April 11, 2009
I was chatting online with one of my fellow bloggers the other day. He was telling me that the warehouse he works in is going to be receiving and processing RFID-tagged items in the near future. Being somewhat of a non-techie himself, especially where RFID is concerned, he asked me if I knew how this might work and if I could explain it in non-techie terms. Well, the first thing I told him was that I had to sit down because no one had ever asked ME for RFID advice before! But seriously, I did know of a great RFID solution for his company…The BlueBean EasyInbound.
The EasyInbound is a RFID case receiving line, specifically designed and engineered to efficiently and accurately process both RFID labeled and non-RFID labeled cases. As the boxes move down the BlueBean EasyInbound RFID case receiving line, the conveyor’s zones control spacing between boxes which allows for proper separation. The box then passes through a lightweight RFID conveyor portal that is framed with RF-reflective mesh screens and over RF-transparent conveyor rollers to ensure bottom read capability. These components provide highly accurate RFID receiving read rates.
Once the box goes through the portal on the EasyInbound RFID case receiving line, the status lights will indicate whether or not the box had an RFID read. If the RFID tag on the box was successfully read, the green status light illuminates and it continues down the line. If the RFID tag was not successfully read, the red status light illuminates and it is automatically pushed off the line and down a conveyor specifically for non-RFID labeled cases or RFID labeled cases that failed to read.
So, now, I tell my friend, his warehouse can process both RFID-tagged and non-RFID shipments. Awesome and, dare I say it, Easy(Inbound)!
So, there you have it, my first bit of RFID advice. Keep those questions coming, fellow bloggers. And, if I don’t know the answer, I’ll check in with one of my fellow RFID techies and attempt to translate to something us non-techies can understand! Looking forward to hearing from you.