Singapore Manufacturer Slashes Inventory Search Time with RFID Tracking System

Order picking time reduced by 30 minutes or more using Xerafy read-on-metal RFID tags to track manufactured cable at indoor and outdoor storage locations

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Hong Kong, October 8, 2014 – Xerafy, a global supplier of RFID metal tags, today released a new case study that describes how Keystone Cable uses Xerafy’s passive UHF RFID tags to track finished goods inventory.

Keystone Cable manufactures cables for the building & infrastructure, oil & gas, and data communications markets. Finished products are coiled onto large drum reels that may be stored indoors or outside at Keystone Cable’s 100,000 square foot facility. When cable is needed to fulfill a customer order, a worker first must find the drum, which usually took between 30 and 45 minutes. Now it is completed in less than five minutes since Keystone Cable began using Xerafy Data Trak II RFID tag to track the metal drums and storage locations.

The complete case study is available for free download from: http://tinyurl.com/phrh8df.

Xerafy RFID Tags Help Nuclear Plant Improve Asset Tracking, Record Keeping and Regulatory Reporting

Search time reduced 70 percent and regulatory document preparation time cut 80 percent with RFID record keeping system from Xerafy and Nexess

SPIE control2Hong Kong, September 30, 2014 – SPIE Nucléaire is using passive UHF read-on-metal RFID tags from Xerafy as part of a new automated mobile asset management system at EDF Energy’s Centre Nucléaire de Production d’Electricité (CNPE) nuclear power plant in Fessenheim, France. Xerafy’s Micro XII rugged read-on-metal RFID tags with 10 meter (33 feet) read range are being permanently applied to portable containers that store maintenance equipment at the facility, which is in the Alsace region of France. The deployment was completed in Q3 2014 and the system will be extended to other nuclear power plants.

The containers and their contents are subject to numerous internal and regulatory controls for safety and security. The facility operator must know the location of all materials at all times, track and record all container movements and provide regular audit reports. Records were previously kept by manual data collection and entry into spreadsheets. SPIE Nucléaire, which provides facilities management and maintenance services for EDF at the Fessenheim facility, began implementing RFID tracking as part of the NexCap® system for nuclear power plants provided by Nexess, an RFID integrator specialist for the energy and aerospace industries that is headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France. Continue reading

Chinese Oilfield Tracking 30,000 Assets with Xerafy Read-on-Metal RFID Tags

New asset management and inspection system helps comply with safety regulations and improves maintenance management.

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Hong Kong, September 16, 2014 – A major Chinese oil field operator is using Xerafy RFID tags to track up to 30,000 portable transformers in the largest outdoor RFID deployment in China’s oil and gas industry. The operator, an exploration and production company that wishes to remain anonymous, is applying Xerafy’s passive UHF read-on-metal RFID tags to all 30,000 portable transformers it has at the site and and plans to expand the RFID program to other asset categories including pipes, valves and machinery.

Xerafy’s Cargo Trak tags are being applied to portable transformers with permanent adhesive as part of a new automated inspection and maintenance management system that was developed and implemented by VictorySoft Co. Ltd., a Xerafy partner that specializes in IT solutions for the oil and gas industry. The customer wanted to upgrade its asset management processes because it needed to comply with new national safety and maintenance regulations. Transformers were especially difficult to track and manage because they are moved frequently. New safety standards developed by China’s State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) took effect in 2013 require oil companies to keep better records on assets and maintenance history. The new system will support predictive maintenance besides improving compliance with safety and record-keeping requirements. Continue reading

Holland RFID, Xerafy announce exclusive partnership to develop custom tag solutions for Oil & Gas

Strategic alliance integrates Holland RFID’s 96 years identification experience with Xerafy’s patented RFID technology and the launch of custom designed, durable and easily attachable RFID tags for Oil & Gas applications.

Hong Kong and Kansas City, MO, May 5, 2014 – Holland RFID and Xerafy today announced an exclusive partnership for the North American Oil & Gas industry that will greatly expand the collaboration between the two organizations across functions. The strategic alliance will see the integration of Holland’s 96 years identification experience with Xerafy’s patented RFID technology and the launch of custom designed, durable and easily attachable RFID tags for Oil & Gas applications.

Oil & Gas companies are increasingly turning to radio frequency identification technology to increase their efficiency and competitive advantage for their mission critical operations. However, finding a cost effective and high performance RFID tag solution that survives the extreme environments remain a major challenge for the industry. The Holland and Xerafy alliance will see their technologies combined to create innovative and application specific tag solutions for the Oil & Gas market, including ATEX-certified and embedded products. Continue reading

Xerafy, RFID Global Solution, Alien Technology® Make RFID Pilots Easy for Hospital Central Services

imageThe companies will be demonstrating the starter kit May 6-7 in Columbus, Ohio, at the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IACHSMM) 2014 Annual Conference & Expo.

02-May-2014 –Central services departments can conveniently introduce radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to make surgical asset tracking safer, more accurate and comprehensive, and less labor intensive using a new starter kit introduced today by Xerafy, RFID Global Solution and Alien Technology.

The companies will be demonstrating the starter kit May 6-7 in Columbus, Ohio, at the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IACHSMM) 2014 Annual Conference & Expo. Continue reading