RFID in Industrial Applications

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 9, 2018 12:48:17 PM

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Solutions can play a detrimental role in industrial applications, increasing their automation and accuracy. Siemens offers a wide range of RFID solutions fit for industrial use, from mid-range & compact environment to ultra-high-frequency ones.

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Topics: RFID, Monitoring Solutions

RFID: Doing More with Less

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 15, 2017 8:02:11 AM

Even though IoT based industrial automation is still in the works, manufacturing technologies have advanced to such a level that they have taken over the most repetitive tasks from human operators. A prime example is inventory management and component-level tracking system.

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Topics: RFID, Monitoring Solutions

How RFID Tags Can Help Clean Up Your Inventory

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 3, 2017 9:01:23 AM

It is very likely that you encounter RFID tags everyday, even if you aren’t familiar with them. Radio-Frequency Identification tags (RFID) are small transponders attached or embedded in objects for identification. Common examples include clothing theft tags, EZ Passes, and implanted chips in pets.

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Topics: RFID, Monitoring Solutions

The Consistent Features of Leuze Electronic Products

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Aug 1, 2017 8:50:01 AM

Consistency has long been a sought-after feature in the industrial arena, primarily because a single product is installed in multiple locations. But things get even more complicated when an industry decides to procure several products from a particular electronics company. An entire engineers’ division would have to be set-apart for carrying out regular maintenance of each product in its own specified manner, resulting in unnecesarry use of money, time and manpower.

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Topics: RFID, Safety, Industry News

Introducing the new Sirius ACT ID Key-Operated Switch

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on May 2, 2017 9:34:54 AM

A Key-Operated Switch is simply a switch that can only be operated through a valid, assigned key. The purpose of such switches is simple: to provide restrictions in places where security clearances matter, i.e. industries. We now have ID Key-Operated Switches which are used instead of conventional key switches wherever:

  • periodic operation of safety apparatus is required.
  • different authorization levels are necessary for smooth operation.

The Sirius ACT ID Key-Operated Switch, created by Siemens, is built on the same principle, based on modern RFID concepts so that authorization and security can be maximized, customized and implemented without complications. 

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Topics: Siemens, RFID, Safety, Industry News

Doing RFID the Right Way

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 30, 2017 9:44:36 AM

Installing RFID or radio frequency identification systems for tracking can drastically improve a company’s production and efficiency.  However, these systems cannot just be thrown into a production facility without lots of research.  Finding the specific locations and optimal points to place RFID chips is essential to improving the efficiency.  RFID are helpful because they improve productivity, allow for more reliable tracking of parts and inventory, and they allow better maintenance to be tracked in both the past and keep data flowing to warn of future issues.

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Topics: RFID

Understanding RFID and RFID Operating Ranges

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 27, 2017 10:15:31 AM

Use of RFID in Industry

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) has an enormous variety of uses, ranging from public transportation to animal identification to product tracking. In industrial environments, RFID tags are used to track parts or assets, useful for automation and/or logistics purposes.

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Siemens RFID Solutions: Part 2

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 20, 2017 10:47:07 AM

This post is a continuation from Siemens RFID Solutions: Part 1

One of the major concerns of every user is the operation under abnormal conditions. SIMATIC RF systems tackle this through powerful read/write devices that sport rugged designs for unscathed transmission of data from the mobile storage units to the PLC/PC/etc. In addition, the RF units’ strength doesn’t come from its high level of data integrity but protection against ambient conditions such as shock, presence of liquid or other contaminations.

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Topics: Siemens, RFID

Siemens RFID Solutions: Part 1

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Mar 13, 2017 8:32:22 AM

The invention of the Barcode provided the world with a much-needed identification technique and kicked-off a new wave of automation that continues till this very day. But this wasn’t enough in terms of innovation and efficiency. The widespread use and deep research carried out on the electromagnetic spectrum produced another identification technique: Radio Frequency Indentification (RFID).

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Topics: Siemens, RFID

4 Trends in Industrial Automation Today

Posted by Shelby Klick on May 26, 2015 2:10:00 PM


Trends are emerging in the Automation Industry as they try to become more efficient and safe.  Some commercial trends are slowly finding their way into the Automation Industry such as cloud systems and mobile devices.

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Topics: Machine Safety, RFID, Networks

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