Murata is sampling a RAIN RFID tag designed for use on metal components and surfaces.
Placing such tags on to metal has been challenging because metal surfaces reflect the signal emitted from the reader and interfere with communication between the tag and reader. To overcome this, Murata has patented various technologies that allow RFID tags to work in conjunction with metal objects.
The LXFLANMXMG-003 uses the item’s metal surface as part of the antenna, which makes the item itself part of the RAIN RFID tag. RAIN RFID, which is a global alliance to popularize UHF band RFID technology into broader markets, is seeing adoption rates rising as companies realise its value in inventory tracking and product traceability.
Source: Murata RFID tag works on metal