Posted on 18 Oct, 2019
The development of RFID has been for decades. As materials continue to advance, the volume continues to shrink, and costs continue to decrease, its applications are becoming more widespread. This article will introduce you to new RFID solutions and their application areas, which may provide you with more Think about the direction and open up more RFID application markets.
Washable, small, and low-cost RFID tag RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) is a wireless communication technology that can identify specific targets and read and write related data through radio signals without identifying the system and establishing a specific target. Mechanical or optical contact. The tag contains electronically stored information that can be identified within a few meters.
With advances in materials technology, RFID tags are becoming smaller and smaller, and can even be washed without damage, making RFID applications more widely available. Murata has developed a number of unique RFID tags, readers and software that can help solve problems or increase the efficiency of customer operations. Applications include retail, medical and healthcare, smart factories, laundries and entertainment.
Retail is the primary application area for RFID solutions, and Murata’s RFID tags are small, helping to prevent counterfeit goods by embedding RFID tags in luxury branded products or jewelry to verify the source of the product. In general, the control of the store and warehouse is controlled by reading the barcode or QR code of each individual item, but if you use RFID tags to read all the product data at the same time, you can greatly reduce the work. the amount. In addition, more and more shopping malls use RFID’s automatic checkout machine with POS system to realize unmanned stores or self-checkout. In addition, by using Murata’s RFID technology, the RFID tag antenna can be printed directly onto a paper-made package, turning the product package into an RFID tag, eliminating the need for existing antenna films and reducing the cost of the entire tag.
New RFID solutions open up more application markets for them
Due to advances in materials, Murata’s RFID tags are washable, allowing the laundry to be controlled by RFID, quickly controlling the lending and returning of sheets, towels and pajamas in the hotel. The label also withstands washing and drying. In addition, both pharmaceutical and semiconductor factories have strict cleaning requirements. Installing RFID tags on clothing can control the number of times the clothes are used and the number of cleanings, helping to maintain a clean working environment.
A system that automatically removes luggage or records the storage location of clothes from a suitcase or clothing by attaching an RFID tag to a hanger in a hotel cloakroom or dry cleaner and linking the tag data to an automatic sorting unit that sorts the baggage or clothing The system can also compare the information on the RFID tag with the customer’s RFID tag to prevent the customer from receiving the wrong baggage or clothing.
In the toy industry, RFID also has quite interesting applications, such as embedding a “character” RFID tag in a toy, embedding an RFID tag in a card or character doll, and then working with a smartphone app, an arcade game, or a home video game console. Engage. In addition, you can also install the RFID tag on the mini car and install the reader on the race track. When the mini car passes the position of the reader, you can perform various sound and light actions, and you can accurately measure the mini car from The time from the start to the end, and time competition with other netizens through the Internet.
Murata also introduced a smart factory RFID solution for Industry 4.0 that connects things in the plant (products, production equipment, etc.) to the Internet of Things (IoT) to increase industry efficiency and innovate. For example, by combining an RFID tag with an employee’s identification, you can quickly scan the ID as you pass through the reader’s location, giving you safe control over the person entering the room.
In addition, RFID can also be used in the production process. When a worker holds an IC card with a built-in RFID tag, the work instructions for the worker are automatically displayed on the screen. In addition, if a defect occurs in the product, it can be determined which worker is associated with it, and restrictions can be applied to allow only a specific worker to operate the machine.
In terms of device control, product information is automatically read from the RFID tag and the operating conditions are automatically set and registered. If the wrong product is set, it stops working to prevent errors. Alternatively, you can stock in any location by installing an RFID tag in the fixture and then performing a check using the reader to see if all fixtures are ready, or by connecting the product ID to the shelf location where the product is stored. Control also makes the product’s unloading process easier before shipment.
In medical and health applications, doctors used to visually cross-check patients and collaterals. By using RFID, drug distribution errors can be prevented. In addition, small labels can be embedded in the test bottle to record inspection items and patient information, even in the freezer, to quickly find specific vial information. By using RFID for inventory control, you can control due dates and inventory status in real time. In addition, you can apply labels to items, such as metal surgical tools and gauze, which are difficult to control with traditional labels, for easy preparation and easy counting before and after surgery.