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RFID Tag Tracks Tools in Real Time

Feb. 11, 2020
Tiny RFID tags take the guesswork out of keeping tabs on tools and other metal objects.

You know that torque wrench you misplace on a regular basis? You’d have better luck keeping track of it if it were equipped with Murata Electronics’ LXTBKZMCMG-010 RFID tag, which is designed to be placed directly on metal objects, such as surgical tools. The solution can be incorporated into any device’s tool tracking system to quickly determine a specific item’s usage and warranty status, and to assign user accountability. These features help improve loss prevention, eliminate time searching for specific tools, and provide real-time data analytics to key stakeholders such as operations, plant managers, or users in the field.

Measuring just 6.0 × 2.0 × 2.3 mm, the tag also offers a robust design, has a read range up to 150 cm, and covers a UHF frequency-band range of 865 to 928 MHz. As a result, multiple items can be read at the same time, reducing time and manual procedures. Onboard the device is 96 bits of read/write Electronic Product Code (EPC) user memory, 96 bits of read-only Tag ID (TID) memory, and another supplemental bank of 64 bits of user memory Further, it meets EPC Global Gen 2v2 and is 100% RoHS-compliant.

Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.,

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