Now you can prevent expired containers from leaving your company, fully automatic.
Kim has a problem...
This is Kim.
Every day, Kim and her colleagues create valuable substances in the form of liquid chemicals. These important products make it possible for aircrafts to fly, computers to calculate, and medicines to heal.
Nonetheless, risks are always present. Injuries may result from handling these substances, even the packaging is under a risk of damage every time it is handled.
Kim is concerned.
Kim often worries about people getting seriously injured by a damaged container and its environmental impact.
It only takes one mistake!
Kim has attached large stickers to old containers so that they do not leave the company. Even so, the number of containers sent out every day is so large that one can easily be overlooked. It only takes one mistake when looking at the label espacially if they are damaged in in hard to read places.
Playing it safe at the expense of sustainability
In frustration, Kim starts to use the containers one way as a precaution. This is a waste and sustainability suffers.
Surely there is a better way!
Kim has a brainwave: Why not just check the containers at the point they always have to pass, i.e. the filling station!
How can Kim solve her problem using SupplyLine?
with expiry date and test date
Using SupplyLine, Kim can store an expiry date for every container. This is done simply via an RFID chip on the container or directly integrated in the AS dip tube.
Fully automatic scanning:
before it is too late.
Kim connects the container to the filling station. The expiry date of the container is checked automatically using the SupplyLine system.
Is the container still good?
A release signal is sent to the system controller. The pump can be started and the container filled.
No release signal is sent to the controller. Kim cannot start the pumping process and the container is not filled.
Kim can sleep better at night. Knowing that SupplyLine prevents containers from being used past their expiration date.
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What is needed to use SupplyLine at my dispensing or filling station?
The SupplyLine Gateway forms the central interface between the RFID chip on the container, the SupplyLine Platform and the existing controls of the plant. This specially developed computing and evaluation unit passes on the read chip ID to the platform, processes the feedback from the platform and can pass this on to the plant control system as an enable signal (e.g. by switching a relay). The Gateway is very compact and can be easily incorporated into existing installations. An RFID antenna is connected to the Gateway, which can be encapsulated in a dispense or fill head, for example. This way, the RFID chip incorporated in the dip tubes can be read and recorded directly when connected - fully automatically without any additional handling.
How does the release signal to the system / pump control work?
After a successful check whether the data of the RFID chip correspond to those of the dispensing/filling station, the Gateway can issue a release signal to the control system. For this purpose, a load, e.g. a relay, a solenoid valve or even just a light can be connected to the Gateway, which is switched upon release and enables the start of the pumping process. And if something should not be right during the check, there will be no release signal, automatically and safely preventing the wrong container from being filled or emptied.
How is the information assigned to the containers?
With the help of a mobile handheld reader, the RFID chips in the dip tube or on the container can be scanned and assigned data such as the chemical, quality or lifetime. Even linking with existing barcodes on the container is possible.
Can additional information be added to the RFID chip?
In the current SupplyLine version, the chemical in its respective quality and concentration, the container lifetime and a container serial number can be assigned and verified. Customer/supplier-specific assignment is also possible. Information about the dip tube, such as the batch and the materials, are already included as standard.
Can I test SupplyLine free of charge and without any obligation?
Yes, of course. Apply for your free test access on Free Trial.
Can I use SupplyLine if my supplier does not work with it?
Even if your supplier does not fill with SupplyLine from the start, this is not a problem. If this case, they can be provided with free access to the SupplyLine portal. They, they can scan the containers and simply assign them to a chemical, so that everything on your side of the process continues normal daily operations.
I already work with dispense / fill heads on my plant. Do I need new ones to be able to use SupplyLine?
Many AS dispense and fill heads can easily be retrofitted with a RFID antenna. Please contact us.
Can SupplyLine also be used without a dip tube in the container and without a dispense head?
Yes, SupplyLine is open for all containers, filling and dispensing methods. As an alternative to a RFID chip in the dip tube, it can, for example be attached separately to the container with a chemically resistant cable tie or a seal. Contact us, we will be happy to advise you on the various options.
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