Concrete RFID


State-of-the-Art Product Identification System for Concrete Structures.

RFID

Radio Frequency Identification is a data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. Passive tags have no power source but use the electromagnetic waves from the reader to energize the chip and transmit back data.

Like bar codes, RFID tags identify items. However, unlike bar codes, which must be in close proximity and line of sight to the scanner for reading, RFID tags do not require line of sight and can be embedded within an item.

RFID tags hold more data than bar codes, but a major differentiator is the unique serial number in the RFID’s Electronic Product Code (EPC) because it allows tracking of individual items. While a UPC bar code might identify a category of product like a 12” manhole connector, an EPC RFID tag can identify a specific, individual connector.

Concrete RFID Inventory Control and Tracking System Tags

Concrete RFID tags are designed to meet the needs of the concrete manufacturing industry for both prestress and precast. Current systems are labor intensive, time consuming and susceptible to human error. This causes lost, duplication, miscounted inventory and poor overall quality control. With the introduction of concrete RFID Cast-A-Code® tags and TrackCon® software suite, concrete manufacturers now can gain inventory management and quality control of the products they produce.

International Coding Technologies (ICT) has combines RFID, GPS, unique ruggedized tagging technology, and modular software to track concrete for the construction industry. ITC is the first company of its kind to use state-of-the-art electronic tracking technologies for manufactured concrete.

The Cast-A-Code® concrete RFID tags were designed for the rugged application in concrete. Each concrete RFID tag is sealed in a watertight, dust proof castable inlay that affixes securely in concrete forms, in structures, and in pipe bell ends. See How to Use Cast-A-Codes® for more information.

 

Cast-A-Code® Concrete RFID Tags
Cast-A-Code® tags for concrete

 

TrackCon® is a PC based system that uses the data from the Cast-A-Code® tag to provide management with complete product identification and tracking through the entire process from fabrication to the yard and eventually to the customer and job site. Also see How To Use TrackCon® for details on what TrackCon can do for you...

 

TrackCon® System
GPS-enabled Motorola Handheld Scanners with Motorola Wireless

 

By serializing each structure with a concrete RFID tag, will provide real-time data on the location of individual structures allows concrete manufacturers to optimize critical production and distribution processes using RFID data to identify and solve quality issues; ensure the right materials are shipped to the right customers; automatically record the GPS coordinates of delivered materials and prepare accurate invoices.

Of equal importance, TrackCon® enables concrete manufacturers to deliver superior service by providing customers with critical information to manage inventory used for large-scale building projects, as well as identify and trace concrete structures across their lifespan to maintain their structural integrity and safety.

About International Coding Technologies, Inc

International Coding Technologies, Inc. (ICT) was established to design, develop and implement tracking solutions for the concrete industry world wide. Headquartered in the United States, this privately held Massachusetts Company has built systems based on its own Intellectual property; TrackCon® and Cast-A-Code®. These systems are used in the identification of concrete structures and to automatically track their movement from cradle to grave. This allows the business owner to electronically track information throughout the structures lifecycle, a significant issue with powerful return on investment for the business owner.

 

 

Concrete RFID Inventory Control and Tracking System Tags

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