On-Metal RFID Tags

From aerospace to automotive, energy to healthcare, on-metal RFID tags are revolutionizing how industries manage their metal assets. They are instrumental in inventory optimization, heightening productivity and preventing loss and theft.

On-Metal RFID Tags Key Features

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On-Metal RFID Tag Compatibility

The presence of metal can reflect and absorb RFID signals, making it challenging for standard RFID tags to function properly. On-metal tags are equipped to handle these challenges and maintain reliable communication.
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High Read Range of RFID On-Metal Tags

On-metal RFID tags are engineered to provide a longer read range compared to standard RFID tags when placed on metal surfaces. This is achieved through design optimizations that enhance signal strength and penetration.
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Durability of On-Metal RFID Tags

Since these tags are likely to be used in industrial or harsh environments, they are designed to be durable and resistant to environmental factors such as moisture, temperature variations and physical impact.

On-Metal RFID Tag Use Cases

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Overview of On-Metal RFID Tags

On-metal tags are specifically made to adhere to and function flawlessly on metal surfaces and in environments where there are many other bits of metal equipment or infrastructure. Their innovative design overcomes the challenges posed by metal interference, opening up new possibilities for tracking and managing metal assets with unmatched precision.

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Key Features of On-Metal RFID Tags

  • Real-time, granular visibility — Gain unparalleled insight into the whereabouts and status of your assets in real time 
  • Heightened inventory accuracy — Achieve near-perfect control over your inventory by eliminating the guesswork whether it's raw materials, components or finished products 
  • Seamless audit trails — Generate detailed records of asset movements, providing an audit trail that simplifies compliance with industry regulations and quality control standards
  • Simplified maintenance scheduling — Say goodbye to manual maintenance schedules and unexpected equipment downtime. With on-metal RFID tags, you’ll be able to proactively maintain your assets, reducing costly disruptions and extending operational lifespan.

Specifications of On-Metal RFID Tags

  • High performance on and off metal 
  • Able to withstand extreme temperatures and harsh environments
  • Many different form factors 
  • Available in self-adhesive labels and hard tags
  • Many different attachment methods
  • Compliant to industry regulations and quality control standards

For detailed specifications, please see individual product datasheets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are on-metal RFID tags and how do they work?

On-metal tags are specialized RFID tags designed to adhere to and function optimally on metal surfaces. They work by utilizing unique antenna designs and shielding techniques to overcome the interference caused by metal, ensuring accurate asset identification and tracking.

2. Which industries are on-metal RFID tags commonly used in?

On-metal RFID tags are used in applications across various industries including manufacturing, logistics, construction, energy, healthcare, oil and gas, defense, and more, wherever precise asset tracking and management of metal assets is essential.

3. What makes on-metal RFID tags more accurate than standard RFID tags?

On-metal RFID tags are specifically engineered to mitigate metal interference, ensuring precise and reliable asset tracking even on metal surfaces. Their unique design allows for the accurate transmission and reception of RFID signals in challenging environments.

4. Can on-metal RFID tags be integrated with existing RFID systems?

Yes, on-metal RFID tags are designed for seamless integration into existing RFID systems. They are compatible with a wide range of RFID readers and software solutions, ensuring a smooth transition.

5. How do on-metal RFID tags contribute to reducing asset downtime?

On-metal RFID tags support proactive maintenance scheduling by tracking asset usage and automatically triggering maintenance alerts. This helps reduce unplanned downtime and keeps operations running smoothly.

6. What kind of data insights can be gained from using on-metal RFID tags?

On-metal RFID tags generate valuable data insights including asset location, usage patterns and maintenance history. This data enables data-driven decision-making, optimizing processes and resource allocation.

7. Can on-metal RFID tags help in regulatory compliance and audits?

Yes, on-metal RFID tags create comprehensive audit trails and facilitate compliance with industry regulations and quality control standards, making audits more efficient and accurate.

8. How can on-metal RFID tags help in optimizing inventory management?

On-metal RFID tags provide real-time visibility into inventory, helping organizations maintain accurate stock levels, reduce overstocking or understocking to streamline inventory management processes for improved efficiency.

9. How do on-metal RFID tags contribute to sustainability and environmental responsibility?

On-metal RFID tags help reduce waste and improve resource utilization through efficient asset tracking and management. By optimizing inventory and minimizing asset downtime, they contribute to more sustainable and eco-friendly business practices.

10. Can on-metal RFID tags be customized to meet specific business needs?

Yes, on-metal RFID tags can be customized for your specific industry and use case. Customization often includes tag size and shape, data encoding, branding and specialized coatings.

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