Construction equipment tracking, what is it?
In the construction sector, the management of equipment represents a major challenge for companies. Indeed, many construction tools and equipment have high replacement costs and bad management can generate non-negligible additional costs for the companies. The equipment is often spread over different sites and used by many people, which can lead to loss, theft and lack of maintenance.
To reinforce the security of goods and people, there are geolocation and automatic inventory solutions that provide real-time visibility on the status of the equipment pool. This type of solution facilitates the search for site tools, thus reducing the time wasted by operators.
This type of connected solution also makes it possible to measure and analyze the rate of use of equipment to trigger maintenance or recalibration operations in time and thus avoid breakdowns and accidents.
How does construction equipment tracking actually work?
For the geolocation of construction equipment, different technologies can be used. The choice of one technology over another will depend on various criteria, such as the type of infrastructure desired, the number and size of the equipment to be geolocated, the environment in which the solution will be installed, the cost of the infrastructure and, finally, the level of accuracy required.
To geolocate worksite tools, ELA Innovation offers location beacons based on 3 different technologies: Bluetooth Low Energy, Wirepas Mesh and Quuppa AOA.
The equipment to be tracked will be equipped with BLE beacons that will emit at regular intervals an unique ID. These numbers will be picked up by nearby BLE receivers (e.g. smartphones, PCs, GPS boxes or even gateways). The information will then be transmitted to the client servers via the cloud or Ethernet network.
The end user will be able to consult the data in real time on a business platform and set alerts if needed.
Why integrate ELA Innovation's tags into your equipment tracking solution?
The location tags from ELA Innovation are ideal for meeting the need for tool tracking for many reasons:
Their battery operation offers a high autonomy that can reach 20 years depending on the model.
Quick and easy installation
Ultra simple to install thanks to the various means of fixation (high performance double-sided sticker or support that can be screwed), these tags can be fixed on any type of surface and do not require any wiring.
Robust and compact
The industrial housing of these tags has been designed to be used in extreme conditions. It is resistant to shocks and vibrations.
High location accuracy
The locating technology used offers accuracy from 10m down to less than 1m. Perfect for locating large construction equipment as well as small hand tools.
Which ELA Innovation location tags to use?