From research to industrial application

The identification of objects such as machines, components, packaging and loading equipment plays an important role when automating processes and accelerating information distribution. At the Fraunhofer IML we develop customised autoID concepts and deliver solutions for deployment in industry. We achieve this by using mature technologies (barcode, RFID, localisation) to enable quick implementation.

Our expertise is a dynamic, innovative and creative approach towards providing suitable solutions – our know-how is based on various fields of knowledge: We are IT scientists, logisticians, engineers and economists. This close interdisciplinary collaboration creates a team of independent experts in the field of tomorrow’s logistics.

 AutoID Application Engineering
 Performance tests determine usability

In the openID center we test the performance of various RFID components such as transponders, handhelds, readers and antennas, printers, plastic films and tags. We design practically oriented test series and work in a realistic logistics test environment. With our semiautomatic test system we identify the sweet-spot of objects. This means that we figure out the best position to fit the RFID transponder to an object. We also determine the rate of successful readings when bulk reading RFID tags. In demanding situations we are able to simulate electromagnetic fields for further optimisation by using state of the art software.

This provides our customers with a strong basis for deciding if autoID systems are suitable for their purpose. Based on our knowledge about localisation technologies gained while working with Mojix and Ubisense we are able to utilise the full potential of the advantages that localisation technologies offer.

The openID-center of Fraunhofer IML

Experience logistical innovations on 1.500 m².



The openID-center is a Selected Landmark of the Land of Ideas!