Midtronics, Mitsubishi Electric to Debut RFID Technology
February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Midtronics and Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America announced a collaboration to merge Midtronics' MRFID technology and battery management equipment with Mitsubishi Electric's electrical components to generate complete historical service data for batteries, starters, and alternators.
The goal of the project is to improve overall component lifecycle management by using RFID technology to follow each component from manufacture to end of life. This unique technology, called MRFID by Midtronics, will enable battery and electrical system diagnostic equipment to read and write test data at every service event throughout the component's lifecycle. Having the ability to read information will improve both the test process and its accuracy, while captured information can be used to deliver an improved overall view of component performance.
Midtronics' Battery Management Information System, a customizable Web-based reporting service, will also play a role in the overall system. This data gathering, analysis and reporting service will enhance the management tools and processes used to drive improvements in preventative and predictive maintenance programs for vehicle electrical system components.
Midtronics and Mitsubishi Electric will jointly present the technology at the American Trucking Association's Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition Feb. 8-10 in Tampa, Fla., as part of the Future Truck program.
Midtronics is a provider of vehicle battery testing and management products and services. Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America serves the North American automotive, heavy duty truck and coach business.