Complete Automotive Traceability

AUTOMOTIVE CHALLENGES

The automotive industry is shifting towards globalized platforms and standardised vehicle architectures. While this streamlines production, a single flawed part will result in broader, more detrimental effects to the supply chain. A reliable Traceability system can minimise these problems.

In 2014, 19 different automakers conducted what NHTSA has called “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.”  to address defective air bag inflators made by Takata Corporation, costing them $1 billion.

In 2016 Volkswagen had to recall over 11 million cars worldwide due to a non-compliance emissions control system. This resulted in a $14.7 billion settlement.

It pays to have a comprehensive, easily accessible record of each part at every stage of production to minimise disruptions. Product recalls, if not handled efficiently can result in considerable losses to and irreparable brand damage.

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A COMPLETE SOLUTION TO AUTOMOTIVE TRACEABILITY

CHALLENGES

1.Mark:

Encoding key information into a durable marking that can withstand harsh conditions.

2.Verify:

To ensure the quality of the codes, prevent no-reads down the line, and be able to track parts throughout their life cycle.

3.Read:

To be able to read codes accurately and be small enough to fit into tight spaces

To achieve reliable long-distance communication within a high-mix production line.

4.Communicate:

Capturing and utilizing the data collected as much as possible without making the system overly complex.

SOLUTIONS

1.Mark: MX-Z Laser Marker
High-resolution marker offers high-quality, permanent part identification for industrial traceability demands.

2.Verify: LVS series Verifiers
Ultra-high-density inspection capabilities to grade even the smallest codes needed.

3.Read: MicroHAWK Barcode Readers
Small enough to fit into space-constrained assembly lines and rugged enough to withstand the harsh condition of an automotive factory.

 

 

V780 UHF RFID System

Ultra-high frequency RFID system

with all-in-one solutions that

include  a reader, amplifier, and an integrated antenna for traceability applications.

4.Communicate: NX1 Automation Controller
The controller integrates machine control with information utilization, quality management, and safety over multiple networks without compromising control performance.

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