Incorporating RFID to Reduce Manufacturer Liability
You can facilitate safer and more efficient fluid connections while avoiding harmful and expensive mistakes, reducing liability and improving process management by incorporating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). IdentiQuik® technology is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system for quick disconnect couplings. RFID-based electronic intelligence is embedded into a variety of coupling configurations, enabling the exchange of rewritable data once the coupling halves come within a few centimeters of one another. IdentiQuik coupling applications include: connection validation, media validation, usage control, inventory level monitoring, surgical tool identification, brand protection, track and trace, operational control settings, and many more.
Non-Spill, Seam-Weld Coupling (RFID)
Challenge: Messy ink bottle replacement and the use of counterfeit ink were reducing equipment usability.
Solution: A seam-weld termination for flexible ink bags and an RFID-enabled coupling tracked ink usage.
Benefits: Users could connect the new, cost-effective ink pouches easily with less mess. The addition of RFID for the identification of both ink color and ink manufacturer ensured that only the correct ink was connected, thereby protecting the equipment, reducing service calls and maintaining sales of the manufacturer’s ink.
Dual Flow Path Connector with RFID
Challenge: Prevent the reprocessing and reuse of disposable surgical instruments.
Solution: RFID-enabled connector for automatic equipment configuration. CPC’s RFID-enabled IdentiQuik® technology enabled the device to read critical information embedded directly in the connector and reset its configuration as needed. The device can ensure that a new surgical tool is used for each surgery and configure itself for various procedures based on what type of tool is connected.
Benefits: Reduced manufacturer liability due to the reuse of surgical tools and decreased setup time for device configuration.