RFID enabled Solutions
- Requires Line – of – Site
- Requires correct orientation
- Easily obscured by dirt
- Easily scratched or damaged
- Contents cannot be modified
- Can only read one label at a time
- Does not require Line – of – Site
- Does not require orientation
- Not affected by dirt
- Unaffected by scratches (encapsulated)
- Can modify data stored in tag
- Can read multiple tags at once
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Active vs. Passive
Active tags have an internal power source, such as a battery.
They have longer ranges and larger memories than passive tags and usually operate at 455 MHz, 2,45 GHz, or 5.8 GHz and have a reading range from 20 to 100m
Passive tags have no internal power supply and are instead activated by the reader.
Passive tags have read distances ranging from 2mm through to 4.6m, depending on the frequency of individual tags.
Passive tags can operate at low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF) and ultra high frequency (UHF)
Typical System Architecture
- the method of dispersing the Tags
- the volume of Tags required per site
- the properties of the tyres
- the behavior of a Tag within a tyre
- the read percentage accuracy of tyres at reader locations
- the survival rate of Tags throughout the tyre manufacturing process
Tyres can extend their life by retreading processes. However, their identification has long been a tedious and dirty job, not to mention the tracking process of multithousands of tyres moving in and out of the retreading factories.
Each RFID provides an unique ID and storage memory for saving useful information such as manufacturers, production date and expiry date.
RFID System can capture the RFID tag information automatically, and since each ID is unique, the history can be used for preventive maintenance or tyre replacement plan.
The RFID Solution on Tyre Management can automatically visualize and keep track on the flow of tyres, moving in/out of the retreading factory and Km usage on vehicles. The whole history of the tyres can be linked with the vehicle ID and even which side it is being mounted onto
RFID uses are extensive and varied with new and innovative applications being created daily. Their main uses include, asset tracking, personnel safety and registration, stock control (from livestock to freight containers) and even vehicle tolling/ licence control.
Assets are only assets when you have information about them, such as, where they are, what they do, where they have come from and where they are going. Effective stock and asset control using RFID can assist in implementing a structured and reliable solution to track, trace and audit products during all phases of its lifecycle.
Stock and asset control is vital for profitability but is also time consuming.Automated RFID systems provide a valuable cost effective performance improvement.
There is a range of RFID tags, patches and readers to suit every requirement for the unique identification of truck, OTR and passenger tyres.
RFID tagging greatly improves the traceability of the casings throughout their complete lifecycle (new, re-grooved, retread and (scrap) without the adhesion and replacement issues associated with traditional bar-coding and branding.
RFID technology allows for relevant data such as, make, size, pattern, phase to be written and stored within the microchip. This data can be retrieved with any reading device and used to track and record its current status and whereabouts. This can assist in controlling theft, stock audits, tyre inspections, and legacy reporting.
The RFID enabled system for fleet, truck, trailer, bus and passenger tyres, make the tyre inspection process easy, accurate, fast and enables instant reporting.
Tread depths and pressure are captured automatically and electronically transmitted via Bluetooth to a hand held computer (PDA, Smartphone or tablet PC). Other supporting information on phase, dimensions & patterns, tyre defects and required actions are also recorded during the inspection process.
• Life cycle management of tyres
• “Real” data acquisition
• Electronic “Best Practise”
• Common tools and process
• Accurate data, captured once, multiple uses
• No paper, no manual errors
• Inspection & service at the vehicle
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
The single greatest cause of tyre damage and failure is incorrect tyre pressure.
• TPMS enables tyre temperature and pressure readings to be transmitted during inspection using UHF readers.
• TPMS Sensor & RFID are passive devices and do not require batteries TPMS sensor is completely hermetic, impervious to liquids and chemicals that may be present in the tyre.
• RFID may be embedded in the patch creating a “TPMS Ready” RFID patch as a standard product
• RFID may be included within the TPMS sensor housing. External antennas provide improved read range and reduced sensitivity to tyre compounds and construction
• TPMS sensor (and RFID if within TPMS housing) is a field replaceable unit that does not require specialist tools
• Used in conjunction with OTR Probe
The tags are fitted in the tyre’s sidewall during original manufacture or bead to bead retread, and are therefore protected against tampering and outside elements.
Retrofit RFID tag is encased into a rubber patch and is fitted in exactly the same way as a repair patch. The RFID patch is applied to the inside wall of tyre using a cold, chemical or heat cure process.
All tags and patches can withstand the temperatures endured during multiple retread processes and stay with the casing for its complete lifecycle.
Our tyre management software solutions allow fleet operators and tyre service providers, to obtain precise information regarding the tyre operational conditions and how this can affect the performance and costs.
We enable our clients to make informed tyre purchase and maintenance decisions based on the accurate data captured during the inspection process.
Our tyre management solutions can be adapted to any customer site, existing software and data reporting environment.
Our Tyre Management Software Provides:
• Complete tyre lifecycle management (cradle to grave) • Tyre tracking throughout all operations • Tyre projections and legacies • Stock control & maintenance • Performance analysis • Fully integrated data reporting • Real time communications • PC based and Web based architectures
We offer various “field-ready” PDA’s and protective cases to receive and manage the captured data.
• Fully integrated wireless tyre inspection solution.
• Wireless hardware for electronic measurement of tyre tread & pressure.
• Rugged design for outdoor use.
• Automatic real time reporting.
• Internet centric data management.
• Bluetooth wireless technology.
• Worldwide compatibility.
• Easily integrated into existing business and software systems
- UHF Passive (No Batteries)
- Unique non erasable ID
- Read / Write capabilities
- Survive harsh environment
- Customized – Shape, Size (25mm +), Density (SG 1.0 – 4.4) and color
- Non Contact / No line of site required