Why crane hire companies are turning to RFID technology to track their valuable assets
Do you know where all your assets are?
Cranes and their components, including tower sections, jib sections, counter weights and decks to name a few, can go missing for a variety of reasons. When a crane is sent to a project site, you may not even know what has left your yard or warehouse. And once on-site, it’s effectively invisible.
When a project is complete and you’re not prompt in checking inventory, valuable components or equipment may be lost forever.
Manual tracking of cranes and components is time-consuming and, most importantly, inaccurate. And that means lost parts, expensive replacement of equipment and lost business opportunities.
There are a variety of reasons for this, but the common issue is lack of access to accurate data. Manual records, incompatible organisational software and management silos prevent a consistent and business-wide view of where equipment is located at any time.
And bad data is bad for business. Inventory deficits and usage conflicts leads to wasted time, and expensive replacement costs for lost inventory. Not to mention the wasted time and effort trying to track down missing inventory, instead of focusing on building and growing your business.
There is a solution that is both inexpensive and extremely effective
RFID technology for crane hire companies
What if you could track all your equipment from the moment it is built into a load to be sent to a client site? RAMP has a proven track record in creating customised RFID solutions for a range of industries, including construction and mining.
With accurate data and tracking of your equipment, you’ll know where everything is, all the time. Understand inventory levels in real-time, know who has checked items in and out, track usage and stay across inspection and maintenance schedules. All with one integrated and easy-to-use solution.
The business benefits of better equipment tracking
Check assets in and out, keep on top of return due dates and pull reports for overdue assets.
Get better insights into asset usage – when and how often – to assist with inventory and asset purchase.
Match asset check outs and check ins to individuals for accountability.
Keep track as assets move from one location to another.
Tags, readers and software work together for regular and fast inventory counts.
Technology increases accuracy with less human resources and time, which significantly reduces costs.
The RAMP RFID solution includes:
Passive RFID UHF technology (tags) affixed to steel components are cost-effective, have a long life and are proven to operate effectively in extreme conditions
Combined with easy-to-use handheld readers, your team can identify and record the movement of equipment in and out of your yard or warehouse, and allocate equipment to jobs.
ASSET TRACKING SOFTWARE
The last piece of the puzzle is RAMP’s Loca.Fi software, a purpose-built asset-tracking system that collects data from RFID hardware for complete reporting and analysis. Easily viewed via web browser, Loca.Fi is your asset management dashboard providing complete visibility to you and your team.