RFID tracking

RFID is an increasingly popular solution in logistics and production, for product identification/tracking and quality control, as a supplement to or replacement for conventional barcode systems. But really:

What is RFID technology?

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, a technology that employs electromagnetic waves for the automatic detection, in bulk and at a distance, of objects and persons, when they have been fitted with an RFID tag.

An RFID system has the following components:

RFID tracking does not require the chips to be visible to the reader, since they communicate wirelessly, and no human action is required.
These characteristics result in greater flexibility in the positioning of the tag in comparison to conventional barcode labels, which results in considerable time and cost savings.

What is more, the tags are small and robust, dust- and damp-proof, and can even be attached to pallets without compromising their tracking function.

What applications is RFID technology used for?

RFID tags or chips can be fitted to a vast range of objects to enable their identification and tracking. They have proved to be very effective and versatile in the following industrial applications:
RFID tags are applied to fabricated parts, either individually or to full pallets, for process control from production to sale, since they enable every operation to be tracked.
Fitting RFID tags to the parts of a finished product ensures that assembly is completed correctly, and guarantees the quality of the end result.
Fitting products and pallets with RFID tags speeds up all goods reception and shipping operations as well as stock taking, with the assurance that all movements are tracked in real time.
Since they can identify persons and vehicles, RFID tags make it possible to monitor accesses both inside and outside buildings.

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