RFID Tags for Extreme Conditions

Devil-5600

RFID technologies have become one of the most promising solution and plan of action, making asset tracking a reality.
OPP IOT design the RFID tags to be able to handle real situations and extreme conditions .The below is High temperature RFID Tag Devil-5600 ,which can withstand temperatures from well below freezing to three hundreds degree for 100 hours. Which can be used in Metallurgy Iron & Steel industry .We use 304 stainless steel material , which is strong enough to withstand being used on shipping containers, or other heavy objects. The tag can be installed with screws or welding . An the tag should be used on metal surface, and the reading distance can reach 6.3 Meters with fixed reader . Besides,our tag devil-5600 can meet the testing standard of RoHs ,Reach,CE ,ATEX etc.

Small UHF RFID hard tag OPPD6 for tool tracking

UHF Metal Tag
UHF Metal Tag

OPPD6 is a mini UHF RFID hard tag developed for application onto metal assets. With the diameter 6mm and light weight, thus making it quite an ideal asset tracking tag for applications such as tracking tools or medical equipments which have a very small application area and ones that would not require a read range of over one meter.

This FR4 based tag can be delivered with an Alien Higgs 3 chip or NXP UCODE 8 chip, which makes it quite durable even in environments where exposure to high temperature is involved. The tag is versatile in nature and is designed to work well in a variety of environmental conditions. This tag can be mounted onto the metal asset using a high performance permanent adhesive provided with the tag or by using a screw.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
* Healthcare
* Tool Tracking
* Fire Arms / Weapons

RFID anti-metal & high-temperature resistance tag OPP4215 Application in Automotive production line

RFID anti-metal & high-temperature resistance tag
RFID anti-metal & high-temperature resistance tag

For vehicles’ painting must under process of Car body for rust prevention and internal spraying, Polish and modify the hypotenuse, cleaning, Stick to protect, Primer paint, putty, Polishing atomic ash, Juvenile grey, polish, cleaning, Stick to protect, cleaning, Painted plain paint, Priming paint, lacquer varnish, drying, Wax polish, Cover the car.

All those processes must in order, RFID anti-metal & high-temperature resistance tag OPP4215 can records each step during the process. Even pass work on to the next shift, workers only scan the tag can know clearly what is the next step should do.

When the QC find some problems, scan the tag, can get the name, time of who and when taking charge of this process at once. In this way, workers are serious and responsible for each step, quality guaranteed, effective improved. If you like, you can re-use those RFID vehicle tags for next batch.

OPP4215 RFID tag also can application in:
1)Automotive production line
2)Metal pallet management
3)Warehouse management
4)Asset management

More info view http://www.oppiot.com/uhf-metal-tags-dolphin-series-opp4215.html

Manhole Cover RFID Tag OPP5427

manhole-cover-RFID-tag

A headache is the difficulty of losing and managing the manhole cover,manhole cover destroyed or stolen will affect urban traffic.
OPPIOT are designing and developing a tag mainly use to manhole cover tracking and tag is installed under the manhole cover and will not bulge on the road.Tag can be read across the manhole cover,so controller can tracking and management this according the information of RFID tag.
Our manhole cover RFID tag with size 54x27x5mm,use Impinj Monza R6 chip (EPC 128bits,User 64bits,TID 96bits),tag IP rating up to IP68.

More info see the link :http://www.oppiot.com/RFID-tag-for-manhole-cover.html

 

Choose a RFID tag for your situation and environment

Once you identify your labeling requirements, it’s time to pick the right RFID tag.

There are literally hundreds of tags from which to choose, some of which are more expensive than others. Usually companies require consulting in selecting the right RFID tag since the price varies depending upon the type and volume. For example, metal-mount and rugged RFID tags are more expensive than RFID wet inlays or RFID labels. Likewise, the cost per tag increases when quantities decrease.

While manufacturers offer various tag combinations, each also provides basics commonly used to identify and track assets and inventory. These include:

* Standard RFID tags work best on non-metal surfaces upon which tags are directly attached. Available in different sizes and shapes, these tags offer read ranges of up to 20 feet. Standard RFID tags are ideal for plastic surfaces.
* Metal mount RFID tags use foam adhesive, which reduces RF interference. Ideal for metal surfaces, these tags have a read range of 5-6 feet.
* RFID hang tags are not placed directly onto items. Instead, fasteners such as plastic ties attach to the item. Hang tags are easy to remove and reattach.
* RFID windshield tags can transmit from 18 feet or more. That’s why they are used to control access to gated communities and parking garages and to collect tolls.
* RFID folded tab tags are a great alternative to metal mount tags and typical inlays/tags for items with limited space. These tags have a read range of up to 20 feet.
* RFID hard tags are designed for heavy-duty use because of their resistance to impact and water subversion. You may affix these tags using mechanical fasteners or adhesives. Their design provides a long read range.

RFID Tags application in Industrial Asset Tracking

By tagging critical industrial assets with ruggedized passive RFID tags, then setting up a number of reader “checkpoints” at key points, managers and staffers can garner real-time data on the movement and location of individual throughout the facility. Such a solution automates a significant amount of manual tasks – slashing time spent searching for materials, reducing waste and loss, and creating money-saving efficiencies from Day 1.

A professionally developed RFID Tags asset tracking system can:
> Increase labor productivity by providing material handling personnel with instant, accurate directions for pickup or movement
> Essentially eliminate “lost” assets
> Ensure staff focus on core competencies
> Cut wait time at workstations by ensuring that materials arrive in a timely fashion
> Allow for more precise scheduling and minimize non-value-added staff downtime
> Reduce the need for routine inventory cycle counts and audits by identifying potential discrepancies well before they impact the bottom line

In addition, OPP IOT’s rfid tag is particularly well-suited for use in industrial settings. All of our tags – both off-the-shelf and custom-built – are rugged enough for long-term use in nearly any environment, and we specialize in matching the right RFID tag to the right application. Regardless of your specifications, we can help you deploy an RFID asset tracking system that saves you time, money and hassle.

RFID Tag ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

The environmental conditions that the RFID tag may encounter during its lifetime are major considerations in tag selection. A tag embedded within the product may encounter high temperatures and pressures during product manufacturing, and it must be able to survive those conditions. Evaluate environmental conditions not only within your own facility but also in any environment the tag will travel through during its entire lifetime. These environmental conditions may affect the tag’s read range or read rate:
* The substrate may absorb moisture or may become brittle and crack.
* The adhesive may not hold the tag due to moisture or chemicals and the tag may fall off the item.
* The interconnection between the antenna and the IC may break due to vibration or due to repeated flexing of the tag.
* The antenna may be weakened due to corrosive effects of the chemicals in the environment.
You may need to use encapsulated tags that are protected from abrasion or chemicals in the environment.

RFID tag for Pallet Tracking

Many companies lease pallets and other logistics containers in order to offload the cost of maintaining their own pallet fleet. However,managing the return of these items has often proven challenging for pallet providers. Although many companies currently use cheaper wood pallets, demand for reusable plastic pallets has increased in recent years because of fears about crosscontamination from meat and other food products shipped on wooden pallets (which are often scrapped afterward), and new International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) requirements for the fumigation of wood pallets to prevent the spread of invasive insects. Plastic pallets also last longer and are lighter than their wood counterparts, which can save on freight costs.

A system for tracking the pallets while they were in circulation was desperately needed. Bar code technology was proposed, but determined to be insufficient for the application for two reasons. First, because these pallets are for carrying fresh produce, each pallet re-entering the facility is treated with a variety of cleaning chemicals and high-pressure washing. Bar codes simply could not endure these conditions. Also, the life of any pallet inevitably involves a significant amount of bumping and bruising, and even a small scratch can render a barcode useless.

OPP IOT provides a wide range of RFID pallet Tags in UHF frequencies and to suit any RFID application – even on-metal. Container or Pallet identification, Warehouse applications or Inventory and Asset marking. Our pallet tags are manufactured in various dimensions to suit your needs while meeting the required read range. Being compatible with most readers and printers in the industry while keeping consistent performance. These tags are made with high quality materials and adhesive for easy application, re-usability and durability.

RFID tag application in the data center

One of the most compelling uses of RFID tag is in the data center. You have a dense population of high dollar value, mission critical assets that must be tracked and accounted for. If you’ve ever tried to inventory a data center full of servers, you know how time consuming it can be to walk around with a list of serial numbers trying to reconcile the location of each server. Even if you have implemented a barcode solution, you still have to visually locate and individually scan each barcode. This process can be overwhelming. What happens when a server gets moved to a new rack and the system is not updated with the new rack location. Imagine trying to locate that sever 3 months later when there is a hard drive failure. It’s like looking for a needle in a hay stack.

By tagging severs with passive RFID tags, entire racks of servers can be reconciled in a matter of seconds, because RFID readers can read multiple tags simultaneously. Not only do you have immediate visibility of any server that might be missing from the rack, you also have visibility of servers that might have been moved to the rack but not updated in the system. This allows you to reconcile each rack and deal with exceptions before moving on to the next rack. Some RFID-based fixed asset tracking software solutions, such as RFTrack also allow you utilize a handheld RFID reader to locate missing assets. You can simply scan each rack until the missing server(s) are located. This feature alone could cut man-hours spent locating missing assets from hours of days to minutes or seconds.

RFID for Supply Chain Management

RFID for supply chain management has the capacity to significantly improve global logistic chains and increase overall efficiency by automating the identification processes. Major retailers and their suppliers are already tagging pallets, cases and other returnable transport items (RTIs) like plastic crates used for fresh foods.

Benefits of RFID for Supply Chain Management
For Manufacturers
– Better customer service
– Process optimization
– Faster billing
– Optimization of shipping papers

For Distributors
– Higher shipping accuracy
– Faster and more reliable deliveries
– Better traceability
– Greater cost savings

For Retailers
– Faster processes
– Less out of stocks
– Faster processes
– Better customer service

Parcel and Postal Services
RFID for Supply Chain is used in postal environments to improve item tracking during sorting and delivery. Because RFID doesn’t require a line of sight for information transfer, postal items can be routed without concerns over their physical orientation. RFID technology reduces the time needed to process mail bags and boxes because the RFID tags can be tracked automatically as they move through various stages in the processing cycle. Multiple items can be read simultaneously.