Laundries and drycleaners
DataExpert s.r.o. is the certified Prefered Partner of the Swiss company DATAMARS SA for the Czech and Slovak market.
Company DATAMARS SA is a global leader in textile chips and develops and distributes this technology more than twenty years.
Chip identification of textile in laundries is one of the most advanced applications for the use of RFID technology.
Textile chip marking streamlines logistics of laundries
The application allows easy and very accurate tracking of textile, finding and removing of critical points in the process of washing, significant reduction of loss of laundry (up to 80%) and thus the very rapid return on investments invested in system (2-3 years). With regard to the reliability of identification the possibility of human error significantly reduces compared to manual entry and copying.
We provide development and a complete implementation of applications for identification of personal clothes and bed linen for hospitals of all categories. Hospital laundries are the biggest and the most demanding laundries on the market. There are high demands for chip resistance to the aggressive manner of washing at high temperatures, for sanitary safety and the highest possible degree of automation of the whole process of infectious textile washing without manual service.
At this moment the technology of UHF chips working with a frequence coverage of 866 Mhz is the most dominant. The biggest advatages of this technology are the possibility of loading whole cages full of linen at once, easier laundry reading on a transporter and a possibility of quicker laundry stocking.
UHF chips are placed on the supporting material together with a flexible antena. These can be either ironed straight on desired laundry or placed in a fabric pocket, that than gets sewed on.
A closed and screened cabinet enables very reliable reading of full laundry cages. Reading success reaches almost 100% and thanks to the closed cabinet no other laundry can be counted on accident. It is typically used in laundry dispatch departments.
This type of antenna is primarily used for reading products tracking on belts and is usually used where it is necessary to read laundry from a distance.
This type of antenna is perfect for reading laundry in small packs or one by one.
This type of antenna is used for reading individual pieces of laundry which is the most common while entering new pieces of laundry to the system or when tracking repairs.
An older technology that is today more on a fallback. Despite this it is still getting implemented in new installations, that need to read laundry that is moist or not completelly dry (hospitals, retirement homes etc.). In those circumstances the HF technology is more reliable than the UHF. All HF technology antennas and transponders work on a 13,56 Mhz frequency. The antennas enable a scanning system – Multiread, which lets the user scan multiple identifiers at once.
T-BT1315 HTX „ORION“
This high frequency transponder (a chip + an antenna in a protective shell) is designed for laundry that gets washed in extreme conditions usually in hospital laundries (temperatures up to 220°C , pressure up to 50bar).
A single standing antenna designed for 3D identification of mainly dirty or infectious laundry in bulk.
A single standing antenna used for 3D identification of personal laundry.
A table antenna designed for 2D laundry identification. It is usually used for scaning clean and folded pieces of laundry. It can be laied on a table or even be built into its construction.
The main benefits of implementation of hospital textile identification
Unique textile identification
• Evidence and optimizing the laundry movement and associated costs
Reduction of textile loss
• up to 80% (c. 60% in the first year of system launching) and precise determination of location where the laundry is mostly disappearing
Minimizing unused reserves of textiles on departments and therefore the necessary storage space, reducing the risk of thefts
Flexibility of laundry delivery to the customer
Evidence of damage depending on the laundry customer, customer anonymity revocation, possible recovery.
• Increase of productivity by reducing disputes between the customer and the laundry
• Linen quality control according to suppliers and supplies, managing relationships with suppliers.
• Easier to evaluate the cost of washing and repairing of textiles
Quick return of investment (2-3 years)
• Simple servicing, the possibility of immediate outputs from the system