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Label Pros, RFID: Next Generation Tracking

RFID Decreases Loss of Resolution in Capillary Electrophoresis

Capillary Electrophoresis requires using consumables that are within manufacturer specifications in order to help ensure that there is not a loss of resolution (LOR). Devices that leverage RFID can help enforce these specifications, which in turn helps to prevent LOR and ensures quality output by the device.

There are a number of different parameters that can be analyzed in order to perform this, we’ll take a look at a few here. 

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Label Pros, Efficient Process Planning

Important Topics to Discuss With Your Label Supplier to Ensure an Effective Solution

Labels are used to track many things from blood bags to tyres to research specimens to rubber belts. Although many people assume a label is nothing more than a sticker, there are many different materials, adhesives, and laminates suited for a variety of different applications, environments, and processes. There are various topics that are necessary to discuss with your label supplier, and having thought through some of your answers to these questions will give you a head start to ensure you receive a solution that bests fits your demands.

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Tech Tips, Label Pros, Label Printing Systems

5 tips to Maximise the Life of Your Thermal Printhead

As the most critical and also most delicate component of the printer, the printhead requires consistent and proper care. Most print quality problems you face will directly result from damage to the printhead. Printheads are a consumable, so they aren’t meant to last forever, they will inevitably wear over periods of time. With proper care, however, extending the printhead life is possible and also enables your printer to provide more quality service.

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RFID: Next Generation Tracking

The Importance Of Component Materials When Constructing RFID Systems

Materials can have a big impact on the efficacy of an RFID system. Because of this, it is important to build-in not only time to design an appropriate system, but to perform initial testing and include a pilot of the system (and then train those impacted). 

There are essentially two categories of materials in terms of their impact on an RFID system. The first type is RF-lucent. 

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4 Ways RFID Solutions Support Closed Loop Reagent Packs in Diagnostics

Traditionally, a reagent pack in a closed loop analyzer system may include a barcode for identification. This helps ensure that the proper reagent pack is loaded and unloaded for consumable replacement, as well as communicating to the devicewhere the reagent is located within the machine. The method of using barcodes is quickly advancing to also leverage RFID for identification and even consumable monitoring.

Utilising an RFID-enhanced label enables virtually endless applications in regards to connectivity and communication.  We will cover a few here. 

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RFID Frequencies: Low, High and Ultra High; what they are and why it matters

It is important to determine the application prior to deciding what type of RFID systems to review (and then test!) in an RFID solution. Yet another reason why this is so critical are the properties of the RFID labels themselves. 

RFID enhanced labels have specific properties based on the type of tags and the frequency on which they operate.  We will specifically review the frequencies and some of the behavioural properties of those tags in this post. But first, let’s talk a short bit about what the term ‘frequency’ actually means. 

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RFID: Next Generation Tracking

8 Steps To Ensure Successful RFID Implementation

Because of the complexities and customisations required to realise the maximum return on an RFID solution, it is important to think of an implementation as a process which helps ensure that your critical implementation timelines are met. 

The overall process generally involves the following steps, which we will discuss in further detail below:

Review > Analysis > Scoping > Design > Testing > Pilot > Implementation > Retrospective

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Building an RFID label: Why each layer is critical

RFID tags are quickly becoming ubiquitous in modern day society.  They allow you to take an object and immediately make it ‘smart’  by connecting it to other devices and systems. There is so much that goes into an RFID label; below we’ll explore a few of these factors and why they need to be considered when vetting an RFID solution.

It’s helpful to think of an RFID label as a series of layers.  Each layer requires engineering in order to ensure that the system holds up to and meets the needs of the appropriate application.

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RFID: Next Generation Tracking

Utilisation of the smartphone for streamlined processes through RFID

A quickly growing and sensible trend in lab automation devices is the consolidation of containers, polymers, buffers and/or reagents into single closed loop packages.  This trend makes sense as it can significantly reduce lab overhead by decreasing the overall time required to prepare a sample run.   This not only leads to faster test results, but reduces the amount of labour required per test since there is less setup time involved.

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RFID: Next Generation Tracking

RFID Solutions: Hardware, Software, and Integration Expertise to Fully Utilise RFID Technology

There is a growing expectation that everyday objects are connected and able to either relay data or be managed by a device. This incredible wave of the Internet of Things (iOT) is helping to drive down payback periods of RFID solution investments, as RFID can be a key contributor to device connectivity. Because of this, RFID solutions have become more adaptable, cost effective and able to add value to more objects and processes than ever before. 

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