Gimatic developed an Industry 4.0 identification module RFID. Used in combination with End Of Arm Toolings (E.O.A.T.), the identification module not only identifies the required tool uniquely and with a high precision, but also transfers a set of data to the user or directly to the robot. The process monitoring information, transmitted on a web-service, are related to the production batch, parts list, procurement times and number of cycles performed for the predictive maintanance; in this case the device emits a warning signal when the tool reaches the preset number of cycles, avoiding unexpected situations which can compromise the working process.
RFID reader + memory tag
The system, connected to the tool changer, is made of an RFID reader and a memory tag. It allows to recognize up to 255 different instruments thanks to a binary coding by means of 8 digital outputs 24 Vdc. It is possible to communicate with RFID and so with the E.O.A.T. using a smartphone and the dedicated app.