Gas Cylinder Tracking

Tracked Gas Cylinders in warehouseBarcoder 250 provides a gas cylinder tracking solution which is both robust and easy to use.  The system uses the latest radio frequency technology (RFID) or protected barcode labels, to tag and uniquely identify cylinders as they are delivered to, and received back, from customers.

The gas cylinder tracking module enables companies to maximise the return on these expensive assets as well as delivering large efficiencies in the overall business process.

The cylinder tracking system is a special module within the Barcoder 250 system.  This system integrates with Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 200 and therefore makes this technology available to a wide range of businesses.  If necessary, the system can be integrated with the majority of other accounts packages, ensuring there is no requirement to change the existing accounting procedures.

The system is compatible with a range of Mobile PDAs including the CipherLab  9600 and the Psion Workabout Pro.

The gas cylinder tracking software module provides the following functionality:

  • Driver is provided with a list of orders to deliver in route order via the PDA.
  • Full cylinders are scanned into the customer's store and cylinder IDs are recorded.
  • Empty cylinders are scanned back on to the lorry and IDs recorded.
  • Payments may be recorded by the driver and receipts provided.
  • Immediate data update at Head Office.
  • Creation of additional invoices by driver to cover ad-hoc sales.
  • Reporting on all cylinder movements.
  • Reporting on cylinder utilisation.

Fundamental to the whole system is the selection of the most appropriate technology for identifying the individual cylinders.  Barcoder 250 supports both barcode labels and RFID tags.  The choice of technology depends in the environment the cylinders will be used in and the available budget.

The Barcoder 250 labelling solution is based on the GS1 barcode standard for returnable assets (GRAI).  The system can print barcode labels to this standard. If it should be necessary the system can also regenerate barcodes if it is ever necessary to re label a cylinder because the label has become damaged or unreadable for some reason.

Barcoder 250 is also compatible with Trovan RFID transducers.  These transducers are extremely durable and can withstand:

  • Shot blasting
  • Heat - 300 degrees F
  • Steam cabinet - 400 degrees F
  • Cold - Liquid Nitrogen
  • Exposed to 16 megarads of radiation
  • Exposed to 100,000 volts of electricity
  • Strong magnetic fields
  • Hydrostatic testing
Trovan transducers can be read through the following
  • Paint
  • Mud
  • Wood
  • Grease
  • Plastic
  • Water, snow, ice
Trovan transducers have a very long life
  • No batteries - powered by magnetic signal
  • Accelerated life testing past 100 years
The transducers provide over 500 billion combinations. Therefore, each cylinder will always be uniquely identified throughout the world.
The SageBarcoder system will ensure that duplicate cylinders cannot be added to the inventory.
The unique ID can never be erased.

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For existing customers we provide a number of solutions to assist with learning how to get the best from the Barcoder250 system.  We also use a ticketing system that allows us to track support requests. To raise a support request please email support@esconsulting.co and we will be pleased to help..

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Now you can take that all-important order anytime and anywhere, thanks to an innovative new mobile module which takes the Barcoder 250 stock control and warehouse management system to a whole new level.

Designed for ease of use and rapid order entry while at your customer’s location, this new addition to the Barcoder 250 system has been developed specifically to help boost your sales teams’ productivity and performance.

The new mobile module uses WiFi or GPRS, so it will work anywhere there is mobile phone coverage or a wireless access point.

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At ES Consulting we are working with all our customers to improve their business efficiencies through the introduction of Barcoder 250 and GS1 Barcodes, which allows for the standardisation of processes and procedures. As an independent Sage Developer, we work with GS1 UK to help our customers achieve their business goals through standardisation, traceability in their operation, and a level of automation in their ecommerce platform through EBay, Amazon, Magento or EDI. These improvements can only be achieved with investment in Barcoder 250 and GSI Barcodes, and it’s an important purchase as Barcoding allows for 100% traceability throughout the supply chain. We have worked closely with GS1 UK over the past ten years and customers using GS1 Barcodes get the full benefit of standardisation to streamline their businesses and become ‘retail ready’. With Barcoder 250 and GS1 Barcodes installed, our customers can manage their inventory tracking and tracing, monitoring stock and deliveries locally, nationally and globally. It also provides ES Consulting with a level of credibility and trust due to the level of support given by GS1 across the globe.


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