Asset maintenance, that could be elevators or production machines or medical equipment, is a delicate operation that often is committed to other companies and they have to guarantee the right management of the maintenance. The machinery owner, that is the responsible of them, has to be sure that the ordinary or extraordinary maintenance will be effected according to its specific needs and on time.
RFID technology allows to manage the maintenance process guaranteeing the uniqueness and the certainty of the installations reading, obtaining in this way the result of knowing in real time the operations conducted by the maintainers and protecting the owners and responsible of installations, assuring that the maintenance was made according to the prescribed manners, or otherwise allowing to the same owner to alert the operators.
Generally, the technology used in maintenance processes is the RFID HF technology because the limited reading distance guarantees the physical presence of the maintainer on the machinery. Besides NFC technology, already available in some kind of Smartphone, assures low-cost access at the same technology. The choose of the right transponder to apply to the article depends on different reasons as:
- Form factor
- Reading distance required
- Needed memorize space
- Material at which it must be applied