Press Release Summary:
TampTenna encodes Class 1 RFID tags, regardless of antenna shape and package form factor, and handles Alien tag designs as well as UPM Rafsec Butterfly tags. Typical encoding time to erase, program, and verify 64-bit tag is 160 mS. For 96-bit tag, time rises to 200 mS. Throughput capabilities enable product to print, encode, and apply up to 50 products/min with 4 x 6 in. label, and programming can be done while tamp pad is in flight to product.
Original Press Release:
Diagraph's 'TampTenna' RFID Solution
We believe we have a very unique Patent Pending method of RFID encoding where we can perform more in one system then our competition using several.
The TampTenna design encodes any Class 1 RFID tag, regardless of antenna shape and package form factor. This is quite an advantage over any OEM RFID engine, where their main focus is the Alien Squiggle tag. Our system currently handles virtually all Alien tag designs, as well as UPM Rafsec Butterfly tags. Typical encoding time to erase, program, and verify for a 64-bit tag is 160 mS. For a 96-bit tag, the time rises to 200 mS. With this exceptional speed, we can print, encode, and apply up to 50 products per minute with a 4x6 inch label. This product rate only increases for smaller label lengths.
In addition to this, the programming can be done while the tamp pad is in flight to the product, thus paralleling the two processes done sequentially by competitors.
If a bad tag is discovered, a heavy-duty reject plate can intercept and collect the bad tag. Otherwise, the tag is applied and the tamp begins the return to home. During the retraction of the tamp pad, the tag is then verified again to ensure tag integrity on the product. Since the antenna is on the tamp pad, even varying sized products can be easily verified.
The TampTenna system is very cost effective, approximately one-third of the cost of an OEM RFID print engine solution.
Diagraph, An ITW Company
1 Missouri Research Park Drive
St. Charles, MO 63304
(636) 300-2026 phone
(636) 300-2004 fax