To produce clutches at LuK in the German town of Bühl/Baden the product is transported on work piece carriers. These work piece carriers are fitted with Pepperl+Fuchs’ inductive IDENT Control RFID read/write technology.
At some conveyor lines, the transport direction changes by 90°. The work piece carrier has an IDC-15-1K data carrier (lateral reading and writing at the roller conveyor with IVH-M1K). If the direction of travel of the work piece carrier changes by 90°, the data carrier is no longer in a potential read/write area. In the past, a complicated mechanical system (lifting cylinder) was used to place the work piece carrier so that it could be read and written with a 90° turn.
This work increased the production time (cycle time) and was cost-intensive as well.