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Cylinder Manufacturer Says RFID Helps Control Parts' Maintenance

Milwaukee Cylinder, a manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic tie rod cylinders, has begun selling a radio frequency identification function for its products to help users manage each cylinder's maintenance schedule.

With an RFID tag attached to each cylinder, a user can track inspections and maintenance, write data about those processes on the tag, and view not only a particular cylinder's maintenance and inspection history, but also which part numbers would be needed if the seal or another part needed to be replaced.

Milwaukee Cylinder's products are used in a variety of industrial industries, the company reports, including oil and gas, aerospace, automotive and foundries. They are installed in machinery used to run those companies' operations, and periodically require inspection and maintenance.

In most cases, however, shutting down equipment for maintenance is a major operation that must be carefully timed so that nothing remains offline longer than necessary.

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With an RFID tag attached to each cylinder, a user can track inspections and maintenance, write data about those processes on the tag, and view not only a particular cylinder's maintenance and inspection history, but also which part numbers would be needed if the seal or another part needed to be replaced.

Milwaukee Cylinder's products are used in a variety of industrial industries, the company reports, including oil and gas, aerospace, automotive and foundries. They are installed in machinery used to run those companies' operations, and periodically require inspection and maintenance.

In most cases, however, shutting down equipment for maintenance is a major operation that must be carefully timed so that nothing remains offline longer than necessary.

Read Full Article