XS series

The Smallest Rugged On Metal RFID Tags Enabling Item-Level Tracking of Critical Equipment

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The Xerafy XS series is designed to provide the smallest sizes for tracking critical items such as hand tools, oilfield equipment, manufacturing molds, and weapons

The XS Series is versatile, offering different shapes and sizes, with an impressive read range of up to 2 meters. The optimized size-to-performance ratio and the metal application capabilities of Xerafy’s XS series tags have greatly expanded possibilities for equipment tagging.

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“We tested many different types of tags, but Xerafy’s ability to read reliably and the minimum size of the XS series tags are unparalleled.”

The XS series offers one-size-fits-all tagging solutions for tracking smaller equipment in critical environments. Designed for smaller metal assets, these RFID tags deliver exceptional performance and durability.

Smallest RFID Tags That Stand Out

The Xerafy XS series of rugged RFID tags are available in market-leading small sizes for

tracking solutions adapted to the smallest metal equipment

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6mm Small

Designed to fit any tool and smallest assets

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2 Meters

Up to 2 meters (or 6.6 feet) read range, on metal

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Available in a version embeddable in metal

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Withstand Hi-temp, Chemicals and Waterproof

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Fast Tagging

Deployment at scale in the field: Epoxy, Heat-shrink tube, Adhesive

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User Memory

Encoding for unique and secure identification

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XS Dash

Market Leader For Critical Tools

The Xerafy XS Dash is a smaller rugged RFID tag specially designed for metal asset tracking.


Its rectangular shape makes it the perfect match for tools and instruments while its rugged construction ensures its full performance in harsh environments.

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XS Dot

World's Smallest Rugged Tag

The Xerafy XS Dot leads the market for small rugged metal RFID tags with superior performance.


Patented Xerafy ceramic technology ensures that the rugged RFID tag delivers performance well beyond market standards in metal and harsh environments.

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XS Wedge

Embeddable For Critical Tools

The Xerafy XS Wedge is a small rugged RFID tag engineered to deliver high performance in harsh environments.


Its round design makes it easily embeddable in metal where it offers up to 1 meter read range. The rugged RFID tag uses a high-performance polymer for its IP68-rated case to ensure exceptional dirt, chemical, UV, and wear resistance, as well as excellent mechanical properties.

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Can XS RFID Tags be customized?

All the XS series smallest RFID tags 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 for
encoding and programming

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Industrial Adhesives, ATEX Certified Versions

FAQs Smallest RFID Tags

What are the XS series RFID tags used for?

The XS tags are used to track the smallest metal tools and equipment in critical industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, oil and gas, defense, and healthcare.


Their small size makes them ideal RFID tagging solutions for small tools, industrial molds, oilfield equipment, and weapons.

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MRO hand tools featuring Xerafy XS Dash tags

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Oilfield equipment featuring an embedded Xerafy XS Wedge tag

How small are the XS series RFID tags?

The XS Dot is the smallest tag in the series at ø 6 x 2.50 mm.

Can XS series RFID tags perform on metal surfaces?

Yes, they are RFID tags specifically designed to perform on metal surfaces.

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Mold featuring a Xerafy XS Wedge tag

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Weapon featuring a Xerafy XS Dot tag

As per the XS Wedge tag, it is uniquely embeddable in metal, e.g. flush mounted into pipelines.

Can you use any RFID reader to read XS tags?

Yes, XS series tags can be read with any standard RFID readers from Zebra, Honeywell, TSL, etc that comply with EPCglobal Gen2v2 and ISO 18000-63 standards, also referred to as RAIN RFID.

The Xerafy engineering team can advise on RFID readers best suited to specific use cases and workflows, such as handheld RFID readers, RFID-enabled tool enclosures, tripping in oilfields, etc.

How to securely mount RFID tags on tools?

The XS series come with a range of mounting solutions adapted to tool inventory, including industrial epoxy, heat shrink, and embedding in metal.

The Xerafy engineering team can advise on the RFID tags and mounting solutions best suited to the tool inventory and environmental conditions of the project.

How to embed the XS Wedge in metal?

Specialized RFID tags such as the Xerafy XS Wedge are specifically designed to perform while embedded into metal.


XS Wedge embedding best practices are available in the video below and from the Xerafy engineering team.

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