Merrick Systems Signs Partnership Agreement with Cognex

April 26, 2010 at 9:34 am Leave a comment

Merrick Systems announced a new partnership agreement with Cognex, provider of industrial ID readers. Under this agreement, Merrick serves as a Partner System Integrator (PSI) for Cognex, incorporating the Cognex DataMan ID products into its own RFID-Based technology solutions for asset tracking in oil and gas operations.

            Launched in 2007, Merrick’s ruggedized RFID-based asset tracking solution includes the RFID Diamond Tags, along with DynaCap2 software and its different modules, to track high value oil and gas assets in downhole, subsea and surface operations. Combined with DynaCap2 or any in-house asset management system, the Diamond Tags allow immediate operational access to asset use and inspection history, physical properties, preventative maintenance schedules and any information desired about an asset. Designed to track downhole drilling components, Merrick’s Diamond Tags can withstand extreme conditions typical of drilling environments, including high temperatures and high pressures, and are certified for Class 1, Div 1 or Zone 1 use.

            Cognex’s DataMan readers complement Merrick’s RFID Diamond Tags by adding Direct Product Marking (DPM) technologies, such as Data Matrix 2D barcodes, for tracking assets and processes in extremely harsh oil and gas manufacturing environments.  Cognex image handheld and fixed readers allow Merrick’s clients to track work cell activities and product location during the manufacturing processes. Data Matrix 2D codes are scanned and decoded using DataMan readers. The data are then processed by Merrick’s DynaCap2 software to track the total lifecycle traceability of raw materials and assembly steps for finished goods.

            “Adding Cognex’s award winning DataMan industrial ID family of products to our asset tracking solution allows Merrick to expand the capabilities of our system and serve a wider audience of users with varied needs. Cognex’s ID readers meet the highest quality standards and are a natural addition to Merrick’s asset tracking system, which pioneered the use of RFID technology in the harsh environments of oil and gas drilling and subsea operations,” stated Kemal Farid, CEO of Merrick Systems.

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