Lab Equipment Tracking with RFID
Provide Visibility to Your Lab Equipment using RFID
Having an in-depth knowledge of the location of equipment is essential to lab operations. RFID technology can be used to quickly checkout and check-in equipment to employees, customers or vendors. RFID provides the ability to quickly and accurately scan items allowing lab personnel to focus on their core responsibilities.
How it works
1. Tag Items
RFID tags are attached to lab equipment. A wide variety of options may be used depending on the item. For example, if dealing with liquid stored in bottles or test tubes, use the TagMatiks Flag RFID tag. If using instruments or equipment with metal composition, use the TagMatiks On Metal RFID tags.
2. ESTABLISH READ POINTS
Depending on the volume equipment and size of the lab, use RFID fixed readers or handhelds. If using fixed readers, as equipment is moving from one location to another, update the asset’s historical movement to provide visibility to its current location. Use RFID handhelds to quickly conduct inventory counts to understand any exceptions.
3. Gather data
Gather data – with continuous use of the system, understand key equipment utilization and movement patterns. Use this intelligence for future purchasing decisions.
Simplify the equipment check-in / checkout processes with RFID. Cutdown on time required to complete the process and pull reports for overdue equipment.
Cycle Counts / Audits
Use RFID to quickly, efficiently and accurately conduct cycle counts and audits. With RFID, bulk scan RFID tags to cutdown on manual counting efforts. Understand variances right away and take action.