RFID for mining

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Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa has introduced a radio-frequency identification (RFID) audit and inspection solution that is ideal for mining applications. These include inspecting plant equipment, mining machines, pumps, valves and pipes, in fact, most items of equipment that may require regular inspection and, in some cases, regulatory requirements.
The microchips used in the tags can be embedded into different types of attachments, including cable ties, bands, buckles, and bolts. The flexibility of these attachments enables them to be welded, glued, or tied onto the required application.
“We are currently integrating the RFID solution with our equipment through the assistance of our technical partner Thembekile Asset Management Solutions, which has many years’ experience in digitising workflow processes. This ensures that customers have access to real-time information, and also cuts down on unnecessary paperwork,” Aury Africa Director Sydney Parkhouse explains.
These RFID mobile devices are fit-for-purpose, with apps available for iOS or Android operating systems. One of the key features of the system is that the tag and the scanner do not have to be in direct line of sight for the transfer of communication to occur.
Through the use of the specialised mobile scanning device, users can identify and perform inspections on equipment and conduct in-field certifications. The mobile device has additional features that enable users to capture GPS coordinates of assets, and keep track of where they have been previously deployed.
The RFID cloud software enables companies to develop an asset register of its equipment, capture standard specifications for asset categories, view the dates and times of inspections, and even monitor who undertook these.
Aury Africa, Sydney Parkhouse
Tel: (011) 026-6642
Email: syd@auryafrica.co.za
www.auryafrica.co.za