ID Systems, a provider of RFID-based wireless asset tracking and management systems, has received purchase orders for its Wireless Asset Net system to be deployed at DaimlerChrysler AG and Nucor Corporation facilities in the US. Together, the orders are worth more than $600,000.
The Wireless Asset Net system controls, tracks and manages industrial vehicles and other equipment to increase productivity, improve safety and reduce operating costs in manufacturing and distribution environments.
The system to be deployed at the DaimlerChrysler facility was ordered through NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG) and its Yale brand industrial truck sales organization. NMHG and its dealers distribute, install and help maintain the Wireless Asset Net system under a cooperative marketing, distribution and support agreement that ID Systems and NMHG entered into in 2006.
A Yale dealer in Ohio will install the majority of system hardware and provide warranty services for the DaimlerChrysler facility.
In addition to monitoring industrial vehicles, the Wireless Asset Net system deployed at the DaimlerChrysler facility will incorporate ID Systems’ new OptiKan application – an optimized, wireless, electronic ‘kanban’ system. The RFID-based OptiKan application is expected to increase productivity and significantly reduce labor costs by providing automated, wireless, real-time, dynamic allocation of tasks to the material handling workforce.
The Wireless Asset Net system deployment at Nucor, meanwhile, is an initial pilot program monitoring industrial trucks. Nucor and its affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with more than 30 operating facilities in the US.