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

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.

Choosing the Right UHF RFID Tag

Just because a tag is readable doesn’t mean it is the best tag for the job. There are hundreds of UHF RFID tags and readers that are interoperable because they conform to ISO 180000-6C and GS1 EPCglobal Gen 2 standards. Standard compliance is only the starting point for finding the best tag for your operations.

Standards compliance does not guarantee performance in harsh environments, where tags may be exposed to vibration, impact, temperature extremes, chemicals and interference. While it may seem like there are hundreds of tag options for conditions like these, in reality there may only be a few. Details make the difference between success and failure in environments where tags may suffer physical damage or interference. That is why OPP IOT has engineered more than 30 different RFID tags – they all comply with standards, but each is designed to excel in specific, challenging environments.

Too many tag decisions are made by finding the lowest-cost standard tag that will physically fit on the item being identified, which overlooks several important considerations. Choosing the right tags requires knowing something about the variables that affect performance. Here is a brief overview of some important factors to consider.

What will the UHF RFID tag be exposed to?
Think beyond the environment when you read the tag, think about everything it will be exposed to throughout its lifecycle. Many tags that work fine under normal usage conditions can’t withstand the storage, production and cleaning processes that will occur.

How can the UHF RFID tag be attached?
Sometimes the RFID tag itself can perform fine in harsh environment, but the biggest challenge is keeping it attached to the item. A metal tag may withstand high temperatures or immersion in liquid, but its adhesive may not. Ideally, an RFID tag will be embedded within the item it is identifying, which provides maximum protection against impact and exposure. Embedding isn’t always practical. Other attachment options include screws or rivets, string ties, epoxy and adhesives. OPP IOT supports all these options and puts a lot of focus on tag attachment.

What’s the real range?
Sometimes tags are modified for use in rugged environments, by adding a protective coating or using spacers so the tag isn’t mounted directly on metal. These measures can significantly reduce performance for tags that were not designed to be embedded or protected. People usually choose UHF technology because they want read range of at least a few feet – so why reduce the range to mere inches by using a UHF tag that isn’t tuned for metal or loses its range because of the added protection it needs? The shape of the tag and its internal components, the tag material, mounting material, attachment method and surrounding atmosphere (including the presence of metal, humidity, current, etc.) all affect performance. That is why OPP IOT has so many different designs. Getting high quality, reliable read performance requires analyzing multiple variables to determine the best tag. Non-optimized tags may work sometimes, but consistent performance requires an optimized product.

What is Industry 4.0?

This write comes after being influenced by aman who has the capability to build anything from thing to thing; the humility to shatter your Know-how in manufacturing; the Industry 4.0 expertise that is required for the world of the future.

Industry 4.0 is the buzzword in countries wishing toincrease their effectiveness and efficiencies in manufacturing. The number ofacademic publications, practical articles, conferences has been on a rise sincethe German Federal Government announced an ambitious project of industry 4.0 asone of the key initiatives of its high-tech strategy in 2011. For Germany,which has one of the most competitive manufacturing industries in the worldwith almost 90% of all industrial manufacturing processes supported by ICT,Industry 4.0 is just another milestone.

First things first. Let’s start understanding Industry 4.0by the evolution of industrial revolution in the world. The first IndustrialRevolution which can be technically called as Industry 1.0 was theperiod during which agrarian societies made the shift to industrial and urbansocieties using powered, special purpose machinery and factories. Thistransition which took place from 18th to 19th century sawthe emergence of Steam Engines and Textile Industries. Britain is called thebirthplace of Industrial revolution, being the world’s leading colonial power.Colonies were source of Raw Materials and marketplace for manufactured goods.

With the birth of factories and the advent of industrialproduction, Industry 2.0 commenced at the start of the 20th century. This is the period when Henry Ford introduced the assembly linemanufacturing in automotive industries and standardized various processes inmanufacturing giving rise to basic concepts like Factory Designs, Supply chainsand factory operations. This is also the period when Eiji Toyoda introduced JITand led the pathway for Industry 3.0

Industry 3.0 also called as ‘Digital Revolution’began in the late 70s with the advent of technology and the use of electronics.This opened the doors to higher optimization and automated production. (BrianGracely, 2012) The automation powered product design, quality analysis,inventory tracking, supply management through number of web servers, databases,middleware, load balances, firewall supported by Enterprise wide applicationsfrom SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. The FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google)effect began towards the end of Industry 3.0 giving rise to data which alwayscomes with an adjective ‘big’.

Industry 4.0, the fourth stage of Manufacturing andit is described as twofold. (Drath, 2014) For the first time in the history ofindustrial revolution, a revolution is predicted a-priori which gives theresearchers and the companies in this field to shape the future in a plannedmanner. (Kagermann et al., 2013) the other fold is that the effectiveness ofthe operations and in turn the increased efficiencies and development of newbusiness models, services and products in the market which will have a hugeeconomic impact compared to the other industrial revolutions. (Bauer, Schlund, Marrenbach, & Ganschar,2014) It is estimated that Germany’s initiatives for Industrie 4.0 willcontribute as much as 78 billion Euros to the German GDP by the year 2025.