OPP4215 RFID tags can tackle the Harshest Environments

high temperature RFID tags
high temperature RFID tags

OPP4215 is a rugged RFID tags in the industry. Simply put: we offer the largest selection of industrial RFID tags and visual tag solutions available.

But more importantly, we work closely with our clients in various industries throughout the world and have been a major provider of RFID in harsh environments for many years. Through our experience we know what works, and what doesn’t. Even as opportunities are increasing, compliance requirements, capital investments and global competition continue to pressure your margins, processes must be leaner.

Recently, we published a customer success story on how digital automation using RFID is transforming the business of extraction which is one example of our capabilities and how RFID technology can help you manage your assets from beginning to end. Read the Success Story now.

While every RFID solution is unique, and involves specific requirements, here are a few highlights of the best practices for using RFID tags in the “Top 10” applications in harsh-environments …

1. RFID for Yard Management in Rugged Environments
OPP4215 RFID tags can help you identify and locate 100,000 or more assets — even across an industrial yard spanning several square miles — so you can more efficiently manage your operations, inventory tracking, forecasting, and compliance. But to count the many, or locate the one, make sure your RFID tags meet the specific demands of your environment: whether you’re dealing with sub-zero temperatures or sweltering heat, exposure to seawater or extreme sunlight, challenging terrain or physical obstructions, or other factors.

2. RFID for High-Impact Environments
We thoroughly test our RFID tags in real-world situations and extreme conditions. So yes, we’ve made the “sledgehammer proof” RFID tag (or as our engineers like to say, a tag that has been rigorously compression-, torque-, and crush-tested). As a best practice, make sure your RFID tags are tough enough to withstand whatever the weather — or drilling pipes, shipping containers, operators or other heavy objects — may throw at them.

3. RFID in Explosive Environments
When munitions or other kinds of explosives are involved, make sure your RFID solutions are certified (ATEX, C1D1, C1D2, and IECEx). And make sure you can specifically customize your passive RFID or active RFID tags with static-discharge coatings for example, to meet (or in this case, very much exceed) your specific safety requirements. And when it comes to using RFID tags around explosives, don’t be shy about asking for certification, compliance materials, and test data.

4. RFID for High-Temperature Environments
We’ve done a lot of testing with our high-temperature RFID tags: freezing them, then heating them up to 280°C, and then repeating the process over and over again). But every RFID application is unique, like applying RIFD tags on the automotive assembly line while the paint is baked on. So make sure that your high-temperature tags (and their specific shape, size, coatings and adhesives) have been thoroughly tested for the high temperatures and extreme heat involved in your particular application.

5. RFID Tags for Cylinders, Pipes, and Pipelines
These applications often involve harsh environments, high-temperatures or explosive environments, with their own unique challenges, such as the active RFID applications used by utility providers and our other clients in the energy industry. For the utmost safety and reliability in pipes, casings, drill collars, underground lines or similar equipment, make sure your RFID tags fit — and can withstand the heat, friction, and other harsh elements involved.

6. High-Memory RFID
Sometimes an RFID tag must do more than just identify or locate an asset. So when using RFID tags to encode more data, make sure you choose the right kind of high-memory RFID tag — with the right amount of memory, to cost-effectively store the asset data you need — whether you’re using RFID tags for IT asset management, military transport vehicles, retail supply chain management, or other applications, like transforming paper labeled boxes into smart containers.

7. RFID in “Noisy” High-Interference Environments
Wi-Fi, hand-held radios — even the microwave in the breakroom — all of these things can interfere with RFID applications, whether active RFID tags or passive RFID tags are involved. That’s why it’s important to thoroughly test your RFID tags in real-world situations: across the entire industrial or construction yard, or throughout a sprawling 2.4 million square-foot manufacturing facility, and especially in areas with excessive signal noise and signal interference — even at lunch time.

8. RFID in Environments with Chemical Exposure
Getting the right kind of RFID tag, with the right materials, coatings and adhesives is critical for deploying tags in environments involving chemical exposure. And it’s critical that your RFID tags can withstand individual chemicals — but also the potential chemical combinations — whether just a splash, or repeated exposures, or submersion, again and again. And when using RFID tags for instruments at medical facilities, for example, it’s also critical to consider contamination factors.

9. RFID for Anti-Counterfeit and Anti-Tampering
Sometimes harsh environments have nothing to do with snow, nor rain, nor heat. The retail, manufacturing, logistics, and transport industries are harsh enough — especially when it comes to verifying that your goods and materials are authentic — and preventing them from being tampered with, physically or digitally. When dealing with counterfeiting and tampering, it’s best that your RFID tags can prevent or identify tampering with the tag itself — and also protect the tag’s data with proper encryption, no matter where your goods, supplies, and merchandise may be in service or in the supply chain.

10. RFID Infrastructure and Putting It All Together
So when it comes to the big picture, and using RFID in harsh environments, it’s more than just getting the right kind of tag on the right frequencies. Make sure your RFID tags have been thoroughly tested to meet your specific conditions. And don’t be satisfied with an RFID tag that can’t stand up to your worst-case scenarios, especially in harsh environments. And even the best passive RFID or active RFID tags won’t matter, if you don’t have the right RFID tag readers — whether manual, automatic, or mounted on a drone (yeah, we’ve done that). Ultimately, you want a proven RFID strategy — with the right RFID tags and labels, tag readers, software, infrastructure, and RFID technology all in synch — especially when deploying an RFID technology in harsh environments.

passive RFID labels and tags for Retailers Solution

Unlike simple barcodes, passive RFID labels and tags allow item-specific information to be programmed directly on the tag—SKU, serial number, date and place of manufacture, date of shipment, etc. When individual products are source-tagged or embedded into products at manufacture, this degree of information delivers near real-time item-level visibility and asset protection simultaneously. In essence, you are creating smart products that feed information back into your existing systems.

This integration of hardware and software enables an IoT-based solution that allows retailers to track when shipments leave a vendor, arrive at the store, enter inventory and are placed on the retail floor. The resulting data that is captured will allow you to make business process improvements that will drive:
*Precise forecasting
*Accuracies in the supply chain
*Effective replenishment processes

OPP4215 RFID Tags that Beat the Heat!

high temperature RFID tags
high temperature RFID tags

OPP4215 RFID Tags that Beat the Heat!

Need to track assets or machines exposed to extreme heat, high pressure or corrosive chemicals? OPP4215 is a perfect RFID tag for you.

Many industries process assets, products or materials at elevated temperatures using carriers or containers for transportation purposes. Frequently being able to reliably and uniquely identify and track the asset or container is highly advantageous, generating efficiency and compliance benefits.

OPP IOT found the marketplace was in great need of a tag that could survive repeated exposures in high temperature settings such as automotive paint booths, medical autoclave sterilization and manufacturing operations. The only available RFID tags on the market were, and continue to be, too large and bulky for most use cases, too expensive for large deployments and generally unreliable with an inconsistent resistance to high heat.

OPP IOT provides a RFID tags designed specifically for high temperature environments reaching 280°C. These products address the critical needs of customers with their combination of a small form factor, read range up to 7 meters and high temperature survivability – all at a very competitive price point.

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10 types RFID tag Applications for Industrial

10 types RFID tag Applications for Industrial

RFID enhances Kanban systems
The modern “push” -based manufacturing concept with a Kanban system simplifies demand forecasting, as all necessary parts are refilled automatically. Small, flexible assembly units are formed. Parts bins are identified automatically and reliably using an RFID tag.

RFID manages access control
In manufacturing facilities, secure laboratories, company entrances, and public buildings, access rights must be controlled. This is accomplished using RFID technology. Authorized personnel gain access to an area by passing an RFID tag over a reader.

RFID enables proper food cooling
Modern food storage and refrigeration facilities make use of large vertical storage facilities. Typically, these facilities have high-speed, high-throughput automated storage and retrieval systems. Here, RFID tags get attached to a variety of transport and storage bins.

RFID as a “key” to control machine access
Complex, expensive, and potentially dangerous machines must be operated only by trained and authorized personnel. RFID supports an “electronic log book” used to record operational machine parameters in conjunction with the operator’s identity.

RFID is used in automotive final assembly
The large number of options offered in modern vehicles is a challenge for the automotive industry and can be addressed using RFID technology. Production-relevant data is made available for other processes, and sub-suppliers can be integrated into the logistics chain.

RFID optimizes order picking
In a warehouse, RFID helps to automatically trace each order during the entire picking process. Shipments can be optimized by combining multiple orders from the same customer, even if a new order is placed at the last minute.

RFID establishes internal tracking in meat processing plants
The safety and traceability of food is an increasingly relevant topic for producers, suppliers, and end consumers alike. In meat processing plants, RFID systems allow the collection of product-related data like weight, size, or upstream supplier at every processing point.

RFID makes machine tool manufacturing more accurate
For modern, fully automated CNC systems, RFID ensures that the right tool is used when processing a part. The exact selection of the right tool is accomplished using an RFID tag that is permanently mounted on the tool carrier.

RFID improves garment handling
Frequently, garments are stored and transported on clothes hangers. Irrespective of the size of an order, order line items must be handled automatically so that a single physical shipment is quickly collected. Expensive shipping errors can be avoided with RFID.

RFID boosts localization of greenhouse plants
Our final application example takes you to one of our customers’ sites: the Dutch company Anthura focuses on the propagation of anthuriums and orchids. In their modern central greenhouse, an RFID solution is part of a highly efficient automated container system.

Long range rfid tags OPP130 work well on metal surface

Long range rfid tags OPP130
Long range rfid tags OPP130

When you’re mounting RFID tags on metal surfaces or metal products, you should be aware that if you use non metal mount RFID tags, your system will not function as desired as the metal will detune any passive RFID tag that is not designed to be placed on metal. Using OPP130 long range RFID tags that are specifically calibrated to the materials you need to track makes reading, tracking, and inventorying them easier and provides for greater read range(reading range up to 30 meters). Metal mount RFID tags OPP4215 are typically rugged, difficult to damage, and easy to weld, screw or otherwise attach.

OPP130 RFID tags Features:
Ultra-long distance reading;
Industrial grade high strength and durability

OPP130 RFID tags Application:
Outdoor asset management
Advertising board

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Long range RFID tags OPP4215 Application

The Long range RFID tags OPP4215 are highly durable UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) tags that can be mounted on metal surface and supply long read range. The Tags are the most advanced general-purpose UHF RFID tags available. Multiple options are available to affix and mount the tags, while enabling read ranges of up to 10m. The UHF RFID Tags are compliant with EPC global-certified UHF Class 1 Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) readers and modules, with broadband capability for international operations.

Application:
1) car production lines:
With the metal parts through the phosphating, washing, electrophoresis, spraying, high temperature baking process, to achieve the automation of the operating process, the label waterproof, moisture,
Acid, alkali resistance, high temperature resistance, ultrasonic resistance, high voltage resistance;
Metal tray and metal hatch box management, good performance, strong and durable, stable installation does not fall off.

2) production line high temperature metal tray management:
Electronic product production line tray management, can withstand high temperature reflow, high temperature baking, ultrasonic cleaning.

3) Warehouse Rack Management:
Management of metal shelves, small size label, high strength, reading distance.

4) Asset management:
Management of assets with metal surface, small label size, superior performance;
IT asset management;

5) university logistics asset management:
Management of metal bed, metal stool, metal assets, label size is small, strong and durable, it is difficult to illegal removal.

6) Fixture and fixture management:
Management of metal fixture and metal fixture, small size, excellent performance, long life.

7) Special vehicle management:
Management of engineering vehicles, forklifts, labels durable, good weather resistance, good read and write performance.

Flexible RFID tags OPP7111 application in 200°C high-temperature industrial environment

Flexible RFID tags OPP7111
Flexible RFID tags OPP7111

The FPC RFID Tags OPP7111 is a flexible RFID transponder adopting RFID chip in SMT form and high-temperature resistant polyimide(PI) as substrate, and printed circuit as antenna. It combines the merits of flexibility, high temperature resistance, stability and flexible. Especially suitable for second time packing, e.g.., integrating with rubber and silicone material, in which process high temperature and flexible structure is demanded. It can be used as semi-product for second time packing, and also can be taken as finished RFID transponder.

Feature:
1.highly flexible —flexible PI material as substrate,
2.stable – printed circuit guarantee the consistency of the RFID parameters,
3.High Temperature resistant – up to 200°C temperature, PI substrate and SMT chip together can endure much high temperature than the normal PVC or PET RFID label,
4.solid — resistant to bending, rubbing, etc.
5.easy to mount — adhesive backing is optional, can also use glue to attach to the objects.
6.long reading stance up to 9 meters

Specification:
RFID Protocol:EPC Class1 Gen2, ISO18000-6C
Frequency:Golbal 840Mhz to 960Mhz
IC type:Alien Higgs-3
Memory:EPC 96bits (Up to 480bits) , USER 512bits, TID64bits
Write Cycles:100,000times
Functionality:Read/write
Data Retention:Up to 50 Years
Applicable Surface:non Metal Surfaces
Read Range(Off Metal) :
(Fix Reader:ThingMagic M6-E, 36dBm/4W) Up to 9.0m
Read Range(Off Metal) :
(Handheld Reader: OP9908,R2000,33dBm/2W) Up to 5.0m
Warranty:1 Year

Physical Specification:
Size:71x11mm
Thickness:0.13mm
Material:FPC
Weight:0.2g

Enivironmenal Specification:
IP Rating:IP68
Storage Temperature:-40°C to +200°C
Operation Temperature:-40°C to +100°C
Certifications:Reach Approved,RoHS Approved,CE Approved

RFID tag in car

The use of RFID in car are access control, vehicle identification, vehicle tracking.

Access Control – The ability to allow or deny access based on a vehicle having a specific RFID tag is a valuable way to provide a building or parking lot an enhanced level of security. These systems keep out unauthorized vehicles that would otherwise take up space and deters individuals from entering a secure building or lot. Thousands of RFID vehicle access control applications are operative in apartment/housing complexes, secure parking lots, construction yards, etc.

Vehicle Identification – The ability to identify a vehicle and access information about it by reading its RFID tag is a beneficial for companies like car rental agencies, car dealerships, and even car wash facilities. With the addition of software, these companies can pull up car records or purchases by just reading the car’s unique RFID tag. Rental companies and dealerships could have several cars on the lot that are nearly identical, so the unique RFID tag provides them with vehicle identification without trying to find and compare multiple VINs. Car washes (and other companies using car servicing as a business model) can use RFID to uniquely identify cars to enhance loyalty programs and automate transactions. Additionally, states and localities use RFID systems to automate tolling charges and keep traffic flowing more smoothly for those participating in the program.

Vehicle Tracking – Tracking a vehicle while it is traveling hundreds or thousands of miles is not a capability of UHF RFID; but, if checkpoints are set up along the route, the location of the vehicle can be estimated based on when it passes each one. This is being done throughout the nation at large truck weigh stations along major interstates. When 18-wheelers are weighed, their RFID tags are read to pinpoint location and can also be used to document the journey. For companies or persons interested in tracking vehicles in real-time and without setting up expensive infrastructure, vehicle GPS tags are a better solution.

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Tracking Medical Equipment with OPP IOT UHF RFID tag

Hospital facilities are increasingly growing which is making it difficult for the hospital staffs to keep track of assets, patients, doctors, nurses, and medical equipment. That is where a RFID solution can resolve many pain points within the hospital setting. RFID’s (Radio-frequency identifications) are used in hospitals to track all the assets and create an efficient workspace. Hospitals are great locations to use RFID tracking tags. Many hospitals have already begun implementing RFID solutions to track various assets throughout the entire hospital.

In a large-scale hospital facility, it can be difficult to keep track assets and prevent losses. There are many different departments in a hospital and each department tends to hoard the medical equipment for their own use. This makes it difficult for the staff to find the medical equipment when the time is critical. Lost assets cost money, time, and possibly the patient’s success during their hospital stay. Lost medical equipment inventories such as wheelchairs, syringes, hospital beds, monitoring devices, portable x-ray machines, stretchers, defibrillators, oxygen tanks, infusion pumps could delay a patient from receiving critical care when it is needed the most. Portable Hospital Equipment can be worth tens of thousands of dollarsA

A RFID asset tracking solution alleviates the stress in tracking down medical equipment, prevents reordering of equipment, and can locate equipment lost to other departments through-out the hospital making equipment readily available. RFID asset tracking also helps hospitals improve patient care by ensuring medical devices and instruments are sterilized. As well as ensuring all the components of implants are present and accurate before and after a surgery.

RFID asset tracking gives doctors and nurse a real-time view within the hospital software system, they have a complete visualization of all the interactions with the patient. This allows staff to efficiently track the administer medicine, therapy, or even room cleaning. RFID has the ability tracks the doses of opiates ensuring the patient has not taken more than the recommended dosage during a specific time-period.

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Tracking Your Tools With OPP IOT UHF RFID Tag

Thousands of tools worth thousands of dollars are stored on the shelves of hospitals, manufacturing plants, and construction yards, yet many of these tools lack any organization, security, or tracking methods. RFID can be a considerable, upfront investment, but it can help protect a company’s assets. Where some people see a box full of tools, others see a box full of company money with no security measures present.

Tracking tools with RFID requires adhering RFID tags to each utensil in order to maintain and manage hundreds or thousands of tools and minimize loss and replacement. When each tool is tagged, and hardware and software components are setup correctly, the user can have visibility into inventory rooms, tool cribs, and even mobile tool boxes. Construction, healthcare, manufacturing, or any industry or company with thousands of tools on hand could benefit from RFID tool tracking.

In order to successfully track these tools, both hardware and software are required. Tags, readers, antennas, cables, and software together create RFID tool tracking systems for use in warehouses, construction yards, sterilization rooms, and trucks. Five common RFID tool tracking systems are mobile inventory systems, tool picking systems, inventory control systems, check in/check out systems, and tool history systems.

Choosing an RFID tag that will yield the best read range is a complex decision, as it is necessary to understand the limitations and restrictions of the tracked tools. Many tags work well for tool tracking applications, but they can be narrowed down depending on the shape and size of the tool. It is also important to understand how these tools will be tagged, whether that means epoxy, embedding, or screws and rivets. For RFID tag options, as well as hardware options, download our Tool Tracking Buyer’s Guide for a better understanding of where to start.

The required RFID hardware differs greatly depending on what type of tool tracking system is being set up on location. Excluding tool picking systems, most RFID tool tracking systems will require a fixed reader and antennas, but whether those pieces are in a portal depends on the environment and specific system. Handheld readers are very useful in all tool tracking systems as the handhelds help identify specifics tools and read/write RFID tags.