In food industry RFId technology improves productivity and cost efficiency. By using RFId the number of manual and slow worksteps can be minimised. This means more resources available for other activities and the process will be more efficient. Automated identification, thus less human errors, outputs increased work and product quality.
Automated identification produces information, which can be used for controlling production and storage. The same data can also be used e.g. in quality control, monitoring products' origin and to create new value added service models for customers.
Solution was provided by ToP Tunniste. RFId tags were installed in cheese moulds, where encapsulated tags fullfil the requirements of the manufacturing process, wet enviroment and cleaning process of moulds. Industrial RFId readers were installed along production line.
RFId solution in cheese production has turned out to be succesfull and the project reached the pre-set targets. With using RFId it has been possible to minimize the workload and loss of incredients. The return of investment will be reached quick.
RFId technology was implemented for AS Võru Juust cheese factory in spring 2008. AS Võru Juust is the leading cheese producer in Estonia. The production site is located in city of Tartu. The company is subsidiary of Finland's largest milk processor Valio. Võru Juust's turnover is 33 milion Euros and number of personnel is 144. (source: www.valio.fi 2008-06-19)
Also Haapavesi cheese factory is using RFId to improve their production process. Cheese factory in Haapavesi intakes milk annually 176 miljon liters. Number of personnel is 120. (source: www.valio.fi)
The technology used at Valio Oy cheese production-case included:
- HF 13.56 MHz Reader devices by Feig Electronic
- Case optimised antennas by ToP Tunniste (using Feig Electronic's antenna components)
- Encapsulated hard tags installed in cheese moulds.
- Interface to back-end system using reader devices comprehencive settings possibilities
ToP Tunniste's solutions and services to industry and to other industrial system suppliers:
- RFId turnkey solutions
- Implementation analysis, planning and consulting
- RFId labels and tags
- RFId reader devices
- RFId antennas (standard and customised antennas)
- Software interfaces from RFId solution to back-end system
More information gives ToP Tunniste. Please contact us.
ToP Tunniste Oy (www.toptunniste.fi) is RFId and NFC system integrator founded in 2002 with more than a decade of experience in automatic identification and data capture. The company is located in city of Tampere in Finland.