Warehouse Stock Management and Tracking System based on Silicon Identification Technology and 1-Wire Network Communication

International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering
© 2014 by SSRG - IJECE Journal
Volume 1 Issue 10
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : S Javid and M Bhagyalakshmi Devi
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S Javid and M Bhagyalakshmi Devi, "Warehouse Stock Management and Tracking System based on Silicon Identification Technology and 1-Wire Network Communication," SSRG International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering, vol. 1,  no. 10, pp. 15-22, 2014. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488549/IJECE-V1I10P107


This paper presents à completely unique electronic system for tock management and container tracking in a storage warehouse environment. The system relies on the utilization of advanced electronic identification tags and 1-Wire communication tools. Each warehouse container is affixed with a small electronic ID tag (called iButton). The tag is an electronic chip housed in a very durable 16mm buttonshaped stainless-steel package (microcan). The chip provides a unique ID number read-write memory and 1-Wire interface communication circuitry. It is powered by a long lasting internal battery. The tag keeps information on storage loading/unloading history, goods contents, ownership, etc. Another iButton known as location tag is placed at each and every storage cell. Once a container is placed into an accessible cell, the pair of ID tags (on the container and within the cell) appeared instantly on the 1-Wire communication network, hence permitting the central controller (PC) to update the latest pace utilization and also the container/stock related to it. This intelligent way of tagging the containers with their particular contents to any available storage cells, offers a replacement different to the conventional storage and stock management system wherever a particular container should be placed into its pre-specified storage area.


iButton, identification tag, 1-Wire communication, automatic storage system, stock management.


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