Following the mass availability of RFID and associated bulk reading systems, Laundries are now able to integrate various methods of automation previously carried out by manual labour. This automation provides a much higher level of accuracy, dependability and speed when compared to manual processes.
Manual Counting of Laundry Items
The first area of automation occurs at the entry point to the Laundry, where garments are counted on arrival into the laundry process. Laundry items include:
- Duvet Covers
All these are very time consuming, requires in depth knowledge of every item processed and is typically only 85-90% accurate.
By adding RFID Antenna and readers at entry, Laundries are able to digitally “count” 50 items per second, to an accuracy rate of 99%+ as all the items are fitted with chips which relate its specification to a central database.
How RFID Antennas Track items
Following on from this entry scans, strategically located RFID Antennas can digitally track items as they are processed throughout the facility and arriving at the packing/sorting area.
Packing and Sorting Laundry
Packing and sorting is sped up with greatly improved accuracy provided by Laundry Management Software (LMS) which creates a “pick” list of items required for delivery and directs the staff on how much and what to pack into hampers and cages. A final exit scan using RFID confirms the items are ready for despatch to the Client.
For further information about how TEX-ID can help you, please call us now on 020 8749 6610