Accu Sort Systems, Inc. has installed an integrated bar code and RFID tag reading and sortation system at the Knoll Manufacturing Inc. East Greenville, Pa, facility.
Knoll is a leading manufacturer of office chairs, and this installation is expected to save the company indirect labor costs of $300,000 plus $200,000 in cost avoidance, because chairs are delivered directly to the shipping area rather than being staged in production for pick-up by forklift. The new system also allows Knoll to improve throughput and reduce shipping errors.
"Because the new installation now delivers chairs directly to shipping, it has helped cut forklift fuel and maintenance costs significantly, and reduced forklift traffic, which improves safety in the plant," said Carl Visscher, Knoll manufacturing plant manager.
The Accu-Sort installation at Knoll Manufacturing integrates AXIOM linear laser bar code scanners, Model 24i DRX side read scanners and RFR-02 High-Frequency RFID reader/writers.
AXIOM bar code readers are used in industrial and manufacturing applications. They provide high-speed scanning at up to 1400 scans per second.
Accu-Sort's Model 24i DRX side-read scanners provide up to 3000 scans/second and a reading range of up to 70 inches. Model 24i scanners can be used in carton sortation and material handling systems, airport/shipping scan tunnels, package content verification and counting, and automatic production tracking.
The RFR-02 High-Frequency RFID reader is a fixed position radio frequency tag reader for use in factory automation, automated material handling and asset identification. It is compatible with the ISO 15693 standard allowing it to read and write to passive tags (RF transponders) operating at 13.56 MHz.
Accu-Sort Systems is a pioneer in reliable auto ID and high-speed compliance solutions with more than three decades of experience deploying and supporting scanning and tracking solutions in distribution, warehousing, manufacturing, and retailer environments. The company is also an established provider of convergent RFID and bar code systems with more than 50 RFID installations.