Nexans AmerCable introduced RFID-embedded SHD-GC mining cables. With a small string of passive RFID chips woven into the cableā€™s core prior to jacketing, Nexans AmerCable gives customers the ability to access real-time cable information for inventory management and planning.

Using a scanner and the Nexans Smart Inventory Management (SIM) app on a smartphone, the user can access identification data, repair history, technical data, repair manuals and other important information. History can include damage incidents, repairs and post-repair data. SIM information is easy to access and share, the company reported.

The RFID chips are programed prior
to shipping.