Carrier identification on electric overhead conveyors

Electrical overhead conveyors (EOC) are used in automotive manufacturing to transport vehicles and vehicle parts on production lines. The carriers used in EOCs are labeled with RFID transponders, which assist with providing product information, controlling processes, and planning maintenance work on the EOC carriers. Given the short sensing ranges involved, HF RFID solutions are often employed in this area. Applications with larger sensing ranges are better solved using compact UHF RFID devices.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Extremely compact design
    • Scanning range up to 0.5 m
    • Connection option for trigger sensors
    • Flexible interface concept (e.g. PROFINET, EtherNet/IPTM, OPC-UA, IO-Link (via IO-Link master))
    • Integrated antenna and data processing
    • Configuration via SOPAS ET
    • Ethernet-based variants: Compatible with SICK AppSpace
    • Rugged design (IP67)

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