Component / Assembly Identification

Coriel’s connected technologies help you to manage complex assemblies ensuring accuracy and efficiency

Component / assembly identification

Modern manufacturing and production processes must be flexible and dynamic, with complex industries such as automotive, rail, oil & gas and industrial machinery commonly running production links where each unit is likely to be unique in many ways. 

Our component/assembly identification solutions allow complex manufacturing lines to run efficiently and in-field service and maintenance to be more streamlined and accurate than ever.

From providing automatic confirmation that component parts being assembled are correct at line side, to delivering accurate historical maintenance records during the operational life of products, having the ability to accurately identify these component parts provides a wealth of efficiency and safety benefits. 

Why would you want to identify components within your assemblies?

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Streamline complex manufacturing/assembly

The manufacturing and assembly of finished goods is a complicated process. For example, a vehicle production plant that once rolled-off thousands of identical models in batches now needs to have the flexibility to make unique changes on a per vehicle bases. Accurately identifying parts to a serialised level can ensure this entire process is completely streamlined – with the right parts being available for fitting to the right vehicles at the right time.

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Correctly maintain and replace components

Being able to accurately identify individual components can be invaluable for maintenance and replacement purposes. As individual components are removed for inspection, their complete maintenance history can be accessed instantly. If/when the component needs replacing, a system check can ensure that the right part is being fitted before it is installed and associated with the main assembly.

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Efficient disposal of waste electrical and electronics. 

Any organisation that provides electrical or electronic equipment must ensure that the parts are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. Having the ability to automatically gather data on which components make up complex assemblies, the materials they contain and their history through operational life, enables you to efficiently dispose of component to WEEE standards at the point at which it becomes End of Life (EOL).

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Manage auditable maintenance
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handle complex product recalls based
on faulty components

Why our customers choose us

Coriel specialise in deploying identification solutions into industrial environments, where making technologies such as RFID and sensors to work reliably can be challenging. Components and assemblies in these industries are typically made of metal, are complex in design and often exposed to a range of dirt, oils and grime – all of which make accurate identification difficult. It’s our experience in delivering reliable results in these environments that sets us apart.

Where is this solution being used?


Rail & Freight

  • Improve safety by identifying problems ahead of time

  • Connect vehicles & parts with online maintenance records

  • Gain real-time notifications of vehicle arrivals

  • Identify parts & assemblies to component level


Returnable assets

  • Gain complete visibility of your entire asset pool
  • Facilitate per-movement charging to customers
  • Maintain digital records of usage & maintenance
  • Run proactive maintenance, washing & repairs



  • Streamline production and enable JIT manufacturing

  • Optimise returnable assets around the supply chain

  • Operate virtual stock locations and VMI

  • Maintain online records of components & assemblies


Oil & gas

  • Monitor & manage the location & health of pipes

  • Hold accurate digital records of maintenance & repair

  • Ensure authenticity & compliance of assets & components

  • Track people, tools and critical assets

Success stories

The Alstom TrainScanner system quickly analyses the condition of critical parts on engines, carriages and freight vehicles as they drive though the portal. Coriel provide the critical identification technology for this project.

VTG manage over 95,000 railcars within their wagon hire fleet using solutions from Coriel that help ensure each car is inspected & maintained to the highest standard for their customers.

Explore other relevant service areas below


Automatic Vehicle Identification 

  • Intelligently manage your vehicle fleet

  • Reduce cost using insights & usage data

  • Optimise people & systems based on accurate arrival data


Stock Management / Inventory

  • Understand your stock levels

  • Reduce your overall stock holding

  • Increase accuracy of manual stock counts


Production line / WIP visibility

  • Track the status of your WIP items

  • Reduce hold-ups across the production line

  • Identify bottlenecks and quickly rectify


Item level identification 

  • Link your physical items and cloud based data

  • Hold essential information for instant access

  • Facilitate on-demand production


Vendor-Managed Inventory

  • Reduce low-volume transportation costs

  • Manage your cashflow

  • Virtually eliminate dedicated stock-taking


Safety & compliance

  • Build a complete audited history of an item

  • Quickly trace items in the event of emergency

  • Access critical safety information


Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul

  • Accurately track your tools

  • Carry out automated maintenance checks

  • Ensure maintenance accuracy


Warranty & post sales management

  • Verify warranty covered items

  • Link physical items with cloud based documentation

  • Introduce alerts on out-of-warranty events

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