Alfred Thun GmbH & Co. KG from Ennepetal is one of eight manufacturers of bicycle bottom brackets worldwide. With the help of system integrator Weingärtner Automatisierung and Turcks RFID components Thun optimized large areas of its production processes and made them retraceable and transparent.
„If we want to produce results with reliability and repeatability, we need to implement an automated system with RFID that requires little operator involvement,“ explains Heinz Ehmann, EDV manager and controller at Alfred Thun GmbH & Co. KG in Ennepetal. During the 43 years Ehmann has worked for the traditional family company, he witnessed a few attempts to install a manual batch and production surveillance system. Because of the high effort of manual solutions this was never a viable option. Today, RFID technology allows a new opportunity to implement an automated and transparent production chain and batch surveillance system. With a solution like this, the family could expand the company, and maintain a leading market position in all of their product segments (...)
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