Rugged Tablets with UHF RFID Improves Efficiency for Manufacturing & Logistics Industries

Rugged tablets improve processes and employee workflows for manufacturing, logistics and warehousing industries. Manual documentation procedures are becoming a thing of the past as new and emerging technology improves efficiencies both in the field and in the office. Inventory is managed more easily; warehouse packages are taken in and documented with reduced human error and data is made more readily available to team members so business decisions can be executed quickly.

DT Research presents solutions that bring convenience to the logistics and manufacturing industries. Purpose-built tablets are built durable and rugged to withstand rough working environments.  They are also manufactured and designed with the needs of the business in mind. Rugged tablets that are equipped with UHF RFID readers provide flexibility to manufacturers in their business processes, with more visibility into what is operating efficiently and what isnt.

UHF RFID readers feed information gathered through a RFID antenna to tablets. Its key functions are capturing data while decoding and transmitting the data to the corresponding software for interpretation. UHF RFID readers that are integrated into portable rugged tablets have the ability to provide longer reading ranges, to scan hundreds of tags from 1,000 feet away, to read and process information from multiple RFID tags at once thus not requiring a team member to manually scan tags one-by-one.

3 Benefits of Built-In UHF RFID Readers for Rugged Tablets

Accuracy and Time Saving

The UHF RFID reader can read multiple RFID tags at once, enabling an entire pallet-load of products to be checked simultaneously. Tags can be given unique identification codes so that individual products are seamlessly tracked in real-time. Certain types of tags can also be overwritten, enabling information about items to be updated, such as, when they are moved from one part of a factory to another, thus improving operations because inventory is added much faster.

Inventory Management Optimization

The need to individually scan each barcode during the inventory count is an outdated system in manufacturing. With the use of UHF RFID technology incoming/outgoing order verification is sped up, tracking of orders from departure to the destination point is documented in real-time, advance shipping notice automation can be made available to teams, and the tracking of delivery vehicles is much simpler using RFID. It can also prevent over-stocking or under-stocking a product or component. The system can be set to compare a list to an existing inventory list to see if something is missing or that specific product doesnt belong in that room.

Keep Track of Maintenance Schedules & Alerts

Companies are also improving their bottom-line by keeping sensitive equipment well-maintained and calibrated using RFID asset management software through automated alerts and reminders of maintenance or calibration schedules. This process helps prevent unexpected replacement costs, keep assets from breaking down, and allows misplaced items to be found quickly.

Using DT Research rugged tablets with UHF RFID readers, companies are able to reduce the number of hours dedicated to inventory management and the potential for human error by implementing one or more of the broad ranges of RFID applications. This makes the manufacturing and logistics process smarter while yielding increased profitable returns.