UPM Raflatac and Technology Solution Partners LLC have jointly developed a curved ultra-high frequency RFID tag, as part of a gas cylinder tracking and production solution called TrakaID CYTrack. The solution interfaces UPM Raflatac Belt RFID tags equipped with NXP’s U-Code G2XM chips with a four part application: tracking, interface, mobile and synchronization systems.
TrakaID CYTrack was first implemented at Kay Nitro, a manufacturer and supplier of industrial gases including medical oxygen and nitrogen in Maharashtra, India. The company uses the solution to manage cylinder movement during receipt, filling and issue in order to reduce operating costs and improve productivity by automating data entry.
This automation improves overall accuracy, allows an efficient use of assets, enables a faster turnaround of inventory, increases employee and customer safety, reduces cylinder loss and enhances the customer experience.
The solution integrates the production, warehousing and distribution processes, as each gas cylinder is tagged, and data from the tags is automatically read and entered into the system. This leaves no room for human errors due to illegible handwriting, poor readability, etc.