While the main innovations from Gimatic are linked to the world of robotics and Industry 4.0, Gimatic had also introduced RFID as a concept, in the field of gripping hands for robots inserted in plastic molding units. RFID is a device made to recognize the gripping hands which does not only provide verification of the object. It comprises a pair of devices, e.g. a reader/writer mounted on the robot arm and a memory unit mounted on the gripping hand (a tag).
When RFID helps reduce human error
The latter is absolutely passive and does not need to be fed. When it is close to the read/write tool, it is able to transfer a set of information to the gripping hand. This information is written by the user and includes a series of data such as: name, weight and dimensions of the gripping hand, the list of components, the name of the person who made them, the point of inertia, the center of gravity and more. The first result, in full view of Industry 4.0, is the reduction of human error. Indeed, there is no acronym or optical reader, but a code that automatically tells the system "are the right one" or "are the wrong one".