Component Verification & Tracking
A client produces a range of products for use in the building trade, and they had a requirement to track products as they left the factory and were loaded onto lorries. Lorries are loaded to suit a specific order – or number of orders and so the loading conveyor always carries a wide range of products. Due to various reasons, RFID and 2D coding techniques were ruled out, therefore a system was installed that measured the shape of each component, this enabling each of them to be uniquely determined. The system was installed using a Siemens S7 PLC, WinCC and custom ‘C’ code, and through the years of operation has proved to be very effective & reliable.