Track Your Loaner Lab Equipment Using an App

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Learning is all about investigating and testing. Schools and universities provide resources to their students with loaner lab equipment to carry out their own experiments. At advanced level research, scholars need the loaner lab equipment to complete their research.

track lab equipment using qr codes and an appIt’s Easy to Lose Loaner Equipment!

A host of lab equipment is rented or loaned including reagents, chemicals, tools, scales and others. It is very easy to lose track of loaner lab equipment given the number of components and difficulty of tracking minute parts. Rental equipment is at greater risk for theft because they cannot be tracked real time, according to experts. Some equipment can be very costly, losing or misplacing these can mean a huge dent in the budget. With most universities and schools operating on a tight budget, misplacing or losing loaner lab equipment is not an option.

The good old days of manual entries in a record and manual checking of each component is long gone. These can be inaccurate and impractical particularly when there is no additional manpower to carry out elaborate manual checks.

Track Lab Equipment with GoCodes

Whether they are lab reagents or expensive laptops smart asset tracking is possible with the GoCodes app and QR codes. The app is free to download and it’s easy to install and use the cloud software.

All you have to do is generate customized QR labels using our unique QR code generator on the app. Tag each of the loaner lab equipment with a unique tag. Scan them into the centralized database provided by the GoCodes cloud platform. You now have the entire list of lab equipment updated and ready on your smartphone. Any staff member can scan the latest information just by scanning the QR code on his or her smartphone any time the loaner lab equipment is checked in or out.

When handing out the lab equipment in a classroom, scan their details and update their status as currently under use. As the class gets over, make sure the borrowed equipment is returned to the unit by scanning the QR code again. This way there is no equipment missing or forgotten. The use of QR code and scanning also discourages any attempts to steal any equipment.

Know where your loaner lab equipment is

Using the GoCodes app lets you perform smart asset tracking and inventory tracking and also helps you know the status of each of your loaner equipment. If any of the electrical components have a maintenance schedule, these details can be included against each of them while scanning using GoCodes app. Setting reminders or email alerts on maintenance schedules or return dates will let you follow up on these tasks efficiently. Regular maintenance or repair work keeps the tools in top working order, which means there is no need to replace costly testing equipment.

  • With GoCodes app, you can ensure all of these and more!
  • Get real-time inventory and asset information
  • Keep track of multiple equipment being moved to different locations
  • Check or scan in and check out each lab equipment
  • Enter and update status of each equipment using QR codes
  • Schedule asset maintenance and audits
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