Dennis Khoo, CEO Xerafy, in an Interview with “RFID im Blick”. Xerafy will be meeting its European Clients and Partners at RFID & Wireless IoT Tomorrow in Dusseldorf , 27-28 September, Booth 19/22.
Xerafy is a specialist in the field of demanding, tough RFID applications in Manufacturing, Healthcare and Oil & Gas. The company’s portfolio of RFID tags and labels is used wherever clients need data to power their ERP, MES, Hospital Information System or cloud application. Deploying RFID for these mission-critical applications offers the opportunity of optimising operational efficiency, patient safety and satisfaction, time and costs savings, or compliance requirements.
More hospitals around the world look at implementing Surgical Instruments Tracking (SIT) solutions. With each project comes the same challenge: How do you add tags to 1,000s of surgical instruments and make your existing inventory fully trackable?
Xerafy CEO Dennis Khoo shares some insights on how OR and CSSD teams are finding solutions on their way to saving hours in surgical counts and getting better at eliminating secondary infections and other risks to patient safety.
How do Hospitals approach Surgical Instruments Tracking implementation projects?
We see a number of healthcare providers in the US and Europe with legacy projects relying on barcodes tags, laser etching and tray tracking. They are now in the market looking for upgrades and solutions to the operational challenges they meet in the field with these early days SIT technologies. On the other hands, clients in Asia in particular have less legacy projects to take care of and as a consequence can implement faster.
Major manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus began asking suppliers to tag cartons, pallets and individual parts more than a decade ago. Where are we now? Xerafy looks back at how applications for RFID increasingly deliver operational performances to the Aviation industry.
Airbus initially tracked parts for its A350 aircraft and certain components for its A320, A330 and A380 aircraft. In 2015, Airbus asked its suppliers to tag all traceable items with passive RFID transponders. Airbus defines “traceable” as anything serialized, repairable, replaceable, maintainable, or life-limited.
Boeing has used passive UHF RFID tags to track certain classes of aircraft parts for several years. In 2012, it announced these tags would allow airlines, inspectors and maintenance staff to read and write data about the parts’ histories using these tags. More recently, it began using UHF RFID tags on parts to track assembly processes at its manufacturing facilities. Continue reading
Professionals in OR and Central Processing are leveraging RAIN RFID technology to drive patient safety, prevent human errors, save costs and increase workflow efficiencies. This video provided by the RAIN RFID Alliance showcases how healthcare providers can support their Track and Trace, Anti-Counterfeiting and Supply Chain objectives with RAIN RFID automated and reliable data capture solutions.
Integro LLC latest innovation in portable power equipment embeds Xerafy’s RFID technology
With its Paramount Kit, Integro LLC, a leader in power distribution solutions, brings RFID innovation to portable power and other industries by making it possible to reliably read an RFID tag from a portable power equipment. Hubbell, a world leader in electrical devices, is also launching its line of wiring devices with Xerafy RFID tags embedded in its equipment. It will offer its full range of wiring devices from 15A to 400A with this technology.
Integro LLC holds two specific patents to read RFID tags that are molded into electrical assets for inventory management purposes. The tags are permanently molded into electrical connectors to ensure they will not become dislodged or damaged in the roughest environments where operating conditions require safety and reliability.
“We feel the Integro system of molding permanent RFID tags into electrical assets and our custom-designed inventory management programs are ideal for heavy industrial and electrical markets,” said John Bogart, President of Integro LLC. Continue reading