FEIG ELECTRONICS and Dorcia Engineering Introduces Their High-Speed Real-Time RFID Monitoring Solution for the Beverage Industry at RFID Journal LIVE!

By Michael Hrabina | Asset Tracking

Leveraging FEIG-ELECTRONIC’S HF-RFID technology, the Dorcia Engineering Filler Vent Tube Reader monitors bottle and can filling operations with the ability to read 2,500 items per minute per line. 

Duluth, GA — February 25, 2020FEIG ELECTRONICS, a leading global supplier of RFID readers and antennas, today announced that they will be featuring their partner, Dorcia Engineering High-Speed RFID Monitoring Solution for the beverage industry at RFID Journal LIVE!, April 28 to 30, in Orlando, Florida.

Dorcia Engineering deploys FEIG ELECTRONIC’s high-frequency RFID technology on automated speed filling lines to quickly monitor and identify problems and maintain the highest levels of uptime on these critical machines; maximizing production, reducing restarts, and avoiding product waste.

According to The World Counts, global non-alcoholic beverage sales reached the one trillion dollar milestone in 2019.  Alcoholic beverage sales add another $1.5 trillion to this figure.  The market is growing between 3% and 4% annually, driven by a worldwide increase in disposable income levels.  In addition, according to Global Market Inside, beverage containers, a subset of this market, is valued at  approximately $250 billion dollars.

Beverage companies rely on high-speed filling lines that can produce upwards of 2,500 items per minute per line.  The slightest problem on these automated lines, such as a missing vent tube, can have a major operational impact. 

A Pareto Analysis conducted by the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Durban University of Technology identified that 40% of the liquid loss from a bottle filling line can be attributed to the filler/crowner process.

Companies in the food and beverage industry can experience as much as 500 hours of halted operations on fill lines each year, losing thousands of dollars per each hour of downtime. 

“The process of checking for vent tubes is traditionally done manually and requires the filler operator to stop the production line every 30 minutes or every hour to perform a manual vent tube check,” said Grant Cook, Co-Founder at Dorcia Engineering.  “Implementing the Filler Vent Tube Reader and Traceable RFID Enabled vent tubes now allows the filler operator to perform a vent tube check instantaneously with every revolution of the filler and report the position of each vent tube on a computer screen for the Quality Team to record or print, while never stopping the line. In our experience, the return on investment by implementing the Dorcia Engineering Filler Vent Tube Reader is realized within the first or second occurrence of a missing vent tube.” 

“By implementing the Dorcia Engineering Filler Vent Tube Reader coupled with FEIG ELECTRONICS’ technology, large-scale bottling or canning companies can perform automated vent tube checks each revolution of the filler and will be alerted the moment a vent tube malfunction occurs. This innovative solution will allow RFID technology to be used as a control parameter in this high-speed process, yielding more uptime and decreasing consumer risk and product waste for large-scale bottling or canning companies,” said Klaus Schoeke, FEIG ELECTRONICS’ National Sales Director.

Register for a free webinar, Advanced Real-time Monitoring RFID Technology Applied to High-Speed Can and Bottle Filling Lines, on Wednesday, February 26th

Time: 11:00 am EST.

Attendees at RFID Journal LIVE!, April 28-30 in Orlando, Florida will have the opportunity to learn more about this innovative technology.  Klaus Schoeke, FEIG ELECTRONICS’ National Sales Director, will be on hand to meet attendees and answer questions at FEIG’s booth #2613.

About FEIG ELECTRONICS, Inc.

FEIG Electronics, a leading global supplier of RFID readers and antennas, is one of the few suppliers worldwide offering RFID readers and antennas for all standard operating frequencies: LF (125 kHz), HF (13.56 MHz), UHF (860-960 MHz). A trusted pioneer in RFID with more than 50 years of industry experience, FEIG delivers unrivaled data collection, authentication, and identification solutions, as well as secure contactless payment systems. FEIG readers, which are available for plug-in, desktop and handheld applications, support next-generation contactless credit cards, debit cards, smart cards, NFC and access control credentials to enable fast, accurate, reliable and secure transactions. For more information, visit: www.feig-electronics.com/en

About Dorcia

Founded in 2009, Dorcia Engineering provides patented state of the art traceable components and systems to reduce waste and downtime associated with the filling process. The company’s full product line allows owners and operators to reliably and accurately detect malfunctions during the filling process.

Dorcia partners with some of the largest food & beverage manufacturers in the world, and is always working towards new and innovative solutions for its customers. For more information visit: https://dorciaengineering.com/

About the Author

Michael HrabinaGlobal Product Marketing Manager at FEIG ELECTRONICS

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