Among wearable technologies, the work exoskeleton represents an important tool to improve waste collectors’ health and safety.
Waste collection is a physically demanding task that is associated with multiple occupational and musculoskeletal disorders. Several risk factors and working conditions affect the health and the safety of waste collectors. Frequent lifting of heavy loads, high repetitive tasks, long work duration and insufficient recovery are significant risk factors that may result in chronic injuries and diseases.
THE WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
Wearable technology includes a multiplicity of devices developed to be worn and accessible by the user and including a platform for the sensing of different signals related6 minutes17 May 2023
Partitalia has donated 350 RFG tags for the creation of routes accessible to the blind
Milan, 17 May 2022 - At the Palio di Legnano5 minutes17 May 2022
The new trends in the hospitality sector identified at the BIT of fieramilanocity
The work , which combines work and vacation, but also proximity tourism, 'slow' and above all responsible.3 minutes11 May 2022
3 minutes26 April 2022
Completely ecological bamboo gift cards for the Merano sushi restaurant
Milan, 5 April 2022 - Wood, a biodegradable and recyclable material, becomes the protagonist of sustainable cards and smart cards with a unique design. Partitalia5 minutes6 April 2022
Gualtiero Cortellini is General Manager of the C2T Technology Transfer Consortium , the Milanese innovation hub with offices also in Brianza and Catania, which is responsible for supporting companies, especially SMEs, in the implementation of innovative ideas and R&D and Industry 4.0 projects. We asked him a few questions about artificial intelligence and its main areas of application.5 minutes21 February 2022
Cards for hotels and the world of hospitality (B&Bs, campsites, tourist villages, cruises) perform two fundamental functions: open the entrance door to the room and activate the energy saver5 minutes15 November 2021
Custom card printing stages: the graphics approval process
The personalized card printing process consists of the following stages:
• graphics checks and approvals;5 minutes16 September 2021
According to what criteria are the plastic cards produced, the ones that are surely present in your wallets? The smart cards you usually use are products that must comply with ISO standards , ie standards that standardize the size and functioning of the card.5 minutes3 September 2021
Eco-sustainability: degradable PVC cards for an increasingly green market
The material most used for the production of cards – credit/debit cards, fidelity cards and supermarket points cards, badges for access control in companies, hotels, gyms and so on – is PVC, polyvinyl chloride polyvinyl, a thermoplastic polymer made of 57% sea salt and 43% crude oil.
Widespread in a wide range of industrial and technical applications, PVC at the time of disposal, however, causes important environmental problems: if incinerated, in fact, it releases dioxins and other organochlorides into the atm5 minutes5 August 2021
CHIP SHORTAGE: HOW CAN WE COPE WITH THE GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR SHORTAGE?
The global shortage of semiconductors has created serious difficulties for the ICT, automotive, and consumer electronics sectors for several months. The shortage of electronic components, or chip shortage, as it is called, can be traced to many events that have occurred since late 2019. But what are the consequences for prices and lead times? And what strategies is Partitalia adopting to mitigate the risk?
CHIP SHORTAGE: THE CAUSES
• Covid-19 and factory shutdowns
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 resulted in a temporary shutdown of factories, leading to a general economic slowdown. Major global players in the automotive sector — the leading market in the semiconductor industry — started cancelling orders placed with chip manufacturers in January and February 2020.5 minutes12 July 2021
RFID: how it has changed our way of life
Interview with Paolo Nepa, University of Pisa – Second part
Paolo Nepa, Professor a5 minutes15 April 2021
RFID: because it is a revolutionary technology
Interview with Paolo Nepa, University of Pisa – First part
What is RFID a5 minutes8 April 2021
5 minutes23 March 2021
By Gabrio Mechetti, Card Sales Manager of Partitalia
Who would have thought it: in my twenty years of experience as a Sales Manager in the card sector, I would have never imagined that the so-called 'gift cards' could become a tool to support families in need! On the other hand, even on foreign markets, the gift card5 minutes15 March 2021
IoT and occupational safety: wearables and sensors to improve the lives of lone workers
The IoT to improve workplace safety5 minutes11 March 2021
The contributions of WINDTRE, Politecnico di Milano, Ouvert and SensorID in the digital event promoted by Partitalia
Thursday 4 March 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm Free webinar
Milan, February 23, 2021 – How can IoT and Artificial Intelligence facilitate effective management of energy resources in companies? And what are the advantages of a responsible use of energy, from an economic and environmental point of view?5 minutes23 February 2021
Near Field Communication: how does it work?
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range radio frequency communication technology – the expression near field communication can be translated, precisely, with 'communication in proximity fields'.5 minutes7 January 2021
The implementation of the "Discovery Gate" antennas in the Camping Europa Cavallino in Jesolo
Camping Europa Cavallino in Jesolo (Venice) has been implementing Partitalia's "5 minutes17 December 2020
550 wearable devices reconstruct the history of contacts in the Catania and Tirana plants
MILAN, 10 November 2020 - Partitalia srl an Italian ICT company since 2001, produces and markets smart cards, tags and RFID readers throughout Europe. During the first lockdown in March, it was chosen by SIBEG srl , the bottler of 'The Coca-Cola Company' brand beverages in Sicily: the company purchased 550 'Close-to-me' devices from Partitalia, to track the company's distance in its Catania and Tirana plants.
THE MEETING BETWEEN SIBEG AND PARTITALIA
"We came into contact with Partitalia in March, during the peak of the Covid-19 emergency: a task force was set up in the company to put in place the appropriate security measures, among which it was necessary to implement a system that would help us maintain social distancing,'5 minutes10 November 2020
SIBEG srl has chosen Partitalia's “Close-to-me” within the Catania plant and the CCBS plant in Tirana part of the same group.
Interview with Gaetano Russo, Sibeg Procurement Manager5 minutes4 November 2020
The VP Sergio Ronco speaks: " With the Partitalia wearable we guarantee the distance between our employees"5 minutes20 October 2020
IoT, IoP, AI, 5G and RFID are just some of the topics that will be discussed by professional experts in new technologies
MILAN, 8 September 2020 - Partitalia srl, an Italian ICT company established in 2001, manufactures and markets smart cards, tags and RFID readers for distribution throughout Europe. ‘Partitalia Academy’ opens its doors in September 2020 after the summer holidays. This free learning academy offers the opportunity to explore the latest technologies on the market, from IoT (Internet of Things) to IoP (Internet of People).
HOW THE IDEA WAS CONCEIVED
Like many other companies during the lockdown, Partitalia saw an internal need to organise training courses, which were also attended by some customers and suppliers. The outcome was extremely positive. Thus emerged the need to consolidate specialised skills thr5 minutes5 September 2020
The webinar “Bio or recyclable cards? Guide to choosing the support most in line with your needs” explains the difference between the different materials of which printable and RFID chip technology cards are made – contact, contactless or combined technology. How did we do it? Gabrio Mechetti, Card Sales Manager of Partitalia1 September 2020
Partitalia launches two wearable technologies to improve people's lives in the time of Covid-19
MILAN, 21 April 2020 - Partitalia srl , in April 2020, in collaboration with the engineering company SensorID , launches "Close-to-me"5 minutes21 April 2020
Card in degradable PVC and R&D on green materials
The Partitalia plant produces eco-sustainable RFID cards and smart cards
MILAN, 5 February 2020 –5 minutes6 February 2020
RFID and Blockchain technology for waste collection: the "virtuous" case of Miglianico
The major of the first municipality in the world that adopted the waste Blockchain speaks: beginnings, benefits and application5 minutes8 November 2019
We asked Massimo Galasso, general manager of Cosvega srl, a waste collection company based in Francavilla a Mare (CH).
«Flexible, innovative, and versatile": these are the three adjectives that define Partitalia's technologies, in particular, "Discovery Mobile," the RFID solution for waste collection that identifies deliveries. Speaking is Massimo Galasso, general manager of Cosvega srl, a company that provides urban hygiene, green and land maintenance services for a number of municipalities in the vicinity of Francavilla a Mare and other areas in the province of Latina and Rome.
In particular, Galasso adds, «For us, versatility has been very important: the fact that we can do the point measurement with a simple wristband, which can be adapted to the territory, the road system, and the population density of the country».4 minutes3 October 2019
Partitalia at Ecomondo 2019: RFID for punctual, wearable and Blockchain collection
On 7 November the event: "Blockchain and wearable RFID for certified management of timely collection"5 minutes25 September 2019
What features should a reader installed on the 'vehicle for punctual waste collection have?
In punctual waste collection, the measurement of the amount of undifferentiated waste produced and delivered by the user, on which the variable part of the TARIP is calculated, "is done by direct weighing, with weight detection, or indirectly by detecting the volume of waste delivered by each user," as Article 6 of the April 20, 2017 Ministerial Decree on the punctual tariff specifies. Indirect weighing, in particular, can be "a) carried out on board the vehicle carrying out the collection, through the identification of the container or bag; b) carried out by a device in the collection operator's possession through the identification of the container or bag; c) integrated in the container used for collection; d) carried out at a collection center."
In what cases is it appropriate to detect4 minutes10 September 2019
Comparison of bag and bin in punctual collection of undifferentiated waste
In municipalities where punctual waste collection is implemented, the variable part of TARIP is calculated on the undifferentiated fraction produced and delivered by the user - the RUR (Residual Urban Waste), i.e., "the residual waste from the separate collection of municipal and assimilated waste," as defined in the April 20, 2017 DM on punctual pricing.
The punctual measurement of undifferentiated waste "conferred is done by direct weighing, with weight detection, or indirectly by detecting the volume of waste conferred by each user," as stipulated in Article 6 of the decree; between the two measurement methods, indirect weighing (volumetric calculation) represents the most widespread, because it is much faster and cheaper than direct weighing, which6 minutes6 September 2019
User identification, registration of deliveries, and metering points in the application of the punctual tariff
The Ministerial Decree of April 20, 2017 on the punctual tariff, in Article 3, introduces the issue of the identification of users in the application of the punctual tariff regime, stating that this "takes place by assigning a personal and unique code to each user." Specifically, Article 5 establishes the minimum requirements of the systems of identification and punctual metering of the quantity of waste: "1. The identification of the user with which the punctual metering of the quantity of waste is associated shall take place in a direct and unambiguous manner, through suitable electronic control devices integrated in the container or bag with which the waste is conferred, or through suitable equipment installed at special conferring points such as containers with volumetric5 minutes3 September 2019
Detection of weight and volume in timely waste collection: pros and cons of the two measurement methods
In the punctual collection process, "the punctual measurement of the quantity of waste delivered is achieved by determining, as a minimum requirement, the weight or volume of the quantity of RUR delivered by each user to the public waste management service," as defined in Article 4 of the April 20, 2017 Ministerial Decree on the punctual tariff. Again, Article 6 of the decree stipulates that "the measurement of the quantity of waste conferred is done by direct weighing, with weight detection, or indirectly by detecting the volume of waste conferred by each user and can be: a) carried out on board the vehicle carrying out the collection, through the identification of the container or bag; b) carried out by a device in the collection9 minutes29 August 2019
Partitalia invests +7% in R&D and launches the Blockchain for environmental management
The ICT company of Lainate collaborates with the Excellencies and simplifies the waste collection processes.5 minutes9 July 2019
Scalability of RFID wearable devices as a key to peak tourism management in point collection
In tourist destinations, the process of punctual waste collection is subject to change during the times of the year-winter for mountain resorts, summer for seaside resorts-when the greatest influx of visitors occurs. For municipalities, managing tourist peaks effectively is indispensable for proper implementation of the punctual fee scheme.
Scalability and peak tourism
Scalability is a physical concept and indicates, by definition, the ability of a system to enlarge infinitely; a scalable system is able to increase in size while maintaining quality and efficiency.
In the season when the tourist peak occurs, the increase in the amount of waste delivered actually requires a change in the work process-which must, therefore,8 minutes21 June 2019
Partitalia in support of startups on the Italian territory
In recent years, support for the startup ecosystem has become of primary importance for Partitalia. From 2014 to 2017, the company collaborated with Wallet-E, a digital solution for collection and payment systems. Furthermore, in 2017, Partitalia signed a stake with Sensor ID, an innovative company with operational headquarters in Campochiaro (Campobasso), founded in 2010 by a team of engineers, which operates in the field of design and production of RFID5 minutes18 June 2019
Projects on the environment collateral to waste collection:
RFID wearable as a tool to certify that street bins have been emptied
In cities, regular emptying of street trash cans for garbage collection is a particularly important necessity for cleanliness and public decorum. The same need applies to public parks, where maintenance and decorum are essential for citizens to enjoy green spaces.
Just as benches, manholes, street signs, lampposts, parking bollards, games within parks, billboards, and other items of street furniture, litter bins represent municipal property; a number of issues are connected to their emptying:
♦ Urban Decorum
In particularly popular tourist resorts, the high number of visitors means that containers are always full, despite the fact that bag replacement is carried out up to two or three times a day. A similar p8 minutes18 June 2019
Partitalia and collaborations with research centers of excellence
Research is a central aspect of Partitalia's work. In fact, the company invests more than 7% of its annual turnover in R&D, equal to approximately 4,659 million euros (source: 2018 Financial Statements). In particular, in the three-year period 2016-2018, attention to Research and Development led to an increase of more than 25% in turnover;5 minutes17 June 2019
The relationship between hardware and software in the application of the punctual tariff
In systems for implementing the punctual waste tariff, there is a close relationship between the hardware, the device that reads the RFID tag placed on the bag or bin, and the software that collects the data collected during the punctual reading and processes it. For municipalities transitioning from the waste tax (Tari) to the punctual fee regime (Tarip), the choice of the hardware and software best suited to their needs is of paramount importance and must be made consciously, evaluating the two components at the same time.
Choosing hardware and software: preliminary steps
A municipal government about to design a point-in-time pricing system needs to do some preliminary analysis:
♦ T8 minutes11 June 2019
Gps on RFID wearable for timely waste collection and operator privacy protection
In punctual waste collection, wearable devices for reading the RFID tag are equipped with a global positioning system (Gps) to detect the coordinates - latitude and longitude - related to the point where the collection takes place. The "instruments from which also derives the possibility of remote control of the activity of workers" are mentioned in Legislative Decree 151/2015 on simplifications in the field of labor and equal opportunities, a decree implementing the delegated labor law 183/2014 (so-called Jobs act), which states that they "may be used exclusively for organizational and production needs, for the safety of work and for the protection of company assets and may be installed subject to a collective agreement entered into by the unitary trade union representation or company4 minutes4 June 2019
The importance of models for calculating the timely rate
Choosing the right model for calculating the punctual tariff is of fundamental importance for the correct application of the "pay for what you throw away" principle . If the calculation of the tax on waste (Tari), in fact, takes place according to parameters that are almost the same everywhere, the2 minutes30 May 2019
Italian municipalities and the obligation to adopt the punctual tariff: what will happen after June 6, 2019?
The ministerial decree of 20 April 2017 introduced the legislation on the punctual tariff (Tarip), which establishes the "criteria for the implementation by the municipalities of punctual measurement systems of the quantity of waste delivered to the public service or of management systems characterized5 minutes30 May 2019
How to critically analyze the exposure data in point collection
In punctual waste collection, critically analyzing exposures by utilities allows municipalities to derive a range of statistical information regarding collection-such as the frequency of wet waste delivery or the increase in waste delivered to vacation resorts-in their area. To handle the complexity of the exposure index, it is necessary that the reading system for timely charging is not rigid, but efficient and scalable.
The exposure index of point collection
The exposure index is the ratio of actual daily deliveries-the bag or bin displays by users-to total census users. The municipal registry includes domestic and non-domestic utilities-businesses, artisans, industrial, professional and productive activities in general, and communities-while domestic utilities in turn are divided into individual utilities9 minutes14 May 2019
Startup Grind Pisa&Lucca is born.
At the Polo di Navacchio appointment with Open Innovation
New Tuscan chapter of community for innovators in partnership with Google for Startups;
Guests at the launch event Riccardo Bruschi (TT Tecnosistemi), Giovanni Polidori and Federico Davini (A11-Venture), Alberto Ratti (BIBA Venture Partners), Massimiliano Bartolozzi (Lucart) and Alfonso Santitoro (Startup24)
Tuesday, March 12, 5:00 p.m. Polo Tecnologico Navacchio - Incubator Auditorium Via Giuntini, 13 - Navacchio (Pisa)
Open Innovation in the words and experiences of those who 'build' it every day. Tuesday, March 12, at 5 p.m., in the Incubator Auditorium of the Polo Tecnologico di Navacchio (Pisa) is scheduled "Open Innovation: the Future is Now," the launch event of Startup Grind Pisa&Lucca, a new Tuscan chapter of the community7 minutes12 April 2019
Where does the data come from for proper implementation of the punctual waste tariff?
In applying the punctual tariff6 minutes22 March 2019
Ergonomics and work process with wearable RFID technology in timely waste collection
In punctual waste collection it is possible to distinguish two main work processes, which differ according to the support used: emptying the bin and throwing the bag. The emptying process is a single take: the waste collector, in fact, takes one bin at a time and empties it5 minutes22 March 2019
How to analyze point collection data with wearable RFID technology
In the punctual collection process , the reading of the RFID tags on the bin or sack through a wearable device detects a datum that is a normalized, standard string. Inside the string, read from left to right, are shown:
4 minutes22 March 2019
- the device ID: the wearable shows the device ID, never the name of the operator. As required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679
The wearable as a flexible economic response to the requirements of those who are approaching pay-as-you-throw waste collection.
The municipalities and collection companies approaching pay-as-you-throw waste collection have a number of doubts - what methodology to adopt for tracking wastes, whether the process carried out by the waste operator should be modified - and requirements - such as adapting technology to its needs when the work is in progress - which make approaching “pay-as-you-throw” tricky.
Pay-as-you-throw waste collection: the requirements of the municipalities and the waste collection companies
Currently, the municipalities that decide to adopt “pay-as-you-throw” waste collection can measure the general wastes by identifying and recording the number of time7 minutes22 March 2019
The importance of worker safety in the point collection process: legislative and SAR references
In order to make timely collection easy, one of the key points is the critical examination of aspects involving security.The employer is required to draw up a DVR (Risk Assessment Document), an obligation regulated by Legislative Decree 81/08-"Consolidated Act on Health and Safety at Work"-in which the possible risks present in the workplace and the preventive measures for the health and safety of the worker are identified, with the aim of eliminating or at least reducing dangerous situations.
The most common risks to the worker during timely waste collection
Identified within the Risk Assessment Document is a mode of work to which especially those working in public utility sectors, for example, maintenance8 minutes12 March 2019
What is Industry 4.0
Until a few years ago, Industry 4.0 was talked about very little in public discourse and even less in the conversations of everyday life, at least in our country. Quickly, however, the expression established itself and is now on the lips of many. A popularity that has grown rapidly, especially after the entry of Industry 4.0 on the political scene and in the debate generated by government decisions.5 minutes13 February 2019
What is IoT
With the IoT, an English acronym for the Internet of Things (“Internet of Things”, or “Internet of Things”), the large digital network that we have come to know and use in every moment of our day thanks to computers, smartphones and tablets , expands to potentially include every device. Any object can connect to the Internet of Things, as long as it has an identification address (eg IP address), ie a numerical label that allows it to be identified unambiguously on the network, and software that gives it possibility of exchanging data through the same network without the nee5 minutes13 February 2019
The origins of the "punctual tariff" legislation
Since the environmental scandals of the 1970s and 1980s, European environmental policy has changed, and the European Union has begun working to make the environment in which we live better. This is an issue that has been increasingly felt in recent times, as is especially evident in current topics covered by both national and international media.
The topic is particularly heartfelt because as the population grows, the demand for raw materials also grows exponentially, with increasing environmental and climate impacts, aimed to worsen in the absence of careful resource exploitation policies.
The "circular" economic model
The answer to this is the introduction of a "circular" economy model with the goal of minimizing the amount of waste to the point of elimination. In addition to the concept of sustainability, European policies have worked on their economic competitiveness.8 minutes10 January 2019
Site operations: how does Partitalia's wearable device work?
There are many Italian municipalities that have responded to the adjustment of the punctual waste tariff (Tarip), following the Ministerial Decree of April 20, 2017, a regulation aimed at establishing the criteria to be followed in the area of waste collection. In detail, the law dictates the rules for municipalities to implement: systems of punctual measurement of the amount of waste delivered by users and management systems related to the criteria4 minutes17 December 2018
The advantages of the Partitalia bracelet in work management
«Flexible, innovative and versatile»: these are the three adjectives that define Partitalia's technologies, in particular, “Discovery Mobile”, the RFID solution for waste collection that identifies the confirmations.4 minutes19 November 2018
A European overview of the most used devices in certified waste collection systems
A Europe-wide overview of the most commonly used devices.
Today’s waste collection market proposes technological solutions and devices for all needs and there is a wide range of certified waste collection systems on offer throughout Europe. This was seen in Munich, at the IFAT, the leading trade fair for environmental technologies.
Sustainable w4 minutes25 October 2018
Why choose Partitalia for RFID timely collection?
We asked Massimo Galasso, General Manager of Cosvega srl, a waste collection company2 minutes24 October 2018