At a glance
Lost articles, incorrect material replenishment, and removal errors in production, logistics and assembly all result in high costs for companies. In the downstream process chain, these errors can lead to line stoppages, subsequent delivery delays and rejects. In addition, material flows often have to be recorded by hand. The great deal of manual work this involves is costly.
With the intelligent object and fill-level monitoring system developed by Fraunhofer IIS, this can be avoided. IndLoc® technology has been refined so it can now detect various metallic objects as well. Originally, it was necessary to attach a small passive coil to the object to be localized; now, this is no longer necessary for conductive objects. Accordingly, the system can accurately tell various metallic objects apart without visual contact, display the fill level of the detected objects and distinguish electronic components from one another.