RFID-Systems: perfect tracing and tool management
In the foodstuffs industry, seamless traceability from the raw material right down to the finished product is essential. The objective is to create transparency and a rapid flow of information along the entire chain, from production and marketing through to prevention and damage limitation.
Hygiene and safety standards – especially in relation to the traceability of knives and other tools – are a top priority in the meat industry. The important thing is that tools should be unambiguously associated with the persons who use them. Every year companies incur high costs as a result of mislaid tools. This can result in damage to machinery or the loss of complete production batches. In a case of damage it is not always possible to determine exactly how it came about.
For these reasons, there is already an urgent need today for a system whereby knives and other tools in use can be labelled and identified. Some firms provide individual labelling on the handle or blade. The labelling can however result in hygiene problems, and the markings do not remain legible indefinitely. Moreover it takes a lot of work to maintain manual lists or PC tables with all the different data that are involved.
The Friedr. Dick company has a new and uncomplicated solution to the problem: Knifeinspector easy. This consists of the “Knifeinspector easy 3.0” software together with a small RFID reader. RFID stands for Radio Frequency IDentification – tools can be identified with the help of radio frequencies. The MasterGrip RFID and ExpertGrip RFID knife series come with an integrated RFID transponder – a complete system making it possible to monitor knives and assign them to the persons using them without possibility of error. Other tools that are needed in the meat industry can also be supplied by Friedr. Dick with an RFID transponder. The coding of the RFID transponder remains associated with the specific tool for the entire lifecycle and cannot be tampered with. So every knife and every tool becomes a unique and irreplaceable item. The integrated RFID transponder enables you to identify knives and tools in a matter of seconds. The reliable RFID reader scans the tools immediately.
ExpertGrip 2K RFID
Sharpening Steels with RFID
Tools with RFID
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This future-oriented technology sees the Friedr. Dick company setting new standards of quality assurance in the processing of foodstuffs. The use of this innovative solution supports safe and hygienic foodstuffs processing. A complete version of the RFID system, comprising tool management, tool tracking and hygiene management, is obtainable from RFIDICK.
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