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Speed up Bin Collection with super fast Scanning

As the disposal of waste becomes more regulated, the waste collection operators have to keep track of which bins they collect, from where and when. Once RFID chips are fitted to bins, these RFID chips need to be read before the bin is emptied, this data then needs to be fed into the back office system so staff know which customers bins were emptied and when. So no matter where your collection business is based in the world, there are a number of things most likely required from your collections:

  • Ability to read the Low Frequency (LF) or Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID Bin Tags
  • RFID bin chip reading should NOT slow collection runs down
  • Provide clear and concise analytical information on presentation rates into the office
  • Blacklisting customer’s who have not paid their bill – bin should not be emptied.
  • Present clear information on bin GPS coordinates and notification of potential stolen bins.
  • Real time error presentation – if a customer’s bin is the wrong size or type for this RFID tag.
  • Alert bin collector if additional items are required to be collected
  • Managing contaminates in the recycling and organic bins (updating office in real time) 

Our unique collection system for rear loading collection trucks enable the collection crew to scan RFID chipped bins on the fly. This has proven NOT to slow down collection runs compared to other RFID scanning systems fitted to the truck that can increase collection durations by 30%.  As you can see from the video below, the collector has the RFID reader fitted into our specially designed gloves and the Android device in his jacket. This robust and cost efficient system has been in operation in Ireland since late 2007 and has proven to save money for waste companies in regard to not having to lift unpaid customers bins.

Setting up the collection crew system takes approx 5 mins and educating the staff is straight forward as all they have to do is login and scan RFID tags all day.  The mobile device verbally speaks commands to the collection staff in a high pitched lady's voice, so all the collector has to do is listen and obey.  Once the collection run is done, they simply log out.  The system is designed to work in both online and offline modes, so any scanning in offline is saved to the device and later automatically sent to the WIS server.

If you have a side loader or front loading collection truck, then you will need our UHF RFID scanning hardware unit fitted into the truck. This unit has a long RFID read range (approx 4 meters) and alerting is presented on the Truck Router dashboard device. Bins will also need to be fitted with UHF RFID chips as well. The main draw back this system has over the collector who manually puts the trash into the back of the truck is – monitoring of contaminates when collecting organic and recycling bins.

Both our Low Frequency (where a person physically empties the bin) and the Ultra High Frequency (where the lift arm empties the bin) link directly to the WIS Server via our secure REST server, which encrypts inbound and outbound information.  If you would like bin lift data to be fed into your existing software directly, then we would have to link your system to WIS via our REST API or you could export manually from the WIS control panel via Excel / CSV.

If you are planning to deploy RFID technology then we suggest you review our RFID tags as we manufactures both the UHF / LF RFID tags as well as the hardware and software required to manage and scan these tags on bins.  Find out more information about our LF and UHF RFID Tags >>

 

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE RFID READING ON THE GLOVE

Gloves (gloves and mittens) come in different shapes and sizes to match weather conditions and working environment.

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