At a glance
The RFID tags for applications on metal developed by Fraunhofer IIS allow data to be written to and read from chips in environments that are unfavorable for radio communication. The design and technology of the compact RFID transponders are particularly insensitive to radio interference resulting from scattering and reflection effects produced by metallic objects.
In principle, RFID offers a level of flexibility that cannot be guaranteed by other forms of labeling in logistics. Not only is it possible to detect several hundred transponders simultaneously without the need for visual contact, RFID tags are rewriteable, meaning they can remain on the object and be used continuously.
The antenna design of the RFID tags combines low size and weight, robustness and reliable range on metallic substrates. Manufacturing and distribution are handled by the company HARTING Electric GmbH & Co KG.