RFID is an abbreviation for Radio Frequency Identification. An RFID system consists mainly of a chip or label, and an RFID reader having an antenna. There are two types of RFID tags / labels; active and passive. Passive chips contain no battery, can only receive signals. Active chips have a battery pack and can both send and receive signals. RFID tags are read very quickly and one can read hundreds of tags / labels per second, even when the tag / label is not visible to the antenna.
What does Narvik Composite want to use RFID for? NC wants to use RFID to track various parameters around our rolls. It can be anything from the date of production to the stock status of the customer. Here the customer can also choose which parameters they consider important and useful to keep track of.
Using RFID in our composite rolls gives a better overview of, among other things, operating time for each roll, stock status, roll location, temperature / vibration (using active chip) and more. At NC today, passive labels are currently being used.