Executive Briefings

Solution Offered for Effective Placement of RFID Tags in Rugged Environments

When industrial or construction companies employ radio frequency identification on assets and equipment to manage safety or inventory, tag placement can be a challenging task. For example, tags must be welded, wired or screwed onto such items as lift equipment, storage tanks and steel baskets, in the hope that they will not be broken or removed in the rugged environment they inhabit. And although tags can be built into an asset, thereby protecting them from the outside environment, that increases manufacturing time and cost.

Holland 1916 has developed a solution intended to address this problem, with an RFID-enabled stainless-steel washer featuring a Xerafy tag embedded in a recess on the washer's surface. The washer can be attached to an item by means of a bolt that is already part of that asset. End users, such as oil and gas firms, manufacturers or construction companies, can utilize handheld readers to capture each washer's ID number and thereby track the item to which the washer is attached, as well as its status if it is being inspected or maintained.

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Holland 1916 has developed a solution intended to address this problem, with an RFID-enabled stainless-steel washer featuring a Xerafy tag embedded in a recess on the washer's surface. The washer can be attached to an item by means of a bolt that is already part of that asset. End users, such as oil and gas firms, manufacturers or construction companies, can utilize handheld readers to capture each washer's ID number and thereby track the item to which the washer is attached, as well as its status if it is being inspected or maintained.

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