End of Life Notification

Effective February 5, 2016, Xerafy will end production of the Micro iN, Nano iN, Global Trak II, Mercury Metal Skin inlay and Titanium Metal Skin inlay RFID tags.

Micro iN and Nano iN from Xerafy’s iN series, and Mercury inlay and Titanium inlay from the Metal Skin series will no longer be available for order. Xerafy will also be ending production of our Global Trak II RFID on- and off-metal tags, and customers are encouraged to transition to Global Trak I.

The original one-year warranty and return policy for discontinued RFID tags purchased before this notice remain valid.

To minimize any inconvenience, Xerafy is ready to work with you and provide any necessary assistance. You may contact your Xerafy sales representative for more information or advice on alternative RFID tag solutions.

Xerafy would like to thank you for your business and looks forward to bringing to you more great innovations in the future.

For more information, please contact sales@xerafy.com

End of Life Notification for Xylinder and Nano Wedge RFID Tags

Effective November 1, 2015, Xerafy will end production of the Xylinder RFID tag as well as the Nano Wedge RFID tag.

The Xylinder and Nano Wedge from Xerafy’s specialized series will no longer be available for order. However, the original one-year warranty and return policy for both the Xylinder and Nano Wedge RFID tags bought before this notice will still be valid.

To minimize any inconvenience caused, Xerafy is ready to work with you and provide any necessary assistance. You may contact your Xerafy sales representative for more information or advice on alternative RFID tag solutions.

Xerafy would like to thank you for your business and looks forward to bringing to you more great innovations in the future.

For more information, please contact sales@xerafy.com.

Xerafy’s Roswell Survives Continuous Sandblasting

Roswell Sandblasting 2In many ways besides just its physique, the Roswell lives up to its name of being Xerafy’s UFO. Similar to the atmospheric entry of an extraterrestrial spacecraft, the Roswell is able to sustain the impact experienced in harsh conditions such as the sandblasting or shot blasting process. Xerafy’s Roswell was put to the test by launching small bits of abrasives at a high speed and pressure. Results from the test proved the ruggedness of the Roswell, as there were no detrimental effects to the functionality and performance of the tag.

Sandblasting is common in various industrial applications. For example, in the automobile manufacturing industry, sandblasting is used to remove paint, rust or debris from a surface before painting. In many other industries, sandblasting is also used for the cleaning and maintenance of stainless steel pipes. Shot blasting, on the other hand, uses larger pieces of a harder abrasive material than sandblasting, and the particulate is fired at the surface using a rotating wheel. Shot blasting is generally used to clean, strengthen or polish metal.

Unfortunately, implementing RFID where sandblasting or shot blasting are used can be a challenge as not many tags on the market are rugged enough to withstand the high impact of these processes. However, with Xerafy’s commitment to developing rugged tags for underserved markets, the Roswell has emerged as the preferred tagging solution for applications that involve sandblasting/shot blasting due to its ruggedness. It is indeed remarkable how the unique construction of the tag with a thin, high-temperature substrate between two cylindrical metal discs was able to eliminate tag liability and enable the tag to survive in such harsh environments. Continue reading

Xerafy’s Xplorer RFID Tag for Oil & Gas Downhole Pipe Identification Receives FEA Approval

xplorer FAEInfochip LP, Xerafy’s exclusive partner for the Oil & Gas market in the US, has released the finite element analysis (FEA) for the Xplorer tag, an ATEX–certified downhole ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID tag specially designed for upstream Oil & Gas operations to track oil tubes and drill pipes.

The FEA consists of a computer model of a material or design that is stressed and analyzed for specific results. It is typically used in new product design, and existing product modification to determine how stresses develop in a pipe. T.H. Hill, the company which conducted the study, concluded that there is no detrimental impact to asset integrity when embedding the Xplorer in the tool joint of drill pipe and determined that “the pins of the connections had a lesser fatigue life than the RFID tag holes.”

Pipe components operate in extremely harsh environments where pressure reaches 30,000 psi, temperatures reach 200°C and job sites often require various industrial grease, H2S gas and all kinds of corrosive liquids. Pipes also are subject to strong vibration during installation and removal. Tracking and identifying each component and all aspects of its data is very difficult. Nevertheless Oil & Gas companies need to track and identify them to ensure the right items are used for appropriate operations and that inventory, maintenance, inspection and other records are up to date to improve efficiency and avoid all kinds of accidents and failure. Continue reading

End of Life Notification for Sky ID and Pico XL RFID Tags

Effective immediately, Xerafy is ending production of its Sky ID and Pico XL RFID tags.

Sky ID and Pico XL will no longer be available for order. However, the original one-year warranty and return policy for Sky ID and Pico XL bought before this notice will remain in effect.

Xerafy appreciates your business and stands ready to work with you to minimize any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have questions, or would like advice other RFID tag options, contact your Xerafy sales representative to review the broad range of RFID tags available.

For more information, please contact sales@xerafy.com.