Moses Chang, Sales & Marketing Manager at Xerafy, led us on a tour of their expo booth at RFID Journal LIVE! 2013. Xerafy provides a variety of on-metal RFID tags.
At our first stop, Moses showed us their new metal skin RFID inlays. This RFID tag is a human-readable label which can be affixed to metal surfaces. Typical applications for these tags include furniture, IT hardware, plastics, and other deployments where a non-rugged tag is appropriate.
Next, we see a new line of products featuring specialized tags designed for specific applications. Xerafy created these tags after observing how various industries were deploying RFID tags. One such tag, the Pico Wedge, was created to be a quickly embeddable tag. After drilling the correct size hole into the metal surface, you would hammer the Pico Wedge into the recess, and the Wedge would expand to fill the cutout in much the same way a cork fits into a bottle.
Then, Moses brought out the Bric, an RFID tag designed to be embedded within concrete. The rugged tag is able to withstand the heat and pressure of curing cement. After looking at the Bric, we see the Xylinder tag which was created to fit the curves of a cylinder pipe. Moving to the next station, Moses spoke to us about high memory RFID tags typically used in the aerospace industry. The increased memory capacity allows the user to store information over the life of a product.
At our last stop, we took a look at some of Xerafy’s RFID tags that are being used in the healthcare industry. The Microx II and Nanox II are autoclaved versions of their RFID tags able to withstand the high temperatures, moisture, liquids, and pressures of the sterilization process for surgical tools. The tags can be mounted directly onto trays and tools.
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