Laser system integrator 4Jet Technologies will showcase several innovations at Tire Technology Expo 2017 enabling improved track and traceability of tires.
Highlights will include live demonstrations of a fully automated Scannect QR code marking system, solutions for code reading with the newly developed Scannect mobile app, and tire handling modules for two-sided engraving. 4Jet will also introduce its solutions for enabling innerliner surface cleaning and RFID installation.
At the conference, 4Jet experts will also present two papers on the subject. CEO Jörg Jetter said, “Today the internet of tires or Industry 4.0 may just sound like buzzwords, but clearly tire makers are increasingly integrating retail and lifecycle solutions in their business models. While some tire makers lean toward using low-cost human visible QR/DMC codes, others may prefer RFID technology to enable tire connectivity.
“At the end of the day we believe high-value components such as tires will likely carry both technologies to assure seamless connectivity and traceability. To make this happen, the industry requires solutions covering data encoding, production systems and solutions for reading codes in the factory or the field.”
Visit 4Jet Technologies at booth 6058 at Tire Technology Expo 2017. The show will be held on February 14-16 at Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany.