Universal Mini RFID Tag

Features

  • Smaller footprint and lower profile while still achieving excellent read range sets this product apart from others
  • Patented inlay design obtains excellent read ranges regardless of surface – metal, plastic, even wood
  • Subsurface printing on durable polyester protects printed copy against moderate solvents and caustics/acids

The only thing “mini” about this tag is its size! With a smaller footprint and lower profile, the Universal Mini RFID Tag easily fits where other tags may be too large and obtrusive and still gives incredible read ranges compared to other tags in its class.

Developed using the same premise as our original Universal RFID Asset Tag, the Universal Mini RFID Tag is a surface-independent tag that uses a patented inlay design and passive RFID technology to obtain excellent read ranges regardless of the surface – metal, plastic, even wood. Along with the Universal Asset Tag, the Universal RFID Hard Tag, Universal Micro RFID Tag and the Universal MC RFID Tag, these products make up a revolutionary product line that allows you to use only one RFID tag for your asset tracking application.

This unique inlay adheres to a subsurface printed label constructed of durable, yet flexible polyester. This process protects the copy, logo and/or barcode against moderate solvents and caustics/acids while our four-color processing capabilities allow you to promote your company with a label that shows off our company logo. Metalcraft’s digital printing process ensures even the most detailed logos will look crisp and clean.


Potential Applications for Universal Mini RFID Tags

Asset Tracking – the barcode and human readable ID number on Universal Mini RFID Tag can be used to track information about the metal asset the RFID tag is adhered to, i.e., laptops, furniture, containers, equipment and more.

Work-in-Process – the barcode and/or identification number on Universal Mini RFID Tag can identify a “batch” OR “lot” of product or just simply identify each product as it travels through the production process.

Specifications Data
Material Inlay wrapped around 1/32” closed cell foam. Total thickness .047”.
Serialization Bar code and human-readable equivalent are produced using the latest high-resolution digital technology available, which provides excellent clarity and easy scanning. Code 39 is the standard symbology with a range of 2.7 to 5.4 CPI (characters per inch). Optional symbology is Code 128.
Label Copy The label copy may include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs
Colors Standard colors include black, red, yellow, green, dark blue, orange, purple or blue. Custom spot colors are also available at no additional charge. Due to contrast needed for the bar code scanner, all bar codes are black.
Standard Adhesive Pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive
Frequency Range Custom designed UHF inlay optimized for use between 902-928 MHz. ( UHF, Class I Gen 2 )
Sizes 2.75" x .75"
Packaging Produced and shipped in roll form.

Price Table

Size 100 - 299 300 - 499 500 - 999 1000 - 2999 3000 - 4999 5000 - 6999 7000 - 9999
2.75" x .75" $3.12 $3.12 $2.74 $1.94 $1.41 $1.21 $1.14

Color Price Table

Size 100 - 299 300 - 499 500 - 999 1000 - 2999 3000 - 4999 5000 - 6999 7000 - 9999
2.75" x .75" $3.12 $3.12 $2.74 $1.97 $1.42 $1.22 $1.15
Chemical Test Summary
The Universal Mini tags were attached to a sheet of glass submerged in various chemicals for a 3 week period. Observations were made at the following intervals: 2 hours, 24 hours, 1 week, 2 weeks, and 3 weeks. A Motorola handheld RFID reader as well as a handheld barcode reader were used to test the samples.
Chemical Test Data
Length of immersion Water Glass cleaner Bathroom Cleaner Isopropyl alcohol 99% Acetone NaOH pH 12.0 HCI pH 1.0 Brake Fluid
2 hours no effect no effect no effect no effect no effect no effect no effect no effect
24 hours no effect no effect no effect no effect no effect no effect no effect no effect
1 week no effect no effect RFID tag read with difficulty (significantly lower hits/second) no read Tag structure weakened Tag detatched no effect no effect
2 weeks no effect RFID tag read wtih diffuculty (significantly lower hits/second) RFID tag read wtih diffuculty (significantly lower hits/second) no read no read tag detached no read no effect
3 weeks tag peeled easily tag peeled easily no read; tag peeled easily no read; tag peeled easily no read tag detatched no read; tag peeled easily no effect
Temperature Test Summary
High-temperature resistance test - These tags were attached to a sheet of glass at raised temperatures for 10 minutes. Tags were then removed from the oven and tested for readability immediately.
Low-temperature resistance test - The Universal Mini tags were attached to a sheet of glass at low temperatures outdoors. Tags were then checked for readability with a Motorola handheld RFID reader. Tags survived and were readable for 19 hours in Iowa winter conditions with temperatures between -21 to -26°F with no signs of failure.
Temperature Test Data
Temperature RFID read test (immediately out of oven) Appearance of tags
125°F Reads well No change
135°F Reads well No change
145°F Reads well No change
165°F Reads well Slight curling at edge
185°F Reads well Slight curling at edge
205°F Reads well Slight curling at edge
225°F Reads well Severe curling at edge - tag discolored
250°F Test failed Tag destroyed
Read Range Test Summary
In many cases the tags read intermittently for longer distances than those indicated, however, the results reported below were for continuously responding reads.
Read Range Test Data
Universal Mini Anechoic Chamber Results
Sample Metal Plastic Cardboard Wood Glass
Average 13.47 feet 6.8 feet 6 feet 9.67 feet 13.33 feet

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