Transforming the Tire Industry Using RFID!
As the tire industry continues to move towards full automation and Industry 4.0, the conversations surrounding RFID become more and more relevant. From easier tracking through manufacturing to waste reduction efforts, to improved automotive safety and visibility of lifetime performance, the benefits realized from RFID are virtually endless.
RFID consists of a tiny radio transmitter (high technology transponder) and the chip that is placed inside a tire or on the outside sidewall. This transponder/chip assembly can be interrogated by a scanner that contacts it using the correct frequency and protocol. But RFID is much, much more. There are so many applications for this technology that it is staggering.
Omnia Technologies highlights the benefits realized from RFID in the tire industry.
Tracking is the Key
RFIDs offer an exclusive number that recognizes the tire as well as allows the tire manufacturers to track that using the manufacturing procedure, inventories, and shipping to the end-user and final point-of-sale. RFIDs can be used for tracking every tire’s history and the data can be saved in the tire manufacturer’s hosted Cloud in the maintenance management program.
RFIDs can be used for tracking the tires from picking up at the location using the retread procedure and delivery back towards the fleet. The manufacturer’s software contains data about the number of times a tire got retreaded, repairing it has got, its temperature and pressure history, tread depths, mileage, and the sources of failure in order that fleets can determine when the tire’s lifespan will end and when it should get replaced.
On the macro level, the data can be analyzed in a database for determining the finest tires as well as retreads for running in the operations and also take other well-versed decisions about age limits, retreading the number of times, and detecting problems with any particular tire and see if any improvements are required in the tire maintenance.
Our Tire Tags
The UHF Spring Tire Tag has very high performance. It is embedded into the tire so that we can track the tire electronically. Widely used in the tire factory, such as tires storing, servicing, anti-stealing, and recollecting, for inventory management. They are easy to install. It survives the high temperatures encountered in the tire curing process and is robust enough to remain operational throughout the operating life of the tire. The microchip stores the tire’s unique ID, which can be associated with the vehicle identification number. The chip can also store information about when and where the tire was made, its maximum inflation pressure, size, and so on. Information can be updated with a handheld reader.
The UHF Tire Patch Tag is specially designed for tire tracking and management application after the tires are manufactured. These tags are designed to meet all requirements in terms of pressure, heat, and chemical resistance in the application of contactless tracking of the tire. This tag developed to track finished tires, with a unique identification number to prevent tire theft and cloning, It will last the lifetime of the tire. It should be attached inside the sidewall of the tire with a vulcanizing agent, mainly used for bus tires, truck tires, trailer tires, etc.
- Track and log vehicle entry/exit.
- Track vehicle movement across locations.
- Locate vehicle current location
- Optimize vehicle usage
- Can be integrated with access control barriers (Vehicles can be checked out automatically, along with an identified load. They can be checked back in again just as easily.)
- Identify a vehicle and access information about it by reading its RFID tag is a benefit for companies like car rental agencies, car dealerships, and car wash facilities. With the addition of software, these companies can pull up car records or purchases by just reading the car’s unique RFID tag.
- Controlled costs, as warehouses can be easily tracked with minimal labor or resources
- Improved inventory tracking, as entire pallets can be easily scanned and accounted for without direct line of sight.