Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a technology for tracking and identifying assets using a simple antenna.

How does radio frequency identification (RFID) work?

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology uses radio waves to facilitate the exchange of data between a reader/writer and a tag. This communication provides information about the tag or the element carrying the tag thus enabling easier management of processes.

A radio frequency identification system comprises of three main elements: an RFID reader/writer, an RFID tag and RFID application software. The reader/writer communicates with the tags which are located on items that are mobile while the application software runs the whole system. Unlike barcode readers which must be aligned with the barcode, RFID tag data can be read remotely.

Applications of radio frequency identification (RFID)

RFID systems provide an easy solution for data collection and asset tracking. They can be used in store product identification, airline baggage identification, production control, asset tracking, vehicle tracking, livestock identification, access control applications and supply chain control generally.

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Description Price Device Type Memory Read Time Write Time Detection Range Minimum Frequency Communication Protocol Maximum Frequency Power Requirement IP Rating Length Width Depth Minimum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 176-2222
Mfr. Part No.151-01582 RFID HEXTAG-PA66-YE (100)
1 Bag of 100
RFID Hextag - - - - - RFID 13.56MHz - - 33.4mm 38.39mm 8mm -40°C
RS Stock No. 176-2223
Mfr. Part No.151-01472 RFID CRADLE-TPU-YE (100)
1 Bag of 100
RFID Cradle - - - - - RFID 13.56MHz - - 27.9mm 19.8mm - -25°C
RS Stock No. 829-6114
Mfr. Part No.111-01639 T50RFIDCHA-PA66-YE (100)
1 Bag of 100
Cable Tie with RFID Tag - - - - - RFID 13.56MHz - - 200mm 4.6mm - -40°C