At Ferm RFID Solutions’ stand, the company is showcasing its revolutionary new universal tread label with worldwide RFID functionality, which enables entire pallets of tires to be read in a single pass.
The new product, jointly developed with Avery Dennison, is said to provide benefits across the whole supply chain, from manufacturing quality control through to distribution, storage and point-of-sale.
Ferm RFID Solutions co-founder Jos Uijlenbroek, said, “This label uses copper wire antenna technology and is compatible with all UHF EPC Class 1 Gen 2 global RFID standards, enabling easier access to different markets. We wanted to ensure reliable performance in every kind of environment, and this label copes with all tire types – for example, tires with high carbon black or steel content. The RFID reading distance is the same for car, truck or aircraft tires, and functions such as bulk reading of entire pallets are straightforward.”
The new RFID tread label technology enables up to 150 tires to be read simultaneously, at a distance of up to 7m, with more dependable performance, lower error rates and reduced tire wastage. The RFID antenna has been designed so it cannot be disconnected from the RFID chip. It is attached using a special tire label adhesive, with high coat weight and low-bleed gum pattern, which supports production-friendly label conversion and gives reliable labelling results.
Visit Ferm RFID Solutions at Stand C418 at Tire Technology Expo 2017. The show is open until Thursday, 16 February.