UHF – Under Heavy Fire or Ultra High Frequency? Logistically Speaking..


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Logistics personnel across the globe have been trying to find a way to better manage their pallets, bins, totes, and all other types of containers. Returnable Transport Units (RTU’s) have been stored in remote corners of warehouses, storage trailers, or a who-knows-where location only to be overlooked and written off. They are replaced time and time again by brand new units. Life as an RTU is much like that of the relief pitcher. They go ignored until they are needed, then they become the most important element in the operation. On the bright side they do get to hang out with all their buddies just sitting around waiting to be called up from the bull pen, or storage trailer out back. The difference is when the Manger of the baseball team needs a reliever he just picks up the phone and rings the bull pen. When the warehouse manager needs RTU’s he has to go searching remote areas of the facility many times resulting in a wild goose chase, a PO request, and a phone call to purchase more.
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UHF RFID, One Size Fits All! – Really?


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With the proliferation of UHF (ultra-high frequency) based RFID in the commercial and consumer markets, UHF has been seen as the mainstay now for many low cost, long range RFID applications. And in recent years with the desire for longer range application flexibility in the industrial sector, naturally users want to gravitate toward technologies and products with a proven track record. But can you really take the same products developed and used for the commercial and consumer logistics markets and apply them reliably to industrial applications like asset tracking, E-Kanban, general manufacturing or logistics?
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3 Important Things To Know For High-Temp RFID

Over the years, the use of RFID has expanded to cover many new applications and industries and with each new advance in range, speed and standardization, the technology becomes more widely accepted and cost effective. But one application need, especially for industrial RFID users has been there almost from the beginning. That is the use and survivability of RFID tags in high temperature applications. When I talk about high-temp RFID tags, it generally means temperatures above 120° C (248° F) to over 200° C (392° F) or higher. There are three important factors that you want to know for using RFID in these temperature conditions.
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