Case studies: RFID in practice
Find out more about how RFID technology can help your business by reading real-life examples. CoreRFID has over 20 years’ experience and is one of the leading RFID specialists offering bespoke solutions, software and consultancy. We help our clients select the best in components and to develop practical ways of delivering return on investment.
Our case studies illustrate the issues companies have faced and how we have worked with them to find solutions, by adapting our CheckedOK system, developing customised software or RFID tags, or providing expert advice. Our case studies cover a range of sectors and you can choose by applications. We add new case studies regularly, so come back to see how RFID solutions are meeting new and demanding challenges.
- Asset Management
- Heavy industries
- Lifting, Safety & Inspection
Ulster Carpets is the premier manufacturer and supplier of Axminster and Wilton carpets to some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, casinos and cruise liners. Its clients include London’s Savoy Hotel and luxury cruise liner RMS Queen Mary 2. The company’s 700 strong workforce continues to manufacture carpets in Portadown, Northern Ireland, where it was […]
Syngenta is one of the world’s largest producer of agricultural chemicals. Its manufacturing centre in Grangemouth, Scotland employs over 350 staff across five separate plants, and produces crop protection products for farmers worldwide. Four plants are dedicated to manufacturing ‘active ingredients’, which are then put into bulk containers or ‘bags’. Some then go on to […]
MX Group is the UK’s leading manufacturer of shower trays and its manufacturing plant in Gloucestershire is the most automated of its type in Europe, producing 8,000 trays a week. Trays are manufactured using moulds which are filled with resin and fired in curing ovens. The company has 1,000 moulds in total consisting of over […]
Established over 20 years ago, the Australian lifting house Ranger serves clients throughout the country from its offices in Sydney and Melbourne. The family-owned business has been a pioneer in its field and was the first in Australia to be awarded full membership of the global trade association, LEAA. Given the distances between inspection sites, […]
CraneCare Lifting Services is a leading supplier of hoists and lifting products in the Republic of Ireland, with over 500 clients in sectors ranging from engineering and pharmaceuticals to farming. The company, which also offers maintenance and inspection services, wanted to improve client service, reduce the time taken to provide them with inspection reports and […]
Hire Station Ltd – one of the UK’s leading hire specialists and part of the Vp plc group – offers 20,000 pieces of lifting and material handling equipment from over 200 locations across the UK. It needed a way to ensure all items had been inspected in line with LOLER AND PUWER rules and replace […]
Ocado is the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer and its Ocado Smart Platform is the most evolved system of its kind.
Ocado approached CoreRFID as it wanted to deploy off-the-shelf RFID technology to maximise the reliability of the Ocado Smart Platform.
Controlling forklift trucks in and around distribution centres is an important issue for warehousing and logistics organisations. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, one of the world’s leading suppliers on forklift trucks and materials handling equipment, devised an innovative way to improve the control of trucks using RFID. Working with CoreRFID, it created a system that identifies a […]
This 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.
Equipment Test Specialist Switches to CheckedOK. One of Ireland’s leading testing and inspection specialists for lifting equipment has switched to a new RFID system to improve safety and efficiency. With the use of RFID, the system can reduce reporting times from a couple of days to a matter of minutes. Data from the system can be integrated into clients’ IT systems and customised for their specific needs in ways such as adding new equipment categories.
Lowe Rental are market leaders in hiring refrigerators for caterers and events. An RFID based asset identification system from CoreRFID helped them save staff time with audits and with checking rental assets into and out of their warehouses.
Innovation in Load Monitoring Load cells check that lifting equipment is working to specified load limits. Straightpoint has been a leader in developing these load monitoring systems since 1978. Straightpoint products help ensure lifting systems are not overloaded, reducing the risks of equipment failure and accidents. Load cell devices from Straightpoint can be used in […]
Partnership With Software Provider Although many of CoreRFID’s clients are the eventual end-user of the solution being provided, CoreRFID often works with service providers and software vendors who use CoreRFID systems as part of the solution that they deliver to their clients. Impress Solutions Ltd is a fast growing, IT solutions company that focuses on […]
Leadership in Overhead Crane Services Walter Watson, is Ireland’s leading manufacturer of overhead cranes. Founded in 1967, in Castlewellan, County Down, the company now operates from locations in Eire, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, servicing customers throughout Ireland, across the UK and further afield. The company’s interests span the steel, reinforcement, lifting and agricultural sectors with […]
ICL wanted a solution that improved the process of inspecting their tanks, which store chemicals and raw materials. ICL chose to work with CoreRFID by introducing RFID tagging to easily identify each tank, whilst incorporating CoreRFID’s Tank Inspection System, CheckedOK.
PUWER Inspection & Reporting. WH Scott is a major player in the supply and servicing of lifting equipment and load securing systems in Ireland. WH Scott uses CheckedOK to provide efficient inspection reporting and improve customer service.
CoreRFID is often asked to carry out trials of different RFID technologies to assess how successful these will be in a real world application. Often it is difficult to predict just how effective RFID will be in any given circumstance. The trials carried out by CoreRFID provide useful data and, while the results are, of […]
What do you do when the performance of an RFID logistics application fails to come up to expectations? It may not be the technology that is at fault but if it is there are many variables that need to be explored. Is the right combination of tags and readers being used? Is the software operating correctly with the devices installed? Is the hardware set-up organised in an optimal fashion? This is a case study of a real life consultancy project for one of our clients.
GAME: Technology & Sport RFID helps capture and share performance data On-line gaming has given players the chance to analyse and share their performance data. Pro-sport broadcasting has shown how detailed analysis of competitor data can add to the understanding of what’s going on in a match or tournament. Now sporting technology innovator GAME is […]
Improving Pump Maintenance Inspection Weir Minerals are an industry leader in the manufacturing, supply and maintenance of pumps and valves for the mining and minerals industry. As part of the 140 year old Weir Group, Weir Minerals pride themselves on their engineering excellence and their services that ensure customers suffer the minimum possible disruption as […]
IT Asset Audit With over 18,500 students and 1,700 staff needing support for both administration and learning facilities, Warwickshire College Information Services has a significant number of IT assets that have to be controlled across their multiple sites. Historically, systems used to audit assets were time consuming and, the College felt, not always accurate. The […]
Advanced Production Line Management Vaillant Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology. The company, based in Remscheid, Germany, develops and manufactures products across a product portfolio ranging from efficient heating appliances based on customary fuels to system solutions for using regenerative energy sources. At Vaillant Group’s manufacturing plant […]
PUWER Inspection & Reporting. Street CraneXpress Ltd provides users with a full range of mechanical handling services from installation of bespoke lifting equipment through to servicing and repair. Street CraneXpress started using CheckedOK as the core of their XpressView system in 2013.
Safety Inspection Checking For Overhead Cranes Street CraneXpress Ltd. is one of the UK’s leading providers of installation, maintenance and inspection services for overhead cranes. As the authorised service provider for Street Crane Company, Street CraneXpress has been supporting users for over 40 years. Committed to innovating to improve service operations and concerned to deliver […]
Helping Limit Exposure to Vibration Reactec Ltd is a leader in combating noise and vibration in the workplace, reducing heath risks and saving time lost through industrial injuries and sickness. With clients in the construction, automotive marine engineering industries and energy industries and utilities, Reactec wanted to develop a new solution for monitoring the exposure […]
Inspection Management In Lifting. Prolift Handling Ltd is a newly formed company that has already become Ireland’s leading supplier and service provider of lifting and material handling equipment. Prolift supplies and services all forms of lifting and material handling equipment from its warehouse, sling manufacturing facility and service division in Dublin.
Brand Building With Custom RFID Tags As one of the leading brands in sports and performance wear, Nike is constantly on the lookout for initiatives that will take its brand to its target audience. As part of their Nike+ promotion programme to reach out to individual runners, Nike organise the NikeTown Runners Club, a free, […]
Keeping Track of Cylinders Medical Gas Solutions (MGS) is a supplier of gases like oxygen and nitronox. Together with their cylinders and valves, MGS provides ambulance services, NHS trusts and fire services with equipment essential to preserving life and reducing pain in a wide range of emergency, preoperative and post-operative situations. MGS pride themselves on […]
Pan London initiative uses RFID Cards to help improve teenagers’ sexual health The UK Government, keen to reduce the levels of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy especially among young people, has promoted free access to condoms as an important part of its strategy. London has greater problems than other parts of the UK. To […]
RFID enables maintenance of escalators The escalators of London’s underground railway system carry 3 million passengers from the street to the platforms and back every day. To ensure that the escalators on the London Underground system continue to operate safely and reliably, London Underground operates a carefully managed maintenance routine. But, with over 30,000 individual […]
RFID speeds handling of returned test equipment. Since 1963, Kane International Ltd has designing and manufacturing portable test equipment. Kane has built up broad experience in the exacting business of creating equipment that can test a wide range of devices to ensure that they are safe to use and operating within their design tolerances. Keeping […]
Customised RFID Tags Provide an Innovative Way to Engage Visitors. Our culture is, in part, defined by the images and sounds we share. To understand that culture better we need to understand those images and sounds and the impact that they have on us. Already there have been great cultural losses. For example less than […]
Tracking Transport Containers for Chemicals Shipping of hazardous chemicals has to be managed closely to ensure that both chemicals and their containers can be effectively tracked to minimise any loss of the assets and monitor all legal container compliance requirements. The Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s) and pump over pressure bins used by Industrial Chemicals to […]
Hoistech, have been using CheckedOK for 5 years. This case study looks at their experiences. For a specialist lifting equipment service, manufacturing and testing company, how has CheckedOK helped?
The construction industry continues to be concerned about improving safety but there is a need to make sure safety checks are carried out in the most efficient manner. Operators of hazardous equipment need to be confident that it has been checked and that all regulatory reports have been produced.
CoreRFID Solution Helps Meet FASET Standards. Specialised problems demand specialised solutions. Promoting safer working in one of the UK’s most dangerous trades, construction, is the specialism of G&M Safety Netting. In 2007/8 over half of the fatalities caused by falls from a height at work occurred in the construction industry and falling was responsible for […]
CheckedOK Helps Safety Inspection & Asset Management.
ESB Networks Ltd. handles the construction, operation and maintenance of the electricity network in Ireland. It manages the network, providing services to all electricity customers in the Republic of Ireland, irrespective of their electricity supply company as part of the 7200 employee ESB Group.
RFID Traces Valuable Tools & Monitors Safety Training The construction industry depends heavily on getting the right tools to the right staff at the right time if projects are going to be completed on time and on budget. Costain has worked on some of the biggest including the Thames Barrier, Hong Kong Airport, and the […]
Aviation Tool Tracking BAE Systems, the global defence and aerospace company operates in some of the most demanding fields of engineering. BAE System’s Warton and Samlesbury sites in Lancashire manufacture significant sections of the Typhoon Eurofighter, and the F35 Joint Strike Fighter. Keeping track of the vast array of application specific tooling across many hangars […]
CheckedOK Improves Data Collection & Customer Service. Assess Ireland, was formed in 1999 to provide inspection services to companies across Ireland. Assess offers automotive and engineering inspection services helping insurance companies to handle motor claims and helping users of workplace plant and machinery.
Tagging Heavy Lift Capability Ainscough Crane Hire is the largest lifting services company in the UK, running a fleet of over 500 cranes with lifting capacities ranging from 10 tonnes to 1,250 tonnes. While it’s not easy to lose track of something the size of Ainscough’s giant cranes, the company needed a system to control […]
Tracking Photographs With RFID Laundry Tags CoreRFID help H Tempest to improve the process of recording photographs taken at graduation ceremonies. Each ceremonial gown has an RFID laundry tag sewn into the hem of each garment. When the photograph is taken the RFID laundry tag is scanned to match that photograph with that garment (therefore […]