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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What does an RFID inlay consist of?

Functionally, an RFID inlay consists of an antenna and a microchip.

The antenna drives tag performance and governs how well the tag will work in a particular application. Precision-designed to receive and broadcast RF signals, the antenna is made from a conductive material (such as silver, copper or aluminum), with each material producing very specific read and write characteristics because of the different chemical properties. Generally a copper antenna is slightly more expensive that aluminum or silver, but is more conductive and usually provides a longer distance read capability.

The antenna makes contact with an RF reader over a distance, which is determined in large part by the amount of metal, and by the size and shape of the antenna. Contacts attached to the microchip make the circuit between the microchip and antenna.

The microchip design determines the protocol and class of the tag's operation. Different microchips have different features that can also affect performance. RFID microchips contain circuitry capable of handling a variety of functions from power conversion to data storage and retrieval.

RFID Tag Attachment

When RFID tags are thought of, adhesion is thought of because specialized, permanent pressure sensitive adhesives RFID tags are used prolifically to attach adhesive-backed tags to assets. Some adhesives will withstand a great deal of pull pressure even in extreme environments, while others will release more easily. The pull strength selected will depend upon the intended use of the asset and its potential lifespan. Some adhesives are applied to tamper-evident tags to leave an unremovable adhesive imprint if the tag is removed.

RFID tags are attached to assets in other ways too. Many hard tags, especially those used with active RFID tags, are attached with metal fasteners such as screws. Button tags used in laundry venues as well as others places can be glued, but also sewn,heat-sealed or tied. Die cut tags with circular holes allow hang tags to dangle from lanyards, cords, cables, and zip ties. Popular fob tags swing from key chains. Die cut RFID hang tags can also be cut to form a hang hook in the tag itself, thus enabling the tag to hang itself.

OPP IOT describe a OPP9020 UHF tag for metal objects and Metal surface

metal mount UHF tags
metal mount UHF tags

When you’re mounting UHF RFID tags on metal surfaces or metal Objects, you should be aware that if you use non metal mount UHF tags, your system will not function as desired as the metal will detune any passive UHF RFID tag that is not designed to be placed on metal.

Using OPP IOT Metal-mount UHF RFID tags (OPP9020) that are specifically calibrated to the materials you need to track makes reading, tracking, and inventorying them easier and provides for greater read range(Up to 10.8  meter reading range).

Metal mount UHF RFID tags are typically rugged, difficult to damage, and easy to weld, screw or otherwise attach.

What is ultra-high frequency (UHF) passive RFID tag?

When it comes to radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions, ultra-high frequency (UHF) passive RFID tags are an extremely popular option because they are very cost-effective, yet still have one of the longest read ranges. They have no power of their own — which is why they are called “passive” tags — so they are powered by the radio frequency energy transmitted from RFID readers/antennas. A UHF passive RFID tag consists of four sub-components: and RFID chip, an antenna, an inlay, and a carrier.

The RFID chip is an integrated circuit that provides several key attributes related to operating frequency, memory type and capacity, data transmission/receipt, and power. In other words, the chip is the brains of the RFID tag. The antenna, which is attached to the chip, collects radio frequency waves used to power the chip. The antenna also transmits attribute data from the chip. Together, the chip and the antenna comprise the RFID inlay.

An inlay is typically a plastic substrate that the chip and antenna are placed on so they can be connected. Inlays come in two types: wet and dry. A wet inlay features an adhesive so it can be applied to a surface; a dry inlay has no adhesive. The choice of inlay depends on the purpose and placement of the tag on an object.

There are literally hundreds of different types of inlays, each designed with a specific application in mind. Different industries have different requirements for inlays, so there are inlays for pharmaceutical, automotive, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare applications. The inlays are designed for optimum performance when affixed to the material they are intended for. Inlay manufacturers ship their products to RFID tag producers, like Lowry Solutions, who then produce finished products that are ready to be applied.

The carrier is the material or package that the inlay is placed in. The simplest carrier is label stock (think barcode label), where the inlay is laminated into the label stock using specialized converting equipment. Examples of other carriers include plastic capsules or ID badges. Sometimes carriers are made of specialized materials that make it easy to mount the RFID tag on liquid containers or metal, or in high-heat or hazardous environments. These types of carriers are often referred to as “hard tags.”

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Industrail Passive UHF Tag OPP4215 with High Temperature Resistance

high temperature RFID tags
high temperature RFID tags

OPP IOT launched a series of high temperature UHF Passive  tags OPP4215 for industrial markets and health care line.

The high temperature RFID tags OPP4215 are specially designed as the most rugged On-metal RFID tags in the world for harsh application environment. Except featuring On-metal usage and a new anti-UV industry grade polymer casing and IP68 Ingress Protection rating for outdoor applications, it could withstand long term super high temp 250℃(280°С for 50 minutes, 250°С for 150minutes). The OPP4215 tags are with flexible installation, such as rivets, screws fixed, or two-side glue, super glue etc. Also we recommend the brand high temperature glue to work with the tag for your harsh solutions. This series of Passive UHF RFID tags reliability test include: high temperature and high pressure test, high and low temperature alternating test and vibration test. The high level of durability improves RFID tag lifetime of up to 10 years, even for harsh industrial environments and we see an even greater return on investment.

OPP0606 Waterproof On-Metal RFID UHF Tag

UHF on-metal RFID tag
UHF on-metal RFID tag

OPP0606 UHF on-metal RFID tag is a perfect choice in applications which require tags to be applied in metallic environment. OPP0606 is designed as a square(size:6*6mm) on metal tracking tag for use in industrial applications. And it can operate well in harsh conditions, including resist against high temperature up to 150 degrees centigrade.

Besides, this on-metal RFID tag is available with Black,Red,Blue,Greenand White options.

Functional Specifications:
RFID Protocol EPC Class1 Gen2, ISO18000-6C
Frequency:US 902-928MHz, EU 865-868MHz
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:Metal Surfaces
Read Range (On Metal):
(Fix Reader:ThingMagic M6-E, 36dBm/4W) 110cm – (US) 902-928MHz, on metal
110cm – (EU) 865-868MHz, on metal
Read Range(On Metal):
(Handheld Reader: OP9908,R2000,33dBm/2W)
80cm – (US) 902-928MHz, on metal
80cm – (EU) 865-868MHz, on metal
Warranty:1 Year

Physical Specification:
Size:6x6mm
Thickness:3.0mm without IC bump, 4.0mm with IC bump
Material:FR4 (PCB)
Colour:Black (Red, Blue, Green, White)
Mounting Methods:Adhesive, Screw
Weight:0.3g

Enivironmenal Specification:
IP Rating: IP68
Storage Temperature:-40°C to +150°C
Operation Temperature:-40°C to +100°C
Certifications:Reach Approved,RoHS Approved,CE Approved

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UHF RFID Frequency Regulations

UHF RFID Frequencies vary in each country based on each country’s regulations. Each country adopts an UHF RFID frequency that best fits within that country. These frequency ranges and standards were first put in place by a group of organizations – the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ASTM International, and EPC Global. These frequency bands are now known as the ISM bands, or the Industrial Scientific and Medical Bands.

UHF RFID Technology uses two main frequency ranges — 902-928 MHz and 865-868 MHz; however, a few countries have adopted either multiple bands or unique ranges on the ISM standard. One such country is Brazil who has adopted two uncommon frequency ranges within the 902-928 MHz range — one being 902-907.5 MHz and the other being 915-928 MHz. In order for UHF RFID equipment to be in compliance with Brazil’s regulations, the RFID reader needs to be set to broadcast within Brazil’s specific frequency ranges. This means that if you bring a UHF RFID reader to Brazil and operate using the full 902-928 MHz frequency range, you are in violation of local governmental regulations.

Frequency ranges also are subject to change. Japan, who previously used two very unique frequency ranges — 952-956.4 MHz and 952-957.6 MHz — has now changed to a frequency range within the 902-928 MHz range. Japan’s frequency range is currently 916.7-920.9 MHz (although 925-957.6 MHz will still be effective until March 31, 2018).

The map above shows the most common UHF frequencies for each country, but some countries have not adopted any frequency range yet. An example of a country that has not adopted a set frequency range would be Egypt who is currently working on getting that into place (as of the time of this article’s original published date).

RFID tags application in industry and logistics

Radio Frequency Identification is a ideal technology for tracking assets.

Now there is no need to store full description about them every time. RFID tags are the simpler way to track them. Every tagged asset can be tracked by reading the upcoming radio signals from each tag. Our asset tracking tags enable you to instantly get the general location of tagged objects anywhere within a specified space.

Asset tracking allows you to monitor the status, location and availability in your extended operations; manage your assets on demand by knowing where they are and boost production by getting your assets where they need to be without delay. Integrate your business processes with on demand knowledge of work-in-process manufacturing, and make more informed decisions.

Asset tracking can be used in various industries like baggage handling, parcel handling, supply chain, service industries, distribution logistics and manufacturing companies to identify goods & objects in an industrial environment.RFID Industrial Asset Management is a powerful tool to boost business activities for the maximum profits. The Tag Factory tag products meet the requirements of harsh industrial environments.

Heat Resistant RFID Tags OPP4215

Heat Resistant RFID Tags OPP4215 are designed for industrial environments especially for high temperature environments for long periods of time. The tag is also flame retardant tag.

The Heat Resistant RFID Tags OPP4215 can be used in industrial high temperature environments; high and low temperature test labs,auto part identification,etc.

Heat Resistant RFID Tags
Heat Resistant RFID Tags

Heat Resistant RFID Tags Key Features:
– Excellent heat resistant physical properties(withstand up to 280 °С for 50 minutes, 250°С for 150minutes).
– Low Temperature resistant up to -55 °С
– Flame retardant protection in industrial environments;

Heat Resistant RFID Tags OPP4215 Functional Specifications:
RFID Protocol:EPC Class1 Gen2, ISO18000-6C
Frequency:US 902-928MHz, EU 865-868MHz
IC type:Alien Higgs-4
Memory:EPC 96bits (Up to 480bits) , USER 512bits, TID64bits
Write Cycles:100,000times
Functionality:Read/write
Data Retention:Up to 50 Years
Applicable Surface:Metal Surfaces
Read Range(On Metal):
(Fix Reader:ThingMagic M6-E, 36dBm/4W) Up to 680cm – (US) 902-928MHz, on metal
Up to 700cm – (EU) 865-868MHz, on metal
Read Range(On Metal):
(Handheld Reader: OP9908,R2000,33dBm/2W)
Up to 530cm – (US) 902-928MHz, on metal
Up to 550cm – (EU) 865-868MHz, on metal
Warranty:1 Year

Heat Resistant RFID Tags OPP4215 Physical Specification:
Size:42x15mm, (Hole: D4mmx2)
Thickness:2.1mm without IC bump, 2.8mm with IC bump
Material:PTFE
Colour:Black
Mounting Methods:Adhesive, Screw
Weight:2.2g

Heat Resistant RFID Tags OPP4215 Enivironmenal Specification:
IP Rating:IP68
Storage Temperature:-55°C to +200°C (280°С for 50 minutes, 250°С for 150minutes)
Operation Temperature:-40°C to +150°C (working 10hours in 180°С)
Certifications:Reach Approved,RoHS Approved,CE Approved