WISER RRLT helps to reduce workloads, prevent loss, and simplify asset management. It does so by tracking tool locations in real time and logging when they are checked out or returned.
In aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, tools mislaid or left on an aircraft could be catastrophic. MRO specialists must keep their tool inventory extremely current to prevent this. In this use case, inexpensive tools are equipped with passive RFID tags. This allows tool check-in and check-out around specific scanning portals, like at the site where these tools are stored. To know where tools are in real-time, however, would require constant RFID scanning throughout the day, which is not practical. WISER Tracker Tags--which locate and track assets actively, autonomously, and in real time--quickly mitigate this problem.
Workers using these tools are given a WISER Tracker Tag. Tags might come as employee badges or WISER-equipped helmets. When an employee and an RFID-tagged tool leave the storage portal together, their tags are autonomously associated with one another, pairing the passive RFID location with WISER’s actively-tracked tag. This lets the tool be located and tracked actively throughout the duration of its use. It also shows who checked it out and when, and it does so without any manual data logging.
Once a worker is done using the tool, he or she simply returns it to its original place. Once again, an RFID scanning portal logs that the tool is where it belongs, now disassociating it from the active WISER tag. This leaves a detailed, granular history of where a tool was, how long it stayed in any one place, and who used it last. No manual scanning or inventory-taking is necessary during this process.
WISER’s Locator system saves countless hours. Employees no longer need to waste time clocking in or out, searching for lost items, or waiting in line to manually check out or return tools. Even in-transit across multi-hangar facilities, real-time tool locations will always be known.