Hose Track(R) RFID System Outperforms Log Book Record Keeping

September 28, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
The Hose Track Identification and Lifecycle Analysis System from AdvantaPure offers several improvements over the conventional pen-and-paper log book method of recording usage data for process equipment. Hose Track’s updated brochure now includes an easy-to-read chart that contrasts the differences. A patented system, Hose Track offers an enhanced level of safety and security to processing functions performed in critical industries like pharmaceutical, biotech, food and beverage, medical device, chemical, and others involving high-purity applications.

The Hose Track system was developed for hose assemblies and is now used for other process components — bio-bags, pumps, filters, diaphragm valves, UV lamps, tanks, and vessels — as well. Using RFID technology and software, Hose Track identifies individual parts to monitor continual, wear-related events such as cleaning cycles and the number of batches processed. The system also tracks where a critical component has been throughout its useful life and provides a reliable, 21 CFR Part 11 compliant, electronic pedigree for all tagged critical components.

Traditionally log books are used to record information relating to individual pieces of process equipment. The books have a number of inherent problems including security, illegible handwriting, transposed numbers, and misfiled documents. Log books also present a challenge when FDA audits occur, as data must be manually gathered from various books, which may be stored in different locations, incurring time and labor expenses. Hose Track consolidates documentation and links to a database that contains the complete biographical history of process components. It allows information access from any networked computer running the Hose Track program.

These differences and others are featured in the updated literature available both in print and on the company’s web site at http://www.advantapure.com/hosetrack_01.htm. Included as part of the printed data sheet on Hose Track, the brochure also contains information on how the system reduces operating costs and minimizes risks, highlights its new gamma-radiation-resistant RFID tag option called GammaTag(TM), and shows a comparison of the Hose Track method to bar code usage.

For more information on the advantages of the Hose Track RFID system versus a log book approach to record keeping, contact the team at AdvantaPure, 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail: sales@advantapure.com; web page: http://www.advantapure.com/hosetrack_01.htm.

About AdvantaPure and NewAge(R) Industries
AdvantaPure, a division of NewAge Industries, specializes in ultra-clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, chemical, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.

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AdvantaPure(R), Hose Track(TM), GammaTag(TM), and NewAge(R) are trademarks of NewAge(R) Industries, Inc.