Hilti Utilizes RFID Technology to Assist Construction Professionals in Assets Management

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Hilti, a cutting-edge technology and solutions provider company has launched ON!Track solution for asset management to guide construction professionals to generate better revenue from resources and assets. ON!Track is a web based application that uses RFID technology and RFID tags and labels of Confidex to monitor equipment, machines, and tools at different construction sites. By implementing this solution, customers of Hilti can track their assets in real time and precisely optimize the use of resources by assigning them with proper equipment at the correct place and time.

Construction companies were facing the challenge of effective resource tracking and management between different construction sites and valuable time was wasted in finding tools, lost assets and waiting for asset substitution. By using ON!Track asset management solution, the construction companies can identify their assets though RFID labels or tags.  The RFID reader is a device used for gathering information from the RFID tags will be utilized for fast and accurate identification of equipments. . The live status of the assets will be updated in the cloud-based data storage that provides a platform through which required data will be easily available anytime over the phone or internet.

Many popular tools of Hilti like fasteners, power saws, hammer drills, laser levels, heavy angle drills and cordless electric drills utilize the tags and labels of the Confidex. Moreover, the services of ON!Track management system is not only limited to products of Hilti but it can be also be used for other construction tools or machineries that require tracking on the site. Hilti requires strong tags and labels because of the rough handling of construction assets in the challenging conditions. The resulting RFID tags formed with the help of Confidex are basically resilient and perfect for construction site usage.

”Confidex helped us define the final specifications for the tag solution”, stated Dr. Johannes Paefgen, Group Leader Asset Management, Hilti. “We defined the targets, but it was really more of a co-creation process where we could rely on Confidex for matching design to our criteria”.