RFID Life Vest Tag

Features

  • Complies with SAE AS5678A
  • Up to 30 ft read range

Reduce time and labor from hours to just minutes with increased accuracy while improving daily presence checks and expiration date inspections with our RFID Life Vest Labels. 

They are typically used for the airline industry with best-in-class read range on aircraft life vests. The labels can be provided as blank tags or OEM or airlines to print and encode EPC and Spec 2000 User Memory data. A dual-record format allows you to store birth record and serial data while the remaining lifecycle and maintenance data is unlocked. The pressure-sensitive adhesive adheres to a variety of surfaces. Customize with company logos, messaging, barcodes and more.

Specifications Data
Material 2.3 mil white polypropylene
Serialization RFID programming
Label Copy Blank or service bureau option
Colors Blank or black only (service bureau)
Standard Adhesive Permanent, pressure-sensitive adhesive
Frequency Range 902 - 928 MHz
Sizes 4" x 0.625"
Packaging Shipped in convenient 1000 piece rolls that load easily into industry-leading thermal transfer printers
Shipment 18 work days
Destructive Test Summary
ASTM D3359-09 Method A
X cut tape test consisting of cutting X pattern in face stock where thermal printed image resides, placing tape at the X intersection, thoroughly rubbing with finger pressure and a pencil eraser. Tape is removed after 90 seconds at an angle of 180 degrees. n = 3, tape used is Intertape 51596
Removal of image is rated on a 5A to 0A scale where:
5A: No peeling or removal of image
4A: Trace peeling or removal along incisions or at their intersection
3A: Jagged removal along incisions up to 1.6 mm (1/16") on either side
2A: Jagged removal along most of incisions up to 3.2 mm (1/8") on either side
1A: Removal beyond the area of X

Ribbon: DNP V300 Full Resin
Printer: SATO CL4NX
Printer Settings: V300 full resin ribbon, speed = 3 ips, D=6, printhead pressure = 3/3

Conclusion
Overall, performance of this product was inline with expectations based on the polypropylene face sheet in the construction. Test results will be used to create basic performance and durability specifications.
Destructive Test Data
Tape Test of Thermal Transfer Image
Sample Test #1 Test #2 Test #3
1 1A 1A 2A
Chemical Test Summary
A variation of this test was done where there was thermal transfer print in the samples, and observations noted this. Overall, results were inline with expectations where there was degradation in exposure to solvents, diesel, and brake fluid, and some degradation starting to occur in glass cleaner after 48 hours.
Chemical Test Data
Chemical Immersion
Immersion Time?Sample DI Water Salt Water 5% NaCL Bathroom Cleaner Betco AF79 Glass Cleaner Windex Commercial Line Isopropanol 99% Brake Fluid DOT 3 Aceton Diesel Fuel Nitric Acid pH 1.0+/-0.01 Hydrochloric Acid pH 1.0 +/- 0.01 Sodium Hydroxide pH12.0 +/- 0.01
2 Hours
Life Vest Rev A NE NE TTO NE TTO, AO, ER TTO TTO, AO, ER AO, ER NE NE NE
24 hours
Life Vest Rev A NE NE TTO NE TTO, AO, ER TTO TTO, AO, ER AO, ER NE NE NE
48 hours
Life Vest Rev A NE NE TTO AO, ER TTO, AO, ER TTO TTO, AO, ER AO, ER NE NE NE
Key
NE = No Effect
AO = Adhesive Ooze
AL = Los of adhesion to glass panel
TD = Tag delaminated
ER = TT print erosion
TTO = Thermal transfer image wipes off
Temperature Test Summary
Cold Temperature Exposure
Samples applied to glass panels at ambient room temperature conditions, then placed in a freezer set to -40°F for 24 hours. Samples checked for printed image adhesion with fingernail scratch test with no effect.
Temperature Test Data
Heat Tests
Sample 150°F 200°F 250°F 300°F 350°F 400°F 450°F
Life Vest Rev A No Effect No Effect No Effect Sample Shrunk Tag Melted Tag Melted Tag Melted
Read Range Test Data
Barcode Readability Test Data
Abrasion Test Data
Label Adhesion Test Data
Pull Test Data