Production downtime, operational errors and excessive scrap and rework pose challenges for tire manufacturing companies. While improving your tire tracking capabilities with barcode labels can help, you need a way to manage tire data intelligently. Smart labels allow you to identify, track and manage tires throughout production and distribution, increasing your read rates, cutting labor costs and reducing scrap and rework.
What are smart hybrid labels?Smart labels feature more advanced technology than traditional barcodes. Often, they store and update data, enabling more effective tracking. They may be enhanced by QR codes, electronic article surveillance (EAS) tags or RFID tags. As a type of RFID tag, smart hybrid labels integrate with each step in your production process, including:
- Read/write equipment
- Automatic applicators
- Point of service
Identify, track and manageAround the world, traditional barcode labels and scanners have been used to trace tires during manufacturing. But as technology progresses, RFID tags are starting to find their place in the tire industry. RFID technology adds greater flexibility to the manufacturing process because it complements barcode labels that have been used historically. Enabling data visibility throughout the life of a tire, RFID tags identify, track and manage tires through:
- The tire building process
- Service life