Superior performance and robustness in tagging beer kegs and other RTI
Industry segment: Food, Logistics, Industrial Applications
Maxdura® Keg hard tags are Smartrac’s solution for reliably identifying and tracking beverage kegs, gas cylinders and other curved metal returnable transport items (RTI) under bulk reading conditions. Operating in the UHF frequency range, these RAIN RFID tags are the result of an application-centric development procedure including practical tests in close cooperation with potential customers.
Maxdura® Keg tags are specifically designed to withstand the harshest treatment. They come in compact and extremely robust 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 tags are suitable for building into new kegs as well as for retrofitting existing ones.
Maxdura® Keg tags come equipped with Impinj Monza R6-P ICs that comply with EPC Class 1 Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6C standards and protocols, and meet industry demands by delivering unmatched read performance, data integrity and encoding speeds.
Maxdura® Keg tags can benefit from the capabilities of Smart Cosmos: Smartrac’s IoT platform can securely record and manage a complete set of unique transponder data (e.g. UID no., order no., batch no., or yield) at production level. The platform enables full traceability of delivered RFID products and provides reliable quality assurance.
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.