Parker Hannifin Embeds RFID Tags in O-Rings

By Bob Violino

The solution was developed to prevent counterfeiting, but businesses also can use the technology to identify and track assets.

Parker Hannifin's O-Ring Division manufactures O-rings—doughnut-shaped components generally molded from synthetic elastomer materials, used primarily to seal fluids in everything from passenger cars to construction equipment and kitchen and bath faucets. They serve a critical function in many types of machinery, and can cost thousands of dollars. They're also easy to counterfeit. It's the latter attribute that led O-Ring Division, based in Lex...

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