Introduction of New Tagging Procedure at ZOW
Trade fair organiser Clarion Survey and the Loehne-based company Abaco Informationssysteme are going to set the stage for RFID for the furniture industry at ZOW 2012 in Bad Salzuflen. From 6-9 February, the future-oriented wireless technology will be displayed in hall 23.2, allowing the identification of supplier products across the entire supply chain. The brand-new feature will be a tagging procedure with which RFID chips no longer have to be glued, but can be integrated into the products.
This new method was developed by Loehne-based software specialist Fast Forward, a partner company of Abaco, as well as IMA Klessmann Holzbearbeitungssysteme from Luebecke, Germany. The project received financial support from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in Berlin. The two companies from East Westphalia are going to showcase the novel technology at ZOW Bad Salzuflen, on an area of 500 m² in hall 23.2. The title “ZOW 2012 – Supply Chain furniture with RFID” reflects what it is all about: a comprehensive solution for the entire supply chain of furniture manufacturing – from the supplier to the haulage contractor, the manufacturer and finally to the end user. With roughly 15 to 20 companies the RFID showcase at the trade fair centre Bad Salzuflen is taking place at a joint exhibition stand, representing all companies of the supply chain.
Why is new? The RFID chip is no longer located on the outside of the product, but inside. At IMA’s CNC processing centre, the “abatag“– the name of the new chip – is shot into the panel which is coated afterwards. Thus, the RFID chip is protected during the product’s entire life cycle and cannot be damaged from the outside, what happened to glued chips. The new procedure is more efficient and facilitates a comprehensive use in the supply chain.
Head of Abaco, Horst Koitka, on the new technology: “The ’abatag’ method is a quantum leap in the development of RFID. We are pleased to present it in cooperation with our partners at ZOW in Bad Salzuflen.” Every year, around 15,000 visitors come to East Westphalia’s supplier fair to be informed on the latest design and technology trends for the furniture and interior design industry.
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