German chemical plant selects biometric technology from TBS

March 12, 2015 - 

Touchless Biometric Systems (TBS) announced that German chemical plant Chempark successfully increased its handling capacity and reduced freight costs and lead times after deploying TBS’ 3D touchless finger scanning technology.

TBS’ 3D biometric technology was part of a larger solution called Project Gate, deployed by the chemical plant in Leverkusen, Germany.

The solution managed to increase transport volumes at plant gates, which had limited infrastructure capacity and higher security demands in chemical plants for Chemion, Bayer and LANXESS.

The Project Gate solution is comprised of three key technologies: star/trac’s vehicle control system flow, TBS’ 3D biometric technology and Identec Solutions’ i-Chem wireless RFID technology.

The solution automatically detects all pre-registered vehicles and transport components before they enter the plant. Drivers are able to quickly identify themselves at the check-in terminals using their biometric identification card, all without getting out of their vehicles.

The biometric identification process is achieved using TBS’ three-dimensional and contact-free finger scanning technology, then automatically processes the information at the plant gates with RFID technology and real time process control.

The solution successfully achieved a daily time savings of over an hour for all incoming and outgoing plant traffic at each of the three Chempark sites, which significantly increases productivity and improves the chemical plant’s overall bottom line.

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