Tuesday 19th Feb 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Visidot boosts production at Ford

ImageID, a leading Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technology company, has installed a Visidot AIDC System at Ford’s F150 plant in Dearborn, Michigan.

The new system, which was implemented with Michigan-based Visidot partner Wireless & Barcode, improves production speed, increases plant efficiency and is 100% accurate.

The Dearborn plant uses a fully automated Build Order system to produce its F150 trucks. With multiple frame types to choose from, the company was looking for the most efficient way to verify chassis type as they are being placed onto the production line.

Ford installed the Visidot system at the plant’s frame entrance to identify and verify the correct selection of chassis type before it reached the conveyor belt inside.

The Visidot reader captures a 2D Data Matrix label affixed to each chassis and confirms, in real-time with Ford’s production line controller, that the chassis is correct and that it can enter the assembly line.