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Managing and locating important machanical assets is a key challenge for almost any industries. Time spent searching for critical equipment can lead to expensive delays or down time, missed deadlines and customer commitments, and wasted labor.
Traditionally, companies solve this problem by managing assets using serial numbers and spreadsheets, or tracking equipment with barcode labels. However, both of these methods require a significant amount of manual labor. One way to quickly improve asset management is by utilizing anti-metal tags with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to automatically track those assets.
An RFID asset tracking system uses electromagnetic fields to transmit data from an RFID anti-metal tag to a reader. Whether you are talking about office equipment in a multi-story building, wheelchairs and IV pumps in a large hospital, tools and equipment in a factory, or pumping equipment in far-flung oil fields, RFID tags can provide accurate, real-time tracking data for fixed and mobile assets.
While early versions of the technology were limited in the types of environments they could be used, there are now a variety of RFID anti-metal tags available that can be used in wet environments or on metal assets, and even RFID tags that can survive exposure to extreme temperatures, chemical contaminants, and other harsh environments.
With a portable RFID reader built into a mobile computer, staff can easily scan one or more RFID asset tags without having to physically see the tags. With traditional barcode labeling, employees would have to point a barcode scanner directly at the tag in order to get an accurate scan. In some applications, that would require crawling under desks, behind racks of servers, or climbing ladders to scan hard-to-reach assets. With RFID technology, the reader can be several feet away and still get an accurate scan. One employee could easily scan several dozen assets in a room in just a few seconds.
Anti-metal RFID tags with larger on-board memory capacity can even store additional information about the asset. For applications in remote areas where connectivity to a back-end application or database might be challenging, the RFID anti metal tag itself can store information about maintenance activities or sensor data that can be read and written to by a field technician using a mobile computer.
The advantages of RFID anti-metal tags:
1. Reading multiple RFID tags at once, without requiring line-of-sight between the RFID tags and scanner. One employee could inventory an entire room full of equipment in a matter of minutes.
2. Critical service information can be stored on the assets themselves, enabling more accurate asset life cycle management.
3. RFID anti metal tags can be integrated with sensors and GPS technology to provide asset condition data, in addition to location information.
4. By integrating the solution with a wireless LAN, assets can be identified and located remotely in seconds.
5. Inventory times can be reduced from days down to hours.
6. Asset security can be improved by generating real-time alerts and alarms if assets are moved into unauthorized locations or taken out of a building.
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