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Maintenance in Industry 4.0 Environments

RFID MDM solutions for an efficient maintenance of machines!

The maintenance is an important process within productions in Industry 4.0. The analysis of past data is important for proper testing and measurement.

G3 RFID Tablets from iDTRONIC are an optimal RFID tablet computer solution for maintenance of machines and devices. The integrated RFID HF NFC function reads important data stored on the RFID tags. We offer a tablet computer solution for Windows and Android users.

Organisation of Maintenance Activities

The documentation and recording of devices and machines is an important step before maintenance. Machines and devices must be equipped with RFID tags or RFID labels for identification. The description with information is provided by the Tablet PC – using the integrated HF | NFC reader. It is important to record the device data as well as the inspection times and inspection characteristics.

Through the integrated multiple communication possibilities: WiFi, Bluetooth or LTE 4G, it is possible to transmit data directly to an external system. The use of Mobile Device Management (MDM) systems makes it easier to store and edit data and to secure company files on the device.

Regardless of whether the files are in the cloud or on the internal company network. For intranet security, an MDM provides a holistic solution for securing and controlling access rights to the intranet.

Revision of Machines and Devices

The inspection of the machines and devices creates an efficient and valid maintenance process by using mobile tablet computers. Many machines and devices requiring maintenance are often located in large production halls. The Tablet PC only detects the device to be inspected within the near field reading range of up to a maximum of 4.5 cm. The testing of devices or machines can be carried out easily and quickly with an MDM system.

Several inspectors can access, modify, or change the data on different tablet computers. The documentation of defects or errors in the form of an image is possible with the integrated 8-megapixel camera. This has the advantage that the problem is immediately apparent, and a possible error analysis can be carried out immediately.

Documentation and Transfer of Test Results

Thanks to the MDM system it is possible to edit, document and record the tested parameters, test data and devices at any time. The tablet computers are optionally available with a desktop cradle with industrial RS232 and Ethernet interface. The evaluated test results are thus directly transferable to the respective industrial machine. A car cradle is also available as an option for direct connection to forklift trucks as part of the maintenance of warehousing processes.

Definition and Implementation of Measures and Repairs

The derivation of measures resulting from the maintenance process is easy to define with the linked test parameters. Possible repairs can be carried out immediately thanks to the photo documentation – the search for an objective fault on the device or machine is no longer necessary. The transfer of all test data and measures is possible without data loss by using a mobile tablet computer and the MDM system.

The maintenance manager can forward the data directly to the responsible person. This facilitates the traceability of the implementation measures. The time factor plays a decisive role when using a Tablet PC. The working time of the employees is reduced and there is more time for operative processes within the company.

Our products

G3 RFID Tablets
Heavy Duty RFID Tags
Industrial RFID Reader BlueBox CX MR IA
Embedded DESFire HF Module M900
Patrick Kochendörfer
Patrick Kochendörfer
Senior Product Manager
Ludwigshafen, Germany
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