Excellent reading characterisitcs
The fully encased UHF-only Maxdura Keg hard tag and its dual-frequency sibling Maxdura Keg Dual are permanently glued to the inner face of the keg’s collar. There, they are optimally protected, do not interfere with hand transport and allow a lifting rod to be inserted.
This specific tag placement also contributes to superior reading characteristics that allow 100% reading rates even when palettes or truckloads with up to 50 kegs pass a UHF RFID gate. To reliably achieve that superior performance, Maxdura Keg’s and Maxdura Keg Dual’s UHF antennas are optimized to deliver maximum reading performance when placed about 15-20mm millimeters from the handling hole. Independent of its UHF performance, Maxdura Keg Dual’s NFC functionality simply requires tapping the tag with a smartphone, as defined by NFC standards.
Superior solutions suitable for keg manufacturing and retrofitting
The additional PCB tag Maxdura Keg Embedded is optimized for embedding or inserting into the PU which then acts as a casing. Carefully optimized for this environment, Maxdura Keg Embedded equals its glue-on siblings in terms of its superior reading characteristics. Another strong benefit all Maxdura Keg products share is that they forego the need for welding. All are hence suitable for building into new kegs as well as for retrofitting existing ones.
The performance and flexibility of the Maxdura Keg product line is the result of an application-centric development procedure including extensive lab and anechoic chamber tests, as well as practical tests in close cooperation with customers.
Dual frequency featuring NFC for better customer experiences and acceptance
The additional NFC functionality of maxdura keg dual tags enables various options. Firstly, keg suppliers can connect with their customers in a smooth and innovative way and provide them with a multitude of mobile digital experiences at the tap of a smartphone. Secondly, NFC enables customers such as innkeepers or retailers to access keg ID data – formerly provided through low-frequency tags – smoothly via their smartphones and hence without the need for dedicated handheld readers.