RFID has become an easiest way to keep track of your assets and maintain its data base. Most companies store relevant information about their assets through RFID. It improves the reliability on assets- a manager can monitor maintenance cycles, analyse costs, and review asset availability. Every company need to track their assets!
RFID asset tracking systems are non-contact and non-line of-sight; they are designed to read and write through non – metallic objects, such as plastic conveyors.
How RFID based Asset Tracking process works?
Companies can keep a record of their asset; also can track their movement in and out of a gateway through RFID. For Example- A warehouse full of inventory, any company would require record of the assets in the warehouse. RFID is the easiest way to record and maintain the data of multiple objects at once. The company can tag every object in the warehouse; each tag consists of a unique identity number to represent the tagged material. We can manually store the data on the IC of RFID tag and retrieve it automatically using a reader, when required. The type of data stored on tag could include- type of material, date, time, etc. Read reliability in RFID asset tracking and automatic identification is not affected by a misaligned tag or, as is often the case with bar code labels, compromised by airborne dust, dirt, oil mist, or other factory conditions.
The RFID systems provide a non-contact, non-line of sight method of automatically gathering, inspecting and distributing detailed production information and are capable of reading through metallic and non-metallic objects, such as plastic conveyors. Built for reliable operation under rugged conditions, RFID systems take on a wide range of operating conditions, including harsh environments, where bar coding is not practical. RFID Tags, RFID antennas and RFID controllers are all industrially ruggedized to withstand wet, oily and other adverse conditions.
Benefits of RFID based Asset tracking:
No Direct Line of Sight – An RFID reader doesn’t need line of sight for it to function; it just has to be within the range of the tag.
Durability- These tags are capable of reading through metallic and non-metallic objects, such as plastic conveyors. Also, works under rugged conditions and harsh environment.
Alignment- Read reliability of RFID is not affected by a misaligned tag.
Reusability- Read/write tags can be modified by the RFID reader, making it possible to add or change information stored on the tag when necessary.