ROSWELL series

Ultra-Rugged On Metal RFID Tags For Asset Tracking In Harsh and Demanding Environments: Heat, Pressure, Shocks, Vibrations, Compression, Chemicals, ATEX…

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The Xerafy ROSWELL series represents the ultimate survivability in rugged RFID tags, making them the perfect choice for tagging drill pipes, downhole tools, rigging and lifting equipment, drill bits, railway rolling stock, medical equipment.

The ROSWELL series tags are engineered to withstand extreme conditions such as high temperatures, pressure, shocks, vibrations, chemicals, and fluids. This robustness makes them ideal for industrial applications where other tags might fail.


The secret to their durability is a patented antenna-free structure that allows them to be constructed using high-grade materials like stainless steel and aluminum for superior durability.


The tags are available in ATEX-certified versions, allowing safe deployment in explosive atmospheres.

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“Considering the environment and working conditions the tag would have to endure, the mounting options available to us, and the surfaces we would need to work with, the Xerafy Roswell ticked all the boxes.”

The tags come in variants designed to be embeddable into an asset’s metal surface, using the metal to improve read range performance and enhance durability.


Other rugged mounting options include welding, cable ties, and rivets, offering flexibility in deployment across different assets and surfaces.

Ultra Rugged RFID Tags That Stand Out

The ROSWELL series of passive on-metal RFID tags offer tagging solutions for hazardous environments

while performing reliably under the most stringent circumstances

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Ultra Rugged

Resistance to chemicals, oils, fluids, dirt, high temperatures

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Antenna-free Design

Intrinsically resistant to compression, pressure, shocks and vibrations

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Omni Direction

Full 180-degree read orientation in the field

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Embed, Rivets And More

Rugged metal mounting options: Rivets, Screws, Welding, Flush mounting

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For explosive atmospheres

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User Memory

Encoding for unique and secure identification

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ROSWELL Autoclavable

World's Most Durable Tag

The Roswell Autoclavable is an ultra-rugged on metal RFID tag that meets the high temperature and pressure requirements for use in autoclaves.

Its stainless steel case confers extreme durability while the backplate offers rugged mounting options.

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Best For Hazardous Environments

The Roswell is the first ultra-rugged RFID tag of its kind, using only its aluminum exterior as an antenna.


Its patent-pending antenna-free design enables item-level tracking for demanding applications, with an ATEX version certified for hazardous environments.

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XPLORER Downhole

First For Downhole

The Xplorer Downhole is an ultra-rugged RFID tag validated for simultaneous high-temperature and high-pressure conditions.

It is designed to perform and survive under extreme downhole conditions of pressure, vibrations, temperatures, and chemicals. Its round form factor is embeddable in metal structures to allow for optimal flush mounting and ensure superior survivability.

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Ultra-Rugged Embeddable

The Xplorer Surface is an ultra-rugged RFID tag with a frequency range optimized for operations on the surface.

With its stainless steel case, it offers ultra-durability against high temperatures, chemical corrosion, and impacts, prevalent in operations in the field.

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Can ROSWELL RFID Tags be customized?

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

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Silk-printing for customized branding and identification

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Durable laser engraving for
permanent marking

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User memory versions for
encoding and programming

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Design options: ATEX, Metal backplate...

FAQs Roswell series

What are the ROSWELL series RFID tags used for?

The ROSWELL series of RFID tags are specifically designed for use in harsh environments. These tags are able to survive repeated high temperatures and pressure cycles, making them ideal for tracking assets in industries such as Oil and Gas, Mining, Hi-Temp Manufacturing, Chemicals, and Healthcare.

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Oil and Gas drill pipes featuring Xerafy XPLORER Downhole tags

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Oilfield equipment featuring a Xerafy ROSWELL Autoclavable tag

The extra-rugged stainless steel or aluminum cases of these tags makes them the ideal tagging solution to track assets in these extreme conditions.

Can ROSWELL series RFID tags survive an autoclave?

Yes, the ROSWELL Autoclavable RFID tag can survive autoclave in manufacturing as well as in medical environments.

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Surgical tray featuring a Xerafy ROSWELL Autoclavable tag

The tag has been qualified by medical device manufacturers as well as by hospitals for sterilization cycles such as CSSD/SPD re-processing.

What are the maximum temperature and pressure for ROSWELL series RFID tags?

The XPLORER Downhole tags are qualified to survive repeated cycles of 250 °C high temperatures and 13,000 psi high pressure.

Can the ROSWELL series RFID tags withstand acid and alkali?​

Yes, the tags’ respective stainless steel and aluminum casing offer protection against varying types and concentrations of acid or alkali typical of industrial environments, including: 

   + Drilling fluids
   + Hydraulic fluids including hydrogen sulphide
   + H2SO4 (10% sulfuric acid)
   + HNO3 (10% nitric acid)
   + H3PO4 (20% phosphoric acid)
   + H2O2 (25% hydrogen peroxide)
   + NaOH (10% sodium hydroxide)


Some acids or alkalis may corrode or damage the tag over time, while others may have little to no effect. The Xerafy Engineering team can advise on the tagging solutions best suited to the environmental conditions in which the tags will be used and assist with testing.

Are the ROSWELL series RFID tags ATEX/IECEx compliant?

Yes, the ROSWELL series RFID tags are available in ATEX/IECEx compliant versions.

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ATEX/IECEx-certified RFID tags are intrinsically safe to operate in explosive atmospheres in the presence of gas, vapor, mist, powder, or dust.

How to securely embed an XPLORER RFID tag in a drill pipe?

The XPLORER RFID tags can be embedded in metal assets, such as drill pipes, drill bits, or downhole equipment.

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Mining drill bit featuring a Xerafy XPLORER tag

Flush mounting best practices and support are available from the Xerafy Engineering team for a variety of specific assets.

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