Project Management

Sauer-Danfoss Uses Motorola Bar Code Scanners to Track Hydraulic Motor Parts and Increase Scanner Lifespan in Harsh Manufacturing Environment

Date Added: Jun 2009
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Sauer-Danfoss, a manufacturing company, equips vehicles with hydraulics. The company has 20 manufacturing units distributed worldwide, and it builds and manufactures hydrostatic transmissions, mobile electronics, steering components, motors and valves, as well as products for open circuits and electro-hydraulic steering systems. The challenge was harsh manufacturing environment containing hydraulic oil which cuts through plastic scanners. Sauer-Danfoss is now using Motorola scanners at many of its manufacturing plants worldwide. Although many of the scanners are fixed to the assembly environment, where this would become inconvenient and detract from productivity, Sauer-Danfoss uses Bluetooth wireless scanners.