Choosing Identification Technologies for Implementation of Traceability in order to Increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness
Increasing the overall equipment effectiveness is a major task in order to further improve productive times and thereby increase energy efficiency. One main reason for ``energy waste" besides inefficient machinery is spending energy on production or assembly of ultimately rejected parts. In order to decrease this kind of waste, traceability can be applied for identifying components and observing related parameters for detecting quality deviations in early states.Here, we show the required identification technologies in order to establish a traceability concept for assembly of discrete units. Evaluating existing techniques regarding their applicability depending on various constraints, is a major task when planning the traceability system. Therefore, we assessed different technologies generically to give hints for choosing techniques to consider. As known technologies often are accompanied by variable costs, additionally an efficient solution for low-value bulk goods is required. We describe some technical possibilities in order to enable implementation of a holistic traceability system.The given evaluation may be applied as basis for detailed investigations regarding technologies to use for identification of discrete objects in order to implement traceability. Through implementation of such measures significant scrap reduction and thereby an improvement of energy efficiency in various applications is possible. Nevertheless, further research may be taken on efficiently identifying low-value bulk goods.
Jörg Franke, Sven Kreitlein, Gunther Reinhart, Christian Gebbe, Rolf Steinhilper and Johannes Böhner
L. Baier et al., "Choosing Identification Technologies for Implementation of Traceability in order to Increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 871, pp. 87-96, 2017