Tagging beer kegs with optimum reliability and unique NFC enhancements
Industry segment: Food, Logistics, Industrial Applications
Maxdura® Keg Dual hard tags are the dual-frequency (UHF/RAIN-RFID and NFC) solution of choice for reliably identifying and tracking beverage kegs, gas cylinders and other curved metal returnable transport items (RTI) under bulk reading conditions.
Maxdura® Keg Dual tags are specifically designed to withstand the harshest treatment. They come in ABS casings and are designed to be permanently glued to the inner face of the keg’s collar. Unlike welding, this method does not affect the organoleptic properties of the liquid stored in the keg. 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 an UHF RFID gate. Abolishing the need for welding, Maxdura® Keg Dual tags are suitable for building into new kegs as well as for retrofitting existing ones.
The additional NFC functionality enables keg suppliers to connect with their customers in an innovative way and provide them with mobile digital experiences at the tap of a smartphone. In addition, NFC enables customers to conveniently access keg ID data.
Maxdura® Keg Dual tags come equipped with Impinj Monza R6-P RAIN-RFID ICs and NXP ICODE SLIX2 NFC ICs that both comply with all relevant standard and offer excellent performance.
Smartrac’s inlays and tags are compliant with ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management, which ensure a reliable and state-of-the-art product that meets a variety of application needs, especially in the retail environment.