June 19, 2019
Skelmersdale based CoreRFID has supplied the UK’s largest outsourcing company Serco with 100,000 RFID access cards for its Caledonian Sleeper railway service. The cards will provide passengers with access to rooms and will improve security on routes between London and Scotland. The cards are completely re-usable and replace paper-based RFID tickets, which were judged to not be as cost […]
A crane inspection business is transforming the way it operates after adopting RFID system to automate processes and paperwork in the field. Total Crane Solutions has swapped from a manual paper-based approach to CheckedOK, an automated RFID system from CoreRFID, which specialises in the lifts, hoists and cranes industry. Dean Williams MD of Total Crane […]
SpanSet Group, which acquired a 33% stake in CoreRFID in November, is using the Lancashire-based firm’s CheckedOK multi-lingual inspection system, which will enable its users to operate and produce reports in both German and French for the Swiss market. The Swiss firm, which specialises in designing and manufacturing height safety, lifting and load control, selected […]
UK specialist lifting software company is helping a leading Irish lifting equipment inspection firm to reduce the time it takes to issue critical certification from weeks to a matter of minutes.
A new automated management tracking and reporting system.developed with support from CoreRFID aims to reduce vibration injuries amongst employees in heavy industry. Edinburgh-based Reactec – the UK leader in Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) risk management – has worked with CoreRFID to develop a range of HAV management tools. These include its HAVwear wearable technology, HAVmeter tool mounted technology, […]
A specialist sign maker to many of the UK’s biggest events and retail businesses is implementing a CoreRFID software solution to track deliveries from leaving its production units until they are installed. Blaze Signs, which has bases in Kent and Birmingham, lists Nationwide, Sainsbury’s and Metro Bank amongst its client base. Each sign will be […]
A precision tool repairs specialist which serves some of the country’s biggest utilities companies has switched to a CoreRFID solution to improve efficiency. Izumi Products UK Limited, which counts Northern Ireland Electricity and Northern Powergrid amongst its clients, currently services 200 jobs monthly on sites across the UK, Ireland and Europe. It repairs and maintains tools […]
One of Ireland’s leading testing and inspection specialists for lifting equipment has switched to a CoreRFID system to improve safety and efficiency. Cork-based Anderco Lifting is using the CheckedOK system for its on-site reports.CheckedOK offers equipment safety testing and inventory reports enabling users to pull all data together in one place and send it directly to […]
Hyster-Yale’s yellow fork lift trucks are a common site in distribution centres and warehouses everywhere. We helped Hyster-Yale with an innovative product enhancement that uses RFID to help trucks know where they are in the warehouse, allowing for better control of Hyster-Yale’s driver assist systems. Read about how we worked with Hyster-Yale to make their […]
Recently, we have been asked, “Does CheckedOK support inspection of plant covered by PSSR?” The short answer is “Yes!” We have a number of users already working with CheckedOK for just this purpose. PSSR (Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000) is a set of rules designed to promote safety in the supply and use of pressurised equipment. PSSR […]
We are delighted to announce that world-wide lifting product company, SpanSet, is making a significant investment and taking a share of CoreRFID, helping to make CoreRFID the leading supplier of lifting inspection software systems worldwide. SpanSet – the Swiss multinational which produces lifting and height safety products – has acquired a stake in Skelmersdale-based software firm CoreRFID. The deal […]
The CoreRFID management team has completed a six-figure buy-out, providing an exit for their original investor. The deal allows the management team to take full control of the business while providing a return on investment for the stakeholder that enabled the company’s start up, The Coalfields Enterprise Fund, managed by Mercia Fund Managers, and Mercia […]
Further extensions to tracking system Following on from our news item in September, the world’s leading supplier of rented fridges, freezers and catering equipment is planning to extend its use of RFID tracking to its US operations. Lowe Rental will roll out the tracking system, developed by CoreRFID, for its depots in Las Vegas, Nevada and Fairburn, near Atlanta, Georgia. The decision comes […]
New digital solution reduces safety certification for entertainments venues to a matter of hours A leading inspection and inventory specialist for high profile entertainment venues and touring production companies is reducing certification admin processes to a matter of hours with a new bespoke system. Just Rigging and Inspections Ltd worked with developers from CoreRFID to […]
Various news media have been picking up on some of the things we are doing. It just goes to show what a wide range of applications RFID is suited to, how compelling the benefits are and what a wide range of organisations it can help. The most recent coverage has been from Legal IT Insider, […]
World’s leading refrigeration rental company extends RFID system to Asia Lowe Rental has saved weeks of staff time and achieved an almost 100% accuracy rate since installing the system from CoreRFID two years ago at its headquarters in Northern Ireland and its operations in England, Scotland and Germany. The new system enables instantaneous reporting and […]
Often a key success factor in RFID projects is choosing tags that can cope with all the different environments that they will be used in. Take IT asset tags, for example. They have to perform well in data centres but they may also have to cope for IT assets in warehouses or outdoors or on […]
Caen ION Has On-Board Computing & Great Connectivity. Many applications for RFID involve reading RFID tags in a range of locations, not just in office or other commercial premises. Sometimes there is a need for a mobile unit, able to operate without connection to a local computer. The Caen ION UHF RFID reader is designed […]
Mobile App Development From CoreRFID CoreRFID has been working with Straightpoint for a while now, helping develop mobile apps to support their load cell products. It is yet another example of how the work we do helps contribute to work place safety in the lifting industry and else where too. To find out more about […]
New UHF RFID readers extend the possibilities of new RFID applications. Kathrein, a German company with a long track record in antenna design, has introduced a range of fixed point UHF RFID readers that offer ways to solve the problems of establishing RFID data collection points across a factory, warehouse or storage site. The RRU4000 is […]
CheckedOK and so much more – Download our new brochure : CoreRFID & the lifting industry. Across the lifting industry, we are known for our CheckedOK inspection and certification system. CheckedOK supports the LEEA standards. It is used by many to promote safety and improve efficiency in thorough examination. It is helping companies to meet […]
With the increasing use of UHF RFID for tracking asset movement, Impinj has introduced the xSpan RFID reader, now available through our RFID shop. The Impinj xSpan Gateway joins the xPortal and the xArray in a family of compatible readers, suited to different fixed-point UHF RFID detection applications. The three products can be used as […]
Following on from their earlier work, BMW Mini are extending their use of RFID. A recent order has been to equip their manufacturing and logistics operations with a network of 26 fixed-point RFID readers, RFID equipped handhelds and UHF RFID tags. CoreRFID continues to support BMW with the supply of RFID equipment, advice on technology […]
Not sure which way you want to go with RFID? Uncertain of the best technology or tag format for the applications you are planning? Sometimes the only answer is to experiment. Tag project packs or sample kits provide users with a selection of tags to make it possible to explore the capabilities of different tags […]
RFID helps the refuse disposal and recycling industry to improve the efficiency of collection services. CoreRFID is pleased to be supplying MGB Plastics with RFID tags to be fitted in their recycling bins. MGB Plastics is the UK’s largest manufacturer of wheeled bins supplying domestic and industrial recycling bins, caddies and kerbside boxes. Checking Bins Have Been […]
Here’s a new type of RFID reader that makes new applications possible : a building block in the Internet of Things We are always interested to discover new RFID products and this long-awaited Nordic ID UHF RFID reader is just that. The AR85 is going to make a whole range of new RFID applications practical and […]
There is a lot of debate about how important the Internet of Things is going to be for businesses, employees and consumers. RFID is one of the key technologies at it’s heart and will make an important contribution to the way that applications interact with things in the word around them. We’ve produced a White […]
We’ve just created a short video, showing the key features of our CheckedOK application. CheckedOK is the leading inspection and asset maintenance solution. Featured in this video is the latest version with its tablet based inspection app. The video highlights the way in which CheckedOK provides a complete inspection and reporting solution. It identifies the […]
Ten years ago, CoreRFID was established as an independent company. We thought you might be interested in how we got here. Download this infographic to find out more about our company history.
Lifting companies are some of the most successful users of our CheckedOK solution. We’ll be showing just how easy it is to put CheckedOK to use at this year’s LEEA Liftex in Telford, November 29th – 30th. As part of our preparation we’ve updated our tag guide to show details of new and popular tags […]
We’re finding that Android tablets are becoming increasingly popular as the mobile device-of-choice in inspection and safety checking applications, especially with our CheckedOK system. Because of this we’ve added two new products to our on-line RFID shop: CoreHand and CoreTab. Both provide a platform for Android based RFID applications working with low frequency, high frequency […]
Our latest case study is now available. Find out how we helped Impress Solutions deliver an improved solution for their clients, tracking medical assets using GPS confirmation of delivery locations. Medical asset tracking is an ideal application for RFID, helping to save costs and improve medical services. Find Out More on Medical Asset Tracking Read […]
General Electric (GE) Power, world leaders in power generation and water technologies for utilities, independent power producers and industrial applications have used CoreRFID to help implement their RFID Tool Tracking System. These tools which were are for onsite work, get placed into a shipping container and shipped globally around the world to various sites. GE, needed a […]
Straightpoint, manufacturers and suppliers of lifting equipment for 40 years have implemented a bespoke load testing inspection system, ‘Proof Test Plus’. Load testing is an important process for users of lifting equipment. They are designed to ensure that items are able to perform to the required standard, in accordance with internal and external regulatory requirements. […]
Ocado, the worlds largest dedicated online grocery retailer, have partnered with CoreRFID to deliver an efficient method for their delivery vans to enter their distribution centre. Ocado wanted a system where they could automate the in-and-out process of vans coming to their distribution centre. The main problem they were having is that drivers were spending […]
Prysmian, world leaders in the industry of high-technology cables and systems for energy and telecommunications continue to find success with RFID technology. Prysmian, who have subsidiaries in 50 countries have found success working with CoreRFID since 2008, who since then have supplied a wide range of RFID products. Prior to 2008, Prysmian had an issue with tracking […]
Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services are continuing to utilise RFID Products, purchased from CoreRFID. As a global leader in TIC services, Bureau Veritas is recognised worldwide for excellence and innovation. They serve more than 400,000 companies, delivering a wide range of solutions that go beyond compliance. Over the last few […]
Kitlogg’s Lost Property Tracking System Kitlogg have partnered with CoreRFID to help implement an RFID Lost Property Tracking System into schools across the UK, which parents can use to track their child’s school garments when they are placed in the lost property box. Kitlogg realised that there is often an issue with items not being recovered […]
Martec, a Northern Irish company whose key services include the testing and certification of all lifting equipment have partnered with CoreRFID to implement a new Lifting Equipment Inspection System, CheckedOK. Operating on an Android based platform their are hoping to have the system fully functional throughout their business by August this year. Working with lifting equipment requires […]
Prolift Handling, Ireland’s leading supplier and service provider of lifting and material handling equipment has migrated their LOLER Inspection System to an Android Tablet based platform. CoreRFID, who initially designed and built a bespoke version of CheckedOK to suit the requirements of Prolift, has facilitated this change. The core business of Prolift is to supply and […]
4RAD, a testing and inspection company that provide innovative solutions for the gas, oil and nuclear industries has chosen to implement CoreRFID’S Asset Inspection System, CheckedOK. 4RAD were looking for a solution which they could deliver to their clients that enabled them to conduct inspections on hazardous offshore equipment. The main aim of this project was not just to […]
CheckedOK is widely used for asset inspection. Our customers tell us it makes a big impact on the costs of asset inspection and creates real benefits in the information available about assets. Here are some interesting facts about CheckedOK: RFID Asset Tracking System… It is difficult to know how many accidents have been […]
Amsafe Bridport, manufacturers of aviation cargo restraints, are using RFID tags supplied by CoreRFID to identify air cargo pallet nets supplied to Airbus and Boeing. The aviation industry requires a high level of identification and traceability as part of their drive to increase safety and security and are increasingly turning to RFID technology for this.
RWE: the latest user for CoreRFID’s Asset Tracking System CoreRFID are now working with RWE Generation on implementing our Asset Tracking Solution, CheckedOK with the main aim to provide better control of assets when they are booked out of stores and on-site. The RWE Generation installation follows the success of CheckedOK with ESB at their Aghada […]
Motor manufacturing depends on having the right parts in the right place, just in time (JIT). CoreRFID has implemented a stillage tracking solution for BMW Mini. The system is based on UHF electronic tags on the stillages.
New features added to our CheckedOK test and inspection RFID solution make it easier to schedule inspections, create reports and share information.
Irish-based lifting and material handling services company, Hoistech has extended their use of CoreRFID’s Construction Asset Tracking, CheckedOK. Having used the system since 2010, Hoistech have now implemented CheckedOK to support service operations and breakdown services, extending the benefits of the system to their business. They have also added the recently released Risk Assessments & Methods […]
Communications technology infrastructure provider ADVA Optical Networking is partnering with CoreRFID to introduce simultaneous multi-item RFID scanning as an aid to tracking components from source to customer. As a supplier of fibre optic communications products to network operators like BT Open Reach, ADVA Optical Networking is at the heart of the superfast broadband revolution. ADVA’s […]
Entrotec are trusted pioneers and leading manufacturers of door entry solutions in UK residential and commercial markets. They are renowned for manufacturing and supplying high quality audio and video vandal resistant door entry, concierge systems and proximity access control systems. There EasITag Access Control System offers a simple solution for key management and can be […]
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry needed to track and monitor high value assets to enable their location and condition to be known at all times. The assets in question are classified as VOK doors which are used to prevent entry to a lift shaft before the car has been installed. […]
The latest company to join the growing community to implement CoreRFID’s Lifting Inspection System is Just Rigging & Inspections. Based in Scotland and founded in 2005 by John Rhymer, they work primarily in the Scottish Markets and have some high profile companies south of the border. They have very quickly established themselves, gaining a reputation […]
We are delighted to announce that from January 2017, CoreRFID products and services will now be compatible with Apple systems. This development is off the back of feedback from ESB networks and general industry demand given to us. We are always striving to make our products and services we supply the most accessible and innovative in the RFID […]
Equipment inspections, safety checks and reporting made easy with CheckedOK CheckedOK is a maintenance inspection system that shows inspections are meeting safety regulations wherever equipment or components need to be checked and recorded. It is widely used to help improve safety management in industries concerned with lifting or other safety critical operations. Radio Frequency Identification […]
We’re heading north to Aberdeen for LEEA Liftex 2016 LiftEx is the annual meeting place for national and international end users, manufacturers and suppliers to the lifting industry. This is the 12th event in the series. With well over 1500 dedicated attendees, it is the UK’s leading lifting exhibition. Users and suppliers of overhead lifting […]
UHF RFID systems offer some benefits over other types of RFID technology. For example, UHF RFID provides a greater read range and the ability to read multiple tags with one reading action. That makes it suited to a wide range of applications, particularly in retail, logistics and manufacturing. Recently we spotted two new products that […]
RFID is a flexible medium. It uses different technologies to suit different applications. There are different types of readers for different types of tags and different standards used in different parts of the world. But if you work as a user, developer, integrator or installer of RFID systems that may present a problem: What sort […]
New safety monitoring RFID tool tags from CoreRFID form part of Reactec’s latest solution for protecting employees against vibration from tool usage.
CoreRFID helps Edesix to log the allocation and ownership of their VideoBadge Body Worn Cameras. The authorised user can utilise a registered RFID card to identify and access their badge, offering verification at each stage of the rollout, and a verified audit-log of ownership. By using CoreRFID in conjunction with a suite of VideoBadges, organisations are able to operate a pool of Edesix Body Worn Cameras, rather than allocating each employee their own personal badge. In doing this, companies save time and money. CoreRFID speeds up the check-out process, and removes the need for passwords and additional hardware on-site.
G&M Netting has been a customer of CoreRFID for more than 6 years and we are delighted that they recently decided to upgrade to the latest version of CheckedOK. The upgrade gives them improved web access to data and a new calendar based job logging function. The MC35 units they had been using have replaced with more powerful M3 Mobile Sky units which have integral RFID readers.
We are delighted to announce that Natalie, who works in CoreRFID’s Finance Department, has completed her gruelling 502km bicycle ride from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Natalie and her friend Helen are hoping to raise £7,000 for their chosen charity, Parkinson’s UK. We are very proud of their achievement and are pleased to be sponsoring them for such a good cause.
Providing the largest electric car charging network in the UK, Chargemaster enables customers to charge on the go. In order to enable logon at their charging stations, drivers are issued with a customised Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. CoreRFID has been proudly working with Chargemaster for more than five years now to provide these customised 13.56MHz HF RFID tags. We are pleased to have received the latest order for more of these printed tags, taking the total number provided to nearly 20,000.
The latest edition of the CoreRFID newsletter is available now – containing information on some of our most recent projects as well as the latest product news.
Colleges and Universities usually have a significant number of IT assets that have to be managed across multiple sites. Keeping track of this equipment can be a difficult task. CoreRFID works with education establishments both in the UK and throughout the world and we are delighted to have received another order for RFID hardware from a University in the Middle East.
CoreRFID helps Electrosonic to capture and enhance visitor interactions at the bespoke exhibitions that they create. CoreRFID supplies Electrosonic with the Elatec TWN3 devices and customised printed high frequency RFID cards. The TWN3 is a user-friendly and powerful device that supports a wide range of RFID chip types. The unit can easily be configured using scripts and other devices in the Elatec range offer an even wider choice of options.
Clearly there are many things which need to be monitored when managing a national fleet of vehicles. Managers are responsible for ensuring that all vehicles are fully serviced and all maintenance checks are carried out on time. The number of miles driven and how many visits have been undertaken needs to be monitored. RFID can help…
CoreRFID helps Hyster to offer an innovative truck control and driver assistance system to set speed limits, lift heights and control general truck behaviour. CoreRFID supplies Hyster with the ID-Innovations ID-40 125kHz RFID reader with built-in antenna, which is mounted to the lift truck. In the floor, Hyster mounts 34 mm EM4200 glass rod tags from HID Global.
CoreRFID has been providing RFID hardware to Doosan Babcock for 3 years now. We are pleased that Doosan Babcock has placed another order for UHF RFID tags to add to the 20,000 tags already ordered. Doosan Babcock fits the tags to various tools, such as grinders, drills and chain blocks. Data from these items is read by handheld RFID readers which are also supplied by CoreRFID.
CoreRFID is helping H Tempest to improve the process of recording photographs taken at graduation ceremonies. Each ceremonial gown has an RFID tag sewn into the hem of each garment. When the photograph is taken the RFID tag is scanned to match that photograph with that garment (therefore that student) to greatly improve the administration of the event.
Lowe Refrigeration Ltd is the latest in a line of organisations turning to CoreRFID to help improve the traceability of their high value assets. Lowe is the world’s largest, and only global, refrigeration rental company. With more than 50,000 items of refrigeration equipment available for rent across the world, keeping track of these high value assets was a challenge.
Park House Healthcare is a market leading supplier of specialist pressure care equipment to the NHS, Acute Community and Nursing Home sectors. The company identified Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as the best option to improve the management and traceability of their specialist equipment. The chosen technology needed to withstand the harsh conditions of regular decontamination. Not familiar with the complicated field of RFID, Park House Healthcare turned to CoreRFID.
Syngenta is a global leading agriculture company and like all manufacturing organisations strives to optimise efficiency on the production line. In order to track products throughout the manufacturing process, Syngenta chose to adopt Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
CoreRFID helps Blitz |GES to track attendees with their EventMetrics solution. EventMetrics is the ultimate in attendee tracking and real-time reporting for live events. Powered by RFID-enabled badges, this unique solution monitors attendee activity at events, and offers the event organiser unsurpassed insight into their behaviours and preferences, all in real time.
We have been approached by yet another organisation that wants to improve the traceability of their high value assets. This time that asset is safety doors. Not only do the doors need to be checked in and out of each job, they must be assessed for any damage which has occurred on site.
We are very proud of Natalie in our Accounts Department who is spending all of her free time either in training or organising fundraising events, preparing for her Charity Bike Ride next year. From 6th to 17th February 2016, Natalie will be cycling with her best friend Helen, from Ho Chi Minh City…
We are delighted that ESB Generation and Wholesale Market Division (G&WM) has chosen the CheckedOK system from CoreRFID to manage inspections and create inspection certificates. The RFID based system is similar to the one already in use by ESB Networks, although it has been modified to meet the specific requirements of the G&WM division. […]
The latest edition of RFID Journal features a customer case study on Industrial Chemicals Ltd (ICL). The article focuses on how the RFID based system from CoreRFID is used to manage reusable containers (IBCs), helping the manufacturer to save money and meet environmental regulations. You can read the full article on the RFID Journal website. […]
We are delighted that Street CraneXpress has extended their current inspection system to their Crane Servicing Division. During December the solution will be rolled out across the UK to a further 30 engineers. The system will be accessed via Windows tablets, which accommodate the large service sheets used by this department. Further information is […]
MX Group is the leading manufacturer of shower trays in the UK, producing many different types in hundreds of different shapes and sizes. The company uses the latest materials, designs, innovation and equipment in order to retain its competitive edge. To further improve efficiency and reduce waste in the manufacturing process, MX group has turned […]
There is now quite a community of users in Ireland. Assess is the latest one that we are profiling in our series of Case Studies. You can learn about how they are using CheckedOK to improve customer service in their inspection business here: Assess Case Study.
CoreRFID is delighted to have been named in the Top 50 Fastest Growing Tech Companies at the Northern Tech Awards ceremony, which took place in Leeds on 26 March. The awards, organized by GP Bullhound, bring together the stars of the tech community and celebrate the fastest growing and most promising companies. The top 50 fastest […]
Terry Allen, CoreRFID’s Chairman shares his views on the development of mobile systems in this opinion piece…. “In the early days of mobile computing it wasn’t uncommon to try to use the same applications in the office and in the field but experiences soon showed that failing to take account of the way that staff […]
CoreRFID is enabling Prolift, Ireland’s largest supplier and service provider of lifting and material handling equipment, to fully automate their safety inspection process. The paper based system currently used by Prolift, will be replaced by CheckedOK, a complete solution for inspection and checking applications. Darragh Hickey, Sales Director at Prolift, said “It is essential that […]
Industrial Chemicals Group (ICL) uses IBCs to move chemicals between its six manufacturing plants and many customer sites. In order to closely monitor these movements and to improve traceability, ICL chose to introduce Radio-frequency identification (RFID). CoreRFID is delighted to have worked with ICL on the selection and supply of the correct RFID technology as […]