It’s getting hotter, well, almost everywhere, posing increased challenges for asset management.
With Omni-ID RFID technology, you can track, trace, monitor and manage a wide range of assets to guarantee maximum productivity under unprecedented levels of environmental stress, including survivability at up to 235°Celsius (455°F).
Many industries need to process assets, products or materials at elevated temperatures, whether directly from application of heat or steam or indirectly – for example in highly pressurized settings such as downhole drilling for [oil & gas]. Think about rubber vulcanization and compression molding for tires, ammunition outer shells that are molded under high stress and heat, or acidic plating and similar processes that involve exposure to solvents.
Standard tags may experience changes in their tuning, detachment from the asset or even total failure as a result of exposure to these kinds of temperatures. Yet reliably identifying individual assets and containers generates efficiencies and is a boon for compliance whether across maintenance or delivery schedules, safety procedures or in the overall quality assurance that delivers the best possible customer experience.
Read on to learn more about Omni-ID tags that can beat the heat, with up to 8m read ranges.
Durable, narrow low-profile tag for assets in painting & finishing, heat shrinking & molding, IT manufacturing integrations, and healthcare processes including high-temperature sterilization.Read more
Tiny on-metal label capable of surviving 235°C for regional applications in tight spaces on metallic assets, including small hand tools, IT assets and medical or healthcare instruments.Read more
Small form factor 4m read range RFID tag for for tracking metallic assets including small hand tools, in autoclaves, embedding in metal components, and IT assets including covert tracking.Read more
Small, rugged RFID tag with a thermoplastic cover. Optimized for metal substrates, this tough tag suits healthcare sterilization processes, manufacturing and automotive post-paint processes.Read more
Single use synthetic hang tag capable of surviving high temperatures to 230°C (446°F). Optimized for thermal barcode printers and applications where tag inlays hang away from the metallic asset.Read more
Single-use synthetic hang tag capable of surviving high temperatures to 230°C (446°F). Like the 400P HT, optimized for applications where the inlay of the tag hangs away from the metallic asset.Read more
We test all our products, without fail, to the highest appropriate standards. The Exo 400 HT passive RFID tag has been subjected to extreme testing, simulating a broad spectrum of possible environments, to ensure performance across a much higher temperature than standard tags. A sample of tags is subjected to thermal soak, cycling and shock testing at various temperatures and time intervals, with a calibrated thermal chamber deployed to ensure accuracy. These tags are tested for frequency shift, changes in read range and IP68 compliance once the internal temperature has returned to below a maximum operating temperature of 85°C (185°F).
Many high temperature tags have previously been too large and expensive for customer needs. To endure elevated temperatures, these tags need many layers of insulation. However, Omni-ID HT tags incorporate ingenious materials and clever innovations to achieve survivability — and versatility — in a small form factor.
Here are a few of the multiple use cases for our HT tags.
Parts carriers can be cycled multiple times each day through typical temperatures of 210°C (410°F) with exposure times of 20 minutes. Bumpers and automotive parts are often built by hydroforming processes at very high temperatures — molding applications can exceed 180°C (356°F).
Sterilization of reusable containers entails temperatures and exposure periods of 160°C (320°F) for upwards of 30 minutes.
Assets and carriers can be exposed to high temperatures with exploration drilling frequently heating things up to 215°C (419°F).
Sterilizations include short periods at very high temperatures, and a critical need to track containers and assets. Sterilization trays often require 150-170°C (302°F- 338°F); quicker sterilization
processes can subject equipment to much higher temperatures.
Tags can be set into recesses in manufacturing tools to measure and track maintenance schedules while ensuring production quality and line-up time.
Need an unusual embedded solution, a specific size of label, or a custom location for your attachment? We have a skilled team on hand that’s passionate about creating new and bespoke iterations of our trusted and innovative technology. Ask us about our game-changing specialty and custom-designed solutions.
Omni-ID’s portfolio of award-winning RFID technologies offers a vast array of tagging, tracking, monitoring and alerting options across many industry sectors. Our solutions are used in environments such as manufacturing & logistics, construction, oil & gas, utilities, IT & office asset management and government & defense.