Cogiscan Introduces RFID Smart Feeder Retrofit Kit
15 November 2004
Cogiscan introduces a revolutionary concept in feeder setup validation. This system is robust and flexible enough for use on all different machine types. The Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeder system can be retrofitted to an existing placement machine in the field. The customer’s inventory of "dumb" feeders can be easily and economically converted into "Smart" feeders, by simply attaching a low-cost RF tag to each feeder.

Key features:
  • Enables closed-loop feeder and component setup validation
  • Eliminates human errors and reduces changeover time
  • Provides real-time material inventory and traceability
  • Quick and easy retrofit on any machine type
  • Proactively scans all feeder slots in real time.
The Cogiscan RFID smart feeder system can be used in combination with Cogiscan software applications, including Line Setup Control, Traceability, Real-Time Inventory, Preventative Maintenance, etc. Alternatively, this retrofit kit can be integrated with feeder set-up verification software from third-party suppliers, to enhance the existing system by eliminating manual barcode scanning at the machine.
About Cogiscan Inc.
Cogiscan supplies automated material control solutions to the electronics manufacturing industry. The Cogiscan platform includes a range of specialized data acquisition hardware and software applications. This unique approach allows manufacturers to enjoy the benefits from current and leading edge technologies such as barcode and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). The modular system architecture enables seamless integration with legacy and third-party systems, such as ERP, MRP, CIM and MES. Cogiscan customers include many leading top-tier electronics OEM and EMS companies. Sales and customer service affiliates are located throughout the world, including the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.