Confidex, a leading designer and supplier of short-range wireless identification solutions, has launched a new global, embedded RFID tag, designed for tire traceability throughout the complete tire life-cycle. Called the Confidex TireTag, its small size and omni-directional antenna design provide greater flexibility for both warehouse and yard management applications.
The TireTag is designed to be embedded inside a tire before the vulcanization process. The tags are based on RAIN RFID/EPCglobal Gen2v2 RFID technology, and have been tested and proven by several truck tire companies. By integrating RFID tags within the tire at the point of manufacture, fleet operators and other end users can better track tire wear and usage, which can help control ongoing tire costs. RFID can make it easier and more efficient to track and perform regular tire maintenance, as well as identify potential problems or failures before they cause costly downtime.
The Confidex TireTag supports flexible positioning within the tire. It measures 40mm, which is smaller than other comparable tags on the market, while still providing excellent RF performance thanks to its omni-directional antenna. The tag provides a read range up to 3 meters/ 9 feet from all directions, and is compliant with the ISO 20909 and ISO 20910 standards. It is IP68 rated against liquids and dust, and provides resistance to common chemicals and UV exposure. The Confidex tags are optimized for omni-directional tire applications, and supports maintenance yard installation scenarios, with RFID antennas installed on the ground of the yard.