These labels, also known as RFID Tags, Smart Labels or Smart Tags, are responsible for communicating with RFID readers or scanners to identify a specific product. In addition, each RFID-tagged package has a unique code that allows it to be identified without error and without the need for line-of-sight between the tags and the RFID scanners.
Thanks to these characteristics, RFID tags are a very useful tool for automating activities such as inventory management or incoming and outgoing goods in a warehouse.
In addition, RFID tags increase efficiency and security in the supply chain and improve logistics traceability by making it possible to track your company's assets once they leave your warehouse.
Although the RFID chip may contain all the information needed to identify the product, it may be necessary to identify the product without any device or with a barcode reader.
In that case, we recommend working with printed RFID tags and creating a customised tag with software such as Bartender.
But there are also other uses of RFID chips that do not require a printed label on paper. In these cases, the chip can be soldered, sewn, attached with a flange or even embedded inside the product to be identified.
First, you need to analyse the surface or product to be identified by RFID. In the case of cardboard or plastic boxes, you should opt for printed RFID tags. In this case, you should choose a material (paper, thermal or synthetic) and adhesive according to the application. When the label is printed, the type of adhesive should be carefully selected, taking into account the surface material and its roughness so that it sticks properly to the surface.
On the other hand, if the surface makes it impossible to adhere a printed label, you need to identify metallic materials or the chip to be flexible, you will have to use a format specific to your needs that allows encapsulation of the chip to protect it properly. Such as the Hard Tag or RFID cable ties. There are even cases where the chip is integrated inside the product.
The most common way to categorise the different types of RFID tags is according to their technology or frequency. Likewise, distance and reading speed are also frequency dependent. Learn more about RFID tags.
|RFID tag type||Frequency||Range and speed||Interference||Aplications|
|Low frequency (LF)||30 - 300 KHz||Approximately 10cm and slow reading||High resistance to interference.||Access control or traceability, but they are being replaced by HF tags|
|High Frequency (HF)||3 - 30 MHz||10cm - 1m and medium reading speed||Moderate resistance to interference||Receipts, personal identification, card payments, automated warehouse systems or data transfers|
|NFC (Near Field Communication)||13.56 MHz||10cm - 1m and medium reading speed||Moderate resistance to interference||Payments and data transfer|
|Ultra-high frequency (UHF)||300 MHz - 3 GHz||Up to 12m and high reading speed||Very sensitive to interference*||From manufacturing to the end user in applications such as retail, pharmaceuticals or manufacturing and transport|
|RFID sensors (UHF)||300 MHz - 3 GHz||Up to 12m and high reading speed||Very sensitive to interference*||For applications requiring the recording of values such as temperature or humidity|
*Innovative designs and materials enable high-performance tags to be manufactured for complex environments.
Nowadays we can find RFID tags or labels for any application. Thanks to the advances that have been made in RFID technology, it is possible to read and identify products by means of tags placed on any type of material, even on wet materials or metals. Thus, we have RFID tags for all kinds of jobs and situations. From the simplest RFID tags for common use, to more specialised RFID tags such as chemical abrsion resistant RFID tags or special RFID tags for metals.
In addition, almost all of the labels we work with can be printed and encoded on any model and brand of RFID printer on the market. Exceptions are RFID hard tags, which must be enclosed in a rigid housing, or metal tags, which can only be printed on certain printer models if foam is used.
These are tags or labels with adhesive that integrate an RFID chip or inlay. Both the labels and the type of inlay are manufactured according to the application. Different materials and adhesives are available. In addition, there are endless possibilities for die-cutting the labels to size.
These are very robust labels that can withstand the most adverse conditions, but also integrate an RFID chip or inlay. These labels are specially designed to withstand sudden changes in temperature or to identify long-lasting products.
Particularly robust labels with an integrated RFID chip or inlay. They are RFID tags that can be attached to metal surfaces and, in addition, the RFID chip is read without any problems, even if it is attached to a metal surface.
Specially designed for chemical and pharmaceutical environments, where RFID tags and chips may be in direct contact with external chemical agents. The inlay on the label can be read even when in contact with liquids.
RFID tags are ideal for use on garments that need to withstand high wear processes such as washing and ironing. They consist of an RFID inlay or chip that is inserted into polyamide or similar materials. These labels help prevent loss and theft, but also protect the brand from imitations.
It is a piece of rigid material, usually plastic, with an RFID chip encapsulated inside. They are manufactured in different sizes and do not usually use adhesives. They are designed for anti-theft applications and processes that require high durability against shock, sudden temperature changes or chemical abrasion.
These are RFID tags prepared to comply with food standards. They provide useful information such as best-before dates, packaging and manufacturing batches, registration, etc. They are the most suitable labels for the food industry in food processing, packaging and storage processes.
In warehousing and logistics, we need more agility and fewer errors every day. Smart labels streamline warehouse receipts and dispatches, facilitating traceability at every stage of the logistics chain. Combined with a WMS, RFID tags offer the possibility of real-time stock control.
The RFID Technology Solution will enable you to automate your warehouse and make it smarter. Improve stock control, traceability, productivity and efficiency in your warehouse.
RFID printers allow you to print RFID tags anytime, anywhere that record a wealth of additional information, improving productivity and security in your warehouse. BarTender software for designing RFID and barcode labels
Seagull BarTender software allows you to instantly and easily design the RFID and barcode labels you need for each of the products you need to identify. Receipt of goods in an automated warehouse.
Automating your warehouse will allow you to avoid human errors, increasing productivity, efficiency and agility in its management thanks to RFID technology and a Warehouse Management System.
"RFID technology and barcodes are fully complementary technologies. RFID automates logistics and production management to the maximum, while barcodes provide more detailed inventory information."
Are you unsure which RFID tag you need or can't find the one that solves your problem?
Please, contact us. We will analyse your situation and advise you on the RFID tag that will solve your problem.
Because we have been helping companies like yours to streamline their processes and increase their productivity for more than 50 years. Present in two countries with a total of 6 cities, we have more than 8,000 satisfied customers who already have an automated warehouse. If you also want to be one of them, contact us and we will help you to achieve it.