Thursday, 25 February 2016

GAO RFID Launches a New Family of On-Metal RFID Tags

GAO announces a complete family of mount on-metal UHF EPC Gen 2 extreme temperature, humidity, and impact resistant RFID tags. Included in this family of UHF tags is the fastenable on-metal tag, the paperclip sized small on-metal tag, the ultra-thin on-metal tag, the magnetic on-metal tag, and the waterproof razor on or off-metal tag. These can be used for applications requiring the identification, tracking, and monitoring of metallic assets. 

The fastenable and flame retardant UHF on-metal tag is built to withstand temperatures of up to 392 °F (200 °C) and features two holes for easy mounting with rivets or other fasteners. The larger size of the tag provides a read distance of over 16 ft (5 m) when mounted on metal. Similarly, a medium sized version of the tag features a read range of nearly 16 ft (5 m) and a single hole that can be used for hanging on an asset using a fastener. To further meet customer requirements, a paperclip sized version and an ultra-thin version of the tag with a 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) thickness are available. Thinner and shorter tags are valuable in environments where a lower profile is needed. All previously mentioned tags support 1 and 2D barcode printing. 

The magnetic on-metal tag features two small magnets for easy attachment and removal from metal assets. When mounted on metal it has a read distance of 13 ft (4 m). Additionally, the longer razor on-metal tag has a read distance of up to 26 ft (8 m) on non-metal and up to 20 ft (6 m) on metal.

All tags in the new family are RoHS compliant and have an IP68 rating for certified protection from dust and water. Regardless of temperature, humidity, vibrations, or hazardous chemicals, GAO RFID’s new range of on-metal tags will withstand extreme environments.