CoreRFID expands client base

27 January 2021

UK-based CoreRFID is working to supply a tailored version of its IDXpret Net automated report system to SpanSet Spain, to enable faster production of safety certificates for lifting equipment.

SpanSet Spain is a leading designer and manufacturer of height safety, lifting and load control products, and also provides safety solutions, inspections and consultancy. It is part of the SpanSet International Group which operates across five continents. 

CoreRFID is installing a version of its IDXpert Net system, customised to the languages and working processes used by SpanSet Spain. 

IDXpert Net is based on CoreRFID’s CheckedOK system, which is used by more than 75 companies in the UK and Ireland for inspection and asset management in the construction and heavy lifting sectors. It replaces a manual system and enables inspections to be recorded on-site using a tablet; the data is then automatically uploaded to a secure cloud-based database and becomes accessible to the customer online. Benefits include reducing administration time, while improving the accuracy of inspection reports, says CoreRFID. 

Maite Zubillaga, SpanSet Spain’s director general, said: “IDXpert Net will improve the reporting speed, customer service and the aftersales support we can offer clients. It will be invaluable in developing current customer relationships and progressing new sales opportunities. 

“We’re developing our predictive maintenance, ensuring as much as possible that our customers can anticipate issues and replacement of kit well in advance. IDXpert will play its part in helping us to offer this intelligence and advice to our clients.” 

CoreRFID’s technical sales director Richard Harrison said: “This project requires a high level of customisation, but IDXpert Net offers the functionality and flexibility to meet challenging requirements. 

“We’ve gained a vast wealth of experience and know-how in our home markets and are now in the perfect position to grow our international base in the heavy lifting and crane sector.” 

CoreRFID has also begun working with Professional Lifting Service (PLS), a designer and manufacturer of heavy lifting equipment and supplier of servicing and repairs, with UK-based PLS using the CheckedOK reporting system. 

The CheckedOK system will replace PLS’s existing manual paper-based system, and incorporates bespoke capabilities such as an industry-first function for reporting the results of crack tests in crane hooks. 

With more than 30 years’ experience in the lifting industry, PLS employs a team of 45 staff, which includes 24 site engineers. Its nationwide list of client includes Sheffield Forgemasters, British Steel and Uniper. 

Richard Padgett and Scott Spencer, the directors of PLS, said: “Our clients often have thousands of items which must be inspected, and their condition accurately recorded. It’s an essential job, but it’s time intensive. CheckedOK will make short work of that chore and free up valuable time for our engineers to engage in higher-level tasks for clients.” 

CoreRFID’s technical director Munzi Ali said: “PLS is highly reputable company based in the heart of Sheffield where lifting is an important service in the high-quality steel and other heavy industries. Its switch to CheckedOK shows the value Richard and his colleagues see in automating critical processes.” 

SpanSet Spain’s director general Maite Zubillaga
SpanSet Spain 1 Tablet
A lifting system from Professional Lifting Service, which has recently started using CoreRFID’s CheckedOK system.