Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been providing manufacturers with high-quality monitoring systems to deliver unparalleled control and visibility over automated operations for increased efficiency gains and improved production. In order to ensure the correct solution is implemented, manufacturers should examine and recognize that
there is a difference between the various RFID technologies such as Low Frequency (LF - 125 kHz), High Frequency (HF - 13.56 MHz) or Ultra-High Frequency (UHF 866-956 MHz). With each industrial application presenting a unique set of challenges and demands, it is important to know the speed, range, read/write operations, environment and number of tags the application requires to achieve the necessary level of control.
RFID systems contain three parts: the tag, transceiver, and interface. Tags can be active (requiring a battery) or passive. These tags contain internal circuitry that responds to a specific radio frequency that is provided by the transceiver. The transceiver, which is often called a reader or antenna, is responsible for communicating with the tag. The interface is the means of communicating the data to a higher level data collection device, such as a computer or a programmable controller. RFID in the industrial environment enables customers to improve accuracy, provide faster production speeds and minimize errors, as well as achieve substantial cost savings from both a material and labor standpoint.
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