HID Global unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio of RFID tags, with the announcement of the IronTag 176 ultra-high frequency (UHF) transponder.
This durable tag is suited for tracking a variety of metal parts and equipment. Originally designed for tracking aircraft parts during assembly and maintenance, the IronTag endures the harsh conditions of manufacturing and processing as well as vehicle and equipment operation.
“We built the IronTag for the aircraft industry, making it extremely durable,” said Richard Aufreiter, director of product management for Identification Technologies with HID Global, “We also recognize that the IronTag 176 device provides reliable, cost-effective RFID tracking capabilities in a much broader range of applications subject to rough conditions, including tracking metallic parts, tools, equipment and vehicles.”
The tags are compliant with UHF EPC Class 1 Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6C, and are compatible with ATA Spec 2000 and SAE AS5678 specifications. It is also waterproof and resistant to shock, vibration and chemical exposure.
The IronTag 176 from HID Global measures just 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.27 in (53 x 23 x 7 mm), and mounted on metal, it delivers a read range up to 13 ft (4 m); and is able to withstand temperatures from -40° F to +356° F (-40° C to +180° C).