3.3 System configuration
Example of container and cardboard container handling: Use of ISO
Containers of varying sizes are conveyed to picking workstations in a delivery center. There,
the individual goods are removed and packed in cartons according to the delivery note.
These cartons are marked with low-cost transponder labels and sorted to small or large
packaging workstations (according to the delivery note) by being guided or transported via
the corresponding conveyor system. The containers are marked using the MDS D100 ISO
Advantages at a glance:
● Decision points in the conveyor system can be installed in a more favorable way
● Different sizes of containers with different depths can be identified due to the range
● In contrast to bar codes, the transponders can also be written to
● Different types of transponders can be processed using one and the same reader
Features of the scenario
In this example scenario, containers of varying sizes are conveyed on a conveyor system.
Only the unique identification number (8 bytes) is read. The containers to be picked are
sorted to the corresponding workstations. The maximum transport speed is 1.0 m/s.
In this scenario, it is an advantage that the RF380R reader can read and write the
transponders at different distances on the containers without a great deal of mechanical or
control system effort due to the reading range.
During the picking process, the goods are immediately placed in different containers or
packed in cartons depending on the destination (small packaging or large packaging station).
The containers are equipped with the MDS D100 ISO transponder. The low-cost "one-way
tag" (label) is used on the cartons: it is simply glued onto the carton. Thus the goods can be
identified at any time. Again, one and the same reader hardware is used for this. The
maximum transport speed is 0.8 m/s.
In addition, flexible identification is possible at each location and at any time using the mobile
SIMATIC RF350M reader.
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