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Tracing Granular Products Using RFID

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Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - Institutionen för industriell ekonomi och samhällsvetenskap
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 056 269
Project duration July 2008 - September 2011
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

This project will study how radio frequency identification technique (RFID) could be used to trace and achieve traceability in granular bulk products, exemplified på iron ore pellets.

Results and expected effects

The expected results of the project is that sufficient traceability to couple customer experiences of a granular product to process settings. inspite of that the project has passed a distribution chain consisting of several stores, ways of transportation and store sizes.

Approach and implementation

The project includes: Design and test of antennas suitable for conveyor use: Design and manufacture of RFID transponders with density and shape similar to pellets: Traceability studies of the silos: Traceability studies of the distribution chain from plant to boat: and Pressure, acceleration and temperature studies of the distribution chain using sensor enhanced transponders.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2008-00858

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