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RFID: fight efficiently against FOD

In harsh environment industries, it is necessary to have a high security that means, the security of people, tools and equipement to prevent any risks of incidents and loss of productivity and quality. Indeed, sometimes tools needed for production or maintenance operations are not available, broken or poorly calibrated, etc. Every year, misplaced or lost tools (FOD) in aircrafts during maintenance or assembly represent 30% of civil incidents and a major critical safety breach.

FOD: an important risk for all the Aeronautical industry

Aeronautic

The FOD or “Foreign Object Damage” is the risk of the presence of a foreign body in the Aeronautics and Aerospace sectors. The FOD includes all equipment, tools, materials and other items that may interfere with the proper operation of airplanes or mechanical control. The damage can be minor or major and often costly. Indeed, the repair costs can easily exceed 20% of the original price of the damaged portion.

The “National Aerospace FOD prevention” estimates the cost of FOD for all the Aeronautical and Aerospatial industry at 4 billion dollars a year. An important cost that can be greatly reduced through the use of RFID technology.

Therefore Nexess has implemented Smart RFID Cabinets for managing and tracking tools on production and maintenance lines.

  • NexCap® XS: Smart RFID Cabinet first Smart RFID Cabinet to perform an automatic inventory of your tool inventory. Based on a high performance UHF RFID technology, the Smart Cabinet  NexCap® XS ensures fair and real-time inventory of your tools. It has a storage capacity of 150 tools with RFID, a 5.7 inch touch screen, flexible accommodation and bottom tools.

NexCap XS : Smart RFID cabinet

  •  NexCap® XL: Smart RFID Cabinet is the second generation of Smart RFID Cabinet of the  NexCap® product range allowing an automatic inventory of your tools. Each movement is stamped to fight effectively against the FOD. It has a storage capacity of 400 tools with RFID, 4 x 220V power outlets inside for tools that require charge, interior LED lighting, a 15-inch touch screen and glass surface.

NexCap XL : Smart RFID Cabinet

  • NexCap® X-Draw: Smart RFID Cabinet is a Smart Cabinet with drawers pushing RFID management tools into a new era by providing an accurate and efficient traceability on all tool movements. It has a storage capacity of 200 tools with RFID, drawers weigh capacity of 30kg, modular drawers layout and a 5.7 industrial touch screen.

NexCap X-Draw Smart RFID Cabinet

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Management of Extinguishers and SCBA equipment with RFID: Case Study EDF Tricastin

In 2009, EDF Tricastin launches a project for the setting up of fire equipment management solution by RFID to facilitate the inventory, improve and optimize the traceability of regulatory inspections.

Management of Extinguishers and SCBA equipment

Automate the Management and Control of Fire Equipment with RFID

The main objective of EDF Tricastin is to improve the traceability and guarantee the maintenance of fire equipment.

Indeed, a poor management of fire equipment (equipment missing, defective or expiration dates exceeded) may have important consequences in case of incident. Therefore, fire equipment should always be available, in a perfect operating condition at all times.

However, the daily management of fire equipment is made manually through spreadsheet files to determine the level of the different stocks, the location of equipment, monitoring of regulatory controls, etc. This manual update, usually source of errors and time consuming, do not allow to guarantee the reliability and  the accuracy of the information contained in this spreadsheet.

Seeking for a management and traceability solution using RFID technology, EDF Tricastin wants to guarantee and ensure the condition of fire equipment at any time : real-time inventory, automatic tracking of regulatory controls, geolocation of equipment, etc. This solution aims to ensure the availability and the proper functioning of equipment in case of incident.

EDF Tricastin chose NexCap® Mobile Assets Tracking solution by Nexess, to carry out the monitoring of its fire equipment (extinguishers, SCBA) with RFID. Nexess has an extensive experience of the traceability of sensitive material with RFID in many industries : Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, etc.

Management of Extinguishers and SCBA equipment

Fire managers can also perform regulatory controls of maintenance (annual control, qualification) and random controls (visual inspection).

Equipped with RFID mobile reader, they can for example, control the status of each extinguisher, its location and compliance.
Information entered on the RFID PDA allow to update automatically and instantly the material properties of each extinguisher. Moreover, in case of non-compliance (extinguisher damaged, pin missing, etc.), technicians have the opportunity to take picture of damaged equipment and save it.

All data of movements traceability, controls, inventories and loggings are then remotely available with the NexCap® Web application.

Download the case study : Management of Extinguishers and SCBA equipment by RFID

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Management of Spare Parts with RFID : Case Study EDF CETAC

In 2013, EDF CETAC launches a project for the setting up of a spare parts management solution by RFID to facilitate the inventory, improve the geolocation and optimize their stocks.

EDF CETAC

Improve Installations Availability thanks to RFID Technology

The main objective of this project is to ensure and improve the availability rate of CETAC power station. To answer these needs, Nexess has deployed on CETAC sites the RFID application NexCap® Mobile Assets Tracking for the management of Spare Parts.

Seeking for a traceability solution using RFID technology, CETAC wants to guarantee and ensure the exact location of each spare part, at any time, to not impact the availability rate of the power station in case of unplanned maintenance.

CETAC chose NexCap® Mobile Assets Tracking solution by Nexess, to carry out the monitoring of its spare parts with RFID. Nexess has an extensive experience of the traceability of sensitive material with RFID in many industries : Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, etc.

Getting to business functions on the mobile readers, NexCap® Software Platform allows storekeepers to easily trace every spare parts movements through a friendly interface : receiving (going in stock), sending (to a company or a distant CETAC’s warehouse), borrowings, returns, etc.

Thanks to the RFID reader embedded in the PDA, storekeepers can quickly identify remotely and without vis-à-vis, all data related to a spare part stored in a shelf, for example : manufacturer, part number, date of manufacture, date of revision, last movement, etc. They can also perform specific research of spare parts or tools and locate them in an instant : storage location, quantity available, etc.

All traceability data, real-time inventories and movements loggings are remotely available through NexCap® Web application.

This application allows the administration of materials to trace users and “business” profiles (operator, storekeeper, administrator, etc.). The architecture of NexCap® allows the connection to SAP software, already deployed at EDF CETAC to manage supply flows (purchases, receipt) and accounting flows.

This connection allows to integrate existing material databases from SAP® toward NexCap® and adds a real-time traceability part to the platform thanks to the RFID technology. The accounting inventory and the real inventory from the field are now on the same level.

An innovative solution rewarded by an RFID Awards 2013

During the RFID Congress 2013, NexCap® Mobile Assets Tracking solution has been rewarded by an “RFID Awards” for the best deployment of an RFID / NFC solution in the Industry thanks to the application of spare parts tracking. (See Article)

This solution is also the subject of an article in RFID Journal via this link : Management of spare parts by RFID, RFID Journal Article.

Omni-ID speaks about us : Omni-ID and Nexess provide RFID solution to French turbine company CETAC – Press release of 19/09/2013

Download the case study : Case Study EDF CETAC

 

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Return to the RFID Congress 2014

Back on our stay at Marseille RFID congress 2014

Nexess’ team wanted to thank you all visitors present at our stand at the fifth edition of the RFID Congress 2014 of Marseille (www.rfid-congress.com).

RFID congress 2014

You discorvered our range of products NexCap® : Smart RFID Cabinet XL, Smart RFID drawers Cabinet X-Draw and NexCap® mobile RFID solutions, specially designed to nuclear and aerospace industries.

Thank you to EDF CETAC’s team (Combustion Turbines Operating Center) to accompany us throughout the exhibition and to introduce the NexCap® Mobile Assets Tracking solution dedicated to the management and tracking of spare parts setting up in their premises.

RFID congress 2014

See you soon for the next edition of the RFID congress.

Nexess’ team

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Nexess at the Cannes AirShow 2014

Nexess participates to the Cannes Airshow 2014

Nexess will be present for the first time at the eighth edition at the Cannes Airshow 2014 exhibition the 12nd June at the international airport of Cannes-Mandelieu and will present its RFID solutions dedicated to aerospace industry.

Cannes Airshow has become the unmissable event of general aviation and is dedicated to individuals and professionals, owners and pilots of aircraft. Each year the Cannes Airshow Exhibition attracted more than 8,000 visitors.

Program : conferences, second-hand market and aeronautical training.

Cannes Airshow

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New RFID Applications: management of lifting and SCBA equipments

Nexess reveals this month, 2 new RFID applications : lifting equipment and SCBA equipment. This 2 new RFID applications are dedicated to the Energy industry and complete the RFID apps store NexCap®, allowing the RFID management of many items: tools, spare parts, fire equipment, safety equipment, etc.

These two new items can be connected to the NexCap® Software Platform thanks to the RFID technology and can be monitored/managed via two new business software applications.

RFID Lifting Equipment Management Solution

Slings allow the link between hoist and load, made of different types (natural or synthetic fibers, cables, chains). Slings are usually used with extreme loads and are subjected to standards and regulations (EN 1492-1-2) controls.

RFID application: lifting equipment

To manage and control more easily the slings, Nexess has developed an automatic RFID solution : Nexcap® Mobile Assets Tracking, a complete mobile solution for the management of slings and lifting equipment by RFID. This solution is composed of specific RFID tags to integrate with slings, mobile devices (PDA) and the Nexcap® software platform.

  • Control and monitoring of periodic control of slings
  • Traceability of slings and control carried
  • Automatic and accurate inventory of slings
  • Logging and archiving of slings movements
  • Compliance with standard EN 1492-1-2

For more informationNexCap® MAT: RFID Lifting Equipment Management Solution

RFID SCBA Equipment Management Solution

SCBA Equipment (Breathing Apparatus) : oxygen bottles, masks, harnesses and demand valves, allow to provide respiratory protection while maintaining a breathable atmosphere isolated in harsh environments.

RFID application: SCBA equipment

SCBA Equipment is also subjected to standards and safety regulations, forcing their monitoring and periodic inspection.

That’s why Nexess developed an automatic RFID solution : Nexcap® Mobile Assets Tracking, a complete mobile solution for the management of self-contained breathing apparatus (oxygen bottles, masks, harnesses, SAD) by RFID , to facilitate their management and monitoring . This solution is composed of specific RFID tags affixed to equipment, mobile devices (PDA) and the Nexcap® software platform.

  • Control and monitoring of SCBA periodic control
  • Traceability of SCBA and control carried
  • Automatic and accurate inventory of SCBA
  • Inventory management of SCBA
  • Logging and archiving SCBA movements
  • Compliance with safety standards

For more information : NexCap® MAT: RFID SCBA Equipment Management Solution

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Nexes present at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2014

Nexess, presents to the Ila Berlin Air Show

Nexess was present at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2014 from the 20th to the 25th of May to submit its RFID solutions for Aerospace Industry.

The ILA Berlin Air Show, the appointment of the High Technology and Aerospace Industries held at Berlin Airport ExpoCenter and welcome all professionals in the Aerospace Industry: Suppliers, Service Providers, etc. as well as visitors from all around the world to assist the event.

Program: conferences, exhibitions, flight demonstrations, etc.

Ila Berlin Air Show

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RFID Award 2013 : NEXESS receives the prize for the best RFID deployment for Industry

During the gala dinner of the International RFID Congress 2013 of Marseille, Nexess won the RFID Award 2013 of the best RFID deployment for Industry with the NexCap Mobile Assets Solution applied to monitoring Spare Parts for EDF CETAC (Center Operations Combustion Turbines).

RFID Award 2013

RFID Awards 2013 : the Press talk about

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Nexess exhibits at the International RFID Congress 2013 of Marseille

Nexess exhibits at the International RFID Congress 2013 of Marseille the 8th and 9th of October.

NEXESS will present at the RFID Congress 2013 a part of its products range Nexcap® : the XS Smart RFID Cabinet and the XL Smart RFID Cabinet allowing management and traceability (inventory, loggings, maintenance monitoring, remote monitoring, etc.) of tools dedicated to aerospace Industry.

International RFID Congress 2013

Nexess thank you for your visit in our stand during the 4th edition of the International RFID Congress 2013 organized by the CNRFID, where you discovered NexCap RFID Tool Tracking Solution, our solution of management of tools by RFID dedicated to Aeronautic, Energy and Nuclear Industries.

It’s during the International RFID Congress that Nexess won the RFID Award for the best RFID deployment management of spare parts in the CETAC (EDF).