Advanced ID announced that it has shipped RFID products to Correias Mercurio, a Brazilian manufacturer of industrial conveyor belts.
The Latin American company plan to utilize the RFID technology to monitor the condition of each belt at all times, to prevent costly repairs and minimize downtime. RFID tags designed to be embedded in rubber, will be installed in the conveyors belts at intervals and will be read by an in line RFID reader, also provided by Advanced ID.
When a conveyor belt starts to tear, an RFID tag will be destroyed, and will NOT be read by the in line reader and the belt will stop before major damage can occur.
Correias Mercurio manufactures conveyor belts which move material for heavy duty mining operations, sugar and alcohol plants and other critical high throughput, long distance applications.