LineLogix Solution for
RFID Label Conversion Presses
LineLogix is a "bolt-on" package for RFID testing.
It acts as a PLC on rewind equipment and supplements the
PLC on presses. LineLogix shortens your RFID
learning curve, making your shop more productive in less
time. It provides the most commonly needed features
for fast testing and encoding of RFID inlays.
LineLogix is also a versatile platform for building custom
applications for your press or rewind equipment.
The Timing Control Unit (TCU) is
the heart of the LineLogix system. In response to a
trigger signal, it sends commands to an RFID reader, parses
the replies, and takes actions based on whether the command
failed or succeeded.
Basic System, 4-Up
One PC controls all the TCUs on a press or rewinder.
LineLogixPC software sets up all the TCUs and logs the
results. Label sensor or PLC output triggers the
This configuration reads UHF or HF inlays up to 20/second
and marks bad ones up to 64 places downstream.
Encode Then Verify from Barcode
In this configuration, the output of one barcode scanner or
smart camera is sent to two TCUs. One TCU is set up
for Encode and the other for Verify. One Marker at the
end covers all bad labels. This works for stop-start
transports like the Melzer.
A Standalone version - just a netbook, software and an HF
Reader - is available for NFC Encoding. You have to
move tags across the reader by hand, but the price is low
compared to a fully automated solution. The PC checks
for a new tag a couple of times per second. When it
finds a new tag, it programs it with the set value, or the
next line in the CSV.
The LineLogix system can be used to integrate RFID encoders
with printers. It has integrated with Zebra and Sato
label printers, and VideoJet and HSA inkjets. The
system will integrate with any printer from dot matrix to
high speed inkjet, using singulated or bulk encoding.
GlueLogix has introduced a rewind
system designed specifically for RFID. Its key
feature is a servo driven nip, which allows precision stops,
quick acceleration, and fast continuous motion, along with
controlled paper path for variable printing. It ships
direct to your location, equipped for UHF, HF or both.
LineLogix in Action
2005: shows the original SAMSys based LineLogix system
read-testing TI Gen2 tags on a conversion press (WMV
format, 8 MB).
On Standard Rewind: 2011: shows LineLogix taking
over a standard DC motor rewind
table and running it as a stop-start system, encoding NFC
tags (WMV Format, 6 MB).
Reading On Rewind:
2009: shows LineLogix taking over a standard
DC motor rewind table and running it as a
continuous system for read testing. This clip shows
moderate speed read testing, then slightly slower read
testing with Stop On Bad enabled. (WMV format, 3.5
Reading on Schober: 2011:
Shows LineLogix replacing the SAMSys reader shipped with a
Schober system and accurately read testing at the
transport's full speed. At the end, you see some
marks made by a DDI Evolution printer. (WMV format,
Reading On Press Simulator:
2011: Reading Gen2 inlays on 3.125 inch repeat at 250 FPM
on a press simulator at GlueLogix. (WMV format, 5
MB). Another clip shows
the PC display during the same operation. (WMV format, 2
Reading On Pitch: 2011: Reading
inch repeat at 75 FPM on a press simulator at
GlueLogix. (WMV format, 10 MB). Another clip shows
the PC display during the same operation. (WMV format, 1
Supported Readers and Tags
LineLogix currently supports:
UHF Gen2 on Feig LRU02
HF ISO15693, ISO14443-A, -B and ISO18000-3 Mode 3 (aka
HF Gen2) on Feig HF readers.
Serialize - two ways to write data to inlays
Camera Operations - verify
barcode data from inlays, write barcode
data to inlays (custom), mark labels bad based on
smart camera screening (custom)
Translation - realtime translation of serial
data strings, measured at 5 mS lookup in a 128K record
(custom) - print barcodes or text from inlay data
On-Press systems were not offered from 2014 through
2016 because of UHF crosstalk issues. That should
now be resolved with Feig LRU02 and MacTec antennas.
In the interim, multilane UHF systems based on Voyantic
Tagsurance were designed and deployed for Tamarack
Products of Wauconda IL USA, on presses equiped
inlay placement equipment.
Integrated Feig ISC.M02 for HF Gen2
(ISO18000-3M3). Shipped first HF Gen2 system April
Standards Based Roll to Roll Bulk Encoding: 15/sec
with G2IL or Monza5!
Showed Standards Based Preserialization and downstream
verification at RFIDJL 2013.
Self Serialization for NXP, Impinj and Alien silicon.
Printer Solutions are shipping for Zebra RZ400 and
Singulated Encoding for NFC includes CSV Merge and
supports ISO15693 (Icode SLIX)
Shipped first Card system in 2012, integrated with
Impinj Continuous Encoding and Continuous Self
Serialization are fully integrated, working on Continuous
Encoding of HF/NFC
Our first NFC Encoding solution was shipped in mid
The Encode/Verify From Barcode system featured above
is still in service. Data from one barcode is sent
to two TCUs - one for Encode and one for Verify.
Two lanes are implemented on a Melzer.
Vision integration is available.
Tamarack Products Inc. is fully on board as a
reseller. We displayed together at RFIDJL in 2012
LineLogix systems have displaced several Confidex
readers due to Linelogix' superior performance and
selectivity, and the compact form factor of our
A legacy version of LineLogixPC is still available for
SAMSys installations on older presses from Melzer,
Schober, Muhlbauer and Bielomatik. It allows
encoding inlays on Melzer and Schober presses with the
existing SAMSys readers.
Note: Tamarack, SAMSys, Melzer, Schober, Muhlbauer,
ThingMagic, Mercury, Matrics, AR400, Symbol, Impinj, Feig,
Sato, Zebra and WJ are trademarks of their respective owners
who do not endorse GlueLogix products.
Larry Martin, the owner of GlueLogix, was the second engineer
at SAMSys Technologies, and served as contributor and manager for
five of that company's most formative years. With his
background in industrial I&C electronics, embedded computer
systems, and RFID, Larry is uniquely positioned to create embedded
systems with RFID as the centerpiece. If you don't see what
you are looking for here, chances are very good that GlueLogix can
make it happen for you. Contact GlueLogix.
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