Industrial RFID tags from OPP IOT

Industrial identification systems for inventory management, process control or installation and maintenance management. We have long experience of RFID tags in industrial applications and offer RFID tags, label and RFID readers that are suitable for tough environments.

All of these are important components for industrial systems’ functionality and stability, which is crucial in implementing INDUSTRY 4.0 and INTERNET OF THINGS. Many customers also use RFID as a feature in an existing product, thus creating a new feature and added value.

If you do not find the product you are looking for, please feel free to contact us. We have a larger range of industrial products than presented here. For outdoor use, for marking on metal, in the presence of chemicals or for environments with large temperature differences.

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RFID for Railways

In the US, some 40 % of all intercity freight goes by rail, including 67 % of the coal used by electric utilities to produce power. According to the American Association of Railways, in the US, railroads transport 1.7 million carloads of hazmat each year.
A RFID Railway system is available from FALKEN Secure Networks in a number of configurations designed to economically meet a full range of service requirements. Reader systems provide automated tracking of railcars via RFID tags, Readers and integrated Middleware, and make railcar and locomotive identification and location information available to railroads for asset management and other purposes.
• Traffic and Passenger Information: The system provides accurate and reliable information about where a train is located. This real-time information is forwarded to IT systems and used to
update the passenger information displays at stations and terminals.
• Operation and Maintenance: Precise information about the configuration of wagons within a train can be provided automatically by the system. This information can be integrated with other
systems such as track inspection systems, so that the recorded information can be automatically matched to the actual wagon, thus eliminating errors.
• Location of the Train: The System with the help of the reader determines the location of the train by reading the tag identity as the train passes over the tag at speed. This location data is
transferred to the onboard system and can be used to update passenger information automatically
• Controlling and Positioning of Trains: Some onboard systems require a precise position of the train, for example to control stopping positions. The reader accurately reports
the position when the train passes over an ID-tag. An alternative configuration would be positioning readers on poles at trackside and reading the tagged wagons as they pass. If tags are consistently positioned, for example, at the mid-point of the train, the identification of the tag would be correlated with the length of the wagon and exact speed could be determined in the software application.
In combination with requirements, new applications and various report formats can be rapidly prototyped and deployed. In addition to the standard configuration, our team of experienced engineers can design systems to meet specific application requirements. Some of the customized applications developed to integrate with the system include:
• Track Inspection System
• Signal Asset Tracking System
• Safety Audit
• Inventory and Maintenance
• Equipment Distribution and Management
• Car Accounting Systems
• Rail Yard Information Management

• The System stores tag data including time, date, train direction and speed.
• It also responds to inquiries via modem and interfaces to scales, video systems and diagnostic and monitoring devices.
• Timely data to increase capacity, speed, automation and operational flexibility
• Arrival and departure data for signal and control operations

Products are now available for demanding RAIL RFID Applications
A range of readers and ID-tags that fulfill the tough requirements of the rail industry are now available.These products are used worldwide in railway applications which require identification and positioning at high speed, with high precision and in demanding environments.
We propose IPICO Inc. iRAIL technology for such Rail applications. Its patented IP-X Air Interface protocol enables the highest read rates involving multiple simultaneous tag reads in dynamic
environments, and in motion at high speed exceeding 260 km/hr. which regular UHF RFID tags and readers cannot achieve. This mission critical railway application is a perfect fit for the key differentiating strengths of IPICO.
For those operating a railway, information is the engine of efficiency as well as safety. The vastness of railways – cars, cargo, track, countries and conditions – presents a massive challenge
for management of rolling stock and rail operations. IPICO’s low cost, passive RF technology enables consistently accurate identification and control of assets in virtually any operating environment:
* At speeds of up to 260 KPH
* In challenging weather or extreme electromagnetic conditions
* In crowded rail yards
* In both online and off line modes of operation

Because IPICO overcomes limitations of conventional RFID, it opens a wide range of management solutions including:
Train Configuration and Capacity Management: Simply and accurately, identifying the location and status of every piece of rolling stock, making and breaking trains, and routing cars – saving huge amounts of time and labour.
Safety: Preventing trains from heading onto the wrong track at the wrong time, even in remote, offline environments. And preventing the wrong cargo from being loaded onto the wrong car – for example,loading coal onto a car that formerly held fuel.
Maintenance: Management of repairs and cleaning of each engine or car, with the history housed on the RFID tag as well as on a central database.

UHF Tags application in Gas Cylinder Identification

Deployment of RFID technology enables gas cylinder identification and management through the supply chain.

It helps create a transparent supply chain through accurate data records. It links the assigned cylinder with its user and helps in quick and easier usage identification and billing.

RFID tracking also assists in monitoring movement of cylinders. This helps in inventor optimization through better allocation of resources and with less logistical efforts. In fact, it eliminates scope for malicious intent or manual error due to carelessness.

Overall, UHF tags can be used effectively to monitor, track and bill for gas cylinders quickly and accurately.

RFID Technology for Libraries

RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) is the latest technology to be used in library theft detection systems. Unlike EM (Electro-Mechanical) and RF (Radio Frequency) systems, which have been used in libraries for decades, RFID-based systems move beyond security to become tracking systems that combine security with more efficient tracking of materials throughout the library, including easier and faster charge and discharge, inventorying, and materials handling.

RFID is a combination of radio-frequency-based technology and microchip technology. The information contained on microchips in the tags affixed to library materials is read using radio frequency technology regardless of item orientation or alignment (i.e., the technology does not require line-of-sight or a fixed plane to read tags as do traditional theft detection systems) and distance from the item is not a critical factor except in the case of extra-wide exit gates. The corridors at the building exit(s) can be as wide as four feet because the tags can be read at a distance of up to two feet by each of two parallel exit sensors.

The targets used in RFID systems can replace both EM or RF theft detection targets and barcodes.

OPP IOT UHF tags Application in Access Control

By installing RFID readers strategically throughout your work environment and assigning RFID badges to your personnel, access to sensitive areas or specialized equipment can be controlled and monitored. Unlike conventional access control systems that use bar code or magnetic stripe technology, UHF RFID Access Control provides an easy way for users to gain access, such as simple touch and go proximity actions or a fully hands-free operation. As the system controls access to every part of your business, it is also logging usage data so that you have important information readily available for review.

An increasingly popular situation where Access Control is needed is when businesses are located in large buildings that may often house a number of different companies or departments; this is where reliable and measurable Access Control is required. With entranceways of buildings and doors on different floors secured with RFID readers, employees are given RFID badges that grant them access rights unique to their company and authorization level. This provides a reliable way to control access in shared office buildings.

What is EPCglobal?

What is EPCglobal?
EPCglobal is a not-for-profit joint venture set up by the Uniform Code Council, which licensed the EPC technologies developed by the Auto-ID Center, and EAN International, the bar code standards body in Europe. EPCglobal is an umbrella organization overseeing local chapters that will work with companies to encourage the adoption of EPC technologies. EPCglobal will issue EPCs to companies that subscribe to its service.

What is the difference between EPCglobal and EPCglobal US?
EPCglobal is an umbrella organization that oversees local EPCglobal chapters. EPCglobal US is the chapter that will issue EPCs in the United States. It is a subsidiary of the Uniform Code Council. Other chapters of EPCglobal have been set up around the world.

Is EPC technology just for use on consumer products goods?
The original vision was for EPC technology to be used on all types of products, not just consumer products. Having a single numbering scheme would make it easier to track goods not just within an industry but across industries as well. Goodyear, for instance, sells tires to automakers and to Wal-Mart, and it would be better to use one numbering scheme to track all their tires. But many industries have their own numbering systems, and EPCglobal has developed a “translation engine”—a software system that converts EPCs into industry-specific numbers and back again. Many industries are moving toward adopting EPC technology, including apparel, defense, computing, electronics and pharmaceuticals.

UHF RFID tags technical application in school buses tracking

With a lot of emphasis on child safety by parents, the importance of having GPS tracking for school buses has become the need of the hour. Schools need to place the security of their students as one of their top responsibilities. The installation of a school bus tracking system is highly recommended, firstly to give parents a way to track their children and secondly, to prevent the occurrence of any malicious incidents.

When the school bus is nearing the bus stop, a message is sent automatically to the parents in that area and they can come to the pickup stop on time. This saves time for both parents and children. The transport manager can use the school bus tracking system to monitor the driver to ensure he isn’t over-speeding, going off-route etc. School bus safety is as important as safety on school campus as several incidents happen only in school buses. Cameras in school buses not only prevent children from bullying one another but it also prevents the driver from allowing strangers on the bus, stealing etc. Cameras are an effective deterrent to anti-social behavior. UHF RFID tag Technology can help facilitate safety in several ways, it is time schools implemented such measures to safeguard children.

RFID For Public Transport

Contactless RFID-cards for large metro systems and other traffic systems offer numerous benefits compared to conventional contact-based tickets. As the ticket validation is carried out without direct contact to a reader, public transportation organizations are able to realize cost-savings through reduced maintenance efforts for mechanically heavily stressed equipment in conventional, contact-based mass transportation systems. Furthermore, the ticket validation process is much quicker than manual stamping thus reducing waiting queues and offering a convenient entry process for passengers.

RFID-based public transportation applications help significantly increase efficiency with several millions of passengers per day that need to be equipped with reliable and convenient access solutions. The adoption of contactless entry systems in public transportation is growing not only for high-quality access cards. Public carriers increasingly seek to improve their systems with comprehensive solutions that cover the entire range of tickets used.

What industries are using metal mount tags?

metal mount tags
metal mount tags

RFID on metal tags are perfect for asset and tool tracking in medical devices for healthcare, laptops & servers in IT (information technology), industrial manufacturing, oil & gas pipelines, vehicle tracking identification, and many other industry verticals. With the recent developments in RFID technology, the possible applications of metal mount RFID tags are expansive in scope.

On-Metal RFID Tags from OPP IOT

On-Metal passive RFID tags
On-Metal passive RFID tags

On-Metal passive RFID tags are designed specifically to work on metal and similar reflective surfaces (e.g. carbon composites). While on-metal tags will work when not attached directly to metal surfaces this could have a significant impact on performance. Due to recent breakthroughs tags are now being produced that work in both on-metal and non-metal applications. On-metal RFID tags are three dimensional and in most cases quite durable.

Typical OPP IOT On-Metal tag Applications Include:
* IT & Enterprise Asset Management
* Healthcare Assets
* Industrial Asset Management
* Returnable Transport Items (metal shipping containers, gas cylinders)
* Tools Tracking
* Aerospace & Defense
* Manufacturing Work In Process
* Vehicle Identification
* Shipping and Logistics
* Oil & Gas
* Construction