We stopped by the William Frick & Company booth and spoke with Brent Howell who showed us a few of the specialized RFID tags they brought to RFID Journal LIVE! 2013.
William Frick & Co. started in 1975 and is a custom solutions printing company. At the show, they were showcasing their custom engineered RFID tags and labels. First, we looked at a foam-backed label which is designed specifically for metal-mount or near-body applications. We also saw another foam-backed label able to withstand high temperatures making it ideal for automotive deployments.
Next, Brent showed us an RFID tag encapsulated in fiberglass that is popular in the electrical utility industry. We then see another example of an RFID inlay designed for metal and liquid applications. To increase read range, the flag tag protrudes away from the attached surface. This specific tag also featured a tamper-evident seal; if the tag is removed or tampered with improperly, the seal will display a message alerting the user. The tamper-evident seal is a feature on several William Frick & Co. tags.
Since William Frick & Company is a custom solutions printing company, they have the ability to create unique RFID tags and labels designed for specific use cases. In the video, we see an example of three tags with the same information, but each has a unique attachment method.
The last tag we see is an RFID enabled floor tag. Since the floor in many industrial workspaces is very much a harsh environment, William Frick & Co. designed the tag to be durable enough to withstand heavy external forces. The tag is so durable that they have repackaged it for other uses as well.
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