METAL SKIN series

RFID Labels For Inventory And Asset Tracking: Printable, Encodable, On and Off Metal

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Xerafy METAL SKIN series: Smart RFID labels tracking, printable, and encodable for superior performance on and off metal.

The RFID stickers are engineered to offer a rugged labeling solution, optimized for metal and plastic surfaces, enabling maximum flexibility in the deployment of complex tracking systems.

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“These innovative products help industry players reap the enormous benefits of EPC/RFID and make cost-effective tracking of metallic items a reality.”

RFID Labels That Stand Out

All the UHF RFID stickers in the METAL SKIN series can be printed and encoded by the Xerafy Service Bureau

to support the deployment of smart labels tracking

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4 Sizes

Blanks areas to incorporate readable information and barcode

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On-Site Printing

A thin and flexible design optimized for on-site printing and programming

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Metal

RF performance optimized for industrial surfaces: Metal, Plastics, Wood

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Rugged

IP rating and industry-grade adhesive

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Cost-Efficient

Rolls ready for high-capacity label converting, printing, and encoding

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Customization

Printing, Encoding, Industrial Adhesives

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Mercury METAL SKIN

Largest Printable Label

The Mercury Metal Skin is a high-performance UHF RFID label that works on and off metal.

It is optimized for on-site printing and encoding thanks to its lightweight, flexible, and low-profile design.

The RFID sticker's large printable area makes it an ideal solution for asset tracking systems that deploy RF identification alongside human and computer-readable information like barcodes and graphics.

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Delta METAL SKIN

Most Flexible Label

The Xerafy Delta Metal Skin is the most flexible on-metal UHF RFID label and delivers a read range of 5 meters.

 

The printable RFID sticker comes with a high-performance adhesive for maximum durability on curved surfaces.

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Platinum METAL SKIN

Leading Read Range

The Xerafy Platinum Metal Skin offers a market-leading UHF RFID read range.

Its superior design delivers industry-grade visibility, thanks to its thinnest profile, high-performance adhesive, and printable laminated material.

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Titanium METAL SKIN

Smallest RFID Sticker

The Xerafy Titanium Metal Skin is the smallest printable UHF RFID label.

 

Working both On-Metal and Off, its industry-strength adhesive brings a cost-effective RFID tracking solution for a wide range of applications from IT assets to product authentication, high-value items, and medical supplies.

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How to Print, Mark, Encode, and
Custom Design?

All the UHF RFID labels in the METAL SKIN series can be personalized

to support the deployment of smart labels tracking

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Print

Thermal transfer: Barcode, QR code, logo, serial numbers...

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Marking

Durable
identification

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Encode

Unique, customized
identification numbers

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Engineering

Custom options: Industrial adhesives,
added protection...

FAQs

How To Print RFID Labels?

Most metal RFID labels available in the market are thicker than average due to the spacer used to shield the RF antenna from the metal surface. The extra thickness and rigidity make them hard to apply on assets and harder to feed in an on-site printer.

 

The Xerafy METAL SKIN RFID printer labels use an award-winning design that allows for extremely thin and flexible profiles while delivering high performance on metal, plastics, and other industrial surfaces.

The SATO x Xerafy User Guide provides step-by-step instructions for the printable RFID labels with the SATO CL4NX Plus printer.

Which Industrial Printers To Use For RFID Stickers?

RFID printer labels can be printed and programmed using industrial printers. Leading manufacturers include SATO, ZEBRA, TOSHIBA, POSTEK, PRINTRONIX.

The SATO CL4NX Plus and ZEBRA ZT410/411/400 series are Industrial RFID thermal printers widely used in the field, with the printer settings adjusted to the label thickness.

Do RFID Stickers Come Encoded With Unique EPC Numbers?

The Metal Skin programmable RFID stickers by Xerafy can be programmed with EPC numbers, either on-site or by the manufacturer. The information is stored in the label’s TID memory bank and is retrieved with standard fixed or handheld readers operating at the same frequencies as the labels.

How Well Do RFID Labels Perform On Metal Surfaces?

Using RFID around metal assets can be tricky: Metal surfaces will be like mirrors, reflecting the energy emitted by RFID readers to power the tags, thus creating interferences. Metal assets, therefore, require the use of specialized tags called on-metal or metal-mount.

 

On-metal RFID labels are specifically designed to perform on metal surfaces by adding a spacer that creates a gap to shield the RF antenna from the metal. Most on-metal labels, in turn, perform poorly on non-metal surfaces such as plastics.

 

The programmable RFID stickers from Xerafy are engineered as versatile on/off metal RFID labels, optimized to perform well on metal surfaces and industrial plastics. When read on air or unattached onto a metal item, they can be read on both sides.

Can RFID Stickers Work On Curved Surfaces?

A label’s bend radius matters for curved surfaces and will depend on the label materials’ overall thickness (including face stock material and adhesive). A consequence of bending an RFID label is that it will close its RF loop, resulting in shorten read distance performance.

The Xerafy METAL SKIN programmable RFID stickers are among the thinnest printable on-metal RFID labels available in the market, ensuring maximum adherence to surfaces. As a guideline, a label oriented horizontally would achieve 50% of its reference read-range performance with a minimum bending radius of 40mm (1.6in). Oriented vertically, the minimum bending radius would be 25mm (1in).

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