Recently, Xerafy launched re-designed Sky-ID and Pico XL, high memory UHF RFID tags for aircraft maintenance, automotive and other harsh environments applications such as asset tracking in oil & gas. Despite the very small sizes, the new products can be attached with screws or rivets and provide still improved read performance on metal.
Both the tags meet the ATA Spec2000 requirements and is compliant with the SAE AS5678 specifications for passive tags used in the aerospace industry.
Sky-ID measures 35.3 x 20 x 4.2 mm and can be attached by means of 3.2 mm diameter screws or rivets as standard option, or with adhesive on special request. Sky-ID provides read range on metal up to 1.2 m and uses TegoChip XM chip that offers up to 496 bits of EPC memory and 8 kilobytes of user programmable memory that can be written multiple subsequent times allowing permanent storage of already-written data for security and anti-counterfeiting purposes. Data can be hold for decades in order to keep trial of the whole history of all replaceable, repairable and serialized aircraft parts.
Pico XL features the TegoChip 2000 that provides up to 496 bits of EPC memory and 1536 bits of user memory that can be written multiple subsequent times like the memory of the Sky-ID. Pico XL is available with brackets for screw mounting or without brackets for adhesive attachment. The version with brackets measures 36 x 11 x 7.5 millimeters and can be read from up to 20 cm on non-metallic surfaces and up to 30 cm when fixed on metal. Pico XL without brackets is 17.7 x 10.9 x 4.8 mm, can be attached with adhesive and offers a read range up to 30 cm on metal.
These RFID tags for aircraft maintenance and other industrial harsh environments come with a rugged encasement to survive corrosive chemicals, challenging mechanical stresses, prolonged immersion in water and high temperature up to 150°C.