RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) is a technology that uses radio signals for identifying, tracking and tracing of objects, animals or persons. For this RFID tags - also called RFID chips - are used. RFID tags contain a unique code on which data can be stored. This data is read by a reading device, called the RFID reader. The basis of every RFID tag is a tiny RFID chip, which contains a communication and memory module. To the chip an antenna is connected. In most cases the size of the antenna determines the reading distance: the larger the antenna, the larger the reading distance.
The simplest tag form is an "inlay". This raw form can be incorporated in a housing suitable for the required application. The most common forms are labels and rugged tags (tags in a robust housing which are suitable for use in the most aggressive environments). Rugged tags are very suitable for use on RTIs (Returnable Transport Items).
Standard or customised
For its RFID solutions Aucxis always selects the most suitable tag. In many cases tags are readily available on the market, but sometimes there is a need for customisation. For instance if the client has specific wishes (imprint, dimensions, colour, material) or if environmental factors are an issue (Atex, temperature, pressure, dust, ...).
Aucxis has already developed various RFID labels and tags on customer request. Examples are pallet labels, pallet tags, asset labels, tags for fish boxes. The Aucxis C-Tag can be perfectly integrated in a plastic box.