5 Ways to Attach RFID Tags

If you don't properly attach RFID tags to different surface types, your read rate will suffer, therefore limiting the effectiveness and efficiency of your RFID implementation. Without the ability to consistently read your RFID tags, you will not be able to uniquely track and identify assets.

By choosing the right RFID tag for your application, you will greatly improve read rates. Depending on the asset's surface and environment, you will need to select an RFID tag with an appropriate method of attachment. The five methods below are commonly used to affix RFID tags to assets

5 Common Attachment Methods

1. Film Adhesive 

Used for most tags and standard applications such as race timing and tracking fixed IT assets.

Smartrac Dogbone RFID Tag

2. Foam Adhesive

Typically used with more rugged tags and in applications where a stronger adhesive method is required, such as tracking fixed durable assets.

Omni-ID Curv RFID Tag

3. Epoxy 

Used to cover embedded tags or any tags where you need the strongest possible adhesive, like tool tracking.

Xerafy Pico-iN Plus RFID Tag

4. Screws/Rivets 

Used in conjunction with durable tags in applications where you need the strongest possible attachment method, such as mobile durable assets.

Confidex Ironside RFID Tag

5. Wire or Cable Tie 

Used where any of the above options are not feasible. Not a very durable form of attachment, but it is good for hard to tag items, like cables or cords.

RFID Hang Tag

Additional Method

6. Embedding 

Embedding is used in extreme environments to shield the tag from being knocked off, or in customer-facing applications to not detract from an asset/item's original appearance.

To learn in depth about an additional method, embedding RFID tags in an asset or item - read our article " Embedding RFID Tags - What Should I Know" or check out the step-by-step Infographic - "How to Embed RFID Tags".


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