Nowadays there are many RFID Tags manufacturers. How do we choose the proper RFID tags according to the way we organize our Laundry activity? What do we want? We tried addressing all these questions in an interesting editorial collaboration with our friends at WRP Magazine.
If you go for the 2nd method, then you need a generous bonding surface to ensure the RFID tag is securely fastened. In this case, the miniaturization of the tag falls on the 2nd place as interest.
What if you wash linen?
If you wash linen, using Barcode labels is impossible. By folding, we cannot provide an automatic field of view to the Barcode Reader. The RFID solution is optimal to automate the Laundry flow. How to choose the RFID tag in this case?
In the automation case, the reading accuracy prevails the reading with accepted error, in bulk. Not all tags are built to meet this condition. Nowadays we find a wide range of RFID Tags on the market. Manufacturers compete in reading performance at the greatest distances and in the largest quantities. But do we need such performance or do we just need the 100 tags that pass in front of the reader to be all 100 within approximately 1.5 m distance?
For automated lines, not the reading distance and the reading in the greatest quantity are paramount, but the 100% reading accuracy at the small, controlled distance that doesn’t introduce erroneous reading in the decision blocks on the neighboring transport and selection lines.
The type of RFID Tags is also given by the chosen software application type:
- You just want to read EPC RFID codes and associate them with data in the database. Then the software needs hosting for the database, hence internal/external servers are needed.
- You want to encode data in the internal memory of the TAGs (write data in the Tag’s memory), then you have to consider that the radiation power requirements of the readers (which also write the data in the Tag’s memory) is greater than reading, and the writing distance much smaller (usually 0.5-1 m). Bulk writing takes time. If this time is short, only certain RFID IC manufacturers face such performances and prices explode.
Not at all simple, isn’t it? The more questions, the more possible answers. You can find answers to more questions raised on this topic, as well as some recommendations for the KTS RFID tags, in the latest issue of WRP Magazine.
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