SATO Partners With Xerafy To Offer Cost-Effective RFID Labels And Inventory Management


Internationally renowned company in next-generation auto-ID and labelling solutions, SATO (SATO Europe) has partnered with Xerafy, to bring pioneering metal skin radio frequency identification (RFID) labels to the automotive, manufacturing, and healthcare global markets, through its range of RFID-enabled printers.


Xerafy Metal Skin Printable On/Off Metal RFID labels


The Xerafy Metal Skin RFID labels, which provide real-time traceability and asset management visibility, are easy to print from a SATO RFID-enabled printer, such as the CT4-LX and CLNX Plus series, and flexible due to their ability to be used both on- and off-metal.


In addition, the RAIN UHF RFID labels are ultra-thin, due to their unique design and can be read up to five metres on metal and up to four metres off metal.


Cost-Effective Inventory Tracking Solution


“Our Metal Skin series offers customers in manufacturing, automotive, and healthcare, with a cost-effective way to track stock in and out of operations,” said Michel Gillmann, Director of Product & Marketing at Xerafy.


Michel Gillmann adds, “Since the labels operate with global RAIN RFID frequencies, they provide the best fit for international supply chains, as they work with a wide range of applications, from IT assets to product authentication and medical supplies.”



RFID Inventory Iracking


The innovative product has already been successfully used by Sichuan Airlines, the largest airline in western China, to reduce inventory time of its 60,000 maintenance, repair, and operating parts by 80%. Daily inventory counts, which used to take two employees up to eight hours to complete, can now be finished in just under three hours, while fixed inventory counts take two weeks, instead of 80 days.


“Our RFID system has made it possible for Sichuan to not only identify the exact location of missing parts and consumables, but it has completely eliminated manual data entry associated with the inventory process, reducing human error,” added Michel Gillmann.



SATO – Xerafy Partnership


As a SATO Partner for over five years, Xerafy has worked closely with the auto-ID and labelling expert, in order to enable large-scale industrial RFID projects on customer sites. The Metal Skin series is now the latest range of RFID labels that can be used with SATO industrial printers.


Available in four different sizes to incorporate human-readable printing, barcodes, and graphics, the product’s flexibility makes it ideal for tracking small parts and medical devices.


Metal Skin RFID Labels in SATO Intelligent Printers


Laurent Lassus, Head of Europe - Managing Director at SATO Europe, said “It’s been a pleasure working with Xerafy, to enable its new series of RFID labels on our range of SATO intelligent printers. The company’s forward-thinking nature and incredible creativity are a perfect match for SATO. We look forward to working with them on future large-scale customer projects.”


With a decade of innovation in industrial RFID tags, systems, and solutions, Xerafy redefines market expectations for durable and reliable performance. Headquartered in Singapore, the company runs its operations from offices in the US, UK, and China.