CMMS software and mobile technology have proved to be a powerful duo when it comes to maintenance management. There are a few types of mobile device which could be used by field workers, each with benefits and failings.
PDAs are perhaps the most commonly used mobile device in the manufacturing industry. They have their own operating system which means that the full functionality of the CMMS software can be put to use.
They are rugged devices meaning they can withstand the wear and tear of industrial use. In addition to these benefits, most PDAs have a camera which will allow images to be captured and then manipulated on the device.
You can also record audio notes and use the in-built barcode scanners or RFID reader to identify equipment and bring up the equipment's maintenance tasks as well as the asset maintenance history.
PDAs are more portable and weigh less than laptops. They are handheld devices as oppose to "arm-device", PDA are portable and can be carried in an holster or lanyards.
Some of the features of mobile devices:
Most PDAs have a camera as standard. These cameras can take good quality photographs which can be annotated and then added to the history of an asset or item. CMMS software solutions usually integrate with the camera so this can be an extremely useful feature.
This feature is handy for times when field workers run into to trouble entering information into the PDA. For example if they are required to enter a tight space. They can record their notes and then either enter this data at a later time or include it in the asset or item history.
RFID or barcode scanner
The RFID barcode scanner is useful to organisations with a large amount of assets many of which look the same. Adding a RFID tag or barcode to each item will help technicians to accurately identify the correct item. Scanning an item's barcode will not only identify it but will bring up the item's history, previous maintenance work and current maintenance task and details. Pervidi CMMS on PDA will allow the technician to record parts, labour and deficiencies, all from dropdown boxes or pick lists.
Pervidi CMMS with mobile devices
Pervidi CMMS is a comprehensive and easy-to-use maintenance management system that gives you total control without any prior database or programming knowledge. Pervidi CMMS enables users to effectively and efficiently plan and execute tasks meant to maintain a company's operations to ensure maximum uptime of equipment critical to the production of finished goods.
Pervidi CMMS fully integrates all aspects of maintenance, inspection, and repair activities, and is designed to give you detailed historical information on the activity enabling you to track, plan, and manage maintenance, labour, and inventories efficiently.
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