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Truck manufacturing company’s assembly line quality management begins with ELATEC RFID badge readers connected directly to the PLC

The company (who requested anonymity) required a solution of reliable RFID badge readers that could securely and directly connect to numerous assembly line PLCs, with no other software interfaces required.
This company is among the world’s largest medium- and heavy-duty trucks manufacturers, with well-known brands. One of the ways the company manages quality on its assembly lines is through employee RFID badges that capture who was at a given station, when an engine was built.
The employee scans in at the start of the operation and again when the operation is completed. In the event of quality, cycle-time or another issue, the issue can be associated with a specific employee, station, date and time. The supervisor is then able to inform the employee for corrective measures.
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