MICRO series

Rugged Metal RFID Tags Engineered For Complex Processes: High Temperatures, Shocks, Acids, Chemicals, Pressure, Waterproof

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The MICRO series from Xerafy offers the ultimate on metal high temperature RFID tags, providing consistent performance where reliability and durability are critical.

As Xerafy’s leading rugged RFID tags engineered for high temperature on metal tracking, the MICRO series offers durable and reusable tagging alternatives to barcode labels, making them suitable for a wide range of critical metal assets. The waterproof tags use a combination of packaging and casing materials to protect the RFID chip from heat, shocks, corrosion, pressure, and water.

The metal RFID tags have been proven in the field around the world, and work in combination with the PICO small tags and XS smallest RFID tags.

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“We love Xerafy’s range of special metal tags, which never let us down in any of our projects, especially for demanding production environments.”

High Temperature RFID Tags That Stand Out

Engineered to provide a reusable on-metal tagging solution that

operates reliably in the harshest environments

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Two Sizes

Two footprints with the same thin profile, for the right fit

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280°C

Engineered ceramics for superior reliability through high temp cycling

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10 meters

On metal RFID tags with a leading read range

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Stainless Steel

Rugged mounting: Reinforced for M3 rivets, Zip Ties, Industry-grade adhesives

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ATEX

Tag versions certified for operations in environments at risk of explosions

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USER MEMORY

Rugged RFID tags built with cutting edge RAIN RFID chips

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MICRO Industrial

First Choice For Manufacturing

The Xerafy MICRO Industrial passive RFID tag provides the dependability and durability required in manufacturing and production.

The high temperature UHF RAIN RFID tag is field-proven for harsh environments, where its durability matches the asset's life, thanks to its rugged case and 10m on-metal performance.

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MICRO Paint Shop

Best For The Paint Shop

The Xerafy MICRO Paint Shop offers an on metal RFID tagging solution for cycling through high temperatures, fluids, and chemicals.

 

The silicone-free design eliminates the risk of contamination in the shop, and the rugged RFID tag's IP68 rating and survival at 250°C ensure its durability.

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MICRO Autoclave

Best For Complex Manufacturing

The Xerafy MICRO Autoclave is a rugged RFID tag purpose-built to withstand the rigors of sterile processing in healthcare.

With its IP69K rating and high-performance engineered polymer case, the on metal RFID tag withstands repeated chemical cleaning and autoclave cycles at high temperatures.

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MICRO Medical

Best For Medical Devices

The MICRO Medical is an autoclavable tag designed for tracking medical devices and surgical trays.

 

Its IP69K rating and medical-grade material case allow it to withstand high-pressure washing, steam, and sterilization cycles, while the stainless-steel inserts provide a rugged mounting system.

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MICRO Power

Full Performance In Half The Size

The Xerafy MICRO Power delivers full on metal and high temperature RFID performance in a smaller form factor small enough to fit power tools and equipment.

 

The smaller rugged RFID tag is made of a high-performance engineered polymer for IP68 rating and extra durability against high temperatures and caustic chemicals.

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MICRO Heat

The First Choice for High-Temp

The Xerafy MICRO Heat leads all other high-temperature RFID tags with its survivability at up to 215°C.

The rugged RFID tag comes in a compact form factor that delivers a read range of 7 meters on metal. Its selected materials deliver full performance with industry-grade mounting solutions and IP68 rating.

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How to Print, Mark, Encode
The MICRO RFID Tags?

All the high temperature RFID tags in the MICRO series can be fully
personalized to support the deployment of your RFID system

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Print

Silk-screen printing options include logo, serial numbers

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Marking

Durable engraving with case color optimized for optical readability

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Encode

User memory versions for
encoding and programming

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Engineering

Design options: Metal backplate, Sensor, Adhesives...

FAQs MICRO RFID Tags

What RFID readers work with the MICRO series?

The MICRO series tags are all standard passive UHF (Ultra High Frequency) tags that comply with EPCglobal Gen2v2 and ISO 18000-63 standards, also referred to as RAIN RFID.

A wide range of fixed and handheld RFID readers is available, with frequencies and antenna polarization matching the tags’ to ensure compatibility and optimal performance.

What are the maximum temperatures for RFID tags?

Industrial RFID tags are specifically engineered to operate within a wide temperature range to withstand harsh environments, with maximum temperatures depending on the specific type of the tag.

Xerafy’s industrial RFID tags can typically reach 70-85C, with specialty products going higher:

250C – ROSWELL series for Oil and Gas industry, MICRO Industrial and Paint Shop for Manufacturing

230C – XSKIN Theta for injection molding

220C – XS Wedge

200C – MICRO Heat

It’s also worth noting that while some RFID tags can withstand high temperatures, they may not function optimally at these extreme temperatures:

Operating temperatures refer to the ranges within which the RFID chip will respond.

Application temperatures indicate the ranges the RFID tag has been tested for survivability.

It is recommended to select RFID tags specifically designed and tested for the temperature range of the intended application to ensure reliable and accurate performance.

Are there waterproof RFID tags?

Yes, waterproof RFID tags are designed to be resistant to water and moisture, making them suitable for use in outdoor or wet environments.

 

They can be made of different materials, such as engineered plastic or silicone, and come with an IP (for Ingress Protection, with the first number referring to protection against solids, and the second number referring to protection against water) rating.

 

The most common IP ratings for industrial RFID tags are:

  • IP54 – Against contamination from limited amounts of dust and other particles, and water sprays from all directions.
  • IP68 – Against immersion.
  • IP69k – Dustproof and can withstand pressurized washdown at high temperatures.

 

It is recommended to carefully consider the environmental conditions in which the tag will be used and test the selected tags accordingly.

 

Can RFID tags withstand acid and alkali?

Yes, industrial RFID tags are engineered to withstand acid and alkali to varying degrees depending on their construction materials and the specific type and concentration of acid or alkali.

 

Some acid or alkali may corrode or damage the tag over time, while others may have little to no effect. It is recommended to carefully consider the environmental conditions in which the tag will be used and test the selected tags accordingly.

 

Do RFID tags come with memory?

Yes, some RFID tags do come with memory, such as the Xerafy MICRO RFID tags.

RFID tags can be categorized into two main types: read-only and read-write. Read-only tags have pre-programmed data that cannot be changed or erased, while read-write tags have user memory that can be read from and written to by RFID readers.

The amount of memory available in an RFID tag can vary depending on the tag’s type, frequency, and size. Some RFID tags have only a few bytes of memory, while others have several kilobytes. 

The memory in RFID tags can be used to store information such as product codes, serial numbers, customer information, and manufacturing data. This information can be read by RFID readers, allowing businesses to track and manage their inventory, monitor supply chains, and improve their operations.

Can RFID tags perform on metal surfaces?

Yes, there are RFID tags specifically designed to perform on metal surfaces. Metal interferes with RFID signals, causing problems with readability and accuracy when using ordinary RFID tags on metal assets.

Industrial RFID tags like the Xerafy MICRO series use a design that overcomes this issue. They use antennas designed to work on metal surfaces. Their smaller and more compact design than traditional RFID antennas allows for them to be placed near the metal surface without interference. Additionally, Xerafy tags use various other techniques to improve their performance on metal surfaces, such as orientation optimization.

In practice, Xerafy RFID tags are used in a wide range of applications where traditional RFID tags would not be effective. For example, they can be used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and oil and gas, where metal surfaces are common and traditional RFID tags would not work well.

 

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