- V. M. Salgaocar & Bro. Mines Automation From NFC-based Process
The Indian mining company has deployed a Near-Field Communication system to simplify the tracking of trucks from its iron mines to weigh stations, and through its processing plant.
- Energy-Harvesting Sensors to Monitor Health of Jet Engines
The wireless sensors will be utilized to monitor engine bearings on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters while in flight, using their turbines' heat to power RFID transmissions.
- Tool-Bearing Truck Brings RFID-tagged Tools to Wind Farms
WindBed, developed by Choctaw Renewable Services, is a truck loaded with equipment and outfitted with EPC RFID technology to track tool usage and maintenance.
- Cordex Launches Handheld Pipe-Testing System
The solution includes a handheld ultrasonic sensor with built-in RFID reader to identify the locations of specific sections of pipe and measure their thickness, along with software to analyze the compiled data.
- GDF Suez Tries RFID Underground
The multinational energy firm is testing a system that employs passive RFID tags to enable the detection of subterranean polyethylene utility pipes.
- Identec Group Adopts New Growth Strategy to Go With Its New Name
The owner of Identec Solutions and eight other RFID software, hardware and technology firms expects to gain synergies from its various divisions, and hopes to acquire additional companies around the globe.
- Omni-ID Debuts Tags for Oil and Gas Companies
The tag maker has partnered with C-Logistics to market disposable RFID tags for offshore oil customers, as well as with Holland 1916 to manufacture and distribute metal-mount tags for tracking lifting gear and cranes.
- RFID Journal Announces Winners of Its Fifth Annual Awards
Gerry Weber International, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Mission Foods, Argonne National Laboratory, Intelleflex and Impinj's Chris Diorio have earned this year's awards, reflecting a variety of uses and achievements.
- Tego Introduces Radiation-Resistant EPC Tag
The Radion, capable of withstanding high levels of X-ray and gamma radiation, will be available in a variety of form factors, for use in the health-care, food, aerospace and defense industries.
- In Haiti, RFID Tracks Drinking Water
Deep Springs International is using NFC-enabled phones provided by Nokia Research Center, as well as software designed by a U.C. Berkeley professor, to track chlorine levels in household drinking water.
- Finalists Unveiled for the Fifth Annual RFID Journal Awards
RFID Journal has announced the finalists for the 2011 RFID Journal Awards, including Best RFID Implementation, Most Innovative Use of RFID, Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service, Best in Show, Special Achievement and the new RFID Green Award. The winners will be revealed next month at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011.
- Mettler Toledo Rainin Puts RFID Into Pipettes
The company is incorporating passive 125 kHz tags in its Pipet-Lite XLS product family, enabling users to record and access maintenance and calibration histories, as well as write instructions regarding a pipette's permitted usage.
- Tanzanian Logistics Company Tracks Fuel Trucks
After testing an RFID-based solution on one of its tanker trucks, Usangu Logistic is preparing to install it on 30 of its vehicles, enabling the company to know, in real time, where and when fuel is stolen.
- BP Uses RFID Sensors to Track Pipe Corrosion
The system, provided by Permasense, enables the oil company to monitor pipe thickness at its refineries worldwide.
- TrazeTag Designs Rubberized RFID Labels for Abusive Environments
Each tag's passive RFID inlay is protected by a flexible plastic material that can be custom-molded with wear-resistant text and graphics, for identifying pipes, cable or heavy equipment.