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10 of Our Favorite Applications for Industrial RFID

Posted by Klaus Schmitt on Thu, Mar 10, 2016

There are few industrial automation technologies that are as versatile as RFID. Think of all the different kinds of industries—RFID is at work everywhere. We compiled ten of our favorite RFID applications that give you ideas for possible use cases and what benefits you can expect to gain by using industrial RFID.

1. RFID enhances Kanban systems
The modern “push” -based manufacturing concept with a Kanban system simplifies demand forecasting, as all necessary parts are refilled automatically. Small, flexible assembly units are formed. Parts bins are identified automatically and reliably using an RFID tag.

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Frequently Asked Questions on RFID (Part 4)

Posted by Klaus Schmitt on Fri, Feb 26, 2016

General questions about RFID tags

1. What is an RFID tag?

RFID tags carry information on a certain object or transport container. The size of an RFID tag can vary from the dimensions of a match head to a brick. While some tags are used simply as an attachable ID for an object, others carry a variety of different attributes relating to the object. These "identifiers” can be individualized according to the requirements of the specific process they are used in. Typically, an RFID tag (also called an “RFID transponder”) consists of an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and either a small coil of wires or printed conductive paths that function as an antenna. These components are usually mounted to different kinds of protective packaging like plastic or silicon.

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Topics: RFID

Frequently Asked Questions on RFID (Part 3)

Posted by Klaus Schmitt on Wed, Feb 24, 2016

General questions about RFID frequencies

1. Which frequencies does RFID use?

To enable noncontact data exchange via an RFID system, radio waves are used for communication. Depending on the application requirements, RFID systems utilize different frequency ranges. As a general principle, most RFID systems use the so-called ISM bands (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Band) in order to avoid cross-talk of radio systems and ensure reliable data information exchange. Commonly, passive RFID systems use either low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF), or ultra-high frequency (UHF).

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Frequently Asked Questions on RFID (Part 2)

Posted by Klaus Schmitt on Fri, Feb 19, 2016

General questions about RFID readers

1. What is an RFID reader?

An RFID reader is an active device that uses radio frequency to read information contactless from a data carrier like an RFID tag. Most of the readers are also able to function as write units. Typically, RFID reading devices contain a microprocessor or digital signal processor.

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Topics: RFID

Frequently Asked Questions on RFID (Part 1)

Posted by Klaus Schmitt on Tue, Feb 16, 2016

General questions about RFID technology

1. What is RFID?

RFID stands for “ radio frequency identification” and refers to technologies that use radio waves to identify objects or people automatically. RFID makes use of the so-called “air interface,” transmitting electromagnetic waves through the air. Typically, a serial number or other product- /object-related information (“identifier”) is stored on a microchip. This chip is attached to an antenna that enables the chip to transfer the information needed for identification to a reading device. The combination of antenna and chip is called an “ RFID tag” or “ RFID transponder.”
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Topics: RFID

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