Cogiscan Introduces SIPLACE Compatible RFID Smart Feeder Retrofit Kit
09 November 2005
Cogiscan is pleased to announce the introduction of a new RFID Smart Feeder retrofit kit compatible with SIPLACE® feeders and placement machines. The Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeder kit can be quickly installed on any machine in the field for models S, F, HS, HF and C-series.

The customer’s inventory of feeders can be converted to “smart” feeders by simply adding a low-cost RFID tag to each feeder. An RF antenna and reader is mounted on each machine feeder bank (changeover table) and/or feeder storage cart to automatically detect the unique identity and the precise location of each feeder in each feeder slot.

This new product will be demonstrated in two different locations during Productronica in Munich from November 15 to 18, 2005:
A4-380 : PB-Technik (Cogiscan local distributor in Germany)
A5-224 : Hover-Davis (Cogiscan technology partner)
Video: on Cogiscan)

Benefits of the Siplace® Compatible RFID Smart Feeder Retrofit Kit:
  • Validation of component and feeder set-up.
  • Eliminate human errors.
  • Eliminate bar code scanning.
  • Completely error-proof.
  • Reduce changeover time.
  • Track feeders and components on-line and off-line.
  • Easy to integrate with any software application.
The Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeder system can be used in combination with Cogiscan software applications (Line Set-up Control, Traceability, Inventory Tracking, etc.) or alternatively, with third-party software applications. It can also enhance existing systems by eliminating manual barcode scanning.
About Cogiscan Inc.
Cogiscan offers a complete range of specialized hardware and software modules that enable Smart Material Control for the electronics manufacturing industry. Cogiscan focuses on material control to provide practical and cost-effective solutions that ensure the right material is at the right place at the right time. The Cogiscan Platform enables real-time tracking, traceability and control of all materials on and off the assembly line. Sales and customer service affiliates are located throughout the world, including the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

SIPLACE is a registered trademark of Siemens Electronics Assembly Systems.