With the continuous increase of education diversification, the equipment of college laboratories and the rapid development of college laboratories have increased the operational load of laboratory asset management. In the past, traditional barcode technology was used but intelligent management was not possible, and manual equipment was required. Asset inventory, the management of college laboratory equipment is more complicated. RFID technology has non-contact automatic identification, which can carry out automatic inventory statistics of multiple targets and long distances, making equipment management and control simple and informational. RFID laboratory equipment intelligent information management, RFID technology realizes daily intelligent management of laboratory equipment assets such as warehouse storage, use, secondment, depreciation, maintenance, scrapping, inventory, and positioning.
Due to the fact that there are many departments in colleges and universities, the laboratory equipment used in teaching is relatively complex and not centralized, so many problems are encountered in management. For a long time, colleges and universities have mostly adopted traditional manual methods to manage laboratory equipment, including manual input of equipment information, manual writing of invoices, etc. The methods adopted for laboratory equipment management are relatively backward and cannot meet the current development needs of universities. At the same time, the inventory of laboratory equipment is mostly verified by scanning handwritten codes or barcode labels. Such an inventory is extremely inefficient and prone to errors, making it difficult to verify laboratory equipment accounts. , Increasing the risk of laboratory equipment loss.
At present, most colleges and universities lack a communication platform for all aspects of laboratory equipment, including the introduction, management, maintenance and operation of equipment. This not only exists between universities, but also between universities’ laboratories. The repeated purchase of equipment and serious idleness in colleges and universities not only cause a waste of funds for the colleges and universities, but also occupy the laboratory space of the colleges and universities, and the utilization rate of the equipment is low.
Daily management of equipment
With the continuous development of colleges and universities, the number of equipment in college laboratories continues to increase, regardless of type or quantity, they are constantly increasing and continuously optimized. This is very conducive to the development of college experimental courses and helps train students to practice operations Ability, but this also makes the daily management of equipment more difficult, especially the entry and loan of equipment. Due to the increase in the types and quantities of equipment, the traditional manual entry method can no longer meet the needs of laboratory equipment management. The RFID technology can record the name, type, model, production date, manufacturer, laboratory and other information of the device into the RFID system by attaching an electronic label to the device or its small parts. The device can be scanned and entered all at once, and the entered data will be automatically transmitted to the database management system, which effectively reduces the workload of management personnel. At the same time, it can quickly understand the laboratory equipment situation through retrieval to avoid similar or similar equipment. Purchase again to reduce waste of funds. In addition, the use of the RFID system can also realize the mutual sharing of laboratory equipment information to understand the use of laboratory equipment. When the equipment is lent, use the reader to scan, and the relevant information of the equipment can be updated in the background database in a timely manner, indicating that the equipment is in the loan state, thereby effectively controlling the loan of the equipment in the laboratory.
Real-time monitoring of equipment
At present, the laboratories of most colleges and universities are open to students and teachers on campus 24 hours. Although this is beneficial to give full play to the functions of college laboratories, it will also cause some problems, such as equipment damage and equipment loss. The introduction of RFID technology can effectively solve this problem. Each piece of equipment in the laboratory has a unique identification number, which can be stored in the RFID tag. After the reader is installed at the entrance and exit of the laboratory, if the equipment is taken out of the laboratory, the system will issue an alarm. Can effectively avoid the loss of equipment.
Equipment inventory and treatment
With the continuous expansion of the scale of colleges and universities, there are more and more equipment in college laboratories, and the value of assets and equipment in some college laboratories can even reach 10 million. When conducting asset inspections, it is often difficult to locate assets accurately. Not only is it time-consuming and laborious, but it is also not efficient. The use of RFID technology can use handheld RFID readers to quickly find multiple assets within a certain range and accurately locate them, which greatly saves the time for staff to find assets and equipment, and improves the speed of asset inventory. At the same time, relevant data of asset equipment can also be transmitted to the server for processing via wireless communication, effectively reducing the workload of asset equipment managers. After the assets are checked and counted, the relevant information is reported to the school management. While waiting for the management to issue a processing instruction, if a problem occurs, the RFID system can also be used for tracking and locking, which is very beneficial to the laboratory equipment Quality management.
Equipment usage management
With the development of science and technology, some colleges’ laboratory management systems have added interactive functions between students and managers. Using the laboratory booking module, students can inquire about the usage of the laboratory and its equipment in advance, and make reservations in advance, including use Time, experiment theme, required equipment, etc., these booking data of students will be automatically entered into the database of the system, and then the management staff can use RFID technology to register the personnel entering the laboratory, and use the method of swiping the card to control the equipment effectively Usage. In addition, the use of RFID technology can also make statistics on students’ experimental attendance and test scores, and provide them for inquiries to achieve unified management of students.
The maintenance and deployment of equipment is an important part of laboratory equipment management. If the damaged equipment is of the same type and the data is out of routine, the maintenance of the equipment will be a very arduous task. The equipment in the RFID system is different. Whether it is similar or different types of equipment, each piece of equipment in the laboratory has its own unique electronic tag. Even if the damaged equipment is of the same type, as long as its electronic tag is Scan to know the specific information of this equipment, which is very convenient for equipment maintenance.
In the actual use process, according to the arrangement and use needs of the college, the equipment in the laboratory will inevitably be deployed with each other, and some laboratories may even be deployed with small parts of the equipment, although this improves the utilization rate of the equipment , But it invisibly increased the difficulty of later equipment inventory and sorting. In the RFID system, whether it is equipment in different laboratories, different or the same equipment in the same laboratory, or even small parts of equipment in the same laboratory, it can be distinguished and managed by attaching electronic tags. The personnel can also learn the specific information of the equipment through the electronic label. If equipment or small parts in different laboratories are deployed, the system can quickly update relevant information, thereby realizing real-time tracking of equipment.
The application of RFID technology in the process of laboratory equipment management has greatly improved the management and utilization rate of laboratory equipment. RFID technology has improved the level of information management of laboratory equipment and reduced the workload of laboratory managers. The automation, standardization and standardized management of laboratory equipment will help promote the further development of the laboratory.