RFID: Efficiency Key in Linen Industrial Washing

Garment Manufacturer Uses RFID for Dry Cleaning Management on Production Line

RFID: Efficiency Key in Linen Industrial Washing Hotels, hospitals, government units, garment factories and professional laundry companies have to deal with tens of thousands of work clothes and linen fabrics every year in terms of handing over, washing, ironing, finishing, storage and other processes. How to effectively track and manage the washing process, the number of washing times, the inventory status and the effective classification of each piece of linen is a huge challenge. To solve the above problems, UHF RFID provides an ideal solution. Facebook LinkedIn WhatsApp By embedding UHF laundry tags into the fabrics and binding the tag information with the information of the marked fabrics, and obtaining the tag information through the reader device, real-time tracking and management of the fabrics can be realized, forming the mainstream fabric rental management system in the market.     The pain points: a wide variety and a huge number of linen grass management is difficult, high management costs The processing of linen grass is complicated, and it needs smarter and faster management to effectively track each link. Managers need to visualize the management program to unify the management of all the linen, improve the utilization rate of the linen, reduce operating costs.     Solution: The fabric laundry management system consists of UHF RFID laundry tags, RFID handhelds, channelizers, UHF RFID workstations and a fabric tag laundry management system.   The working steps of using UHF RFID linen management are: Sewing and registration: UHF RFID washing tags will be sewn to the fabric quilts, uniforms and other items, through the card issuer to write information into the RFID tag Handover: In the process of sending to the washing store for cleaning, the service staff will collect and pack the linens, and then pass through the tunnel machine, the RFID reader will automatically obtain the EPC number of each item, and transmit these numbers to the back-end system through the network, and then store the data, marking the items have left the hotel, and hand over to the staff of the washing plant.When the cleaned fabrics of the washing store are sent back to the hotel, scanning the channel through the RFID reader, the reader will get the EPC of all the fabrics and return to the back-end of the system to compare with the EPC data of the fabrics that are sent to the washing store, in order to complete the handover from the washing store to the hotel part of the work Internal management: Inside the hotel, the staff can use RFID handheld to complete the inventory of fabrics quickly, accurately and efficiently. At the same time, it can provide fast search function, track the status and location information of fabrics, and assist the staff to complete the work of taking fabrics. Through the statistical analysis of the background data, it can accurately get the washing situation and life span analysis of each single item of linen, which helps the management to grasp the quality of the linen and other key indicators. When the linen reaches the maximum number of washing times, the system can receive an alarm and remind the staff to replace it in time, in order to improve the service level of the hotel and enhance the customer experience.     RFID System User Benefits Using UHF RFID management system for automatic tracking and sorting can significantly reduce the manual labor of linen sorting and improve efficiency. Using accurate records of cleaning quantities, you can realize the management of the life cycle of the fabrics, and remind the manager to update the expired fabrics in time. Provide fast and easy visualization of inventory management. Visualized inventory inquiry can reduce the loss of fabrics and help to quickly retrieve the lost fabrics, thus reducing the hotel’s losses. How to realize the whole process of RFID digital management of fabrics in hotels? There are a lot of problems in traditional fabric management, such as fabric is easy to lose, difficult to track, and difficult to control the number of cleaning. Therefore, the realization of the entire process of hotel fabric RFID digital management has become an important task.   Tag installation: the hotel needs to determine in which fabrics to install RFID washing tags. Generally speaking, hotels will choose to install tags on fabrics that are frequently used or need special tracking, such as bed sheets, towels and bathrobes. Then, the staff will install RFID wash tags on the fabrics to ensure that the tags are securely installed and do not interfere with the use and cleaning of the fabrics.   Data entry: Each fabric with an RFID laundry tag is entered into the system and associated with its unique identification code (RFID number). In this way, when the cloths enter the washing process, the system is able to accurately identify and track the status and location of each piece of cloth. During this process, the hotel will create a database to record information about each piece of fabric, including type, size, color, location, and so on.   Cleaning process: After the cloths are used, the staff will collect them and send them to the cleaning process. Before entering the cleaning equipment, RFID washing tags will be recognized and recorded in the system so that the location and status of the cloths can be tracked at any time. The cleaning equipment will execute the appropriate cleaning procedures according to the type and status of the cloths, and re-record the information of the RFID washing tags after the cleaning is completed.   Tracking and Management: Throughout the cleaning process, hotel managers can track the location and status of fabrics in real time through RFID readers. They can view the information of the fabrics that are being cleaned, have been cleaned and completed, and need to be repaired or replaced. In this way, managers can make corresponding scheduling and decision-making according to the actual condition of the fabric to ensure the supply and quality of the fabric.