier Return of Pallets RTI Tracking helps to improve efficiency and improve traceability Super Market Tag Info Read RTI Returnable Transporting Item Confidential outgoing In-coming

24 Material Management UHF RFID Tag Benefits Simplified Work Process Higher efficiency Outgoing DB Confidential

25 Supply Chain Management UHF Items level traceability for SCM application. Benefits: 1) Better Supply Chain management. 2) Higher efficiency in handling In and Out of goods. Confidential

26 Other Projects: 1) Changi Airport T2 Baggage Sorting System 2) Suzuki Car Manufacturing Plant in India 3) Denso India Assembly Line 4) Mold tracking 5) Car Seat Manufacturing plant 6) Chemical Powder Recipes Mixing 7) Toyota Plant Paint shop 8) Seagate HDD manufacturing process 9) Others Non-factory Application 1)Bank Data Tape Tracking 2)HP Manufacturing plant product tracking 3)Sure Reach Archive documents tracking 4)Canon Plant 5)Retransfer Printing Ribbon tracking 6)Others

27 UHF: V750 System Configuration

28 V680 System Configuration

29 1.Quick Processing Enhanced Communication Performances Adaptability to various Application 3. Scalability for Future Technology 2.Fine-tuned Functions Omron V750 UHF Products Quick Processing and Fine-tuned Functions Offer Best ROI

30 UnknownYesError History Report UnknownYesProgrammable Output NoYes (Omron design) Auto-tuning Multi-access Algorithm UnknownYes, to improve detectionSmoothing Filter function Not common.Yes Environment Noise Level Check Feature Some can but some cannot Individual Antenna port power can be configurablePower Configurable Some can but some response very slow. Command can save in reader and mapped to external I/O triggerSelf-execution Mode Unknown I/O can be control while reader is in execution communicationI/O Application LevelMachine Level filtering (faster)Filtering Function Windows OS/Linux OSReal Time Operating System (ITRON)Operation System Mostly Intel XScaleAutomobile Onboard MicroprocessorMicroprocessor General ReaderOmronSpecification Key V750 Products Features

31 Why Quick Processing? The V750s H/W and S/W is designed based on our Sensing and Control technology. This reader architecture enables communication sequence without a break. Quick and High-reliability Reader Architecture At the core of S/W is Real-time operation system : ITRON. The ITRON have high real-time capability and reliability as it is used for control of automobile. Communicatio n (Break) V750 Average Control Componen t PC Reliability Level Real-time capability (Response time for processing request) Server 100ms 10ms 1ms Windows CE Embedded Linux ITRON (Break)

32 Why Quick Processing? Time Number of Tags Auto-tuning Multi-access Algorithm Our Multi-access Algorithm optimizes the parameter to read at high speed automatically according to the predicted number of tags to be read. Approximately 30% faster than standard anti-collision sequences. Even when the number of tags changes, the reader does not require prior setting of the parameter. For 18 tags For 4 tags For 100 tags The Number of tags to be read is always changing in real usage.

33 Real-time Control Quick Access and High Reliability deliver Real-time control to your System. V750 provides accurate tag information within your time limit and enable to control a sorting machine on a high speed conveyor. Any directions Even if the packages with tags are facing in any directions, the reader can read them one by one very quickly. Ant1 Ant3Ant2 *Tags is deactivated once being read. (Broken line) Closer Gap Even if the packages with tags are conveyed very closely, the reader can read them in order. Short access cycle enables shorter gap between packages (tags) than others. Packages1 Packages2 Packages3 in out in out Access Cycle) in out Tag1Tag2Tag3 Tag n

34 Online Monitoring & Setting Operating status and setting conditions can be displayed and a parameter of operation can be set easily via Web browser. System verification : 1)Tag communication test 2)Noise check On-site environmental check :1)Operation monitor (Command, Detected Antennas) 2)Error logging facility (Latest, Historical) Multiple Status Indicators The multiple LED indication lamps enable users to see the reader clearly. RUN,PWR,ERR,NORM/ERC, ANT1-4, IN1-4, OUT1-4 On-Site Maintenance function Easy Site Assessment from Pilot to Roll-out These functions help users maintain their system quickly and remotely. These monitoring function shortens system verification time. Advantage Noise Level on site

35 Q & A


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