Hotels, hospitals, government agencies and professional washing companies are facing the process of handling thousands of pieces of work clothes and linen handover, washing, ironing, finishing, storage and other processes every year. How to effectively track and manage each piece of cloth The washing process of the grass, the number of washings, the inventory status and the effective classification of the linen are a great challenge.
6. Handheld devices
Washing management system use process
1. Data entry (linen registration) desktop reader, by implanting RFID high-temperature washing series labels on the linen, giving the linen a unique code in the world, making the linen a smart linen, which will be used throughout life. It can be monitored and traced within the cycle and in each circulation link.
2. Linen cleaning
The linen is sorted manually and put into the conveyor belt. The linen will be transferred to the sling along with the conveyor belt, and the sling will drop the dirty linen into the washing main cage for cleaning. The clean linen after drying will be put into the white sling, folded by the machine and transported to the finishing area manually.
3. Linen counting channel When each linen passes through each specific link, it is equipped with read-write equipment to automatically read and write information, and upload the data to the cloud server.
Features of channel card reader:
① High-performance RFID reading system scans fabrics in batches;
② The modular structure can be easily incorporated into the existing laundry foundation;
③ The car with the highest scanning accuracy contains hundreds of items;
④ Completely shielded, there is no risk of stray reading;
⑤ The solid structure is subject to normal wear and tear in industrial laundry equipment;
⑥ Pass operation of the automatic door;
⑦ Trigger the door to open by pressing the button.
Textile dirt sewn with RFID tags is directly packed. The number is automatically collected by the handheld, and the ID of each piece of dirt read is recorded. Since the data is not counted manually, it improves work efficiency on the one hand, but also brings convenience to the demand side and provides high-quality services. Handheld features:
① Combined with mobile phone APP application, it can be configured according to requirements for handheld operation;
② The handheld device is equipped with a rechargeable battery, which can be connected to the communication data line for self-charging;
③ According to the user's smart phone, portable device, computer, etc., USB or Bluetooth can be used for wireless/wireless transmission.
Advantages of RFID washing management system
1. Reduce manpower sorting
With the RFID linen management system, RFID tags are sewn into each piece of linen. When the RFID tags pass through the assembly line, the RFID reading device will send a query signal and read the tags. After all tags have been read, the system will confirm what type of linen is being read, and send the linen to a suitable place or machine. The processing result of the system will be displayed on the screen, so that you can immediately send your linen to the next place. At the moment, the use of RFID can eliminate human linen sorting and greatly reduce the labor expenditure on linen sorting. Instead of relying on human eyes to distinguish bar codes or distributing grass, now only 1-2 people need to be assigned to send the linen to the next process in an orderly manner.
2. Provide accurate cleaning quantity records and big data analysis
The number of cleaning cycles for each piece of linen is a very important data, and the cleaning cycle number analysis system can effectively help predict the end of life of each piece of linen. Most of the linen can only withstand a certain number of high-intensity cleaning cycles, and the linen begins to crack or damage after the rated number of times is exceeded. It is very difficult to predict the end-of-life date of each piece of linen without a record of the amount of cleaning, which also makes it difficult for the hotel to make an order plan for replacing the old linen.
When the linen comes out of the washing machine, the RFID reader will detect the RFID tag sewn into the linen. Immediately afterwards, the number of cleaning cycles for the linen will be uploaded to the system database. When the system detects that a piece of linen is approaching its end of life, the system will prompt the user to re-order the linen. And through big data analysis, you can find out the service life (washing times) of which batch of linen from which supplier. Through this program, customers can optimize their product quality, increase service life, and analyze user usage. Used to facilitate market pricing.
3. Provide quick and easy visual inventory management
The RFID tags sewn into each piece of linen can help companies perform daily inventory management faster and more efficiently. The RFID reader placed in each warehouse will perform continuous inventory monitoring to help pinpoint exactly where the linen is lost or stolen. Inventory reading through RFID can also help companies that use outsourced cleaning services. Read the inventory quantity before sending the linen to be washed, and read the quantity again after the linen is returned to ensure that the linen is not lost during the final washing process.
4Reduce loss and theft
In order to pursue the customer experience, many hotels now adopt check-out-free check-outs, so that the theft of linen cannot be controlled.
The unique EPC serial number in the RFID tag enables companies to identify the specific piece of linen that was lost or stolen, and to know where it was last found. If a piece of linen is taken away from a room in a hotel or hospital, the guest in that room can be charged for the linen to ensure that the company will not suffer losses.
5. Provide meaningful customer information
Companies that rent linen have a unique way to study user behavior, that is, to learn about customers through the RFID tags on the linen rentals. The RFID tags sewn into the linen can help record customer information, such as historical renters, rent dates, rent duration, etc. Keeping these records can help companies understand product popularity, product history, and customer preferences.
6. Realize accurate check-in and check-out system management
The process of linen rental is usually very complicated, unless the company can establish a concise concept of storing information such as rental dates, expiration dates, and customer information. The RFID system provides a customer database, which can not only store important information, but also promptly remind the company of small items such as the expiration date of a certain piece of linen. This function allows companies to communicate with customers about the return date and provide it to customers instead of just providing customers with an assumed return date, which effectively improves customer relationships. On the contrary, it also reduces unnecessary disputes and increases linen rental income.