Quek Yong Yong
Daifuku Singapore launches the RFID Smart Tool Box - RFID tracking of the smallest tools
Foreign Object Damage (FOD) is the presence of alien or foreign objects inside the engines, that causes internal engine malfunction when the engine starts running. FOD is life-threatening. Just imagine what will happen to all the passengers in an airplane, when the airplane's engine malfunction in the mid-air.
FOD can be caused by engineers carelessness, resulting in misplacement of tools inside engines. To prevent FOD, MRO and aerospace companies have implemented comprehensive and costly measures, and one such measure is tools accountability, which is costly in terms of engineers' time, and also in the huge amount of paperwork and administration involved.
In an attempt to reduce costs as such, but at the same time still achieve the aim to prevent tools from missing, and ensure tools accountability, Daifuku Singapore and e-Tag RFID has jointly developed the RFID Smart Tool Box.
The RFID Smart Tool Box is capable of tracking all kinds of tools, irregardless of whether they are metal, non-metal, big or small. It is capable of tracking the smallest tools that is being used in the aerospace and MRO industry now, even down to the smallest allen-key, and socket available in the market.
The RFID Smart Tool Box makes use of RFID technology to keep track of all tools without hindrance to the usage of the tools. It is equipped with a user-friendly touch-screen display to handle check-in, check-out and user accountability of all tools. Value-added modules like tower-lights, alarms, rechargeable batteries (for tool box mobility), can also be added easily to the RFID Smart Tool Box.
Already invested in many conventional tool boxes, and is too expensive to replace all of them? Not to worry, as Daifuku Singapore also provides the service to customize your existing tool boxes, empowering them with RFID, to make them function exactly like the RFID Smart Tool Box.