Looking for the latest information on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)? Or maybe you have questions on a specific application. Either way, the Metalcraft Asset Tracking Blog has got you covered. This valuable resource contains helpful articles and answers to questions posed by customers just like you trying to solve their toughest identifying and tracking problems.

With over 70 years of experience, we’ve accumulated massive amounts of education information to help customers better understand the importance of implementing an asset tracking system that works specifically for their application. Sharing knowledge to help advance the industry – that’s ID Made Better®.

Check out our categories of blogs or use our search to find what you’re looking for.

In Metalcraft Asset Tracking Blogs, you will find:
  • Helpful tips on different project Implementations
  • Information of new Metalcraft products
  • Insight into different tracking technologies i.e, barcode and RFID
  • Detailed product comparisons and guidance on when to use which prouct
  • Educational Industry Information
October 8, 2021

Top Questions to Ask When Deciding to Use an Integrator for your RFID System Installation

Knowing what to ask when looking for an integrator to implement your RFID system is important to a successful install.
October 5, 2021

What Does Asset Tagging Really Mean?

What is an asset tag and why is it important? We break it down and explain and help you choose the right solution for your application.
April 9, 2021

7 Ways RFID Could Improve Work In Process For Conveyor Systems

RFID tags are a great way to create a more efficient Work In Process application and for conveyor systems, RFID tags can detect possible issues early on.
April 8, 2021

Take Control Of Your Inventory With RFID

RFID increases speed and efficiency when taking inventory, and provides greater visibility across the supply chain.
April 8, 2021

Even Ben Franklin Knew the Importance of Tool Tracking

RFID can not only help you manage your inventory of tools, but also help you track the tool condition and warranties.
April 7, 2021

3 Ways To Use RFID For Vehicle Tracking

The benefits go beyond simple access control, including vehicle identification, adding additional levels of security and streamlining tollways.
April 7, 2021

RFID Offers Many Advantages To Manufacturing Industry

From asset tracking to work-in-process, RFID can improve accuracy and reliability in the supply chain and improve production line efficiency.
February 9, 2021

Accidental Discovery Leads to Innovative Application

How an RFID inlay can transform into new, unexpected applications with engineering know-how

What do microwave ovens, Post-it® Notes and Penicillin have in common? Give up? They were all “accidental” discoveries –where an inventor originally intended to pursue another concept entirely, but through careful observation realized they had developed something completely different from their original concept. And the world is a better place because of this, wouldn’t you agree?

December 30, 2019

Barcode or RFID? Choose Your Best Fit

Through a network of protocols called electronic tracking, equipment and tool tracking using mobile apps and hardware provides information wherever and whenever there’s a need to know.
November 20, 2019

RFID Tags or Bar code Labels - Which is the Better Asset Tag Solution?

RFID tags or bar code labels? It's the age old question and depending on who you ask and what their relationship is to that particular tracking technology you will probably get a different answer. My answer - it depends. There truly are many different factors which need to be considered when selecting a tracking technology.

November 20, 2019

Taking UID beyond compliance

Many people familiar with the UID mandate from the Department of Defense understand compliance with this mandate is very important. However, what people may not realize is that so much more can be accomplished with this information other than just becoming UID compliant. Unique Item Identification is the foundation for larger policy goals aimed at improving logistical readiness across DoD such as Serialized Item Management (SIM) and Joint Total Asset Visibility (JTAV).

November 20, 2019

Asset Tagging Labor & The True Cost of Inventory Tracking

OK, so you're thinking of implementing a fixed asset tracking system. There are so many different things to consider hardware, software, even the asset tags themselves. It might come as a surprise that the one thing companies may take for granted (the actual asset tag) has a huge impact on the bottom line - and not in the way you might think.

Take a look at the following example.

Tagging 10,000 Assets

Company Profile