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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology is indispensable in many industrial environments. If you operate in a challenging environment and need fast, accurate, real time data, talk to OPP IOT specialists about an RFID solution for tracking and managing your inventory, whether consumables or fixed assets.
Perhaps you use a manual system or barcode technology for inventory management but think you can do better. Absolutely! A typical RFID package consists of: RFID tags which can store up to 100 times the data of barcodes, ensuring you can keep track of all the details you want about your inventory such as lot and serial number, size, manufacturer, vendor, expiry date, user, location on production line and anything else you might want to know
RFID printer which can be desk top or mobile and print a range of tags
RFID reader which can be active or passive, fixed or mobile, incorporated into a handheld computer or standalone, depending on your particular operational needs
You might be interested in some or all of these RFID system features:
High density of data storage on tags
Range of options for HF and UHF printers
High number of tags that can be read at any one time even in a busy environment with various production lines close to each other
Readers with diagnostic function to detect problems with recording and transmission of data
Flexibility according to the volume and movement of inventory
Capacity to function in harsh environments, inside or outdoors, including extreme temperatures and exposure to dust, dirt and chemicals
Capacity to tracking items being customized on a production line
The benefits of RFID inventory technology are immediately obvious, including:
Accuracy and speed of data capture and transmission, no matter what the industrial environment
Accurate, real time inventory counts result in eliminating stock shortages and over supply and preventing theft
Increased consistent productivity
Automated process means reduced opportunity for human intervention and error
Information for performance management and quality control
Libraries all over the world are moving away from the traditional model of using barcodes to scan and check out books. While this method has been around since the advent of barcodes almost 40 years ago, rapidly evolving technology has meant that more efficient, streamlined library management solutions have been developed. The most recent technology, one that many of the largest libraries in the world have already switched over to, is Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID).
This involves affixing a tiny RFID tag onto each book, which allows it to be read by readers stationed across the library. The advantage of this technology over barcodes is that RFID technology does not require a direct line of sight. Thus, multiple books can be detected and checked out simultaneously, instead of having to scan every individual book. In addition, patrons can check their books out themselves, instead of relying on a librarian. This gives the librarian more time to help out other library members, and it lets patrons check their books out faster.
RFID also acts as a security guard on the premises, alerting the guards if a book leaves the library without being checked out. Thus, one single technology, RFID, can replace the existing bar code technology for checkout, as well as the EM technology for theft detection.
RFID also helps in re-shelving, since wrongly shelved books can be instantly identified without needing a line of sight read. Patrons searching for books can also find books much faster using a handheld RFID scanner, instead of having to manually look through the shelves.
Finally, RFID also lets patrons return a book anytime they want. This is because the RFID chip in the book can be identified by the reader in the book drop box, and the returned book can be recorded. A librarian does not need to be physically present to collect the returned book, and so the library effectively stays open 24/7.
Given the many advantages that RFID has over traditional technology that is used in libraries today, many large libraries all over the world such as the Seattle Public Library in America and the Shenzen Library in China have already switched over to RFID.
As the world oil markets continue to be in flux, consolidation within the oil and gas industry, especially in North America, is accelerating. The small to medium business sector is seeing significant activity.
Companies are being acquired, not only for their customer base, but also for their assets. Organizations that are positioning themselves as acquisition candidates need to streamline their business processes and show enhanced visibility of their assets. This makes them more attractive to prospective acquirers. Using OPP IOT’s RFID based asset tracking solutions, these savvy companies not only achieve 100% visibility of their assets, but also can leverage them to streamline their business processes – processes to accurately check-in/check-out assets to and from jobs, efficiently manage maintenance and inspections of all their equipment, tie all this into their financial systems, etc. Being able to show end-to-end visibility of their assets along with streamlined operations, makes it easier for potential suitors to do due diligence on the companies, thereby making them more attractive targets. Not only do they position themselves well in the M&A markets, they also enjoy the side benefits of reduced operational costs resulting from efficient use of their assets and resources.
Once an acquiring company has completed a merger, they have to be able to quickly incorporate the new member into their operations. In order to make the unification efficient, companies standardize on using RFID based asset tracking solutions to maximize visibility of their augmented operations and asset inventory.
Mergers lead to additional company locations, servicing an expanded list of regions and geographies. It becomes even more important to know where all the assets are and whether they are being utilized optimally. Leveraging the visibility provided by our RFID solutions, oil and gas companies are able to make decisions about re-allocation of assets amongst the locations based on each region’s business needs. Further, they are able to make informed determinations on new purchases, balancing the requirements of each location. Excess equipment is either disposed of, or is leased out in order to reduce expenses and increase revenue. The rental side of the business can also leverage the RFID based asset tracking solutions, just like the mainstream business.
And of course, our solutions can also play a significant role in tracking maintenance and inspections of equipment across the entire company. As new divisions or regions are added, it is imperative that HSE policies of the parent company continue to be enforced and adopted. Our solutions show whether preventive maintenance and safety inspections are being done routinely, and can flag alerts if and when the occasional ball is dropped.
RFID (radio frequency identification) is a technology that incorporates the use of electromagnetic or electrostatic coupling in the radio frequency (RF) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to uniquely identify an object. RFID use in industry is growing. One advantage of RFID is that it does not require direct contact or line-of-sight scanning. An RFID system consists of three components: an antenna, a transceiver and a transponder (the tag). The antenna and transponder are often combined into a single reading device. The antenna uses radio frequency waves to transmit a signal that activates the transponder. When activated, the tag transmits data back to the antenna. The data is used to notify a programmable logic controller that an action should occur. The action could be as simple as raising an access gate or as complicated as interfacing with a database.
OPP IOT prides itself in developing project-specific, industrial RFID tags. OPP IOT offers a host of RFID enabled tags ranging from inlays to pcb tags. But, we are most proud of our many tagging options which involve extremely rugged stainless steel and aluminum tags that are not only RFID enabled but have custom graphics/text as well. Our metal tagging can be equipped with Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID chips.
We are constantly improving our RFID product offering. If your company is in need of solutions for RFID enabling your assets, OPP IOT will work to come up with the perfect tags for your applications.
The OPP130 is a durable, super long read range RFID tag used in logistics, warehouse management, large equipment tagging, and any application where read distance is crucial. In addition to having two rivet holes for secure attachment, it is backed with an aggressive adhesive for durable adhesion to most materials.
Warehouse and Logistics Management
With a fixed RFID reader, OPP130 RFID tag will read at over 30 meters, making it a smart choice for tracking shipping containers in a logistics environment. The long read range also comes in handy when scanning tall shelves. The specially designed form factor allows for a much wider read angle than most tags.
Metal Mount Capability
The OPP130 RFID tag can be directly screwed on or attached via adhesive to metallic surfaces without degradation in readability.
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.
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:
*Accuracies in the supply chain
*Effective replenishment processes
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.
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.
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