Dispensing system for intelligent laundry management
Intelligent cabinet systems and room solutions for workwear and pool laundry
For laundries, hospitals, care facilities and the healthcare sector, supplying employees with workwear, pool laundry and uniforms is often a challenge. The textag solution is a laundry dispensing system for the central and decentral distribution, return and administration of workwear and pool laundry.
Individually planned room solutions function like a walk-in wardrobe. When entering and leaving the supply room, the clothing of the employees in the revolving doors or airlocks is automatically recorded and accounted for. The intelligent compartment systems (laundry dispensing cabinets) enable decentralised distribution and return and reduce time spent by employees to get new laundry enormously.
Using the teXtag textile management solution you can automate the distribution, return and administration of pool laundry, workwear and uniforms and visualize the entire cycle of textiles: centralized as well as decentralized issue and return of clothing, the removal of used workwear to the laundry and the delivery of conditioned workwear.
Intelligent UHF Transponders
The laundry knows where it belongs!
Each garment is labelled with a UHF transponder. This electronic identification enables the automatic management of clothing and documentation of its life cycle.
You can program our textag UHF transponders yourself with individual requirements, such as colour, size, washing temperature, date of purchase, etc. In this way, your garments can be identified and managed even more precisely and can also be identified independently of the central system.
All data stored in the textag transponder is encrypted and thus protected against manipulation. The 128-bit EPC data record enables maximum performance when scanning containers.
Intelligent textile cabinets
Decentralised laundry distribution and laundry return
The intelligent cabinet system comprises dispensing and return cabinets that locate the distribution and return of clothing and laundry where employees need it and thus reduce walking distances to get new or return used garments.
The intelligent cabinet system automatically identifies the user and the garments removed or returned and stores all transactions until they are retrieved by the higher-level system.
Due to the compact dimensions of the cabinets, only a small footprint is required for installation. So they fit everywhere and do not get in the way.
Particularly efficient: The cabinet systems can be used in parallel, thus avoiding waiting times.
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Let’s put on our running shoes
Test shoe vending machine for the adidas Runners Vienna Community
The well-known sports goods manufacturer has set up the world’s first test shoe vending machine for the adidas Runners Community in Vienna; special transponders and UHF readers from deister electronic ensure the running shoes are correctly identified and returned.
Provide the community runners with the latest running shoes for extensive testing under real conditions on uneven surfaces and tie them to the Adidas brand.
Ensure fast access to new running shoes at all times (24/7), even during peak periods.
An RFID based fully automatic shoe dispenser, as a self-service solution to meet the needs of the runners.
New running shoes can be useful too at any time extensively under real conditions in order to facilitate the purchase decision for the community.
adidas Runners see themselves as a “global running community that motivates and supports runners around the world”. This new movement in the running scene not only offers personalised training regimes and coaching by experts, but also organises special community events. Running enthusiasts in the Austrian capital have been part of the global endurance network since April 2016.
They now have a very special service: a double container unit with changing facilities and an automatic test shoe vending machine. Every registered community member can borrow a pair of running shoes free of charge.Everyone knows the problem: there’s too little space in a sports shop to properly try out a new pair of running shoes and the treadmill is seldom accurate enough to carry out a proper endurance test. A frustrating fact, since you probably won’t know where the shoes pinch until you’ve been running in them for a few hours in harsh conditions or on uneven ground.
Registration with running shoe PIN
Here, running enthusiasts in Vienna have a clear advantage. Those who want to partake in the test campaign only need to register via a website. Here they will be asked to enter their name, email address and telephone number. The telephone number will be verified within 24 hours and then the runners can start borrowing shoes. They only have to enter their PIN on the screen of the shoe vending machine located on Franz-Josefs-Kai (Franz Joseph Quay) and select the shoe model and size. If the shoes don’t fit perfectly, two more pairs can be selected, i.e. three in all. They can be properly tried out for 24 hours before being returned to the dispenser or be purchased (previously only possible in a shop).
Shoes can be tested as often as required. The RetailCube24 vending machine, which contains about 500 pairs, was developed by DerAutomat Harrer KG (derautomat.com), a company focusing on the automation of retail processes.
RFID in the sole of the shoe
“Of course, this means the transponder in the sole of a shoe must meet very demanding technical requirements,” explains Christian Scheidt, deister electronic’s Area Sales Manager for logident & BiTech. “Not only does it need to be robust and pressure- resistant it must also be breathable, permanently elastic and hard-wearing. You’ll find similar tags attached to items of laundry in the healthcare sector, for example. And such items are exposed to rather challenging stresses. Contactless identification offers runners a high level of convenience: if you want to go for a run immediately after work and test a new model of shoe straight away, you simply get a pair from the vending machine. Then there’s nothing standing in the way of a spontaneous after-work training session.”
RFID-enabled vending machines: for use in all industries
RFID-enabled vending machines with return monitoring and customer allocation can be used in many sectors, including industry. For example, qualified personnel can use the socalled ToolButler24 to collect and return temporarily needed tool,consumables or personal protective equipment around the clock, seven days a week, all without the presence of staff. Continuous inventory tracking and demand planning is possible by means of a connection to the ERP system.