UHF RFID solution for forklift trucks

Are you looking for an efficient solution for the automation of logistical processes in manufacturing and warehousing? You want to avoid manual scanning of material and storage bins? Your processes on the forklift should be mapped without paper?

Then rely on the SIGMA solution for warehouse automation.

In addition to the identification of actual material, the load carriers themselves can also be temporarily or permanently marked with RFID transponders. For material or order tracking, corresponding data is processed in the RFID middleware GRAIDWARE, so that process-related information is always displayed on the forklift terminal.

SIGMA solution for warehouse automation

When goods are picked up by the forklift truck, the load / container marked with RFID is automatically identified and when placed at the target storage bin or target storage location, the posting-relevant information is transferred to the customer ERP system.

When material is transferred, it is identified fully automatically and assigned to the target storage bin via data transfer to the ERP system or WMS. For the stock correction in the previous storage bin, corresponding information is transmitted to the ERP system or WMS.

At the forklift terminal, the driver receives a list of approved picking orders based on the ERP system. Picking orders released in the ERP system form the basis.

After selecting the order, the driver is shown the required articles and their storage locations / places. With the automatic identification of loaded materials, the plausibility of the processing is checked. In addition, batches or individual objects can be blocked while the process is running.

Which storage methods can be monitored automatically?

  • Block storage
  • High-bay warehouse
  • Line storage
  • Open spaces

Forklift truck localisation

With a Real Time Locating System ( RTLS ) the position of the truck can be determined with an accuracy of up to 0.5 meters. This information is used for process-related documentation of material movements.

Factory or warehouse buildings are divided into sectors by transponders integrated into the floor. This serves as a basis for locating the current location of a forklift truck.

RFID Gates / Angle ID with direction recognition document the passage of a forklift truck and thus enable the allocation to a hall or open space.

AutoID / RFID Middleware as process basis

Within AutoID based processes, work equipment, production steps and AutoID data can be identified, monitored, controlled and configured with help of the RFID middleware GRAIDWARE ®. In addition, the RFID middleware forwards data to higher-level business applications, such as ERP, QA or WMS systems. Learn more about the RFID middleware here.


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