Roboting with RFID
Impinj Case Study
Customer:KH Lloreda is a family business based in Barcelona, Spain, that manufactures and markets household and commercial cleaning products for several European countries. KH Lloreda holds 60% of the degreasers cleaning product market share in Spain, amounting to 25 million bottles sold annually.
KH Lloreda’s products traverse a five step process from the point of manufacture to the point of delivery. Boxes of products are first loaded onto pallets at the manufacturing site, then are transported to the distribution center, unloaded for storage, reassembled into pallets based on orders from customers, and finally loaded onto trucks for delivery. This process requires extensive manual labor at both the manufacturing site and the distribution center; and each point of transfer for the goods represents a potential for errors which could lead to an incorrect order being delivered to a customer. KH Lloreda wanted to automate the process and virtually remove the need for manual labor.
Solution:To solve their problem, they designed industrial robots to work with an RFID system that verifies the robots’ activities and detects errors. Impinj RFID technology provided by Saident RFID Soluciones delivers the reliability KH Lloreda depends on for a successful solution.
Saident’s RFID solution enables an automated system for loading, unloading, and transporting KH Lloreda’s products from the manufacturing site to the distribution center and on to retailers.
The Saident RFID system and industrial robots have provided an automated system that virtually removes the need for manual labor in KH Lloreda’s loading and shipping processes. Multiple RFID-enabled checkpoints along the automated system provide real-time insights into the status of packages as they move through the shipping process, providing complete traceability of KH Lloreda’s products and supply chain-wide visibility.