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Schreiner ProTech intros RFID label with moisture sensor; JADAK unveils RAIN RFID starter kit; ForgeRock announces open-source IoT edge solution; Synchronoss Technologies partners with Arrow Electronics, Microsoft on smart-building solutions; B.O.S. rebrands its RFID and Mobile Division; Event Genius, Afro Nation sign cashless payment agreement for Ghana.
By Rich Handley
Aug 08, 2019

Presented here are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Schreiner ProTech; JADAK; ForgeRock; Synchronoss Technologies, Arrow Electronics, Microsoft, Rackspace; B.O.S. Better Online Solutions; Event Genius, and the Afro Nation Festival.

Schreiner ProTech Intros RFID Label With Moisture Sensor

In automotive manufacturing, vehicles are often leak-tested during assembly processes, with water-ingress detection tests performed by hand. Schreiner ProTech has announced its ((rfid))-DistaFerr WetDetect sensor, which is designed as an alternative method.

In modern vehicles, model changes entail the installation of more electronics and sensors than in preceding models, the company explains. As a result, the number of holes in a vehicle's bodywork, through which wire harnesses to connect sensors or electronics are inserted, keeps growing. Sealing these holes poses a challenge to automobile manufacturers. To ensure that vehicles are waterproof, new models pass through a high-pressure car wash and are leak-tested during assembly. Historically, such leak tests have been performed manually.

The ((rfid))-DistaFerr WetDetect label combines UHF RFID on-metal technology with a moisture sensor. During assembly, the label is applied to critical places prone to water ingress. The moisture sensor responds even to tiny amounts of liquid in real time and, due to the RFID label, the condition can be recorded immediately after the vehicle has passed through the washing cycle. Due to customized programming and allocation of the labels to a specific location on the vehicle, testing personnel can determine where liquid ingress has occurred.

The combination of RFID and sensors in a flat design, the company reports, enables the condition of an object to be acquired and read. This allows for improved process control in a range of industries, Schreiner ProTech reports.

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