RFID Labels and Tags
Manufacturers use RFID tags to track the location of each product they make from the time it’s made until it’s pulled off the shelf and tossed into a cart. Not all RFID tags are the same. Many have specialized uses and forms. Finding the right RFID tag, label or card for your specific application is critical to your RFID system success.
- In order to determine the right RFID tag for your business you need to know at which frequency your system operates at which is determined by your geographic location.
- In addition to frequency you need to know the kind of product material your product is made of, for example metal requires specialized tags.
- Knowing the type of environment your system operates in is crucial to determining the right tag for your business. We have tags that are used in various different climates and conditions, from humid to freezing temperatures and corrosive conditions.
- There are three types of tags: active, passive and rugged.
- Each tag is composed of a microchip, antenna, and in the case of active and semi-passive tags, a battery. The tags components are then enclosed within plastic, silicon or glass.
- All RFID tags work in the same way:
- Data stored within an RFID tag’s microchip waits to be read.
- The tags antenna receives energy from an RFID reader's antenna.
- Using power from it’s internal battery or power harvested from the reader’s electromagnetic field, the tag sends radio waves back to the reader
- The reader picks up the tag’s radio waves and interprets the frequencies as meaningful data.
- Increases efficiency and production time resulting in faster shipping times.
- Increases accuracy resulting in superior results tracking of inventory.
- No more non-compliance fees due to streamlined efficiency.
AbeTech can conduct a tag assessment study to help you navigate the complexity and guide you to the high quality RFID tag for your needs the first time.