Rugged RFID Tags for Harsh Environments


Rugged RFID Labels & Tags for Tracking Industrial Assets

Express manufactures rugged RFID labels and tags for industrial asset tracking on metallic and non-metallic surfaces. Wherever your assets travel, and whatever elements your assets are exposed to, Express has a RFID tag solution. Download the PDF: RFID Frequently Asked Questions

Rugged RFID Tag

Extra Durable RFID Tag

Sturdy RFID tag optimized for years of service in harsh environments.

Rugged RFID Tag

Extra Durable Junior RFID Tag

Rugged construction for years of service in harsh environments with a smaller footprint.

Rugged Rfid Tag

Extra Durable RFID Twin Tag

This rugged RFID tag is your solution to complete and accurate RTI pallet tagging.

Rugged Rfid Tag

Metal-Mount RFID Tag

Extra Durable Metal-Mount RFID Tags provide dependable readability without metal interference. Metal mounting augments signal strength for improved performance.

Rugged RFID Tag

Metal-Mount High Temp RFID Tag

Small form factor rugged RFID tag engineered to withstand industrial environments

Polyester RFID Tag

All Purpose Indoor RFID Tag

Economical, multi-surface UHF tag for general asset tagging in indoor environments.

Polyester RFID Tag

All Purpose Indoor Jr RFID Tag

Low profile mount on metal UHF tag perfect for use on IT assets such as equipment and servers in data centers.

Polyester RFID Tag

Polyester RFID Tag LP-740

RFID Encoded and Barcode Printed Ready to use.

Polyester RFID Tag

Polyester RFID Tag LP-1000

RFID Encoded and Barcode Printed — Ready to use.


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Industrial RFID Tag Solutions

About RFID Tags

  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are smart barcode tags that transmit data through radio frequencies. Radio waves transmit data from the RFID tag to RFID reader, which then transmits the data to an RFID computer program. Industrial RFID tags are used to track automobiles, machines, and inventory throughout harsh industrial environments.

Active vs. Passive RFID Tags

  • Active RFID tags are powered by an on-board battery. Passive RFID tags are powered by the electromagnetic energy transmitted from an RFID reader. Express only offers passive RFID tags for industrial uses. When a reader scans a passive RFID tag, the reader transmits energy to the tag which powers it enough for the chip and antenna to relay information back to the reader.
  • Passive RFID tags use three main frequencies to transmit information, which affect the RFID tag’s range.

Low Frequency (LF) RFID (30 – 300 KHz)

  • LF RFID tags typically operate at 125 KHz or 134 KHz. This frequency provides a read range of 10 cm and slower read speed than the higher frequencies, but is not very sensitive to radio wave interference.
  • Common LF RFID applications include access control and livestock tracking.

High Frequency (HF) RFID (3 – 30 MHz)

  • HF RFID tags range from 3 to 30 MHz, but typically operate at 13.56 MHz with read ranges between 10 cm and 1 m. HF RFID tags experience moderate sensitivity to interference.
  • Common HF RFID applications include ticketing, payment, and data transfer applications.

Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID (300 MHz – 3 GHz)

  • UHF RFID tags can have read ranges as long as 12 m, with faster data transfer rates than LF or HF RFID tags. UHF RFID tags are the most sensitive to interference, but Express’ UHF RFID tag antennas and readers are designed to perform even in difficult environments.
  • UHF RFID tags can have read ranges as long as 12 m, with faster data transfer rates than LF or HF RFID tags. UHF RFID tags are the most sensitive to interference, but Express’ UHF RFID tag antennas and readers are designed to perform even in difficult environments.

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Customer Comments

I just wanted to let you know that the labels arrived in a timely manner and they looked great! I just wanted to express my thanks to you for the outstanding job that you did in making things happen in such a short window.

—Robert H.

Thank you for the outstanding service.

—Connie H.

Previous supplier really bungled our UID Label order. You guys got it right and delivered in one day. Wow! Thanks a million.

—Jeff P.

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—Pam S.

You guys have been doing an excellent job. Thank you for the services you have been providing us.

—Lionel R.

I am impressed! Thanks for the fast service.

—Jason D.

We will let you know if we ever need anything else.  Ya'll have been great!

—Jennifer D.

We got the labels and everyone here really likes the quality and appearance of them.  I'm working on another order for you of the UID labels and will have that data out next week.  Thanks!

—Greg H.

I have to say you are all so easy to deal with at Express, it really is a pleasure doing business with you!!!

—Sandy L.

We are extremely pleased with our order.  You blew us away with your quick, reliable service and will be our only source for UIDs in the future.

—David W.

The label looks amazing.  Thank you for taking the time to meet our requirements and provide the sample labels quickly.  My manager was impressed with how quickly you provided a sample via email.  We look forward to working with you to meet our asset tag needs.

—Tonya C.

I just want to say how nice they [the tags] look, how well they were packaged, how appreciative I am that you got them to us in time and communicated with me during this order.  Thank you so much!

—Linda G.

Thank you so much for processing our ID plates so quickly and getting them shipped earlier than projected!  I am sincerely grateful for your efforts with this and providing us the items in a timely manner.  Looking forward to doing business again in the near future.

—Mary R.

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