Forms of RFID-based Kanban
Data is transferred immediately via the intelligent shelf on which the empty bin bearing the RFID tag is positioned. Multiple racks can be operated by a shelf rack structure, without any power connection at all.
Using the intelligent pallet box, data for your C-Parts is transferred immediately via RFID to a separate storage position as soon as an empty bin is placed there.
The iBOX®flex is the first pallet box on the market that can operate two Kanban systems in production simultaneously. It is suitable for both two-bin Kanban systems and pallet Kanban systems. This is made possible by the unique design of iBOX®flex. This includes, firstly, an extending drawer for all empty bins, which means ease of handling for the foreman, logistics specialist or fitter in production. Secondly, the iBOX®flex contains a separate compartment on the side for RFID tags from the pallet Kanban.
The following standard Kanban RFID modules are also included in the CPS®RFID product family in addition to the custom systems:
With iPush, ordering is triggered by pressing the button integrated into the RFID label on the bin.
iTurn and iRotate
However, in the iTurn and iRotate systems, turning the bin triggers the data transfer via RFID and thus repeat ordering of the item. Only the construction of the rack distinguishes these two standard modules.
iWeight and iSkid
Automatic data transfer is triggered by iWeight if the weight of a bin falls below the predefined minimum level and is triggered by iSkid if the level drops below the minimum for a pallet.