Track and trace systems
RF Identification System

Non-line-of-sight object identification of material flows in groups using RFID

Your Benefits

  • Optimized utilization of storage and conveying space by detecting the relevant transponders
  • Easy extension of the functionality by identifying further code types
  • Fast installation of the system due to simple, modular design
  • Write function enables additional characteristics to be stored remotely on the RFID transponder
  • Automatic object identification and comparison of the data saved on the RFID responders with the data stored in the ERP system ensures more reliable and transparent processes


Non-line-of-sight object identification of material flows in groups using RFID

The RF Identification System track-and-trace system reliably identifies the RFID transponders on objects in a material flow. The system detects RFID transponders individually or in groups. The integrated speed and direction detection ensures a clear assignment of the RFID transponders to objects. This allows a high throughput even with small object gaps. The software of the system filters out other RFID transponders in the immediate vicinity. Thanks to its modular design, the system can be adapted for a variety of applications and combined with other identification and reading technologies. This enables further information such as object weight or size to be determined in addition to the code reading results and written to the associated RFID transponders – even in fast processes.

At a glance
  • Intelligent algorithm for correct assignment of RFID transponders to objects
  • Reliable filtering out of other RFID transponders in direct proximity
  • Modular design
  • Variable data output tailorable to customer requirements
  • Detection of object directions and speeds
  • Description of individual RFID transponders in the object flow

Airport luggage identification systems

Airport luggage identification with ATR (Automated Tag Reading)

The ALIS (airport luggage identification system) track and trace systems from SICK, which are specially developed for baggage transport at airports, read 1D codes and RFID transponders and provide high-resolution images for downstream processes (video coding, OCR). Depending on the requirements, the system variants can be equipped and combined with different identification technologies, for instance laser, camera and RFID.

One system. Three technologies. A whole host of options.

ALIS Laser: CLV identification system for airports Laser-based barcode reading is characterized by cost efficiency and a sturdy construction. Thanks to the real-time autofocus function with a high depth of field, different object sizes and distances are no problem.
ALIS Vision: Lector65x system for airports

The camera-based solution allows for a high read rate, even for heavily damaged and dirty codes. Optional clear text recognition and video coding provide additional reading reliability, for instance if the baggage source message (BSM) is absent.

ALIS RFCS: RF identification system for airports

RFID reading does not need a line of sight to the transponder. Tags from upstream or downstream objects are filtered out using shielding troughs and algorithms.

Reliable code reading and assignment to the correct bag

Individually adjustable system

The modular systems allow for customized adaptations so that the different technologies can be easily combined. In addition to code reading, the systems can be expanded to include volume detection. Additional software enables the visualization of baggage data. A redundant system design is also available if required, which maximizes system availability. This means the modular system can be designed to your individual bag reading gate.

More than simply code reading

Different identification technologies can be combined in one system to create an individualized hybrid solution.
The VMS6200 quickly and efficiently measures bags and determines their exact position.
The Baggage Analytics software provides comprehensive real-time monitoring of system performance and health.

An all-in-one solution from a single source for saving on additional systems for volume measurement or monitoring.


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview




    Courier, express, parcel, and postal

    Retail and warehousing

    Products by tasks


    Integration of information

    Transport speed0 m/s ... 4 m/s
    Output dataXML, ASCII, customer protocol
    Tag detection

    Single tag reading

    Bulk reading

    RFID standard

    EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Generation 2

    ISO/IEC 18000-6 C

    Code typesRFID
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product