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
    Product family RFU61x
    • Extremely compact design
    • Reading range up to 0.5 m
    • Connection option for trigger sensors
    • Linkage option to superior control systems or directly to the cloud
    • Antenna and data processing integrated in the sensor
    • Configuration via SOPAS ET or integrated web server
    • Can be used with SICK AppSpace
    • Rugged design in accordance with IP67